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|Judge Name:||Paul Price|
|Types of Shows:||Sweepstakes|
|Type of Breeds||Spaniel (Irish Water)|
|Paul R. Price, Calgary Alberta
Coomara Kennels – Irish Water Spaniels (CKC Registered)
Paul has been an animal advocate and dedicated dog owner all his life. He has had various mixed breeds, beagles and shelties prior to settling on his breed of choice, the Irish Water Spaniel (IWS). Paul is an avid upland and waterfowl hunter and loves to work his dogs in the field and enjoys rally and regular obedience. Paul loves dogs of all breeds (especially puppies and veterans), enjoys ring stewarding and competing in conformation, in rally and regular obedience and in working certificate and hunt tests in venues provided by the CKC, AKC, UKC and NAHRA (where he is a life member).
Paul encountered his first IWS in the early 1970’s when, as a teenager, a British army officer attending the Royal Military Staff College in Kingston moved into his acreage community with 2 IWS. It was love at first sight and he swore that one day he would have an IWS. After graduating university, he moved west to Calgary with his sheltie Kailin by his side to work as a petroleum exploration geologist. He then convinced his friend and now wife, Paula, to join him in Calgary. When their much-loved sheltie Kailin passed at 15 years old, they felt it was time to get another dog and started the search for an IWS. It took over 2 years to find the right one but it was one special dog, “Mr. Red” aka Torin (MBIS/BISS Can GrCh/Amer/Fin/Est Ch Mystic Torin CD RN WC). Torin compiled CKC, AKC and international win record that after more than 15 years still have not been surpassed. Further his sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters and now great-grandsons and great granddaughters are continuing his winning legacy around the world.
Paul continues to breed numerous top winning IWS at the CKC, AKC and international Breed, Group and Best in Show levels (BIS/BISS/BPIS) under his CKC registered kennel name Coomara. He is active in local dog clubs and the CKC (a former registration committee and discipline committee member). He continues to breed and hunt his IWS, act as strong voice for responsible dog ownership and for protecting pure bred dogs and is now working towards becoming a licensed CKC conformation judge.
|Dog Name||GCh Striders SugarSugar V WishMastr|
|Owner||Brenda Theaker, Glen Tait, Kelly Tait|
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