My love and fascination for Irish wolfhounds began when I was 6 years old. We bought our first Irish wolfhound in 1975.
We have bred many champions over the years including grand and supreme champions, also, the 2016 All Breeds Top Dog Australia Supreme Champion, Greycroft, was In Like Flynn (2018) by the name Errol.
I am a licensed all breeds judge and have judged Irish wolfhounds in many countries, including specialties in the USA (Including Northern California, Rocky Mountain, New England), Australia, New Zealand and Canada (including the Canadian National in Ottawa) and currently I am under contract to judge the Puget Sound Specialty this year. My judging experience has taken me all over the world in the Philippines, Borneo, Ireland, England, Wales and Thailand.
I have also judged Irish wolfhounds at all breed championship shows in many other parts of the world, one of which was the American National in Philadelphia where I was honoured to judge the terrier group that was broadcast on TV throughout America after the Macey Day Parade. I have also judged championship shows in Leeds and Darlington UK.
I am a founder member of The Irish Wolfhound Club of South Australia Inc and have been its secretary for 24 years.
I have given many lectures to trainee judges in south Australia and other states of Australia on judging Irish wolfhounds covering all aspects of breed type and soundness. I enjoy giving back some of the knowledge that I have gained from over 30 years of judging.
In 2015 I wrote this book called My Incredible Journey with Irish Wolfhounds which sold out very quickly and is now being published by Austin McAuley in London and should be available in 2020.
I have appeared in about eight movies and a mini-series, plus a number of TV adverts on Australian Television and represented Australia in Bangkok at the Kings Cup (Boxing ) live commentary for Foxtel and local TV stations also live stage shows comedy in pub and clubs in Adelaide, Jan 2020.