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Judge Information
Judge Name: Barbara Turpin
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Kennel Name: Of Course
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Types of Shows: Sweepstakes
Type of Breeds
   
Biography
Barbara Turpin is a third generation dog breeder. Under the kennel name "Of Course", her family's Whippets are known for being true dual purpose dogs. Barbara TurpinThey have excelled in both racing and showing for more than 50 years. Of Course Whippets are noted in the UK book, "Whippet's Today" and the US book, "The Complete Whippet".

Ms. Turpin has had Rhodesian Ridgebacks since 1995 and still holds fast to the family legacy of breeding dogs that are well able to perform the function for which they were bred. She was a panelist at the 2004 World Congress on the subject of Breed Specific Legislation, started the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Canada, has written numerous breed-related articles, is a past rescue coordinator and is a "Dogs in Canada" photography contest winner. She is also a novice judge, handling coach, doggy doula and self-taught canine herbalist. She has recently been invited to speak at the 2016 World Congress in Denmark.

Of Course Rhodesian Ridgebacks are known internationally as dynamic movers, dedicated performance dogs, excellent producers, and consistent winners in local shows as well as breed specialties. Of Course get is seen world wide succeeding in the show ring, on the coursing field, in obedience competitions, working as therapy dogs, doing scent work and even in Iron Dog competitions. Refusing fads, Ms. Turpin's dogs are typically true wheaten, standard size and nearly always naughty.

Dedicated to the long-term preservation of the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed, Ms. Turpin's goal at the 2016 World Congress is to prompt discussions on where the breed is going and what needs to be addressed for the long-term good of the breed.
   
Future Assignments
   
Past Assignments

2018


Pacific Kennel Club
on Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Event Details)

2017


Kamloops & District Kennel Club
on Friday, September 01, 2017 (Event Details)

Western Gazehound Club
on Saturday, July 29, 2017 (Event Details)

Nicola Valley Kennel Club
on Saturday, July 01, 2017 (Event Details)

2016


Metro Valley Afghan Hound Association
on Sunday, September 04, 2016 (Event Details)

Western Dachshund Club
on Friday, July 22, 2016 (Event Details)
on Friday, July 22, 2016

Kelowna Kennel Club
on Saturday, May 21, 2016 (Event Details)

2015


Kamloops & District Kennel Club
on Friday, September 04, 2015 (Event Details)

2014


Metro Valley Afghan Association
on Sunday, July 27, 2014 (Event Details)
on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Western Gazehound Club
on Saturday, July 26, 2014 (Event Details)
Sighthound Specialty on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mount Cheam Canine Association
on Friday, February 21, 2014 (Event Details)

2013


Nicola Valley Kennel Club
on Saturday, June 29, 2013 (Event Details)
               

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