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John Wade became active in purebred dogs in 1959 when he purchased a Dachshund for his mother on Mother's day and has stayed continuously involved since. Early on, he worked for an AKC Licensed All Breed Handler and two terrier breeding kennels, eventually becoming a Handler. He also enjoyed success as a breeder and exhibitor of Dachshunds with numerous top winning Smooth Dachshunds either owned or breed by the Wade Family. Wade further pursued his interest and became a multiple-group judge. Employed on two occasions by the American Kennel Club as a member of their Executive Field Staff and Director of Judging Operations he has deep knowledge of the inner workings of the sport.