Mr. Phillip Stemp (UK)
Laudernell French Bulldogs
My first interest in French bulldogs started in the eighties watching them at Crufts whilst showing my original breed. Soon after I was lucky to get a very handsome brindle puppy Kingrock Hemlock, so from there began my long, delightful journey with this interesting and amusing breed. In the mid nineties, the first Laudernell litter arrived (all pied) producing Ch Laudernell White Heather and since then I have always had a small group of frenchies with me.
I have always been involved in some way with the Dog show ring, whether showing my frenchies or being involved with one of the breed clubs, serving as an officer and organising Club shows, or lecturing on the breed at Club Seminars, assessing new judges, or painting and drawing this beautiful breed, there has always been something to keep me interested.
I have been awarding CCs in frenchies since 2002 and have been very lucky to judge the breed many times around the world, from Europe to Australia and the USA, judging the French Bull dog Club of America Nationals and also their prestigious Top Twenty Award annual event.
I am delighted to be invited to judge the breed here in Finland and regard this as a huge honour. I thank the committee for asking me to take part along with my fellow judge Mr Paul Pearce. I hope everyone has a very enjoyable and memorable day and accepts all the results in good heart.
Mr. Paul Pearce (UK)
Hetana French Bulldogs
When I found out I was judging at this show, I was delighted and honoured, as I have
much admired the Frenchies in Finland, so I am looking forward to the opportunity to assess so many quality French Bulldogs, thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge here.
As someone who currently shows Frenchies in the UK show circuit, I fully understand
the thrill and delight of winning a class or being well placed, so I will strive to reward
the very best, based on my many years of experience as a breed specialist judge and breeder.
For many years I have steadily built the Hetana affix in the UK using a carefully chosen
breeding program of breed type, confirmation and health testing, ultimately reaching
pinnacle breeder in the UK. Hetana French Bulldogs have many admirers and interest from around the world and have bred many Champions in the UK as well as Champions in America, Australia and New Zealand. I have had a lifelong interest in all things to do with dogs. My parents showed dogs when I was a child and I grew up with dogs always around me or at shows. I got the bug for showing my own dogs as a teenager with Setters, then Pekes and my greatest love French Bulldogs, which I still love showing today.
I have been judging in the UK at the highest Championship level for well over a decade, awarding CC's in French Bulldogs and also awarding CC’s in Pekes. I have been very fortunate to have been awarding the highest awards in Europe and Scandinavia many times as well as Australia and in various parts of America, including the French Bulldog club of America and at the Westminster show. I have served for many years on the board of the French Bulldog Club Of England, officiating in the show management and holding the high office of Chairman.