Judge - All regular & non-regular conformation classes
Jacqueline Carswell Bio For the past 40 years I have shared my life with Irish Wolfhounds, as companions and as a breeder of Champion hounds who have won several top honors at our National and Regional Specialties. It has been my privilege to meet and learn from our breed’s most knowledgeable and talented people in the U.S., Canada and abroad. I was fortunate in my formative years to have been mentored by Bill and Betty Deemer “Fitzarran”. The dam of my first litter was Ch. Fitzarran Jade, Breed winner of the IWCA National Specialty in 1991. Carnasserie has incorporated the bloodlines from a limited number of other top producing kennels into my breeding program as well, still maintaining championship lines from my foundation bitch. Of the 10 Irish Wolfhounds currently living with me, four are 8th generation, one is 9th generation, two are 10th generation, and two are 11th generation grandchildren of Jade. Some of my past judging assignments have included the Sweepstakes classes for the Irish Wolfhound Association of the West Coast, the Potomac Valley Irish Wolfhound Club, the Irish Wolfhound Club of the Puget Sound, The Irish Wolfhound Club of America, the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada, the Irish Wolfhound Association of New England, The BC branch of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada, all classes for the first Specialty Match for the Irish Wolfhound Association of the Greater Smoky Mountains, and the Irish Wolfhound Association of the Garden State Specialty match. I have also judged the following clubs specialties; mid Canadian Regional Irish Wolfhound club, the Irish Wolfhound Association of the Garden State, the Northern California Irish Wolfhound club, the 14thIrish Wolfhound Club of Russia’s National Specialty, the Irish Wolfhound Club of America’s National Specialty, Rocky Mountain Irish Wolfhound Association, the Irish Wolfhound Club of Northern Ireland, Irish Wolfhound Association of New England, IWADV supported entry at the Bryn Mawr KC and the Irish Wolfhound Association of the West Coast. I served 7 years on the board of the Berger Picard Club of America as its treasurer and currently hold the position of its AKC delegate, having been so for the past 4 years.
Judge - All sweepstakes classes
Barbara Berne Smith
Bio I have owned and bred Irish Wolfhounds since 1976. My horses and hounds have always been the main focus for me each day. Participation in dog shows is compulsory if you are going to breed IWs. Dog shows are also a good place to get different views and perspectives. I've always enjoyed showing and over the years my St Leger hounds have done well. Interest in dog shows can take you all over the world, and the people you meet can end up life long friends. I look forward to meeting you and your young hounds.