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Judge Information
Judge Name: Paul Price
Location: Alberta, Canada
Kennel Name: Coomara
Types of Shows: Sweepstakes
Type of Breeds Spaniel (Irish Water)
Paul R. Price, Calgary Alberta
Coomara Kennels – Irish Water Spaniels (CKC Registered)

Paul has been an animal advocate and dedicated dog owner all his life. He has had various mixed breeds, beagles and shelties prior to settling on his breed of choice, the Irish Water Spaniel (IWS). Paul is an avid upland and waterfowl hunter and loves to work his dogs in the field and enjoys rally and regular obedience. Paul loves dogs of all breeds (especially puppies and veterans), enjoys ring stewarding and competing in conformation, in rally and regular obedience and in working certificate and hunt tests in venues provided by the CKC, AKC, UKC and NAHRA (where he is a life member).

Paul encountered his first IWS in the early 1970’s when, as a teenager, a British army officer attending the Royal Military Staff College in Kingston moved into his acreage community with 2 IWS. It was love at first sight and he swore that one day he would have an IWS. After graduating university, he moved west to Calgary with his sheltie Kailin by his side to work as a petroleum exploration geologist. He then convinced his friend and now wife, Paula, to join him in Calgary. When their much-loved sheltie Kailin passed at 15 years old, they felt it was time to get another dog and started the search for an IWS. It took over 2 years to find the right one but it was one special dog, “Mr. Red” aka Torin (MBIS/BISS Can GrCh/Amer/Fin/Est Ch Mystic Torin CD RN WC). Torin compiled CKC, AKC and international win record that after more than 15 years still have not been surpassed. Further his sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters and now great-grandsons and great granddaughters are continuing his winning legacy around the world.

Paul continues to breed numerous top winning IWS at the CKC, AKC and international Breed, Group and Best in Show levels (BIS/BISS/BPIS) under his CKC registered kennel name Coomara. He is active in local dog clubs and the CKC (a former registration committee and discipline committee member). He continues to breed and hunt his IWS, act as strong voice for responsible dog ownership and for protecting pure bred dogs and is now working towards becoming a licensed CKC conformation judge.
Future Assignments
Past Assignments


Miniature Bull Terrier Club of Canada [National]
on Sunday, October 24, 2021 (Event Details)
on Sunday, October 24, 2021


Conformation Sanction Match
on Sunday, August 23, 2020 (Event Details)


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club Of Canada [National]
on Sunday, August 04, 2019 (Event Details)
on Sunday, August 04, 2019

Brittany Spaniel Club of Canada [National]
on Saturday, July 13, 2019 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 13, 2019

German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Canada [National]
on Saturday, July 13, 2019 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Bouvier des Flandres Club of Canada [National]
on Sunday, June 02, 2019 (Event Details)
on Sunday, June 02, 2019


Weimaraner Association Of Canada [Regional]
on Sunday, August 05, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, August 05, 2018

American Staffordshire Terrier Club Of Canada [National]
on Saturday, August 04, 2018 (Event Details)
on Saturday, August 04, 2018


Battle River Canine Association
on Friday, October 27, 2017 (Event Details)

Alberta Kennel Club
on Friday, August 04, 2017 (Event Details)

Pacific Kennel Club
on Thursday, July 27, 2017 (Event Details)

Evelyn Kenny Kennel & Obedience Club
on Thursday, July 13, 2017 (Event Details)


Wild Rose English Springer Spaniel Association Of Alberta
on Friday, July 29, 2011

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