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2019 National & Regional

April 9-13, 2019

Lora Megli, 2019 Show Chair, lmegli@yahoo.com

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National Conformation & Junior Showmanship: Carol Doerge
Regional Conformation: Linda Scanlon

National Sweepstakes: Jo Quintenz
Regional Sweepstakes: Katherine Howell

Obedience & Rally Trials & Regional 4-6 Month Puppy: Nancy D. Simmons
Agility: Steve Larrison
Scent Work: Diana Wilkins

Nancy D. SimmonsNancy D. Simmons

Obedience & Rally Trials
Regional 4-6 Month Puppy

Nancy has been active in both conformation and obedience over the years with her Great Danes, a Golden Retriever, and more recently Doberman Pinschers. Nancy was very proud of her Great Dane CH Simmons Garrett CDX CGC. Nancy competed with her Doberman Pinscher CH Lemils Simmons Seville UD ROM in the Obedience Top 20 at the DPCA National Specialty in 1997. Nancy's heart dog was CH Simmons Connoisseur WAC TT CGC, LC-12D, "Connor", who sired the Best of Opposite Sex winner at the Doberman Pinscher Club of America National in 2014.

Nancy applied for AKC approval in 1993 to judge Great Danes and Junior Showmanship. Currently, she is approved to judge the Working group, the Sporting group, the Herding group, the Toy group, the Non-Sporting group, and Bassets and Dachshunds in the Hound group. She also judges Junior Showmanship, Best in Show, Miscellaneous Breeds, and all levels of Obedience and Rally. It was an honor for her to judge the AKC National Obedience Invitational in Long Beach, CA, in December 2010. Nancy has judged the Top 20 at the 2009 and 2014 Great Dane Club of America National Specialties, the Top 20 at the American Rottweiler Club National Specialty in 2012, and the Akita Club of America Top 20 in 2015. Nancy has also judged the National Specialty for the American Brittany Club and all-breed shows in China. Nancy was honored to judge dogs at the Doberman Pinscher Club of America National in October 2016. She was very excited to be elected to judge bitches at the Great Dane Club of America National Specialty in 2018.

Nancy has always been active in her local Doberman Pinscher and Great Dane clubs, serving in many positions. She is active in an all-breed club and is president of the Dallas Fort Worth Judges Association. Since 2009, Nancy has been serving as treasurer of the Dog Judges Association of America.

She has a degree in Business Administration/Accounting and works full time with her husband Carl in their business as a general contractor doing commercial construction. Her daughter Cindy is a physician whose specialty is Emergency Medicine. Cindy has two children. Nancy is proud of her grandson Christopher and granddaughter Julianne. Christopher is working toward his Eagle Scout award and is in the marching band. Julianne is an avid horseback rider in a drill team. Nancy's son Andy earned his PhD in Biochemistry and works for a pharmaceutical company in the San Francisco area. Andy's son Jason recently graduated from college with a BS in Biology. Andy also has a five-year old son named Ewan, who keeps the family busy. Nancy feels blessed to have four healthy grandchildren.

Nancy is honored to be invited to judge at your show.

Nick Frost

National 4-6 Month Puppy

Steve LarrisonSteve Larrison


Steve Larrison has been a dog owner his entire adult life. He settled in with Labrador Retrievers early on until one day, about 12 years ago, he went quail hunting behind some fantastic pointing dogs. He was hooked. A couple years later he had his first Vizsla. Shortly thereafter he acquired a second. The show ring followed for a couple years, then into the field to do what they were born to do….HUNT. In 2011, the summer was too hot to train for field work so he decided to give the sport of agility a try to keep his dogs in shape. That's all it took, the agility bug bit him. One of his dogs, Vegas, took to the sport much more than the other, to the point that in Aug of 2015, Steve and Vegas achieved their first MACH. By the time of this show, Vegas will have her MACH3.

He has achieved a National Agility Championship (NAC) qualification every year that he was eligible. He is most proud that in 2017, he and Vegas were honored to qualify for the NAC FINALS in the 24" height. The sport has given him and his dog so much enjoyment that in 2017 he decided to "pay it forward" by attending the AKC Agility Judging Seminar in May of that year. He has since had many judging assignments all over the Nation. He continues to compete in AKC Agility with Vegas and is starting a young Vizsla later this year.

Steve holds a M.B.A and is a licensed Master Electrician in the State of Texas. He has worked in the construction industry and cattle business all of his life. He is a husband (for 38 years) to a wonderful lady, Janelle, a dad to one daughter and "Poppy" to two fantastic grandkids. He is a member of local Vizsla clubs and the Vizsla Club of America.

Steve is humbled and honored to judge the agility competition at the PBGVCA National & Regional Specialty in Kerrville.

Diana WilkinsDiana Wilkins, MA, CPDT-KA, CNWI

Scent Work

Diana earned a Masters degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and has studied animal behavior extensively. She has since gone on to earn credentials as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and Certified K9 Nose Work Instructor (CNWI). She is also a Certified Scent Work judge for the American Kennel Club (AKC) and United States Canine Scent Sports (USCSS). Diana has been working with and training dogs since 1998.

In 2009, Diana moved to San Antonio, Texas to open In Harmony with Dogs, offering private training, behavior consultation, as well as classes in puppy socialization, dog obedience, behavior modification and K9 Nose Work. She developed a K9 Nose Work® program at the Animal Defense League that successfully facilitated the adoption of many dogs.

Diana's passion lies in enhancing the lives of families and their companion dogs through a deeper understanding of dogs, modern training and dog sports.

Diana and her dogs have been actively involved in dog sports for many years. While her first dog Dani, a German Shepherd Dog, introduced her to the sport of dog agility, her Border Collie Kona took them to the next level. Diana and Kona consistently ranked at the top of the sport of dog agility and are eight-time finalists at the Cynosport World Championships, boasting five top ten finals placements. Kenya, her younger Border Collie is a talented hunter, currently competing in the Elite class in K9 Nose Work®. Diana's energetic young Belgian Malinois is also excelling in the growing sport of K9 Nose Work®.

Diana truly enjoys the challenges of training at these levels and the enhanced understanding and teamwork that it facilitates.

Carol DoergeCarol Doerge

National Junior Showmanship
National Conformation

I am extremely honored to be judging the PBGVCA National in 2019. I began my tour of the world of conformation dog shows in 1972 after obtaining my first Standard Wirehaired Dachshund. I showed and bred my dachshunds in the 70's and 80's until my career in the insurance industry interfered with my dog show fun. In 2001 my sister, Julie Shannon, introduced me to the wonderful world of the PBGV. Their beard and eyebrows reminded me of my dachshunds and I fell in love with them immediately. I have successfully shown and bred many PB's to their championships. I am most proud of my matriarch bitch achieving her Register of Merit and my first male was awarded the Best Veteran at the Charlotte PBGVCA national by the esteemed breeder/judge Nick Frost. I will continue to breed and show this wonderful "happy rustic hound" and will do everything in my power to further the path of quality the previous PBGV owners and breeders have established. Thank you again for this great honor.

Jo Quintenz

National Sweepstakes

Jo Quintenz has been breeding and exhibiting PBGVs since 2001. Her Kennel 'Sonora' previously bred or exhibited beagles, Lhasa Apsos and occasionally Newfoundlands before that time. She has bred more than 20 champions of record and two have attained ROM status. In addition to confirmation she competes in nosework trials with Gallo another home bred champion.

A retired teacher of science and teacher education she has a particular interest in monitoring and improving the genetic health of this breed and has devoted hundreds of hours maintaining the Club's pedigree database updating it with POAG test results and extending pedigrees as far as possible.

Since joining PBGVCA she has served on the Board of Directors for 10 years and was chair or assistant chair of the 2006, 2009, and 2015 national specialties. She also served on the committees that revised the Judge's Selection process as well as the most recent Constitution and ByLaws approved by the membership. She is honored by the opportunity to judge sweepstakes at the 2019 national specialty in Kerrville, TX.

Linda Scanlon

Regional Conformation

Linda was raised in the English border country where her farther trained English Springer Spaniels for hunting.

Linda began in AKC conformation as a teenager with Australian Terriers. She bred/owned/handled the first triple titled Aussie (conformation, obedience, earth dog).

Salukis entered her life in 1972 and from a small breeding program there have been multiple champions in the ring and field including specialty winners, dual champions, tracking and obedience titled dogs.

Linda was the first person to earn the AKC UD on a saluki (2 individuals) earning multiple Will Judy/Dog World Awards in the US and Canada. One also distinguished himself by winning multiple all breed highs in trial, hound groups and bests in field, always owner handled. They are the only salukis to achieve the UD/Obedience Trial Champion status in Canada to date.

Initially, Linda was approved to judge Salukis and Australian Terriers and currently judges BIS, hound and herding groups, all levels of obedience and rally, lure coursing and junior showmanship. She is the only AKC judge fully approved for this combination of events. She has judged multiple specialties including having been twice selected by her peers to judge conformation at the national Saluki specialty. Out of country assignments include Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, England, Germany, Finland, New Zealand and Sweden.

Linda's other passions include her husband of many years, her grown sons, international travel and opera.

Katherine HowellKatherine Howell

Regional Sweepstakes

I started showing dogs in 2008 after wandering into the San Antonio Summer Classic Series of dog shows. I fell in love instantly and was told that I should pursue Junior Showmanship. I attended a ring manners class and practiced with a few different breeds, but none of them I fell in love with until I met the PBGV! I started working with Amazona Kennels owned by Helen Goldberg and was mentored Lora Megli. Every Saturday from the time I was 10 until I graduated High School, I would clean kennels, feed dogs and of course practice with my PBGV. I showed in Juniors until I "aged out" at age 18. I also showed many different breeds including the PBGV in conformation and showed them through to their CH. I am now a Provisional Junior Showmanship judge. Juniors are the future of the sport and I am excited that I get to continue to encourage them to follow their passion.

I am currently a senior marketing major at Abilene Christian University. I have had to take a bit of a break from showing dogs during college as my schedule has gotten very busy. I am honored to judge Sweepstakes and Junior Showmanship at the 2019 Regional Specialty in my home state of Texas.

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