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Judge Information
Judge Name: Shawn Nichols
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Types of Shows: Conformation
Type of Breeds
CKC Judge Page: https://www.ckc.ca/Events/Find-A-Judge/Judge.aspx?id=7086
   
Biography
My involvement in purebred dogs started in 1982 when I attended my first show. I quickly developed a keen interest in the sport of dogs. In the summer of 1985 I went to work for professional handlers Mark and Sally George, in Northern California. I soon realized that the sport would become a life commitment and passion. I continued to work for professional handlers Tim Brazier, Mark Shanoff and Carol Graham, all of whom offered me the privilege of working with some truly amazing dogs and helped cultivate who I've become over the past several decades. Eventually I relocated to Calgary where, in partnership with Raymond Yurick we professionally handled all breeds. In addition to showing for others we also bred and showed Wire Fox Terriers, Whippets, Scottish Terriers but primarily Toy & Miniature Poodles under the Typecast prefix, Whippets under Brushwood.

I have sat on the board of several clubs holding almost every possible executive position including being a charter member of the Non Sporting Fanciers of Alberta. I currently serve Evelyn Kenny Kennel and Obedience Club as its Show Chairmen. I have also been the Show Secretary for several clubs in the West as well. In 2007 I had the honour of purchasing and assuming the responsibility of Terrier Type, a unique magazine that chronicled the history and achievements of the Terrier since 1961. I also worked in collaboration with Raymond and his sister Yvonne Norton on the inception of Canadian Dog Digest. In 2010 I returned to Vancouver and transitioned from being the owner operator of my own salon to a cooperate position with Kao a Japanese owned with German roots. I quickly realized that if I was going to succeed in my role I would have to pursue a better understanding of modern business. During my seven years with Kao I completed my Marketing Sales Management program at BC accelerating my understating in social media. In 2017 I was head hunted by L'Oreal Professionnel for a position in Business Development which would have me return to Calgary. Creating strategic relationships and growth are at the heart of what I do.

In 2012, I started to judge, I completes my All Breed status in 2022. Judging to me was a natural evolution to add to my experiences in the dog world. It also allows me to remain current with issues of importance to breeders and exhibitors and offers me a means to be involved with CKC. In addition to judging in Canada and the US it has afforded me the luxury of judging in Mexico, Korea and Australia. I had the great priviledge of judging at Westminster Kennel Club in 2022 and Miniatures at Poodle Club of America in 2023. I have also had the great opportunity to present to the Canadian Dog Judges Association twice, once with Poodles and more recently Ethical Social Media for Dog Judges.
   
Future Assignments

2024
Edmonton Kennel Club - August 08, 2024
Campbell River Dog Fanciers Society - August 03, 2024
   
Past Assignments

2022


Evelyn Kenny Kennel & Obedience Club
on Friday, November 25, 2022 (Event Details)
on Friday, November 25, 2022
on Sunday, November 27, 2022

Belleville & District Kennel Club
on Friday, October 21, 2022 (Event Details)
Show-4 on Saturday, October 22, 2022
Show-5 on Sunday, October 23, 2022

Pictou County Kennel Club
on Saturday, September 10, 2022 (Event Details)
Show-3 on Sunday, September 11, 2022
Show-4 on Sunday, September 11, 2022

Conception Bay Kennel Club
on Friday, August 12, 2022 (Event Details)
Show-5 on Sunday, August 14, 2022

North Shore Dog Club
on Friday, August 05, 2022 (Event Details)
on Saturday, August 06, 2022
on Sunday, August 07, 2022

Poodle Club of Alberta
on Sunday, July 31, 2022 (Event Details)
on Sunday, July 31, 2022

Alberta Kennel Club [Summer Classic]
on Friday, July 29, 2022 (Event Details)
on Friday, July 29, 2022
on Saturday, July 30, 2022

Lakes District Kennel Club
on Friday, July 22, 2022 (Event Details)
Show-4 on Saturday, July 23, 2022

London Canine Association
on Friday, July 08, 2022 (Event Details)
on Friday, July 08, 2022
Ltd Show - Group 1 on Friday, July 08, 2022
Ltd Show - Group 3 on Saturday, July 09, 2022

Prairie Toy Association
on Saturday, July 02, 2022 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 02, 2022

Portage Kennel Club
on Friday, July 01, 2022 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 02, 2022
on Sunday, July 03, 2022

Calgary Kennel & Obedience Club
on Friday, May 06, 2022 (Event Details)
on Saturday, May 07, 2022
on Sunday, May 08, 2022
on Monday, May 09, 2022

2021


Pacific Kennel Club
on Thursday, October 28, 2021 (Event Details)
on Saturday, October 30, 2021
on Sunday, October 31, 2021

Prairie Dachshund Club
on Friday, October 22, 2021 (Event Details)
on Friday, October 22, 2021

Battle River Canine Association
on Thursday, October 21, 2021 (Event Details)
on Thursday, October 21, 2021
on Saturday, October 23, 2021
on Sunday, October 24, 2021

Nipissing Kennel Club
on Thursday, September 23, 2021 (Event Details)
Show-5 on Saturday, September 25, 2021
Show-6 on Saturday, September 25, 2021

French Bulldog Fanciers of Canada [National]
on Saturday, August 28, 2021 (Event Details)
on Saturday, August 28, 2021

Golden Retriever Club of Canada [Regional]
on Saturday, August 21, 2021 (Event Details)
Sunday Specialty on Sunday, August 22, 2021

Edmonton Kennel Club
on Thursday, August 05, 2021 (Event Details)
on Thursday, August 05, 2021

Canadian West Highland White Terrier Club [National]
on Saturday, July 17, 2021 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 17, 2021

Group VI Club of Manitoba
on Saturday, July 17, 2021 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 17, 2021

Fort Garry Kennel Club
on Friday, July 16, 2021 (Event Details)
Show-3 on Saturday, July 17, 2021
Show-4 on Saturday, July 17, 2021

Pomeranian Club of Canada [Regional]
on Friday, July 09, 2021 (Event Details)
Specialty-1 on Friday, July 09, 2021

Tyee Kennel Club
on Thursday, July 08, 2021 (Event Details)
on Thursday, July 08, 2021
on Friday, July 09, 2021

Battle River Canine Association [CANCELLED]
on Friday, April 02, 2021 (Event Details)

2020


Wildwood Kennel Club
on Friday, November 06, 2020 (Event Details)
Show-1 on Friday, November 06, 2020
Show-2 on Saturday, November 07, 2020
Show-3 on Sunday, November 08, 2020

Pictou County Kennel Club [Cancelled]
on Saturday, September 12, 2020 (Event Details)

Tyee Kennel Club [Cancelled]
on Thursday, July 16, 2020 (Event Details)

2018


Toy Fox Terrier Club Of Canada [National]
on Sunday, October 28, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Battle River Canine Association
on Friday, October 26, 2018 (Event Details)
on Saturday, October 27, 2018
on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Poodle Specialty Club of BC
on Sunday, October 07, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, October 07, 2018

Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers
on Friday, October 05, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, October 07, 2018
on Monday, October 08, 2018

Oakville & District Kennel Club
on Friday, September 07, 2018 (Event Details)
Show # 1 on Friday, September 07, 2018

Lakehead Kennel Club
on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Prairie Australian Shepherd Enthusiasts
on Saturday, July 07, 2018 (Event Details)

Tyee Kennel Club
on Thursday, May 10, 2018 (Event Details)
on Thursday, May 10, 2018

2016


Ladies Kennel Club of BC
on Sunday, November 06, 2016 (Event Details)
on Monday, November 07, 2016

Standard Schnauzer Club of Canada - Western Division
on Saturday, November 05, 2016 (Event Details)
on Saturday, November 05, 2016

Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers
on Friday, October 07, 2016 (Event Details)
on Sunday, October 09, 2016

Wine Country Kennel Club
on Friday, October 07, 2016 (Event Details)
Show # 1 on Friday, October 07, 2016
Show # 2 on Friday, October 07, 2016

Wire Fox Terrier Club Of Canada [National]
on Sunday, July 31, 2016 (Event Details)

Battle River Canine Association
on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Event Details)
on Friday, March 25, 2016
on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Scarborough Kennel Club
on Friday, March 11, 2016 (Event Details)
Show # 1 on Friday, March 11, 2016

Mount Cheam Canine Association
on Friday, February 26, 2016 (Event Details)
on Friday, February 26, 2016
on Sunday, February 28, 2016

2015


Poodle Club Of Alberta
on Friday, August 07, 2015 (Event Details)
on Friday, August 07, 2015

Edmonton Kennel Club
on Thursday, August 06, 2015 (Event Details)
on Friday, August 07, 2015

German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Canada
on Sunday, July 19, 2015 (Event Details)
Regional Specialty on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pointer Club of Canada
on Sunday, July 19, 2015 (Event Details)
National Specialty on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club of Canada
National Specialty on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vancouver Island Toy Dog Club
on Saturday, May 23, 2015 (Event Details)
Group Specialty on Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mid Canada Dog Association
on Friday, May 08, 2015 (Event Details)
on Saturday, May 09, 2015

Toy Dog Club Of Lambton-Kent
on Saturday, April 11, 2015 (Event Details)
Group Specialty on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kent Kennel Klub
on Friday, April 10, 2015 (Event Details)
on Saturday, April 11, 2015

Renaissance Dog Association
on Friday, April 03, 2015 (Event Details)
on Sunday, April 05, 2015

Nickel District Kennel Club
on Friday, March 27, 2015 (Event Details)
Show # 5 on Sunday, March 29, 2015

2014


Sporting Dog Club of BC
on Saturday, July 19, 2014 (Event Details)

Comox Valley Kennel Club
on Saturday, June 07, 2014 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 07, 2014

Lakehead Kennel Club
on Friday, May 02, 2014 (Event Details)
on Sunday, May 04, 2014

Seaway Kennel Club
on Friday, May 02, 2014 (Event Details)
on Friday, May 02, 2014

Battle River Canine Association
on Friday, March 21, 2014 (Event Details)
on Saturday, March 22, 2014

2013


Auld Lang Syne Dog Association
on Thursday, December 12, 2013 (Event Details)
on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Miniature Dachshund Club of British Columbia
on Saturday, July 27, 2013 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 27, 2013

Assiniboine Kennel Club
on Friday, April 12, 2013 (Event Details)
on Saturday, April 13, 2013

2012


Battle River Canine Association
on Friday, October 26, 2012 (Event Details)
on Friday, October 26, 2012

Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers
on Friday, October 05, 2012 (Event Details)
on Friday, October 05, 2012

Pictou County Kennel Club
on Saturday, September 08, 2012 (Event Details)
Show 1 on Saturday, September 08, 2012
               

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