Name: Sue-Ellyn Rempel
Where you live: Manitoba, Canada
Your breed: Dachshund Miniature Wire-Haired
1) The best advice you could give to a new person just beginning, would be what?
Find a good mentor, not necessarily within your own breed. Someone with All Breed knowledge.
2) Who was your mentor in dogs?
Bonnie Shore, a friend through the horse world that bred and showed German Shepherds.
3) If you could make one wish for the sport and for purebred dogs, what would it be?
PETA to go away and people to be kind to one another and remember there is generally a reason why a dog wins one day and loses the next. I may want a great front and you may want a great rear!
4) Name two dog show friends that you would take on “Survivor” with you, and why?
I need 4….Lynda Torrance and Doug McIntyre to keep me laughing, Beth Chopey and Sandy Orford to spoil me. Is that too needy?? LOL
5) What do you miss at today’s shows, versus those of the past?
The numbers! Watching large entries at all breed shows of breeds that barely have six now.
6) Your favorite dog show anywhere in the world to attend is, and why?
Poodle Club of America and Dachshund Club of America. I enjoy breed judging rather than group judging. I would love to get to Montgomery and sit with the right people during breed judging.
7) Your favorite way to relax is?
Watching TV with Jac and the dogs, and talking dogs with good people who like me, still want to learn.
8) Which judge no longer alive or judging, do you miss the most?
Oh, so many! Ann Rogers Clark and Michelle Billings both so willing to share their knowledge.
9) Name a dog of the past which gave you goosebumps?
Afghan Hound Ch.Tryst of Grandeur, I was at a show and just walking past the Hound group and to this day, the most magnificent sight to see moving around the ring.
10) If you could sit down for the first time, and have a conversation with any dog person still active, who would it be?
Wow big question! Probably, Peter Green who I think could teach me a thing or two. We’ve met many times but never really talked.