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Judge Information
Judge Name: Valerie Mackie
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Kennel Name: Sjoblom American Cocker Spaniels
Types of Shows: Sweepstakes
Type of Breeds
American Cocker Spaniels were a huge part of my life growing up. After moving out on my own, I knew I couldn't be without a dog but decided I needed to venture out and learn about other breeds and what they were like and why. After two years of researching, I ended up buying another American Cocker Spaniel as the sporting breeds definitely fit my lifestyle and the Cocker was small enough to go everywhere with me. I ventured into obedience with him at the Greater Victoria German Shepherd Club which I soon joined. From there I met a breeder and purchased my first "show dog" as it was a requirement in the contract to have her shown. I spent a lot of time ring side trying to learn all about showing and what the judges were looking for. I fell in love with this sport in Purebred dogs. However, I wanted to show my first love and obtained a Cocker spaniel to put in the ring and to learn from. Since that beginning, I have had a few multiple Best in Show, Best in Specialty winners who have climbed to the top of the breed and group each year. I have spent many hours studying the different breeds and what makes them unique to accommodate their function. A day at the dog show for me is not to come in for my breed to show and is a whole day of fun watching and admiring the differences each breed has to offer.

I have enjoyed Sweepstakes assignments in All Breed shows as well as an American Cocker Spaniel specialty in Washington and an Irish Setter Specialty. I am currently close to having my requirements to apply for my first half of the Sporting group. I am truly looking forward to this new adventure in something I am passionate about.
Val Mackie, Sjoblom American Cocker Spaniels
Future Assignments
Past Assignments


Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of BC [Cancelled]
on Saturday, April 11, 2020 (Event Details)


Tyee Kennel Club
on Thursday, May 09, 2019 (Event Details)


BC Cocker Spaniel Club
on Saturday, October 06, 2018 (Event Details)

Vancouver Island Pointing Dog Club
on Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Event Details)

Lakes District Kennel Club
on Friday, May 04, 2018 (Event Details)


Alberni Valley Kennel Club
on Friday, October 13, 2017 (Event Details)

Irish Setter Club Of British Columbia
on Sunday, October 08, 2017 (Event Details)

Victoria City Kennel Club
on Friday, August 11, 2017 (Event Details)

Mount Cheam Canine Association
on Thursday, February 23, 2017 (Event Details)


on Friday, September 23, 2016 (Event Details)


Brittany Spaniel Club of Canada
on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (Event Details)

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