Welcome to Rievaulx Canines, a small representation of my 35 years in the wonderful world of purebred dogs. Enjoy your tour and stop to read some of the articles that are representations of my thoughts on matters involving dogs.
In 1968, while exhibiting cattle and horses in 4H, I began my foray into the world of dogs with Poodles. In 1973 I began a continuing association with the Irish Wolfhound, successfully competing with some top-ranked animals of this breed, along with titling my Welsh Springer Spaniel. During a brief respite from the active dog show scene to concentrate on family and the completion of my education, I still found time to exhibit and finish numerous dogs and co-breed with others in the toy, sporting and hound groups.
1990 marked my very active return to the world of dog shows with an involvement with Yorkshire Terriers. As a small hobby breeder/exhibitor, I have been rewarded with recognition as Select Breeder twice from the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, and Top Breeder twice for the regional specialty club, Yorkshire Terrier Club-Los Angeles, along with having three Register of Merit awards for my stock who have also won Stud Dog and Brood bitch of the Year awards. I also own dogs who have won the YTCA and regional specialty clubs’ Stud Dog and Brood bitch classes numerous times. My Yorkshire Terriers have held top rankings in the USA every year from 1997 through 2001.
Successfully competing in other countries, I have eight Canadian Champions; under FCI competition my stock has been awarded a World Champion and a Junior World Champion and four FCI International Champion titles as well as titles from Finland, Denmark, Netherlands and Mexico. In 1998 I finished my first terrier who went on to be one of the top ranked USA Cairn Terriers in 2001.
Currently serving as a Board Member for the Yorkshire Terrier Club of America Foundation, I am an active member of Yorkshire Terrier Club of America, Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association and Stewards Club of Arizona. I am a past President for Saluki League of Southern Arizona, a past member of Irish Wolfhound Club of America and Irish Wolfhound Association of the West Coast. I am also an AKC licensed judge for multiple breeds.
In my private life I have a grown son who is an American Sign Language interpreter. I work as a financial economic analyst as well as serving on the boards of various charitable organizations.