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3 May 2015

Abbreviated Judging CV


My life has always been surrounded by pedigree dogs. My Mother, a Veterinary Surgeon bred and showed Irish Wolfhounds (Camlet), and my Godmother and her daughter, bred Borzois (Matalona) Whippets and Greyhounds (Penport). Additionally there were many breeder-clients, and I soaked up knowledge of breeds prior to taking an interest in formal canine education

CC winners at Driffield Ch show 2011

London Cocker 2009 BIS

WELKS 2015 WSS BCC, DCC & BOB & Group 1,- BP

SESSS 2010

SKC AUG 11 GROUP winner

Windsor 2013 Fantastic Mr Fox Best Dog, RCC, BP

Aukland Continental Breeds Show October 2014

group2 SKC 2012

Judging at the Irish Red and White Setter Club of GB Open Show March 2008

One of my interests began in childhood when I collected clippings for various hound breeds mentioned above, and this is an interest I have maintained.

As a teenager, I chose Welsh Springer Spaniels as the breed to specialise in, and have bred these under the Northey affix for the last 35 years - including eight Show Champions, four full Champions and two championship show group winners. With my husband, I am currently campaigning Hungarian Vizslas including the only Show Champion in the breed to win an Open Field Trial stake.  I am gundog correspondent for Our Dogs.

My first judging appointment was in 1983, first CCs in 1989. 

I was a student in the early days of the Kennel Club Judges Development Programme gaining a ‘Distinction’ in 1996.

I am approved to award Challenge Certificates in 8 Gundog Breeds – Welsh Springer Spaniels, Hungarian Vizslas, Large Munsterlanders, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Brittanys, Hungarian Wire Haired Vizslas, Irish Water Spaniels, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, plus the Gundog Group at Championship shows.

My first group appointment was SKC August 2011, and I have an invitation for 2015.

Thank you again for your interest.

Christine McDonald

Christine McDonald Abbreviated Judging CV as at 02.05.2015

I would greatly appreciate classes of breeds marked *


CC breeds

Other lists Or JDP credits

(i.e. equivalent to B list)






CCs 3 times, plus pending Crufts  ‘17


English Setter



German Longhaired Pointer



German Shorthaired Pointer


JDP Credit

German Wirehaired Pointer

Pending Ch ship show no CCs Three Counties 2016

JDP Credit

Gordon Setter



Hungarian Vizsla

HVS Ch 2014


Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla

Single CC 2013, pending Dec 2016


Irish Red and White Setter *

Pending Ch ship show no CCs Three Counties 2016

A3 list 

Irish Setter



Italian Spinone *


JDP Credit




Large Munsterlander

CCs 5 times





Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)

CCs 3 times, pending  Crufts 2018


Retriever (Curly Coated) *

 Pending Ch show no CCs Three Counties 2016

B list

Retriever (Flat Coated)


JDP Credit

Retriever (Golden)



Retriever (Labrador)

JDP Credit

Retriever (Nova Scotia DT)

pending CCs 2016

JDP Credit

Spaniel (American Cocker)



Spaniel (Clumber)


JDP Credit

Spaniel (Cocker)

JDP Credit and B list, I Open club show, plus several classes

Spaniel (English Springer) *

JDP Credit and B lists, 2 Open club shows judged - North and South, plus, plus!

Spaniel (Field) 



Spaniel (Irish Water)

CCs pending 2016

JDP Credit

Spaniel (Sussex) 


JDP Credit

Spaniel (Welsh Springer)

CCs 10 times plus pending Dogs at SEWSSC 2016


Spanish Water Dog





JDP Credit

Championship show Group - Gundog

YES 2011 plus Pending LKA Dec 2015


AV Gundog and Open show Gundog groups *






BIS apts - 8







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