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Having been judging for so many years and in so many countries, has been an amazing experience.

In judging Staffords, the competition of the breed in the ring is one thing, but getting to see and experience laying hands on, and examining so many great dogs and bitches through the decades, many who have influenced our breed significantly, is always a privilege.

 

The additional experience of all the conversations with the breeders, owners and handlers during these times, is also such an insightful aspect of judging overall.

Upcoming Championship show Judging:

Norway 2023

South Africa 2023

New Zealand 2023

Ireland 2024

 

~ Zane Smith

Zane Smith has traveled all around the world judging many competitions.
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Best Of Breed

Can & Am. CH. Clandara By Design

Montgomery County Kennel Club
October 1992, Pennsylvania.

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Best in Show

Aust. CH. Linwest Pipedreams

My Bitch CC Winner & Best in Show at Staffordshire Bull Terrier Society of NSW CH. Show (Australia)

Stafford Entry: 174

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Best Of Breed

UK. CH. Bellarouge Blithe Spirit

My Bitch CC & Best of Breed Winner at Southern Counties Society CH. Show (UK) in 2014.

Stafford Entry: 128

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Best Of Breed

UK. CH. Bellarouge Blithe Spirit

My Bitch CC & Best of Breed Winner at Southern Counties Society CH. Show (UK) in 2014.

Stafford Entry: 128

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Best In Show

Aust. CH. Gamester The Chainmaker

SBTS Of New South Wales (Australia) in 1992. Best in Show.  Judge: Zane Smith 

This red fawn dog impressed me from the moment he entered the ring. Reminds me a good deal of a dog I owned in the early 1980's. This dog has incredible ring presence and then some. He fits the breed standard in every respect. An ideal balance of Bull and Terrier. Terrific correct head. Deep through skull, with parallel planes, short muzzle and strong underjaw. Dark round eyes giving him an almost unequalled expression on the day. Strong scissor bite made up of large, strong teeth. Beautiful rose ears. Strong, thick neck - muscular and short, which flowed ideally into well laid shoulders. Wide front, with strong, straight legs. Terrific substance without heaviness. Wonderful depth of brisket. Good feet. Shown in excellent condition, he possessed a beautiful short, clean coat. Large correct nostrils essential for proper breathing. Powerful hams with strong second thighs which propelled him across the ring with drive and ease. He looks hard and determined, a mind with purpose and energy. Correct tailset, short hocks and good angulation. Having judged Staffords in five countries, I say without hesitation that this is one of the best dogs I have seen anywhere in the world. A winner in any country, he is an asset to the breed and a credit to his breeders/owners. Having owned the Top Stafford in the UK in 1974, and having seen most of the top UK Staffords since then, I believe this dog to be better than most of them - maybe all of them. A pleasure to award him Best In Show today.

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Best Of Breed

UK Ch. Bourtie Steal The Limelight

Darlington CH Show, (United Kingdom)
Stafford entry: 134

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Judge Awarding

 UK & IR CH. LACKYLE CEAL NA OLC

Zane Smith awarding Bitch CC at the Manchester Ch. Show (UK)

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Judge Awarding

Finland SBT National Show

Zane Smith  judging BIS at the Finland SBT National Show

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Judge Awarding

SBT Club of Western Australia Specialty CH. Show 

Best in Show & Bitch CC: Aus.GCH. Castlebar's Strip Search.
Dog CC & Runner Up BIS: Akino's Zeus Da Man

NOVEMBER 9, 2013  

 

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Judge Awarding

2006 Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada

Best in Show: Multi BIS & BSS Can & Amer. CH. Clandara's Axel Foley
 

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Dog CC

UK Ch. Stormpike Dark Lord

Darlington Ch Show (United Kingdom)
-Judge: Zane Smith.

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RES CC

UK.CH. Sebsonic Shine A Light At Stormbull

Southern Counties Ch Show.
137 Entries
-Judge: Zane Smith.

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RES CC

UK CH. Harkline Robbie The Bruce

Darlington Ch Show (United Kingdom)
-Judge: Zane Smith.

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RES CC

UK CH. Bullrich Bismark At  Crossguns

Southern Counties Ch. Show
-Judge: Zane Smith.

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Best of Breed

UK & IR CH. LACKYLE CEAL NA OLC

KIllarney Ch Show (Ireland)
45 Entries
-Judge: Zane Smith.

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Best of Breed

CH. CORNERSTONE SOLILOQUY

Westminster Kennel Club 2009
-Judge: Zane Smith.

CH CORNERSTONE SOLILOQUY – Owned by Larry and Maryanne Goethals. Best in Show Stafford Bitch — only the 2nd in history of the breed in the United States.

Best of Breed-Westminster KC (2009) under internationally respected Breeder-Judge Mr. Zane Smith (Bullseye Staffords)  ~ Damon Folmar (Cornerstone)

Zane Smith stated in his critique of “Piper”:

“I had never judged this bitch before, but found her easily my Best of Breed. She was very well handled, in great condition, ideal size, beautiful type and great side gait and great fore and rear movement. Very alert and terrific balance of bull and terrier and nothing out of balance in any way. (It was) a pleasure to award her Best of Breed.”

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DOG CC

ITCHEBORN NIGHT FURY DUSTBLAZE

Southern Counties Ch. Show (UK)
-Judge: Zane Smith.

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Best Of Breed

Int.CH. Don King Of Rings

2012 World Show
American Staffordshire Terriers 
Entry: 275
Salzburg, Austria
-Judge: Zane Smith.

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Best Of Opposite

Can.CH. Distaff Jubilee Gem

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada
Judge: Zane Smith

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Judge Awarding

2006 National Specialty

Winners Dog: Can.CH Clandara's Boot Scoot 'N Boogie

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Best Of Breed

SA.CH. Chassuki Uptown Rebel

Pretoria Ch. Show - South Africa April 1995
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best Bitch & Best of Opposite

SA.CH. Jodel's Uptown Girl

Pretoria Ch. Show - South Africa April 1995
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best Of Breed

Cradbury Flash Boyo

Dudley & District Show (UK - 1984)
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best Bitch & Best of Opposite

Tondoo Miss Moonshine

Dudley & District Show (UK - 1984)
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best Bitch & Best In Show

UK.CH. Tenax Christmas Star

Morecambe Bay & Cumbria Staffordshire Bull Terrier Show (UK)
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best Of Breed

Int. Finnish & Swedish CH. Powerpaws World Acclaim

Tallin Finland Ch. Show
Finland 2008 - Entry 48
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best Of Breed

UK.CH. Yorkstaff Crackerjack

Eastwood Kennel Association (UK)
July 1993 - Entry 43
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best Of Breed

CH. Golden States Mischief Maker

SBTCA Supported Entry
1992
Judge: Zane Smith

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Best In Show

CH. Sonshine’s Limited Edition

2002 SBTCA National Specialty
Judge: Zane Smith

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Res CC Bitch

Manchester Ch. Show (UK)

Zane Smith awarding Reserve CC to UK CH. Leger Knockout Whist at the Manchester Ch. Show (UK)

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Res. Best In Show

Akino's Zeus Da Man

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Western Australia.
Judge: Zane Smith

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Res. CC Bitch

UK CH. Ferryman's Velvet Duchess

Darlington Ch Show (UK)
Judge: Zane Smith

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Judge Awarding

Western Australia Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Ch. Show

Zane judging at the Western Australia Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club Ch. Show

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Judging

Spanish American Staffordshire Terrier Specialty Ch. show

Zane Smith judging in Girona, Spain with Manuel Torres & Daniel Casanova.

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Judging

American Staffordshire Terrier Club

Zane Smith judging an American Staffordshire Terrier Club Specialty 

Girona, Spain

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Best in Show & DOG CC

Aust. CH. Towilla Muhammad Ali
 

ASTC OF NSW (AUSTRALIA), Championship Specialty Show. April 20, 2003

Judge: Zane Smith

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Judging

World Show 2012
 

Zane Smith judging at the World Show 2012

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Best Puppy in Show

Mooncraft's Valiant Red Devil

Zane judging at the SBT Club of Finland National Specialty, 2007.

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Mooncraft's Valiant Red Devil (2)
Mooncraft's Valiant Red Devil (2)

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Mooncraft's Valiant Red Devil (2)
Mooncraft's Valiant Red Devil (2)

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Best Of Breed

BISS CH. Ruff Rider's Best Bet Yet
Great Western Terrier Association

Zane judging at American Staffordshire Terrier Specialty - 1998

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Best Bitch Puppy

Mooncraft's Vainglorius Brindle Girl

140 Entries
Judge: Zane Smith

2007 SBT Club of Finland National Specialty

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Best Minor Puppy In Show

Aust.CH. Boldhart Coco Chanel
(adult picture)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of NSW Ch. Show 2003
Judge: Zane Smith

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"Critique – This nicely balanced red fawn bitch won the class on her movement. She moved throughout with strength & purpose especially for a youngster. This puppy has a clean straight front, good pigmentation, good bone correct bite, good dark eyes and a correct neck. She has an excellent topline." ~  Zane Smith

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Judging

Chicago SBT Specialty 

Zane Smith judging at the Chicago SBT Specialty 

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