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Shawn Nichols

My involvement in purebred dogs started in 1982 when I attended my first dog show. I quickly developed a keen interest in the sport of purebred dogs. During the summer of 1985 I went to work for professional handlers, Mark and Sally George, in Northern California. I soon realized the sport would become a life commitment and passion. I continued to work for professional handlers, Tim Brazier and the late Mark Shanoff , all of whom offered me the privilege of working with some truly amazing dogs. I have bred both Toy & Miniature Poodles under the Typecast prefix. Eventually I relocated to Calgary where, in partnership with Raymond Yurick, I handled many breeds. One of the dogs we showed was Am. Can.Ch. Clarion Camelot Communique, Canada’s top Non-Sporting dog and #10 All breeds in 2008. In 2007 I purchased the iconic Terrier Type magazine I was the Editor/Owner from 2007-2010, a unique magazine that chronicled the history and achievements of the Terrier since 1961. I currently reside in Vancouver, BC where I currently work for Kao Canada in Sales and Marketing. My career aspirations have me pursuing my Marketing Sales Management Diploma at BCIT. I started judging in 2012, since I have completed the Toy, Non Sporting, and ½ of Hound Group. This past spring I have recently moved on to permit status for the balance of the Hound Group. Judging to me has been a natural evolution to add to my experiences in the dog world. It also allows me to remain current with issues of importance to breeders and exhibitors and offers me a means to be involved with CKC.

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