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Judge Information
Judge Name: David Miller
Location: Ohio, USA
Kennel Name: Shandell Salukis
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Types of Shows: Conformation
Type of Breeds
   
Biography
Mr. David R. Miller (aka Jean-David Laplanche) has been a dog enthusiast all his life. From an early age, his parents raised various terriers. In the early seventies, while residing in France, he fixed his sights upon the dogs that he had raised for over forty years––Salukis. Under the prefix of Shandell, and coupled with the French Saluki kennel, Arab Bahari, he still occasionally breeds and shows. In addition, he has owned Afghans, Dalmatians and Italian Greyhounds.

In the Mid-Seventies and throughout the Eighties, Mr. Miller showed not only his Salukis, but dogs in several breeds for clients. In 1988, he applied to the American Kennel Club and was approved to judge Salukis. Since then, he has been approved to judge the American Kennel Club Sporting Group, Hound Group, Toy Group, Non-Sporting Group, Fourteen Terriers, Five Herding and Three Working breeds.

He has held many offices in the Grand River Kennel Club, currently Vice President, and is the cluster chairperson for their cluster weekend – The Regatta Classic. Moreover, he is the Vice President of the Cuyahoga Valley Hound Association and the founder of the Regatta Classic Dog Shows in Ohio.

Mr. Miller has officiated in the capacity of judge in thirty-three countries on six continents. He has published in both English and French in professional educational periodicals as well as dog publications. Moreover, he has given seminars internationally on the Afghan, Azawakh, Saluki, Whippet, Solving the Mysteries of Breed Type, Back to Basics, and Judging Procedure.

He travels frequently to North Africa due to his association with sighthounds and conducts tours of Marrakech, Morocco and its surroundings. As an avid traveller, he has visited many kennels around the world.

Professionally, Mr. Miller, retired, was the Department Coordinator of World Languages for a school system in the Cleveland, Ohio Metropolitan Area. He has also instructed on the university undergraduate and graduate levels. He holds a Master's Degree in Education with a specialization in French as well as a Certificat Du Premier Degré from the Université De Strasbourg, France. He is a translator and has conferred on projects for officials at the United Nations in relation to indigenous canine breeds of the Sahara.

In his spare time, he is a photographer and his work has been published internationally. Mr. Miller speaks French, German, Italian and English.
   
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