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Judge Information
Judge Name: Jennifer MacAlpine
Location: Cumbria, Great Britain
Kennel Name: Annatika Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
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Types of Shows: Conformation
Type of Breeds
   
Biography
I was born in Scotland and lived the first 21 years of my life there. After training as a nurse and marrying I moved to London. My very first dog was a GSD named Sheila and she was lovely and to this day I have a great fondness for this breed.

After Sheila we as a family had a Border Collie named Perrie who was more my grandfather's dog than anyone else's. Perrie lived a long life and was still alive when our two sons were born. She tried to round the wee one up without great success.

After our two sons were born in the 1970's we adopted a GSD crossbred lass who was named Penny and she lived until she was 13 and was very much part of our family. We were asked to look after a GSD named Annie one Christmas when Penny was getting on – well there by stands a tale. Annie came for Christmas and stayed for over 10 years and she rejuvenated Penny for the last year of her life.

Annie was the start of our showing and we had a few rosettes with her but she proved too much for me – and I had a few mishaps in the ring – falling over. Our younger son Ken took over the showing and became quite a good little handler. Whilst Ken was showing I would walk round and look at the other rings and this was the start of my falling in love with the Cavalier.
I had my first cavalier in 1986 and one was just not enough – Our first litter was born in 1987 but although we ran on a dog he never did go into the show ring. Our first homebred dog was Annatika Debutante and she certainly led the way for many more of our own breeding. We have bred two UK Champions one Annatika Tabitha for Delhaze who was owned and campaigned by our mentors and very dear friends Hazel and Eddie Edwards. Hazel and Eddie bred our very first cavalier and we have remained close friends since then. The other UK Champion was our own Annatika Sakima who also went Best in Show at the UK CKCS Club Show in 2000 – a day to remember.

We have also over the years bred dogs that have gained their titles in Norway, USA and Canada. I have been judging since 1989 and have judged in UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada ,USA, Norway and Slovakia.

These days we are enjoying retirement in Cumbria (Lake District) a very pretty part of the world. We have two cavaliers and one Golden Retriever. Most days finds us down at the beach walking the dogs. I have been out showing now for just over two years and have had success with Dolly (|Delhaze Dolly Daydream with Annatika JW) and also won a few rosettes with our new lad Danny (Trirayne Kez with Annatika).
   
Future Assignments
   
Past Assignments

2019


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Of Canada [National]
on Saturday, August 31, 2019 (Event Details)
on Saturday, August 31, 2019

2016


Cavalier Fanciers Of Southern Ontario
on Sunday, June 26, 2016 (Event Details)
on Sunday, June 26, 2016
               

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