Over 30 years ago I got my first curly coated retriever.  In the intervening years I have shown, worked, bred and judged this rare breed.  Along with my husband we also ran a successful boarding kennels where we worked 7 days a week for over a decade caring for and and grooming a large range of other people’s dogs.  This kind of makes me an all-rounder.  I am very hands-on and both regularly foster and join the walking teams.  In addition to holding the strategic direction of the Association, I work to keep our profile alive through connections with different refuges and associations, in social media and, where appropriate, the press.  I like to profile “lost causes” and see them adopted into a new life.  I find this extremely satisfying.