Specialty Shows 2021 Judges
I’m a second generation dog show exhibitor & breeder. My parents Ramona & Carl Cantrell bred Cockers & Dachshunds under the prefix of “Seenar” in northern California. They also were all-breed handlers from the mid 1960’s to the early 80’s. So the “world of dog shows” came naturally to me! I finished my first Wire Dachshund champion by age 8 & finished my own Cocker by age 10. After high school, I took a break from dog shows to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business from CSU Sacramento. I did eventually follow my parent’s footsteps & became an all-breed professional handler. I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1994 & started handling with Bill Mathies. After getting married in 1998, Bill & I decided to “retire” from dog handling to operate our own photo lab business. The following year I applied for my AKC judging license. I’m currently licensed to judge the entire Sporting Group, Dachshunds, Cavaliers & Junior Showmanship. I’m a Lifetime member of the American Spaniel Club & a long time member of the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. I’ve served as a judge’s mentor for both Parent Clubs & I’m currently serving on the ACKCSC Judges Education Committee. I have judged multiple specialties of various breeds here in the USA and Canada, including the ASC Flushing Spaniel show & at the ASC Cocker National.
In addition to judging, I exhibit my own “Creekside” Cavaliers here in the Pacific Northwest. I had the thrill of winning an all-breed Best in Show on one of my 1st home-bred Cavalier males named GCH CH Creekside Just For Keeps back in 2008, truly a breeder’s dream come true! I also bred an ACKCSC Register of Merit bitch named GCH CH Creekside Pick Me-Pick Me!…and one of her bitch offspring that I co-bred/co-owned won a Best in Show, a Reserve Best in Show & multiple Group Firsts. Other Creekside offspring through the years are multiple specialty & group winners as well. Due to work & family constraints, I have bred a very limited number of litters over the past 15 years but feel blessed with our success in the ring & mentorship from other Cavalier breeders willing to share their knowledge too. I was so delighted to receive the invite to judge at the CKCSC of Central AZ specialty and thank you most sincerely for the opportunity to appreciate your Cavaliers!