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Judge Information
Judge Name: Richard Paquette
Location: Ontario, Canada
Kennel Name: Wenrick Perm. Reg.
Types of Shows: Conformation
Type of Breeds
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Richard has been involved in purebred dogs since 1971. He began his career in dogs with primarily Shih Tzu with kennel name Wenrick, but along the way has owned and bred Samoyeds, Afghans, Salukis, Whippets, Brussels Griffon, Maltese, Pekingese, Lakeland Terriers and Wire Fox Terriers. Shih Tzu and Lakelands are his main breeds and he has produced over 300 Canadian Champions, 125 American Champions, 20 different Best In Show winners and 12 National Specialty winning dogs.

Richard is now a retired professional dog handler, a profession he enjoyed for 15 years. During this time he finished over 500 champions in 80 different breeds and won over 150 All Breed Best in Shows on 16 different breeds. He also owned and piloted a Lakeland Terrier, "Danny", Am Can Bda Ch Jamelyn's Second Edition to #1 All Breeds in Canada in 1989. His Shih Tzu "Panda" Am Can Ch Wenrick's Don't Stop Believing won the Toy Group First at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club shows at Madison Square Gardens in New York in 2016.

He has served on the executives of All Breed and Specialty breed clubs and is currently a Director of the Canadian Kennel Club and President of the Canadian Shih Tzu Club. Richard has been honored with Life Memberships in the Canadian Kennel Club, the Sudbury & District Kennel Club and the Canadian Shih Tzu Club as well as being awarded an Honourary Membership in the Canadian Professional Handlers Association.

Richard is a CKC Licensed All Breed judge, a founding member of the Canadian Dog Judges Association (CDA) and a member of the American Dog Judges Association (ADSJA). In addition to Canada and the USA, he has judged in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, Taiwan, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Israel, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Finland, Latvia, Croatia, Russia, Sweden and Ireland.

Richard Paquette CKC All Breed Judge
Future Assignments

Island Dog Club - October 26, 2024
Essex County Kennel Club - August 31, 2024
Past Assignments


Wildwood Kennel Club
on Friday, October 23, 2020 (Event Details)
Show-1 on Friday, October 23, 2020
Show-2 on Saturday, October 24, 2020
Show-3 on Sunday, October 25, 2020

Markham Kennel Club [Cancelled]
on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (Event Details)

Hub City Kennel & Obedience Club [Cancelled]
on Friday, May 01, 2020 (Event Details)

Renaissance Dog Association [Cancelled]
on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (Event Details)

Shetland Sheepdog Club Of BC [Cancelled]
on Friday, April 10, 2020 (Event Details)
on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (Event Details)

Auld Lang Syne Dog Association [Cancelled]
on Thursday, April 09, 2020 (Event Details)

Crocus Obedience & Kennel Club
on Saturday, February 15, 2020 (Event Details)
Show # 3 on Sunday, February 16, 2020
Show # 4 on Sunday, February 16, 2020
Show # 5 on Monday, February 17, 2020
Show # 6 on Monday, February 17, 2020

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