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Ms Lavina Diamanti

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All Breeds, Junior Showmanship

About Me

Dogs have always been an integral part of Lavinas’ life and her venture into the show world started with a Great Dane. Shetland Sheepdogs have become her main love, but she has also owned and shown Pyrenean Mountain Dogs and a Smooth Fox Terrier.

Life membership of Marlborough Kennel Assn was recognition of the dedicated service to her local club, including many years as president. At National level, she has served as an Executive Councillor for NZKC (Dogs NZ) and as Coordinator for the NZ Junior Dog Handler Competition. In addition to this she was instrumental in establishing the NZ Junior Showmanship Judges training scheme.  Lavina is passionate about judges’ education and has been a board member of the NZ Dog Judges Assn since its inception in 2013.

She has judged throughout NZ and Australia and most recently judged at the 2022 Sydney Royal. She has also judged the NZ National Junior Handler final plus the Australian Junior Handler final   Her involvement with the Judges Assn has given her incredible insight into this side of our sport and she is a great believer that we need to share our knowledge, not only with other judges but with  exhibitors as well.


Judging History

I have judged extensively in NZ and Australia including the Sydney Royal in 2022.

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