Claire has been breeding and showing dogs since 1978 with many Irish, Dutch and Belgian, Luxembourg and USA champions to the Pipistrelle name. She has judged at Championship level in Ireland, UK, USA, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, France, Luxembourg and Germany. She is qualified to judge Best in Show. Claire has been the Secretary of the Papillon and Phalene Club of Ireland for the last 20 years and represents the Club in the Irish Kennel Club. She is also the Secretary of the yearly Club Championship Show.