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Poodles In Australia

The definitive site for everything about
Poodles in Australia

• Online Since 1998 •

Gregory J Ross, BEc, BSc, DipEd, ACE.
Technical Support: Michael Calvello & Andrew Barratt

PoodlesInAustralia.com is wholly owned by Gregory J Ross. The series of books titled "Poodles In Australia" is co-owned with Judith K McMahon

We are the compilers/publishers of the series of books titled Poodles In Australia (est.1986), published in 3 volumes, which record full details of all Poodles who have received a title in the conformation, obedience and agility show rings in Australia since 1973.

Australia has not had a central registry for dogs; each state published its own records.There is no 'Stud Book' published and hence no publication of pedigrees by the Australian National Kennel Council, the canine governing body in Australia.

The Poodles In Australia books are the only source of pedigree information about the Poodle breed in Australia.

These books contain a vast amount of data including photographs of top winners, Honour Rolls of the Leading Sires and Dams and the Honour Roll of Top Breeders in Australia. They also contain the colour marked 3-generation pedigrees of all titled Poodles in Australia since 1973 and kennel presentations by the leading Poodle breeders in Australia.

At this time all 3 volumes are sold out; there are no plans to reprint at this time as the popularity of the Poodle, and hence the number of breeders and exhibitors, has fallen considerably over the past years. There are plans to continue the series at a later time.

Who is ...


Bred Toy Poodles under the BARTAK prefix from 1972
International FCI All Breeds Judge since 1991
Judged Poodles (and all breeds) in 23 countries
Life Member of 5 Poodle Clubs and 2 All Breeds Clubs
Previous Office Bearer of 3 Poodle Clubs in Australia
Co-Author of the 3 volumes of the books titled Poodles In Australia
Co-Author of the book: The Illustrated Poodle Breed Standard
Poodle Breed Seminar Speaker (Poodle Club of NSW)
Poodle Breed Lectures in 7 countries
Poodle Grooming Demonstations in 5 countries
Co-Founder of The Hong Kong School of Dog Grooming
Co-ordinator of the Judges Training Scheme, Hong Kong Kennel Club
Honoured to be invited to many prestigious judging appointments including
Show Of Winners (Denmark), Pal Blue Ribbons (New Zealand), Dog Of The Year (South Africa), Supreme Poodle Champion (Sydney, Australia)

My last show as an exhibitor prior to leaving Australia to live in Hong Kong was the 1st Poodle National in 1988,
and I was delighted to win Best In Show with my 5th generation home-bred Toy bitch Aust Ch Bartak A Lectric Scandal.
All 14 dogs in Scandal's 3-generation pedigree are Champions.

In 1995 my design for the Australian Poodle Council logo was selected as the winning design.

Senior Mathematics teacher in Adelaide (7 yrs), Sydney (7 yrs), Hong Kong (5 yrs),
London (4 yrs) and an Education Officer in Brunei Darussalam (9 yrs)

Current owner of Restaurant TJ in Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia with my son Hardy and his wife Dona
Current residency shared between Kota Kinabalu Malaysia and Adelaide Australia

Now retired from everything except quietly enjoying life!

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