Judge Information
Judge Name: Anna Hewson
Location: Ontario, Canada
Kennel Name: Thunderun Reg.
Website: http://www.thunderunaussies.net/
Types of Shows: Conformation,Canine Good Neighbour
Type of Breeds
CDJA Website Biography http://www.dogjudge.com/index.php/site/member_bio/annahewson/
   
Biography
Having longed for dogs as long as I can remember, I have owned a few breeds: rough collie, Irish Setter, (my first purebred dog which a handler showed to his Championship in the mid 1970’s); Newfoundland, Portuguese Water dog and a Pointer that I exhibited over the years. After seeing a TV docmentary, we fostered a Siberian Husky for Canine Vision Canada. Panda was certified and is recognized as the first Siberian Husky to be a Guide for the blind. My involvement evolved into exhibiting Siberians in 1985 and establishing “ThundeRun” prefix in 1988. My first litter, a Siberian litter, arrived in July 1990, which resulted in 2, owner handled Champions and started me on my way! Australian Shepherds have been my breed since 1998.

I have learned along the way with lots of reading and help from many; some of the best of both breeders and exhibitors. Participating in handling classes, courses and enjoying countless hours of discussions, gleaning what I could from a number of wonderful people of different breeds over the last 25+ years.

My husband, Albert and I are recently retired from the life of farming pedigreed seed grains and Clydesdale horses. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to fulfill my first dream of horses through total immersion into the horse world with Albert, a 3rd generation Clydesdale breeder. We had a select herd of approximately 40 horses -- all of which were homegrown. The majority were brood mares that produced 6 to 10 exciting youngsters each year; some of which we would exhibit in Fall Fairs throughout Southern Ontario including the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. We entered horses in conformation line classes and also teams up to a six horse hitch….breeder, owner handled and driven. There was a Hewson horse at every Royal until 2005.

I fell in love with the Australian Shepherd and they became my breed continuing under the ThundeRun prefix since 1998. We have continued with our breeding establishment of Australian Shepherds and pride ourselves in being breeder, owner handlers. Enjoying success and some memorable wins with our breeding program obtaining many Championships on dogs I’ve bred as well as others I’ve had the pleasure to own along the way. I’ve had a few breeder/owner/handled BIS and BPIS winners and multiple dogs in the top 15 Aussies over the years. As well as conformation I dabble in some performance events with my Aussies, mostly in my backyard, altho I do have a few CGN, HIC and RN titled dogs; plus multiple agility titled Aussies owned and handled by others. This is our hobby and we enjoy showing the fruits of our labour.

I have served in numerous positions, both elected and volunteer, in Sibes, Aussies and Clydes at both National and Provincial levels. Having had the pleasure of judging may lovely exhibits across Canada and the Eastern United States and being invited to judge The B.C. Siberian Husky Club Specialty, the Canadian National Australian Shepherd Association Specialty, the Maritime Herding Group Specialty as well as a few Australian Shepherd Club of America shows, the fun is just beginning. With the guidance and support of many friends, I am very excited and look forward to continuing my pursuit of a judging career.

Mrs. Anna M. Hewson
CKC Judge #6601
AKC Judge #100109
ASCA Judge #5152
   
Future Assignments

2016
Burlington Kennel & Obedience Club - September 23, 2016
   
Past Assignments


2016

Edmonton Kennel Club
on Thursday, August 04, 2016 (Event Details)
on Friday, August 05, 2016

Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club
on Saturday, July 30, 2016 (Event Details)

Northern Ontario Boxer Club
on Saturday, July 30, 2016 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hochelaga Kennel Club
on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (Event Details)
on Saturday, May 21, 2016

2015

Credit Valley Kennel & Obedience Club
on Friday, November 06, 2015 (Event Details)
on Saturday, November 07, 2015

Muskoka District Kennel Club
on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (Event Details)
Show # 3 on Thursday, July 30, 2015
Show # 4 on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sarnia Kennel Club
on Friday, July 03, 2015 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 04, 2015

Maritime Group 7 Club
on Saturday, March 28, 2015 (Event Details)
Group Specialty on Saturday, March 28, 2015

2014

Brantford & District Kennel & Obedience Club
on Friday, December 05, 2014 (Event Details)
on Friday, December 05, 2014

Canadian National Australian Shepherd Association
on Saturday, November 15, 2014 (Event Details)
Regional Specialty on Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wheat City Kennel Club
on Friday, November 14, 2014 (Event Details)
on Sunday, November 16, 2014

Red Deer & District Kennel Club
on Friday, October 31, 2014 (Event Details)
on Saturday, November 01, 2014

Erie Shores Kennel Club
on Thursday, June 05, 2014 (Event Details)
on Thursday, June 05, 2014
on Friday, June 06, 2014

Moncton Kennel Club
on Saturday, May 03, 2014 (Event Details)
Show 1 on Saturday, May 03, 2014
Show 2 on Saturday, May 03, 2014

2013

Sudbury & District Kennel Club
on Friday, September 20, 2013 (Event Details)
Show # 3 on Saturday, September 21, 2013

Manitoba Canine Association
on Thursday, August 15, 2013 (Event Details)
on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Australian Cattle Dog Club Of Canada
on Saturday, August 10, 2013 (Event Details)

Association Canine Charlevoisienne
on Saturday, July 13, 2013 (Event Details)
Show # 1 on Saturday, July 13, 2013
Show # 2 on Saturday, July 13, 2013

CGN Test
on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 (Event Details)

English Setter Club of Canada
on Saturday, June 08, 2013 (Event Details)

Norfolk Kennel & Obedience Club
on Friday, April 05, 2013 (Event Details)
on Saturday, April 06, 2013

2012

Ontario Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club
on Friday, July 27, 2012 (Event Details)
on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Monarch Kennel Club
on Friday, June 15, 2012 (Event Details)
on Friday, June 15, 2012

CGN Test
on Sunday, May 06, 2012 (Event Details)

BC Siberian Husky Club
on Friday, April 06, 2012 (Event Details)
on Saturday, April 07, 2012

Renaissance Dog Association
on Friday, April 06, 2012 (Event Details)
on Saturday, April 07, 2012

2011

Sudbury & District Kennel Club
on Friday, September 16, 2011 (Event Details)
Show # 4 on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Aurora & District Kennel Club
on Friday, May 27, 2011 (Event Details)
on Saturday, May 28, 2011

2010

Georgina Kennel & Obedience Club
on Friday, November 12, 2010 (Event Details)

Canadian Briard Club
on Saturday, August 07, 2010 (Event Details)
on Saturday, August 07, 2010

Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club
on Saturday, July 31, 2010 (Event Details)

Lakehead Kennel Club
on Friday, April 30, 2010 (Event Details)

Norfolk Kennel & Obedience Club
on Friday, April 02, 2010 (Event Details)
               

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