Ainslie Mills, Surrey, B.C., Canada (Conformation - Regular and Non-regular Bitch Classes)
Thank you for the privilege of judging bitches at the GRCA National Specialty for the second time. Barrie and I have owned Golden Retrievers since 1974. While no longer breeding, we have shown in conformation, obedience and rally and have bred and/or owned more than 60 champions, many OTCHs and GRCC HOF Goldens. I have been active with the GRCC and GRCBC, holding Executive and Committee positions including President, Rescue Chair and Newsletter Editor. I am a Life Member of the Canadian Kennel Club and the Golden Retriever Clubs of America, Canada and British Columbia. I chair the GRCC Breed Standard & Judge’s Education Committee and was Chair of the GRCA Judges’ Education Committee for 15 years. I have presented seminars on Goldens in Canada, the USA, Australia, Indonesia and Japan.
As a CKC all-breed judge, I have judged across Canada and the USA, as well as Indonesia, with multiple trips to Australia and New Zealand. I was honored to have judged bitches at the GRC of Scotland championship show at the 2018 Guisachan Gathering. I have judged Golden Retriever Nationals in the USA, Canada, Indonesia and Australia, plus numerous other Sporting, Hound, Working and Herding breed specialties. I am a member of both the Canadian and Metro Vancouver Dog Judges Associations. I currently serve on the Canadian Kennel Club Breed Standards Committee and on the Board of the Friends of Guisachan. Now retired, I worked for more than 40 years in the library at my alma mater, Simon Fraser University, and enjoy reading, music, choral singing, theatre and collecting anything "Golden."