Mrs. Chris Walkowicz (EMERITUS)
1208-47th Ave. Ct.
East Moline, IL 61244
CELL: (309) 737-2625
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Chris Walkowicz began showing and breeding German Shepherd Dogs in 1965, adding Bearded Collies in 1977. She was instrumental in founding the GSDC of the Quad Cities. Nearly 50 "Walkoway" Beardies and Shepherds finished their Championships, with about 75 performance titles. Chris and her husband, Ed, are the breeders of the only Ch/OTCh/UDX Beardie.
Chris is an award-winning author of many books and articles on dog-related subjects. and a member of the DWAA Hall of Fame . Her awards include Dog Writer Association of America Best Book, Book of the Month Club selection, National League of American Pen Women Best Non-Fiction Book and a Top Reference Book choice from the National Library Association. She was honored to receive the coveted Maxwell award for "Dog Show Judging: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."
She is a past President of the Dog Writers Association of America and was the Judges Education chair for the BCCA for many years. No longer showing dogs, she began judging in 1995 and now judges Sporting, Working, Herding, BIS, Ltd. Jrs, and Misc.