Anthony's late father started the prefix 'Lochcuan' over 30 years ago & their first breed was West Highland White Terriers.


His father showed, bred & made up several Champions & after his passing away both his mother & Anthony continued with the same success. Anthony later took a keen interest in their second breed Shetland Sheepdogs, which he bred and showed, also making up several Champions.


His judging career started 26 years ago & he is about to become an All Rounder later this year. He has judged in the U.K., most of Europe & South Africa, and is very involved with his local club Limerick & District Canine Club which is part of the 'Munster Circuit' & the premier dog show in Ireland. Anthony has held several positions in the club over the last 26 years & is currently Vice-Chairperson.


He is a member of The Irish Kennel Club Council & also a member of the Disciplinary Committee. He was a regional correspondent for the U.K. canine paper 'Our Dogs' for a number of years.



Hassi Assenmacher - Germany

 Hassi has been an All Breeds judge since 1975 and is registered in the German judging list. She is a specialist for 63 different breeds and in 1987 she qualified as an all rounder.


She started breeding Basset Hounds about 35 years ago, and her bitch was the first Basset Hound of all FCI countries to achieve the title of "Champion International de Beaute". Her first male Basset Hound won 13 Champion titles and was awarded three working certificates. In 1985 her husband surprised her with a Dobermann as a birthday gift. This dog, "Graf Guido vom Franckenhorst" bred in the Netherlands held 20 Champion titles from almost all parts of the world with the result of more than 1,600 puppies.


She lived in South Africa for five years, but after the death of her husband, Hassi moved back to Germany in 2003. Hassi is fluent in English, German, Spanish & French. She has judged all over the world - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, USA and Zimbabwe. Judged Royal Perth Show twice - 2006 latest appointment.



Sylvie Desserne - France

Born into a family where animals took pride of place, from a very early age I was always surrounded by four-legged friends and mostly by our pet Pointers and Poodles.

As soon my finances permitted, I bought my first show dog and was quickly smitten by the idea of starting a small kennel and that was when the "Vilfloriane" affix was created. Shih tzu, then King Charles and Cavaliers King Charles spaniels become my life. I bred many champions mainly Charlies and Cavaliers.

Thus started a passion that was to influence the rest of my life, not always I might add with the family's approval as dogs tend to take over your whole existence. They can take you around the world, first as an exhibitor and then as a judge.

Although my first breed, the King Charles, will always hold a special place in your heart, I have developed a passion for all breeds.  It has now become impossible not to feel a thrill when I am standing in front of an outstanding exhibit whatever the breed.


Colette Muldoon - Ireland

Colette judges all breeds and Groups at international level. She has judged many times in most European countries and Australia.

She serves on the Judges Committee of The Irish Kennel Club and is Secretary of an all Breed Championship Show; Secretary of Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club; President of Bichon Frise, German Spitz, and Dogue De Bordeaux Clubs; and Chairman of Yorkshire Terrier Club.

Colette has been involved with show dogs over 30 years, and has many Champions in several Breeds. Currently she has Samoyeds, Bichon Frise, and Yorkshire Terriers.

She was approved as an ALL BREEDS judge in November 2009.