Richard Paquette- All Breed Judge
Richard has been involved in purebred
dogs since 1971. He began his career in dogs with
primarily Shih Tzu, but along the way has owned and
bred Samoyeds, Afghans, Salukis, Whippets, Brussels
Griffon, Maltese, Pekingese, Lakeland Terriers and
Wire Fox Terriers.
Shih Tzu and Lakelands are his main breeds and he
has produced over 250 Canadian Champions, 60 American
Champions, 16 different Best In Show winners and 10
National Specialty winning dogs.
Richard is now a retired professional
dog handler, a profession he enjoyed for 15 years.
During this time he finished over 500 champions in
80 different breeds and won over 150 All Breed Best
in Shows on 16 different breeds. He also owned and
piloted a Lakeland Terrier, “Danny”, Am
Can Bda Ch Jamelyn’s Second Edition to #1 All
Breeds in Canada in 1989.
He has served on the executives of
All Breed and Specialty breed clubs as well as the
Board of Directors of the Canadian Kennel Club. Richard
has been honored with Life Memberships in the Canadian
Kennel Club, the Sudbury & District Kennel Club
and the Canadian Shih Tzu Club as well as being awarded
an Honourary Membership in the Canadian Professional
Richard is a CKC Licensed All Breed
judge, a founding member of the Canadian Dog Judges
Association (CDJA) and a member of the American Dog
Judges Association (ADSJA). In addition to Canada
and the USA, he has judged in Australia, New Zealand,
Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, China, Japan,
Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, South Africa, Denmark,
Italy, Finland, Sweden and Ireland.