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Elizabeth was involved with Labradors from an early age. In 1949 her father  purchased a fox red bitch  from the famous Liddly Kennels, he regularly shot over his dogs in the Lincolnshire countryside. As a Junior Handler she exhibited at Open Shows until she emigrated to Australia in 1963.  Within weeks of her arrival she purchased her foundation  bitch from Harry Scott of Lindhills Kennels. Since then her carefully planned breeding  program has seen her become a respected breeder and exhibitor at the highest levels, having bred or owned more than 40 Champions.
 

Hugh has been President of the Australian National Kennel Council  since 1998 and is a Past President and Life Member of the Royal NSW Canine Council (Dogs NSW). A Life Member and President of the Labrador Retriever Club of NSW since 1990, he was the inaugural Chairman  of the National Labrador Breed  Council.. .

An International All Breeds Judge he has judged extensively in New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. He has been approved by the Kennel Club (UK) to Judge Labradors, Gundog & Working Dog Groups and Best in Show.

In 2006 he was was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his  services to Canine Activities.

Hugh is a Lead Educator with the NSW Goverment Responsible Pet Ownership Education Program,

Away from the world of dogs Hugh is Captain of the Theresa Park Rural Fire Brigade and in April 2015 he was awarded a 25 years Long Service Medal by the NSW Rural Fire Service and is a holder of the National Medal.




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