Dr Richard Meen
Richard became actively involved with purebred dogs in 1965 with the purchase of his first Afghan Hound. He then went on to exhibit and breed Borzoi, Skye Terriers, Harriers, Italian Greyhounds, French Bulldogs, Old English Sheepdogs, Scottish Deerhounds and Doberman Pinschers under the prefix "Kishniga" (Kishniga was in established partnership with Dr. John Reeve-Newson in 1971. In partnership, they have bred Group and Best In Show winning Dobermans, Old English Sheepdogs, Skye Terriers, French Bulldogs, Borzoi and Harriers. They have also owned and exhibited Group and BIS winning Lakeland Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Standard Poodles, Scottish Deerhounds, American Foxhounds and Whippets). Richard has owner-handled his dogs to many Best In Shows in Canada and the United States. He steered Ch Kishniga's Desert Song, a Borzoi, to the prestigious #1 spot All Breeds in Canada in 1977. He is past President and Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Kennel Club. He is President of the Ontario Sighthound Association, and a member of the Credit Valley Kennel and Obedience Club, the Santa Barbara Kennel Club, as well as the prestigious Morris and Essex Kennel Club. He has judged in Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA (including Westminster Kennel Club) and Canada. He is also a founding member of Borzoi Canada and Skye Canada. Judging Melbourne Royal 2009. Recently Dr Meen was the selected judge prevailing over the responsibility of selecting the Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club for 2016.