ASTON, Kim | Laureate Shelties
Since our first Sheltie litter in 1989, Kim Aston along with husband Peter Culumovic, have bred or owned 184 champions, including five National Specialty Best of Breed winners and numerous Best in Specialty and Best in Show winners. We breeder/owner-handled the #1 Conformation Dog in the Herding Group in Canada in 1995. We are proud to have produced three ROM and 15 ROMC titlists.
We are most proud of our accomplishments at the most competitive Sheltie venue in the world, the American Shetland Sheepdog Association (ASSA) National Specialty, where we have won Best of Breed twice, Best of Opposite Sex twice, Select Dog twice, Best in Futurity twice, Runner-up to Best in Futurity, Best of Winners and 11 Awards of Merit.
I have had the privilege of judging several specialty Sweepstakes in Canada and the U.S., including the 2010 ASSA Futurity.
BRANGERS, Kerri | Carnaby English Cockers
I am an English Cocker Spaniel breeder/exhibitor who’s love of the breed began in 1968 when a well-bred bitch puppy was purchased as a family companion. Little did I realize that Ch. Brandmoor’s Flair “Chelsea” would become the foundation of all the Carnaby dogs, and so would begin my journey with this fabulous breed. We are a small kennel, keeping less than six dogs and breeding a litter every year or two.
Over the years our Carnaby dogs have accomplished some notable wins including Best of Breed at the 2007 English Cocker Club of America National Specialty, six-times Best of Breed at the English Cocker Club of Canada National Specialty, numerous regional specialty wins and over 20 all-breed Bests in Show, always breeder/owner-handled.
Beyond showing our dogs, my involvement with our breed has included various Board positions with both the ECSCA and ECSCC. I am also currently on the approved list of ringside mentors with the ECSCA. My previous experience includes judging the the ECSCA National Sweepstakes in 2000 and 2014 as well as several all-breed and specialty Sweepstakes in Canada.
Away from the dog fancy I am a Senior Production Artist with Staples Canada and also enjoy our two horses, gardening and reading when the dogs allow me the time.
DESRUISSEAUX, Jeannette | Reidwood English Setters
I have been involved in the sport of dogs since I was born (1987). I went to my first National Specialty at six weeks of age. My family and I breed and exhibit English Setters under the Reidwood prefix. Together we have bred numerous Best in Show, Best in Specialty Show and National winners in multiple countries. We also have had the honour of winning the Royal Canin National Breeders’ Classic in 2013 and 2016, as well as Reserve in 2014.
When I was under 18 years old I competed in Junior Handling. I had the great honour of representing Canada twice at Crufts. I still enjoy showing and learning about other breeds. In the future I would like to obtain my judge’s licence.
My husband, my son and I share our home with one English Setter, two English Cockers and two cats.
I am looking forward to judging part of the Breeders’ Classic this year. Thank you for choosing me as one of the judges.