Ms. Peri D. Norman
P.O. Box 67069
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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In the spring of 1970, I showed our family mixed breed dog at a 4-H fair. That marked the official beginning of my love of all things dog. I acquired my first show dog in 1971 as a young junior handler and actively owned and trained Gordon Setters throughout my early years in dogs. I apprenticed for professional handlers; handling over 100 different breeds in competition. I raised puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind throughout my career as a 4-H member. In 1985 I acquired my first Belgians and continued to actively participate in showing, but by the 1990s was showing mostly only my own dogs. I began herding in 1986. Since the AKC program didnít exist at that time, the Border Collie trainers and a few Aussie trainers were our primary resources.
Itís really hard to summarize forty plus years, but canít really think of much I have tried; from hunting to herding to sledding and raising puppies for Guided dogs for the Blind, I pretty much just love doing stuff with dogs. I began judging in 1999 and strive to understand the standard of each breed that I judge within the context of its history and purpose.
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