|Ashley entered the dog world in 1976 showing Old English Sheepdogs and Collies. Since this time his main focus has been Tibetan Terriers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, (all four colors), winning multiple Best in Shows and breeding many champions and a grand champion under the "Aryed" prefix. The top winning Tibetan Terrier of all time and breed record holder for BIS in Australasia is owner bred handled by Ashley, and he has also owned the top winning TT in Australia for the last ten years. He breeds Miniature Pinschers in partnership with Helene McMahon under the "Khanrae" prefix. Champions carrying this prefix number in excess of 50 including many All Breed and Specialty Best In Show winners. Once again both Australia and New Zealand's Top Winning Min Pins carry the Khanrae prefix.
Ashley has owned and campaigned many other breeds. Some highlights include campaigning a Welsh Corgi Pembroke to top Corgi in Australia, winning among many Best in Show awards, Best Exhibit in Show at the Adelaide Royal show under breed specialist Virginia Lynne from Canada. He has also piloted many Shar Pei to their championship titles winning Best in Shows along the way. Ashley handled the first Black Smooth Griffon Bruxellois in the Southern Hemisphere to gain a championship title. Last year saw the introduction of a Pekingese to the kennel who became Victoria's top Toy winning multiple BIS. Many other breeds have been campaigned with success.
He has judged in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, A.C.T., Tasmania, and Western Australia. Overseas appointments include multiple assignments in South Africa and New Zealand. In 2008 he is judging Tibetan Terriers in conjunction with the World Dog Show circuit in Sweden. Specialist appointments include Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, (Australia and New Zealand), Miniature Pinscher, Griffon Bruxellois, Chow Chow, French Bulldog and Toy Poodle championship shows. Ashley is licensed to judge the Toy, Gundog, Hound, Working Dog and Non Sporting Groups at Championship level. He also judges the Gundog, and Utility groups & Best In Show at Open show level.