Mr. Joe Lobb and Mrs. Janet Lobb
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Mr. Joe Lobb and Mrs. Janet Lobb
Mr. Joe and Mrs. Janet Lobb
Canadian Kennel Club Judges
Joe and Janet Lobb live in a small village aprox 2 1/2 hrs west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We have two grown children, a daughter and a son, a son-in-law and have now become proud Grand Parents.
Now both recently retired, Janet enjoyed a 30 year career as a Data Base administrator for a Window and Door Manufacturer. Joe was involved in the Farm Equipment industry in Sales and Territory Management for over 45 years.
As far as Dog Show involvement, we are ‘Life’ members of the Canadian Kennel Club and belong to the ‘Canadian Dog Judges Association’. We were founding members of the Bluewater Kennel Club which existed for over 35 years. We are also currently members of the American Fox Terrier Club and Lake Effect Fox terrier Club in New York, Black and Tan Coonhound Club of America and German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada.
We have limited our breeding and showing over the last few years due to our involvement in dog judging and try to attend major Dog Show Events and Specialties in the U.S.A. and Canada for education & observation purposes. We are also quite interested in All Livestock and Horse exhibitions and try to attend these events as much as possible.
Janet started judging a few years earlier than Joe and is CKC licensed for ‘All Breeds’
Joe continued to show dogs for others for a couple more years due to some handling commitments, before jumping into the ‘Judging ring’ but is now also licensed to judge ‘All Breeds”.
As for dogs, we currently have a Smooth Fox Terrier and Black and Tan Coonhounds. One of our fox terriers and our first B&T coonhound were the ‘top dogs’ in Canada in their respective breeds in 2006, the only year they were shown to any degree. Our current SFT was Canada’s Top Smooth Fox in 2013. All attained American Championships with some very nice wins along the way. Another point of interest, is that our first Coonhound is the only multi ‘best in show’ winning bitch in breed history in our country. Our current B&T coonhound male finished his Canadian title with two Best in Shows from the classes and obtained his Grand Championship in the USA with great success and multiple groups and RBIS along the way.
We started "in dogs" in 1974 with a Doberman dog of show quality. Our first litter was whelped in 1977 under the ‘Dobenhaus’ prefix. We were always a small kennel breeding only one litter per year. There have been many champions along the way from all litters, with many highlights. These include, group winners, best in show puppy awards, several "awards of merit" at national specialties, best of winners at the Canadian national and "best in show" at the Doberman Pinscher club of Canada National Specialty in 1991.All of these dogs were breeder/owner handled. We also bred and owned the top producing female in Canada in 1990, with 7 champions finished that year, which in turn made us the Pedigree Pal Breeder of the year for Dobermans in Canada. In the late 1990’s we were also co-breeders of Canada’s Top Doberman.
In 1988 we added the smooth fox terrier breed under the” FauxPaw” prefix to our kennel. We started with a Ch.Tarb the Brat granddaughter, who gave us multiple Canadian and American champions in her two litters. We have had Canada's ‘top smooth’ on several occasions, and dogs that were either owned or bred by us have won the Canadian National Specialty three times. A particular win of note would be AOM at the American National (Montgomery) in an entry of one hundred and sixty seven.
Over the years we have had many excellent dogs of other breeds in our household and in our charge, some of which we owned and some we handled for other breeders and owners.
We handled professionally,(Joe primary and Janet more as assistant and backup) for twenty-five years. This consisted of some of Canada's top or top ranked dogs …. Handled breeds of note were Dobermans, Bernese Mtn dogs, Boxers, Australian cattle dogs, German Shepherd, Bouvier, Collies, Smooth fox terriers, Wheatens, Pugs, Chins, Setters, Springers, Goldens, Labs, Greyhounds, B&T Coonhound. We also owned, exhibited and are involved with the German Shepherd breed and handled at many Specialty events in the earlier years.
Handling highlights would include winning All Breed BIS and Specialty BIS( incl National events) with many of the above mentioned breeds. Joe piloted a Canadian bred Bernese Mtn. Dog to Best in Show at the American National Specialty as well.
To date we have judged in Canada, USA, Australia, Bermuda, China, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Japan, Slovenia, Finland and Sweden. We’ve been honoured to have awarded “BIS” in many of these countries.
Assignments have included ‘Specialty’ events…including national/regional/chapter club shows for Dobermans, Bernese Mtn Dogs, Alaskan Malamute, Siberians, Rottweilers, Boxers, Aust Cattle Dogs, German Shepherd, Chesapeake bay Retrievers, English Setters, Vizslas, Weimaraners, Borzoi, Basenji, Newfoundland dogs. We have also both enjoyed judging “Rare Breed” Shows in Canada over the past several years as this has exposed us to many other well known breeds from around the world.
We’ve been honoured to have officiated at “Special” events including Canada’s “Show of Shows” (Joe and Janet-2009) and the “Atlantic Top Dog Awards” (Janet-2010 & 2012)