Sweepstakes/Stud Dog/Brood Bitch/Brace
4-6 Month Baby Puppy
Stewart has been around purebred dogs all his life. Family dogs included, Standard
Dachshunds, Irish Setters, mixed breeds, and the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Together with his wife Jacquie, the Cedarpoint Kennel name was born in the early 90’s and has produced many champions, specialty winners, coursing champions, tracking, and hunting dogs. Stewart started working towards his all-breed judging license in 2004 and is currently licensed to judge 6 groups (Sporting, Hounds, Working, Terriers, Non-Sporting, Herding), and Best in Show. Stewart has
judged all over Canada and the United States and is looking forward to judging around the world.
Stewart has a particular interest in Canine Anesthesia and Canine Bleeding disorders. Dogs are Stewart’s passion. Stewart currently sits as the Chairperson of the Canadian Kennel Club Breeder Relations Committee and is Vice President of the Oakville and District Kennel Club a local all-breed club and teaches dog show handling for the Swansea Dog Obedience Club in Toronto. In his non dog life, Stewart is a Director of Property Management at a Major Canadian University. Stewart and Jacquie have 2 grown up sons, Ben and Josh. Currently only one dog in the house but maybe adding to that soon!
Denise Flaim acquired her first Ridgeback in 1998 and breeds under the Revodana prefix. Approved by the American Kennel Club to judge the entire Hound Group, most Working breeds and all-breed Junior Showmanship, she has judged our breed in England, Germany, Italy, France and Denmark. Denise has served as RRCUS historian, AKC Gazette columnist, co-chair of the Health & Genetics Committee and co-show chair of the 2015 National Specialty and is currently a member of the H&G and Education committees. The founder of Revodana Publishing, which produces high-quality dog books, she is also on the editorial staff of Dog News magazine and writes frequently for the American Kennel Club. Denise shares her life with her husband Fred, their 18-year-old triplets and three Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
I had seen Borzoi at shows, but never knew the breed until 1981 when a friend at college bought a beautiful grinning Borzoi. Having setters – where the show and field lines are barely the same breed - I liked the idea of being able to have a show dog and sporting dog in the same animal.
I graduated as a veterinarian in 1989 but have otherwise devoted most of my time and money to preserving and promoting the athletic Borzoi. To this end I have finished show, lure coursing, racing, and open field championships. I have bred 30 litters for 103 American show champions, including 31 dual champions, 20 field champions, and several dogs with titles in other countries.
I have conducted two objective studies comparing structure to speed in Borzoi. I
measured Borzoi across the United States and Europe and the results are available at: http://www.nktelco.net/teine/speed3.htm
I consider lure ops to be the most important member of the field committee. But watching and judging any breed run is pure joy.
Best Ridge In Show
Best Ridge, Bitch
Patricia Hoffmann of Gillette, New Jersey, obtained her first Ridgeback in 1988. Together with her husband Bob, they have owned eight Ridgebacks over those many years. Pat is a former board member of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States, where she was instrumental in managing the club website and its implementation of digital commerce and is currently on the board of the Greater Valley Forge Rhodesian Ridgeback Club. She has been very active in agility and conformation, titling her dogs both in the field and on the bench. When she’s not doting on her two Ridgebacks, you can find Pat puttering in her bloom-filled garden.
Best Ridge, Dog