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Terry Gains

Licensed for: All Breeds

Also licensed for all levels of Obedience, Rally, and CARO Rally Judge

Judging since: 2002

Bio: As a teenager I wanted a horse, my parents would only for for a dog. The dog of my choice was a black Labrador Retriever, Suzie. This started my association and love with the breed. I became involved with the sport of dog obedience and conformation shortly after.
I have trained and competed in Obedience and Conformation for the past fifty-five years. I have been lucky enough to obtain, ten OTCH titles and I'm working on number eleven.
My wife and I have bred Labradors for thirty-five years using the Gainspride prefix. Gainspride Labradors have produced Specialty and Best in Show winners. We have had Miniature Pinschers, this was a new learning curve. Min Pins were not Labradors. Learning to see things from a small dogs perspective gave me new insight into both conformation and obedience.
I have been judging Obedience for twenty-seven years and Rally-O since its addition to CKC. In conformation I'm approved for six groups: Sporting, Toys, Herding, Working, Non Sporting, Hounds and Best in Show. Presently I'm working on my permit for Terriers.

Contact info: 

4986 Old West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC    V9E 2B2 
Telephone:     250 470-0020
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