Red Barn Event Centre
Red Barn Event Centre
Red Barn Event Centre

Welcome to our Judge!

Oksana Syrkin

My family got our first dog, a Newfoundland, when I was in 8th grade. Over the years, our family dogs grew to include a Cocker Spaniel, a Miniature Poodle and a Dalmatian.

As an adult, my breed of choice and first competition companion was a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Together we competed in Agility, Lure Coursing, and the racing venues NOTRA and LGRA. Since then, I added Pembroke Corgi, my current Pembroke Corgi and agility partner, Merit, and my agility partner in training Australian Shepherd puppy, Archie. Archie's and mine love of the water has also introduced us to dock diving.

A couple of years ago, I decided to give back to the sport and became an AKC Agility judge. I typically judge two AKC events per month. I love the opportunity to travel and see so many talented teams and different handling styles.

In addition to AKC, the growing interest in UKI prompted me to pursue and obtain my UKI judges license. In 2016 I was honored with the opportunity to judge the US Open.

I continue to learn through AKC' s Judges Education program every three years. I attended and utterly enjoyed Greg Derrett and Lee Gibson's seminar with focus on Global Judging. Always so much to learn!

Today, I actively compete in multiple venues including AKC, USDAA, UKI, CPE, NADAC and ASCA. Each has its own unique flavor and I love them all!




Oksana Syrkin