During his judging career, Dad judged in all states of Australia & in New Zealand. He judged many breed speciality shows & at 3 Royal shows including, Toowoomba, Perth & Canberra.
His passion was dogs and one of the best memories that I remember, which always brings a smile to my face was that every year at the Canberra Royal, Dad together with Russ Kennedy would just stand up at the landing of the ACTCA office, leaning on the hand railings smoking away, with a watchful eye just checking everyone out & and making sure that the judges were doing the right thing!
Dad was extensively involved in the Canberra Canine world over the years, the foundation President of the "Canberra Non Sporting & Working Dog Club"; the foundation Treasurer of the "Canberra Companion Dog Club" & of course he also played a major part in starting & further developing the “ACT German Shepherd Dog Club”.
Dad along with Bill Hoffman played a major part of the then CKA’s (ACTCA now Dogs ACT) “Judges Training Scheme”. He served many years on the CKA Council & served for a period of Vice President. He also served as the CKA delegate at the ANKC for many years. He became a life member of the CKA in 1979.
Dad was also responsible in starting the “The ACT Junior Kennel Club”; he really believed that the future of dog shows, as we know it, was to encourage our junior handlers. He wanted to teach & guide them in what it meant to run a dog club & to organise dog shows. Dad was very proud of the Junior Kennel Club as they showed him what they had learnt & understood from his involvement, their efforts evident as their shows were always very well organised, from the beautiful trophy tables to the catalogues and raffles. Everything was done in a very professional manner. But the one thing that Dad was really pleased about was the fact that they enjoyed it!