Ms. Barbara J. Wood
102 Kenilworth Blvd.
Cranford, NJ 07016
FAX: (908) 272-8995
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Bobbie was given her first Lhasa in 1968 and it started her on a journey that has occupied her interest since that time. As a breeder, owner, handler she has finished over 85 champions, 7 Rally titles, 4 Obedience titles, produced 3 Best in Show dogs, 8 Grand Futurity winners, 2 High In Trial winners and 2 National Specialty winners. In 2011, the AKC honored her by selecting her as Breeder of the Year to represent the Non-Sporting Group at Eukanuba in Orlando, FL.
She was approved to judge Lhasa Apsos in 1980 and now judges the Non-Sporting, & Toy Groups, 9 Terrier Breeds, Best In Show and Junior Showmanship. She has had the honor to judge the American Lhasa Apso Club's National Specialty and has judged Lhasa Specialties in Australia, Denmark, England and Norway. She has also judged specialties in many of the Non-Sporting and Toy breeds in America, Australia, Canada, Denmark and Norway.
She has always been very involved with the National Breed Club serving as its President, a Board Member, and participating on many committees that serve the breed. Currently she is the editor of The Lhasa Bulletin which is the official club publication and chairman of the Judges Education committee. In 2011, the AKC honored her as the 2011 Breeder of the Year representing the Non-Sporting Group. The following year, ALAC presented Bobbie with the Member of the Year award for outstanding contributions to the parent club. She is a member of local kennel clubs and is currently President of the Non-Sporting Group Club of the Garden State. She is still an active exhibitor in conformation, obedience and rally.
Professionally, Bobbie worked for ABC/Disney as a Sound Effects Artist for 25 years until her retirement in 2000 during which time she was awarded 4 Emmys for her work on the daytime soap, "All My Children".