Judges

Randy and I started in Bulldogs in the late 70s, after many hours, and days deciding on what to do for a hobby the family would enjoy.
In all our years we only kept 3 Bulldogs in our home at any one time and bred only when we wanted a puppy. In our time in Bulldogs, we managed to receive Hall of Fame and bred many champions.

Thank you for having me judge your beautiful Bulldogs

First off, I want to thank the Bulldog Club Of America National Show Committee 2023,  for asking me to judge your Sweepstakes.  I am grateful.
I have been breeding and showing Bulldogs for well over 40 years. I am a member of good standing in the Bulldog Club Of America and the Bulldog Club Of Indiana,  BCA Hall of Fame Breeder, Third Tier. 

I have been blessed, along with partner Cody T. Sickle,  to have owned/bred some of the great ones.
My girls: CH Cherokee Mardel Sage, CH Cherokee Legend Donna, GCHS Cherokee Legend Jezebel CGC, GCHB Cherokee Legend White Pearl and GCHS Cherokee Legend Encore.  My boys: CH Cherokee Legend Pretty Boy, CH Cherokee Legend Crazy Horse, CH Legacy Only Calvin Klein, CH Cherokee Legend Rock, MX,INT, AM CH RR Hummer CGC, CH Cherokee Legend Stetson CGC, GCHS Cherokee Origin Just Johnny, GCHP Cherokee Legend Cowboy, GCH Cherokee Legend Steele and GCHB Cherokee Legend Paddington.
Happiness is Indianapolis, Indiana living in a 140-year-old house with lots of Bulldogs. 

I currently live in Cedar Rapids, IA with my wonderful wife, Patti.  Having finished breeding and showing Patti and I continue to focus on activities that we can do together – which today are primarily centered around traveling to wine regions around the world, enjoying wine with close friends, and expanding our extensive wine cellar.   I currently work for one of the ten largest US life insurance companies where I am the Head of Inforce Management and oversee the life insurance, annuities, and long-term care inforce business for the company.

Our time in bulldogs was truly blessed…starting with tremendous mentors:  Darlene Stuedemann, Dara Cara, and Cliff & Joan Jacoby.  It was a wonderful hobby we could do together.   We enjoyed the competition and the friendships.  With our limited breeding, we are very proud of the results and all of our “Admirabull” bulldogs.

Thank you for the opportunity to judge Dogs on the National Day.  I feel honored with this being my second National’s assignment, the first judging Intersex  the second show of the 2018 National.  I look forward to seeing everyone there and best wishes to all.

Although I had extreme love and admiration for bulldogs as a child, I didn’t purchase one until 1988. My late husband Harrold and I moved to Oklahoma in 1990 and met Frank Cobb. By the time we joined the Bulldog Club of America we had three pet bulldogs. In 1998 the BCA National was held in Oklahoma City, this was my first National and where we purchased our first show dog from Bob Vincent, who became my mentor. Her name was Ch McDermott’s Sandy of Vincent, she finished her championship before she was 9 months old and won Best of Breed from the classes several times. I was hooked and my many adventures began. 

Since that lucky purchase, I have had 70 homebred champions. I’ve had the honor of winning BCA National Best of Breed with Ch Major League’s Show Me The Babe and winners bitch/best of winners with Ch Major League National Treasure in 2008. Winners dog at the 2019 BCA National with Ch Major League Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough. Have won several Awards of Merits, Select Bitch, and Best in Sweeps also at the BCA National. 

I am a member of the Oklahoma City Bulldog Club, where I have held many officer positions, and currently hold a board seat. I am a member of the Texoma Bulldog Club of Wichita Falls and a councilor for BCA Division IV.

I acquired my judging license in 2012, and since that time I have judged numerous specialty shows and all breed shows within the United States and have judged in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Bulgaria. I want to thank the executive committee for the honor of judging class bitches at the 2023 BCA National. 


CHEROKEE LEGEND BULLDOGS

A life event happened to me March 1, 1958. I bought my first Bulldog, Cherokee. With my mother, I trained Cherokee in Obedience and earned a CD degree on her the following year. We decided dog shows might be fun and by the early 1960s we began showing in conformation and our lives were changed/enhanced forever.

Over the years, I would describe myself as an avid Bulldogger. For nearly the past thirty years, I have partnered in showing and breeding with Connie Chambers (the Legend in Cherokee Legend). Some of my/our successes Include:

* Breeder of 217 Champions
* Best Of Breed at 4 BCA National Specialties (and 18 BCA back up shows) and Best Of
Opposite Sex at 7 BCA National Specialties.
* Our Bulldogs have won 55 All Breed Bests In Show and 576 Bests In Specialty Show
* Every BCA National Best Of Breed winner for the last 38 years is a descendant of at least
one Cherokee stud.

I have had the opportunity to judge throughout the United States and in England, Scotland, Canada and Mexico. I am so honored to be be invited to judge the BCA National – Intersex for a 3rd time. In my opinion, there is no equal assignment in the United States for a Bulldog breeder-judge.

The two undeniable blessings in my life as a Bulldogger are the wonderful dogs I have had the opportunity to be around and the lifelong and continuing friendships with Bulldoggers and “dog people” around the world. I look forward to the years ahead.

Thank you for this honor.

AKC Obedience/Rally Judge

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I began showing Rottweiler in the Conformation ring more than 35 years ago. Shortly after earning a Conformation championship with my first show dog, I decided to take on a new and exciting challenge with Obedience training. It didn’t take long after beginning training with a few of my dogs before I was hooked. I finished my first Utility Champion dog in 1991. Since then, I have continued to train and title many Rottweilers in the Performance and Conformation rings, along with Herding and Agility throughout the years.

My enjoyment of the Obedience ring in my earlier years led me to pursue Judging. I began Judging for AKC in 2001 and have loved every minute of it. I was honored in 2021 with an invitation to judge the Classics and in 2023 Judge the National Obedience Championship. I understand the work and dedication training dogs involves; not only from a personal perspective but also from the perspective of my
fellow competitors.

Currently, in-between judging assignments, I am training my two dogs in Obedience and Rally. I have a 6-year-old GCH Rottweiler named “Hobo” and a 7-year-old French bulldog named “Annie”. Hobo is working on his UD and has Rally Excellence title. Annie is working towards the last leg of her CDX and has her Rally Excellence title.

In the past, I served as the AKC delegate for Washington State Obedience Training Club. I am currently involved with multiple Obedience and Conformation
clubs in Washington State.

My husband Steve’s desire for a bulldog lead us to purchasing our first bulldog in 1987, she was bought as a pet. We then purchased our second bulldog in 1995 and part of the agreement was that we show her. Her show career wasn’t very successful, but we then bred her. She gave us just two puppies with one of them being our first home bred champion, CH Penmel’s Short Change, the other one didn’t finish her championship but produced enough champions to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. Our kennel name Penmel came from us putting together part of our first two dogs names, Penny and Melody. We haven’t had that many litters but are proud to have 11 Bred By Champions and have also finished other dogs that we’ve purchased.

When we aren’t doing anything dog related, my husband Steve and I enjoy spending time with our daughter and our four grandchildren, playing cornhole and camping with friends. 

I began judging in 2011 and love the experiences I’ve had of being able to see dogs from all over the country. I’m honored to have been asked to judge the dogs and Intersex during the 2023 National Week.

Artemis Bulldogs
Diana has been involved with Bulldogs since birth. Her family has been fanciers and owners of Bulldogs since the late 1800s and her childhood was managed by a daughter and granddaughter of the great Vardona Frosty Snowman. She is a BCA Hall of Fame Breeder, and an AKC Breeder of Merit under the AKC Registered Kennel Name of Artemis. She has also been very active in the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network as President, Vice President, and Officer. She is the founder and Executive Director of Saint Louis English Bulldog Rescue. Diana’s business operations gave her the opportunity to personally visit and get to know Bulldogs and their owners and Breeders in Europe for the last 30 years. Diana thanks you for the opportunity to judge the Regular Bitch Classes at the BCA Division 5 Specialty show during the 2023 BCA Nationals Show week. It is an honor.

I bought my first bulldog back in 2000 as a college graduation present to myself. Within a short time, I had three at home and began toying around with obedience and later showing.  Bulldogs really were like potato chips, I couldn’t have just one. 

I became interested in showing as my love for the breed continued. My first few bulldogs were awarded their CGCs, were used as obedience demonstration dogs with a local trainer, and as companion therapy dogs at the local nursing homes/hospitals. 

Ohmys Miss Madeline of T-Town was my third bulldog and my first show prospect.  She went on to become my first CH and produced my first Bred-by CH Ohmys Alfred Pennywurth in 2006. Several have since followed with more to come in the future. 

I’m a current BCA member and past member of the Bulldog Club of Indiana, Illiana Bulldog Club, Chicago Bulldog Club, and the Western Michigan Bulldog Club. I also previously served as Treasurer for Division 2.  

Professionally, I am a CPA working in the chemical industry.  I currently serve as a Corporate Treasurer and Director of Finance.  Over the last 10 years my career has led me to move several times and gotten in the way of fun by lessening my ability to keep and show as I did in the past.   My love for the breed remains and I enjoy judging tremendously.  Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to seeing you all. 

I have been involved with Bulldogs for many years, encouraged by my father, a quarter horse breeder, at the age of 19, I acquired my first Bulldog.
I fell in love with the breed, and the dog shows and become involved with Kennel Club in Brazil.
As a way to further my education and develop skills, I traveled dozens of times to the USA, attending shows and visiting breeders.
My involvement grew more intense over the years, eventually earning the title of Best Bulldog Breeder in Brazil in 2014.
I was President of Abrabull in the years 2015 & 2016 and today I hold a nationally projected position within CBKC.
I had many dogs of my breeding becoming champions, not only in Brazil but also in other countries.
As a judge, I traveled many miles judging in Brazil, Argentina, Bolívia, Bulgária, Chile, Costa Rica, Equador, United States of America, and México.

Estou envolvido com Bulldogs faz muito tempo, encorajado pelo meu pai que era criador de cavalos quarto de milha, aos 19 anos de idade adquiri meu primeiro Bulldog.
Me apaixonei pela raça e pelas exposições, então busquei conhecimento viajando muitas vezes aos Estados Unidos da América, meu envolvimento cresceu sem parar, ficando mais intenso com o passar dos anos.
No ano de 2014 ganhei o ranking CBKC de melhor criador de Bulldog do Brasil, tenho inúmeros cães campeões da minha criação mas também em diversos outros países .
Como juiz já viajei bastante, tendo julgado ate o momento no Brasil, Bolívia, Bulgária, Chile, Costa Rica, Equador, Estados Unidos e México

Jeff and Winn purchased their first bulldog in 1987 just after they were married.   As a United States Marine Corps helicopter pilot, stationed in Southern California Jeff and Winn initially got involved with AKC events, first by training and accomplishing an obedience “CD” title and then participating in confirmation events.  They joined the Pacific Coast Bulldog Club and Bulldog Club of America in 1993.   The whole family moved to Japan with the Military.  Upon returning to the US in 1994, he left active military service and settled in the Seattle WA area where he has been active in The Bulldog Club of Greater Seattle, Oregon State Bulldog Club, and The Bulldog Club of America.  

Jeff & Winn have been fortunate to have bred, handled, and owned, six generations of Champion Bulldogs, using “Flyboy’s” as their kennel name. They have both been inducted into the BCA Breeders Hall of Fame and two of their bitches were inducted into   the BCA Hall of Fame in 2012.    Jeff and Winn have maintained dog showing as their hobby while raising three active children.  Jeff is currently approved to judge the full Non-Sporting Group as well as All Breed Jrs and is enjoying this new adventure into retirement.