Borzoi Canada is the national breed club for Borzoi in Canada. A national specialty is held each year, rotating from east to west. Traditionally it has been maintained in the areas of the largest populations of Borzoi and their people, namely Alberta and Ontario.
The 2017 National will be held in conjunction with the
Erie Shore Kennel Club shows in Caledonia, Ontario
judged by Kay Sneath (Marakhoff Borzoi, Australia)
There will be 7 sets of points available over the weekend, including the Borzoi Club of Ontario Specialty with Borzoi breeder Ronald Spritzer (Spritzkof) judging, and Gazehound Ontario. There will be a great panel of international judges as well as 4 all-breed shows. Visit canuckdogs.com or MJNshowServices.com for the premium list(s).
Specialty Judge: Kay Sneath, Australia
I have been around dogs all my life but my first show dog was an Afghan Hound my parents purchased for me in 1972. Other Afghans followed but since 1975 Borzoi have been my main breed. I am proud to have bred many Champions with titles in Australia, NZ, Japan, Malaysia and the USA. I am delighted to say that several of my dogs have been ranked the #1 Borzoi in Australia or been named "Borzoi of the Year", along the way accumulating many BISs, and BOB wins at specialties and nationals. I gained my Hound license in 1998 and have since added Toys, Gundogs (Sporting), Working Dogs (Herding), and Terrier Groups. I am fortunate to have judged in most states of Australia, NZ, Japan and the USA. There is no greater honour for a judge than to be asked to adjudicate one's own breed. I am sincerely thankful to Borzoi Canada for the invitation to judge at this year's national specialty.
Sweepstakes Judge: Jo Ann Pavey
Jo Ann has been involved in breeding and/or exhibiting Shetland Sheepdogs and other breeds since 1970. Her interest began with obedience and later she became a CKC licensed All Classes Obedience Judge and judged obedience trials for 25 years. She has bred Shelties under the Calabar and Whitegates prefixes, enjoying many successes with her dogs including several BIS winners and Best In Specialty winners.
No longer breeding, and only occasionally showing, Jo Ann decided that it was the right time to pursue her conformation judge's license. Jo Ann is now licensed for all of the Herding Group and on permit for the top half of the Sporting Group.