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Judge's Biographies


CANTY Carole (Bargemon)

My introduction to this wonderful breed was a day out at Crufts in the mid 80’s. We were looking for a companion, maybe to be shown, for our Briard. I walked into Earls Court and saw all these Beardie faces looking at me and that was that – although due to unforeseen circumstances it was not until 1988 that our first boy “Teddy” joined us. He is still remembered with a smile, such a character and sorely missed.

I started stewarding and getting involved with the organisation of shows in the mid 90’s – I became committee member and treasurer of Crystal Palace CA, a position that I still hold, and I was also the Secretary for 10 years. At the moment I am a committee member and the Open Show Secretary of National working & Pastoral Breeds. It always feels good to put something back into a hobby that has given you so much over the years.

We had our first litter in the year 2000 and have been fortunate enough to have owned or bred 2 champions, 2 CC and 5 RCC winners.

As a result of all my work and other commitments, my judging career had to take a bit of a back seat until recently. I have been judging since 2007 and also judge Briards, Australian Shepherds, Catalans, Rough Collies and Shelties.

CARTER Sue (Woodacre)

Sue has loved dogs for as long as she can remember. She has owned and shown Beardies since 1980 and her first Beardie (Woodland Merle) won her first CC in 1985.

In 1988 Moonhill Rosy Glow of Woodacre joined the household winning 1 CC and 2 RCC’s. She was the foundation bitch of the Woodacre kennel and the mother of Woodacre Wynsome Blue (4 RCC’s) and the first homebred Woodacrew champions – Ch. Woodacre Wynter Knight (7 CC’s & 7 RCC’s) and Ch. Woodacrew Wynter Star at Geliland (3 CC’s & 6 RCC’s)

The Woodacre show team currently comprises Ch. Woodacre Thyme to Beguile JW, Woodacre Thyme Will Tell, Nellbrook Wynter Magic of Woodacre (1 CC & 2 RCC’s) and Braemoray Dream Angus of Woodacre JW (1 CC).

Sue’s first judging appointment was in 1983, awarding CCs in 1998. She has judged mainly in the UK but has held appointments in the Netherlands and America.

Sue has held the position of Treasurer for the Bearded Collie Club for the last 22 years and feels it is rewarding to put something back into the world of Beardies.

COLWELL Terry (Pastraka)

My introduction to dogs was in 1987 when we acquired a beautiful bearded border cross called Penny.
When she was 2 years old we had our first beardie from K S Moorhouse.
We had our beautiful Gemma “Sammara Cosmopolitan” from Sue & Willie O’Brien that started our breeding line “PASTRAKA”.
I started stewarding in 1993 and have been a Crufts steward every year since 2000
I was a committee member of the Bearded Collie Club in the early
90s and have served on Midland Counties for 10 years
My judging career started in 1996 at open shows
I first awarded CCs at S K C in 2006 and have been lucky enough to do so 6 times since also judging in Spain & Sweden
We have gained J W with 4 dogs & R C Cs with 3 also 1 Homebred Champion .Abby & bred an Austrian Champion William
I also award CCs in Border Collies & have since 2009
My love of beardies will always be my first love a wonderful breed sensitive, funny, loveable & naughty

CROFT Barrie (Malcro)

As of August 2014 I will have been showing dogs for 50 years, every year without a break!

Bred and owned Ch. O.E.S. Own dogs have won well over 150 BIS.

I am approved to give CC’s in 14 breeds, approved to judge the Pastoral Group at Championship Show level. I have judged O.E.S. Crufts, 1999; H.Puli Crufts, 2014 and Australian Sheperds Crufts 2015. I have judged 23 different Breed Club open shows, judged a group or BIS 172 times, the first in 1977.

I have judged overseas 64 times in 22 different countries. Beardies in Russia, Austria and Italy and will judge Beardies in Denmark and Holland in 2014.

DUMBRELL Lynn (Bethlyntee)

I have been involved and lived around dogs for most of my life but it wasn’t until 28 years ago that I became interested in the show world and bought my first Beardie. Beth was bought primarily to work the cattle of their farm but I was persuaded to show her by her breeder. By the time she gained a ticket and BOB, Katie, a repeat mating of Beth, had also joined us. Katie was to be my foundation bitch.

Over the 28 years I have only bred 7 litters of which 7 are Stud Book qualifies, 1 multi RCC winner, 3 individual CC winners and 2 champions, one of whom regularly worked cattle. My homebred stud dog has sired a number of Stud Book qualifies and a champion both in the UK and Belgium together with CC and BOB winners in this country.

A number of my Beardies have worked our cattle on a regular basis.