Welcome to our Judge!
My name is Diana Kirkaldy and I am honoured to be judging Rally this year at the Summer Spectacular.
I have been involved in the world of purebred dogs since 1989 when I obtained my first dog, a Belgian Tervuren. I purchased my first Australian Shepherd in 1992 and have been breeding Aussies under the Riomesa prefix since 1998. My breeding program has produced 16 champions as well as many obedience, rally and agility titled dogs.
My obedience career began with Barb Scott in 1989 and I joined the Oshawa Obedience Association in the early 1990's. I have held the position of Secretary, Vice-President, Trial Secretary and President - my current position of over 15 years.
When rally was introduced by CKC, I applied and was granted my license to judge. I enjoy participating in rally trials - I have put numerous rally titles many of my Aussies, past and present. My current obedience dog Bower, U-CD, URO2 CH Riomesa Pay It Forward Can/Am CDX, RAE2, Am RN, CGN was the #1 Aussie, #7 Herding dog, #13 All Breed rally dog in 2017, an accomplishment I am very proud of as both a competitor and a breeder.