Connie Parrish

Connie Parrish, Gordon, GA (Obedience)

Headshot of Connie Parrish

A 4-H family dog project in 1966 propelled Connie Parrish to a lifetime of involvement with dogs. From her beginning with Rough Collies, she also has competed with Shetland Sheepdogs, Standard Poodles, Bedlington Terriers and her current breed of Border Collie.

She has competed in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Conformation, FASTCAT, Earthdog and more. Among her accomplishments include earning an OTCH on Summit her Border Collie in 2020. During the 30 years she worked with Bedlington Terriers, she earned Agility titles including MX and MXJ, the first ever for the breed, and she also earned a UDX title on a Bedlington.

She started judging in 2011 after friend and former judge Greg Feathers suggested it to her and became a mentor. She has judged Obedience and Rally all over the country and the 2021 GRCA National Specialty will be her first National.