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Judge Information
Judge Name: Frank Kane
Location: Cleveland, UK
Kennel Name: Hirontower Cockers
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Types of Shows: Conformation
Type of Breeds
   
Biography
Frank Kane showed his first dog, a cocker spaniel as a schoolboy, and he has been involved in the dog world ever since. Whilst at University he co-owned and handled two Sealyham Terriers to their titles. In 1970 he obtained two American cocker spaniel bitches as a foundation for his HIRONTOWER kennel. One of these bitches became a champion and both produced champions. 13 UK Champions were produced with others overseas. The Cockers have also remained a permanent favourite and CCs were won with these also. Frank has also been heavily involved in Dachshunds, Afghans and Great Danes and has handled champions in all of those breeds. First awarding challenge certificates in the UK IN 1974, Frank is now approved to award CCs in 110 breeds and judges all groups and Best in Show in the UK and has judged all groups and Best in Show under FCI rules. He judged Best in Show at Crufts in 2012. [Under CKC rules, Frank is eligible to judge Groups 1 and 6, and 121 breeds from the remaining five groups].

Frank is a member of the Kennel Club Board of Directors and Chairman of the Breed Standards Committee. He is also chairman of one of the Dog Health groups.

Frank is author of several books on dogs and his book "Judging the Gundog Breeds" is much acclaimed worldwide. Outside his canine interests Frank is a keen horseman and has judged at some prestigious shows in the UK.
   
Future Assignments

2024
Aurora & District Kennel Club - November 21, 2024
   
Past Assignments

2023


Clumber Spaniel Club of Canada [National]
on Saturday, June 03, 2023 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 03, 2023

German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Canada [Regional]
on Saturday, June 03, 2023 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 03, 2023

Irish Red & White Setter Club of Canada [National]
on Saturday, June 03, 2023 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 03, 2023

Pointer Club of Canada [National]
on Saturday, June 03, 2023 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 03, 2023

Border Terrier Club of Ontario
on Friday, June 02, 2023 (Event Details)
on Friday, June 02, 2023

Erie Shores Kennel Club
on Friday, June 02, 2023 (Event Details)
on Friday, June 02, 2023
on Sunday, June 04, 2023

Chinese Crested Club of Ontario
on Thursday, June 01, 2023 (Event Details)
on Thursday, June 01, 2023

Sealyham Terrier Club Of Canada [National]
on Thursday, June 01, 2023 (Event Details)
on Thursday, June 01, 2023

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Of Atlantic Canada
on Saturday, April 29, 2023 (Event Details)
on Saturday, April 29, 2023

Cobequid Dog Club
on Saturday, April 29, 2023 (Event Details)
Show-1 on Saturday, April 29, 2023
Show-2 on Saturday, April 29, 2023
Show-3 on Sunday, April 30, 2023
Show-4 on Sunday, April 30, 2023

2018


English Setter Club Of Canada [Regional]
on Sunday, June 03, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, June 03, 2018

Terrier Breeders' Association Of Canada
on Sunday, June 03, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, June 03, 2018

Vizsla Society of Ontario
on Sunday, June 03, 2018 (Event Details)
on Sunday, June 03, 2018

English Cocker Spaniel Club of Canada [National]
on Saturday, June 02, 2018 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 02, 2018

Golden Retriever Club Of Canada
on Saturday, June 02, 2018 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 02, 2018

Erie Shores Kennel Club
on Friday, June 01, 2018 (Event Details)
on Friday, June 01, 2018
on Saturday, June 02, 2018
on Sunday, June 03, 2018
on Monday, June 04, 2018
Ltd Breed Show for Sporting Spaniels on Sunday, June 03, 2018

Ontario All Pointing Breed Field Dog Club
on Friday, June 01, 2018 (Event Details)
on Friday, June 01, 2018

2012


Beagle Club of Western Canada
on Sunday, August 05, 2012 (Event Details)
on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Rocky Mountain Whippet Association of Alberta
on Sunday, August 05, 2012 (Event Details)
on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Alberta Kennel Club
on Friday, August 03, 2012 (Event Details)
on Saturday, August 04, 2012
on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Westwind Sporting Dog Club
on Thursday, August 02, 2012 (Event Details)
on Friday, August 03, 2012
               

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