May 14th, 2012 by Gail

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2012 Royal Melbourne Show

IRISH SETTERS are scheduled to be judged on

Sunday, 23 September 2012

by Judge : DR RICHARD MEEN (Canada)

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**GENERAL SPECIALS to be conducted on Saturday 29 September 2012.**


Judge Profile:

Mr Richard Meen (Canada)

Richard became actively involved with purebred dogs in 1965 with the purchase of his first Afghan Hound.  He then went on to breed and exhibit Borzoi, Skye Terriers, Harriers, Italian Greyhounds, French Bulldogs, Old English Sheepdogs, Scottish Deerhounds and Dobermann Pinschers under the prefix “Kishniga”. He has ownerhandled his dogs to many Best In Shows and Specialty Best In Shows in Canada and the United States. He is past President and Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Kennel Club, President of the Ontario Sighthound Association, and a member of the Credit Valley Kennel & Obedience Club, Santa Barbara Kennel Club as well as the prestigious Morris and Essex Kennel Club. 

He has judged in Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New  Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA (including Westminster KC) and Canada. He is also a founding member of Borzoi Canada and Skye Canada.  He lives in Canada and practices psychiatry in Toronto.


Ms Julia Grainger
Event Coordinator – Dogs
Dog Section
The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Limited
Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road 
Ascot Vale Vic 3032
Telephone: (03) 9281 7430
Facsimile: (03) 9281 7519
Email: [email protected]






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