Messukeskus Helsinki 2–4 Dec 2022

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Patterson Gail

Gail Patterson

We got our first Ridgeback in 1988 and have been honoured to be involved with the breed ever since. In 1990 we imported our first stud dog, Rockridge Columbus, from Bill & Joey Howard of the Rockridge Kennels in South Africa. This gave us the foundation for our own kennel which we named Rocksham.  We are very selective in our breeding, taking great care as to what and when we breed.  Over the past 30 years we have produced many Champions to Irish, GB & International titles but more importantly have maintained good health and temperament within our breeding.

I started Judging in the mid-1990s at Open Level and awarded my first Green Stars (CACs/CCs) in in Rhodesian Ridgebacks in 2006. I have also been privileged to have judged the Breed, at both National & International Level in Germany, Norway and Sweden. I have also judged at both National and International Level for other Breeds in France, Denmark, South Africa, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Finland and Sweden.

Apart from Rhodesian Ridgebacks I am also approved to judge all Breeds in FCI Groups 4, 5, 6 and 10, at International level and All Breeds in Group 9 at National Level. I am also approved and have judged Best in Show at both National and International Level,

I am Secretary of my local All-Breed Championship Club Newtownards & District Canine Club and have served on the Committee of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Ireland.

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