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Mrs Pamela Cross-Stern retires from judging

Mrs Pamela Cross Stern (right) with her Terrier group winner the Scottie Petterson’s Nord Ch So What Excalibur at the SKC show last May where she honoured her appointment despite walking difficulties


Leading Allrounder Mrs Pamela Cross Stern has announced her retirement from judging. Mrs Cross-Stern judged all groups and BIS along with Kennel Club CCs in 114 breeds. She judged Crufts BIS in 2002.

In a brief statement issued just before Christmas the daughter of the late Fred Cross a famous allrounder of the 50s and 60s said, ‘I have had a long and very enjoyable association with the world of dogs and through it have been privileged to meet many wonderful people all over the world.

‘Having said this, I hope you will understand that the decision i have to retire from judging as January 1st. 2004 is not one I taken lightly.

‘I have appointments ranging over several years ahead and will write to everyone advising them of this decision. I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. I would like to add my thanks to all who have exhibited under me during the years and for the very sporting way in which they accepted my placings.

‘I hope to visit some shows from time to time and look forward to meeting everyone and renewing old friendships.’