Judge Portrait Yvonne Cannon:
I have been involved in the show dog scene since I was a tot, growing up in a Gundog and Terrier-household. My parents Wallie and Bernie Ladd bred Springer Spaniels under the Corrlough prefix. In 1973, for my birthday, my parents gave me my very own dog to show, a Pekingese named "Jai Jin of Rathlin". They chose a small breed for me as the family Springer Spaniels were too big for me to handle at that time.
In the mid seventies I co-owned with my Father and bred Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers under the Corrlough prefix.
In 1981 I got my first Bernese Mountain Dog, Ch Leonfort Lauri (Pepper) who was the first Irish bred Bernese bitch to gain her Irish title. She was also my first champion.
In 1992 I got my first Shih Tzu and have a certain amount of success in the breed with Cloughlea Shih Tzu gaining titles at home and in Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Int. titles.
I was co editor of the Tibetan Breeds Yearbook Volume 1 and Managing editor of volume 2.
I commenced my judging in 1987 and today I am an FCI judge for Groups 2, 3, and 9, Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies.