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Mrs L Parekowhai

Panels

Open Show, Group 3, Group 4, Group 6, Show Ribbon Parade

About Me

From Sydney originally, my passion for English setters began with my aunt and uncle who exhibited this breed. I owned and showed my first pup from the age of five. So stemmed my lifelong interest in showing and breeding dogs. As a young teenager I exhibited not only our own setters but handled numerous other breeds as well.
I trained as a primary school teacher in N.Z., married and remained here. My aunt sent me a pup from a bitch I left in Australia. Following that a bitch to be paired with him. So our "Hei Tiki" Kennels were registered in 1966 and is the oldest established kennel of this breed currently exhibiting.
I have owned Dobermans (competing in obedience as well as show) Pointers, Gordon Setter and a German Shorthaired Pointer.
I have had success over the years, winning at BIS & RIS at All Breeds & Speciality Shows plus numerous In Show age awards.
I am an inaugural member of the Waikato Gundog club, English setter Club & Gordon setter Club. During our time with Waikato Gun dog Club we also competed in gundog field trials.

Recent Shows Judged At

Auckland Labrador Club

Auckland Spaniel Club

Tauranga Kennel Assn., Grps 1,5,7 and BOP.

Napier Kennel Asn., All Groups & BOP.

Judging History

Since my inclusion on the Ribbon Parade panel on 01.01.04 the ensuing activities and appointments have broadened extensively my perspective of the dog world. I am finding this new challenge very satisfying and am grateful for the support I have received from those directly involved with aspiring judges and the exhibiters and breeders who have been willing to share qualities specific to their chosen breeds.
Having successfully passed theory and practical exams I am now licensed to judge Groups 3, 4 & 6 at championship level.