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|Judge Name:||Barbara Turpin|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Kennel Name:||Of Course|
|Types of Shows:||Sweepstakes|
|Type of Breeds|
|Barbara Turpin is a third generation dog breeder. Under the kennel name "Of Course",Â her family's Whippets are known for being true dual purpose dogs. They have excelled in both racing and showing for more than 50 years. Of Course Whippets are noted in the UK book, "Whippet's Today"Â and the US book, "The Complete Whippet".Â
Ms. Turpin has had Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1995 and still holds fast to the family legacy of breeding dogs that are well able to perform the function for which they were bred. She was a panelist at the 2004 World Congress on the subject of Breed Specific Legislation, started the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Canada, has written numerous breed-related articles, is a past rescue coordinator and is a "Dogs in Canada"Â photography contest winner. She is also a novice judge, handling coach, doggy doula and self-taught canine herbalist. She has recently been invited to speak at the 2016 World Congress in Denmark.
Of Course Rhodesian Ridgebacks are known internationally as dynamic movers, dedicated performance dogs, excellent producers, and consistent winners in local shows as well as breed specialties. Of Course get is seen world wide succeeding in the show ring, on the coursing field, in obedience competitions, working as therapy dogs, doing scent work and even in Iron Dog competitions. Refusing fads, Ms. Turpin's dogs are typically true wheaten, standard size and nearly always naughty.
Dedicated to the long-term preservation of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed, Ms. Turpin's goal at the 2016 World Congress is to prompt discussions on where the breed is going and what needs to be addressed for the long-term good of the breed.
|Dog Name||GCh Anastasia's Double O Seven|
|Owner||Lynne Mulder & Natalie Ellis|
|Breed||Bernese Mountain Dog|
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