Caledonia, Ontario, Saturday, June 4, 2016

Judge: Robert Dawson, South Korea

Among the trophies will be:

THE BORZOI CLUB OF ONTARIO BEST OF BREED PERPETUAL TROPHY

THE BORZOI CLUB OF ONTARIO BEST PUPPY PERPETUAL TROPHY

Luncheon after the show!

Specialty Judge Robert Dawson is an Australian who has worked in the Asia and Pacific regions for over 40 years, based in Manila, Philippines and now Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Dawson has been a Director on the Board of the Philippine Canine Club Inc., (PCCI) the parent canine body in the Philippines and is a life member of that organization. Since coming to Korea, he has conducted seminars for judges and exhibitors.

In dogs, Mr. Dawson has concentrated on Toy and Companion dogs (Pugs, Chihuahua, Japanese Chins and Boston Terriers) and Hounds (Basenjis, Miniature Dachshunds and Whippets) breeding and campaigning many to their Philippine Grand Champions and Champions. He has also made up AKC Champions. He remains active in the show ring and has won several Best in Shows with his dogs. His kennel prefix is "Kawana". He was the first person to introduce Basenjis into the Philippines, acquiring several top lines form the USA. He combined the various lines and produced several champions, grand champions and group winners.

Mr. Dawson judges all breeds and is recognized in several countries as well as the FCI and AKU. He has judged on all six continents, including in Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, several countries in Europe including Finland, Switzerland, Latvia, Ireland, Russia, Germany, England and Sweden; in the United States and Canada, and in most of the countries in Asia including India, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines. He has officiated at many specialties, as well as Dog of the Year competitions in Australia, South Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Over the years Mr. Dawson has been active in the administration of clubs, including the Pug Club of the Philippines, the Boston Terrier Club of the Philippines, and the Hound Group Club of the Philippines. He has been involved in the development and implementation of Judges’ Training Schemes.

Mr. Dawson is currently Deputy Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (www.GGGI.ORG), an international organization dedicated to creating economic development, mindful of the environment and human needs.