Freda Marshall came into the world of show dogs in 1950. It all began with a present of a Golden Retriever Puppy Bitch from her parents and she became the foundation bitch of the Gainspa affix which has been held by many Show Champions and C.C. winners. Gainspa bred Goldens won the Group at Crufts (1965) and Reserve in the Group at Crufts (1974).
Freda first judged in 1960 awarding CCs since 1975. She has judged the Gundog Group since 1992 and awards Challenge Certificates to twenty-five breeds, twenty-two in the Gundog Group, two in the Pastoral Group and one in the Utility Group. In 2005 she was approved to judge Best in Show (All breeds) at Championship Show level, judged the Gundog Group at Crufts in 2006 and has judged extensively in eighteen countries throughout the world.
First approved for Labrador Retrievers in UK in 1991, Freda has judged the breed in many countries from USA, Scandinavia, Europe, Hungary, Italy, Israel to South Africa as well as in the UK.
Freda took early retirement from teaching to pursue her hobby of showing and judging dogs and is an Accredited Trainer in the Kennel Club Judges Training scheme.
Luis M. Catalan (P) – Ring 4
Labrador Retriever – Welpen bis Jugendklasse
Curly Coated Retriever – alle Klassen
Chesapeake Bay Retriever – alle Klassen
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – alle Klassen
Lisbon in 1955, Luis Catalan has had breed involvement with English and American Cocker, Basset Hound and Whippet. He is currently Vice-President of the Board of Clube Português de Canicultura (CPC), President of the CPC Show Committee, Member of the FCI Show Committee and President of the Portuguese Spaniel Club.
Flat Coated Retriever – alle Klassen
International Judge for Groups 4, 6, 8 and 10 and BIS, several breeds of Group 1, and Dobermann, he has officiated at Championship Dog Shows in the majority of the european countries. He has also judged in and World and European Dog Shows.
As a speciality Judge (including national Specialities) has been invited to judge the following breeds: All Sighthounds, Portuguese Breeds, Basset Hound, and All Gundogs in several european countries.
Fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Kirsi Nieminen (FIN) – Ring 5
My name is Kirsi Nieminen. Our family has always had dogs. Because my father and my grandfather were very keen on hunting hares, ducks and grouses, first we had Finnish hounds and Finnish spitzes. Also my first dog was a Finnish hound. I got my first Flat-coated retriever in 1976, and we started breeding Flat-coats at the beginning of 80’s together with my father.
Our affix is Heilurihännän, which means ”tailwaggers”. At the beginning of 90’s we imported from UK two Norfolk terriers and we started to breed them, too. We have been awarded with the Finnish Kennelclub’s Breeder’s Award ”Vuolasvirta-prize” for breeding Flat-coats and Norfolk terriers successfully. We have bred 20 Flat-coat litters. 40 Flat-coats have got Finnish champion title and 11 Int. champion title, 2 has got also field-trial champion title and the other one of them has got even Nordic field-trial champion title. We have bred 20 Norfolk terrier litters. 20 has got Finnish champion title and 4 has got Int. Ch. title. We have also exported Flat-coats to Estonia, France and Italy, among them the European Winner 2003 Int &It & Fin Ch Heilurihännän Kiss Me Quick.
I have been judging for retrievers nearly twenty years. I can judge all retriever breeds, and also Nordic and Russian hound breeds, Beagles, Dalmatians, several spaniels and Norwich and Norfolk terriers. I have judged retrievers in England, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Swizerland, Austria, Russia, Lithuania and The Netherlands.
At the moment we have four Flat-coats at home: Int. & Fin Ch Heilurihännän Jazzy Girl, Int & Fin Ch. Heilurihännän Kiss of Fire, 3 years old Fin Ch. Dakotaspirit Vado Al Massimo, who is Heilurihännän Kiss Me Quick’s daughter and 1 year old Royal Silk Love Potion. We have also two Finnish hounds; Fin Ch & working champion Alapörkän Hilu and her daughter Fin Ch. Heilurihännän Saaga. At the moment we have also seven norfolkterriers; Int. & GB& Fin&S & Est Ch. W-01, -05, SW-02 Rosara Love Me Do At Jaeva (co-owned with Mr. Phillips), FIN Ch. Heilurihännän Love On The Run and her half sister Fin Ch. Heilurihännän Be-Pop-A-Lula, half-brother nearly three years old Fin Ch. Heilurihännän From Me To You, nearly three years old Fin&S&N&Est Ch. Now-08 Jiffy Flashpoint, one year old Jiffy Soul Mate and 1 year old Heilurihännän Little Sister.
I am very happy to have been invited to judge in your show. Thank you so much!