• Newbury Showground, (map)
  • Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham
  • RG18 9QZ

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Postal entries close: Tuesday, 19th April 2016 (GPO Postmark)

On-line entries can be made up until midnight on Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Judge: MRS M J W BRACE

My husband Bernard and I bought our first Wolfhound from the Sanctuary kennel of Margaret Harrison and May
Atfield in 1968. A foundation bitch joined us from the Brabyns kennel of Sue Hudson in 1970 and we registered our
kennel name, Braehead, a few months later. All Braehead bred hounds go back to these two in one way or another.
Having turned down three invitations to judge before I felt competent to do so, I accepted my first appointment in
the late 70s. I was passed to award Challenge Certificates in the breed in 1986 and have done so many times
since, including Crufts in 1998. I have judged the breed at Championship level in Europe and at match level in the
States and have judged many other breeds at our open show level - your match level - including Group and BIS. I
also judge Otterhounds regularly at match level.
● Member of the Kennel Club since 1993
● Life member and past committee member of the Irish Wolfhound Club (UK)
● Founder member and current committee member of the Irish Wolfhound Society (UK)
● IW Society representative on the Irish Wolfhound Health Group
● Past committee member of the Otterhound Club (UK)
● Past committee member, then secretary then Chairman of Dorking and District Canine Association.
I write the breed notes for Our Dogs weekly paper, which I have done since 1982 and have written many articles for
them and various breed publications. Currently proof reader for IW World, the magazine of the European IW
Congress.
Have given talks on the history of the breed and its relevance to the Standard.
— Miranda Brace