Tjuringa Airedale Terriers 

Keith Lovell Judges

(Pictured. Keith Lovell (terrier group judge)at Beverly Hills Kennel Club show in California).


Keith became a Terrier Judge in 1973 and has since gained well over 100 breed judging licences in Australia and  about seven in USA. The Lovell's Tjuringa Terrier Kennel has regularly been Australia's Number one breeder of Airedale Terriers.


In October 2011 Keith judged Best in Show at the Internationally presigious Montgomery County Kennel Club in the USA. In 2008 he judged at The World Terrier Show in Stockholm and in 2012 he represented Victoria and the Terrier Breeds at the 150 Anniversary celebration of Australia's first Dog Show which was held in Hobart Town 12th November 1862. Keith also judged Best in Show for The Hawaiin Kennel Club Centenary Year Show and Best in Show at Debrecin in Hungary at the FCI International Show. Keith has judged for every Airedale Terrier Club in the Southern Hemisphere.

Although regularly judging over 100 breeds, Keith is seen primarily as 'a Terrier man'. He has judged the Terrier Group in a number of US states, several European Countries, New Zealand and in every Australian State.





Group Judging. Terrier Group, Gundog Group, Utility Group, Non Sporting Group and part Toy and Working.

See below for a complete list of Keith Lovell's breed Licenses in Australian then USA and FCI Group format.


Breeds In Australian Format.

Toys: Tibitan Spaniel

Terriers: Airedale Terrier, Amer. Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier (Miniature), Cairn Terrier, Cesky Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Fox Terrier (Smooth), Fox Terrier (Wire), Glen of Imaal Terrier, German Hunting Terrier, Irish Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Parson Jack Russell Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Skye Terrier, Sof Coated Wheaten Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tenterfield Terrier, Welsh Terrier and West Highland White Terrier.

Gundogs: Brittany, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel (American), Curly Coated Retriever, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Flat Coated Retriever, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Goldern Retriever, Gordon Setter, Hungarian Visla, Irish Red and White Setter, Irish Watter Spaniel, Italian Spinone, Labrador Retriever, Lagotto Romagnolo,Large Munsterlander, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Pointer, Sussex Spaniel, Weimaraner, Weimeraner Long Hair and Welsh Springer Spaniel.

Working Group: Komondor.

Utility Group: Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernes Mountain Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Doberman, Dogue De Bordeaux, German Pincher, Italian Corso Dog, Kangal Dog, Leonberger, Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Portugese Water Dog, Pyrenean Mastiff, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Rottweiler, Samoyed, Schnauzer (Giant, Standard & Miniature), Shiba Inu, Siberian Husky, St Bernard, Tibitan Mastiff.

Non Sporting Group: Boston Terrier, British Bulldog, Canaan Dog, Chow Chow, Dalmation, Eurasier, French Bulldog, German Spitz (Mittel & Klein), Great Dane, Japanese Spitz, Keeshond, Lhasa Apso, Poodle (Standard, Miniature & Toy) Schipperke, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu and Tibitan Terrier.


Judges number 3272 (Conformation)

Best In Show

Sporting Group   All breeds and group specials

Working Group  All breeds and group spacials

Terrier Group  All breeds and Group Specials


Toy Group   Toy Poodles, Shih Tzu, Manchester Terriers (Toy)


Herding    Caanaan Dogs


Non Sporting Group     Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Dalmation, French Bulldogs, Keeshonden, Lhasa Apso, Poodles, Schipperkes, Shiba Inu, Tibetan Spaniels, Tibeten Terriers,

Conformation- Misc. Breeds.

Keith has passed the testing requirements of The American Kennel Club for the breeds not found in Australia that are necessary in the USA to judge every breed in the groups that he judges. This includes Rat Terrier, Chinook, Boerboel, Boykin Spaniel, American Water Spaniel, Woire Haired Pointing Griffon, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog.




FCI breeds/ groups for Keith Lovell ’s Australian breed judging license arranged to the best of his knowledge. In total 111 breeds.

Group 1      two breeds:- Schipperke, Komondor,

 Group 2      twenty five breeds:-Cane Corso Italiano, Doberman, German Pincher, Schnauzer, Giant Schnauzer,  Miniature Schnauzer, Black Russian Terrier, Shar Pei, Boxer, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Dogue de Bordeaux, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff, Mastin del Pirineo, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Newfoundland, Leonberger, Pyranean Mastiff, Pyranean Mountain Dog, Saint Bernard, Central Aisia Shepherd Dog, Tibetan Mastiff, Bernese Mountain Dog.

Group 3      twenty nine breeds:- Airedale Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier Miniature, Cairn Terrier, Cesky Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Fox Terrier (Smooth), Fox Terrier (Wire), Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Parson Jack Russell Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Skye Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier  ** Many times in Europe Keith has judged the Tysk Jaktterrier***

Group 5      sixteen breeds:- Samoyed; Alaskan Malumute; Siberian Husky; Keeshond; Mittle Spitz; Klien Spitz; Chow Chow; Eurasian; Akita; American Akita,  Japanese Spitz; Shiba; Canaan Dog, Peruvian Hairless Large, Peruvian Hairless Medium, Peruvian Hairless Small,)

Group 6      only Dalmation

Group 7      thirteen breeds:- German Shorthaired Pointer; German Wire Haired Pointer; Weimaraner Short Haired; Weimaraner Long Haired, Munsterlander; Brittany;Spinone Italiano, English Pointer; English Setter; Gordon Setter; Hungarian Vizsla, Irish Setter; Irish Red and White Setter)

Group 8      sixteen breeds:- Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever,  Clumber Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Sussex Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, Lagotto Romagnolo, Portugese Water Dog,

Group 9      nine breeds:- Standard Poodle ; Miniature Poodle; Toy Poodle; Lhasa Apso; Shih Tzu; Tibetan Spaniel; Tibetan Terrier; French Bulldog; Boston Terrier) 


Patricia & Keith Lovell have been involved with Terriers since they first purchased an Airedale in 1967. In 1970 that girl, by then, "Champion Strongfort Samantha Jo" won the breed at the Royal Melbourne Show.  In 1971 Keith's judging commenced as an Open Show Judge.

Ch Strongfort Samanth Jo founded the renowned, TJURINGA, kennel. Breeding approaching 100 Champions. As well as Airedales; Smooth Fox Terrier, Irish Terrier and Welsh Terrier Champions in several countries (including the USA, New Zealand, Finland and Sweden). Additionally Keith and Patricia Lovell bred several Champions under Fanfree & Darewe prefixes in partnerships which also imported a number of Welsh Terriers.

Tjuringa has been significant in the development and success of many Airedale breeders in Australia and influential internationally. EG.Airedales American Champion and Australian Champion Tjuringa Yahoo and International Champion, Swedish Champion and Australian Champion Tjuringa INXS while Fox Terrier Australian Champion and Finnish Champion Tjuringa Nike is in pedigrees all over Europe.

Irish Terriers is a more recent and passing success.

Airedales however are our first love and true love. We are proud to be considered among the leading Airedale and (formally) Welsh Terrier breeders in Australia.

Keith and Trish Lovell have always prepared and handled their own dogs. In the year 2000 in the UK Keith won "The Best Overseas Handler" judged by renowned professional handler (and Airedale breeder), Ernest Sharpe.

One of Keith Lovell's most exciting days was in 1986 when he had the great honour of judging over 140 Airedales at the Montgomery County Kennel Club in the USA. Another was winning Best in Show with the great Airedale bitch Ch. Tjuringa Hurrah under judge Arthur Lodge of the UK where he competed in an entry of 174 Airedales.

Keith Lovell has judged terrier club shows in all Australian states, Montgomery County and Great Western (USA), Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, New Zealand, Hungary, Portugal, Romania and is regarded as one of the leading international terrier judges with extensive experience. Keith Lovell's judging credentials in general are equal to the best and of Airedales in particular must be close to the leader of the pack. Keith has bred, groomed, handled and exhibited his own Airedales, Welsh, Fox Terriers and Irish Terriers to Championship title. He has also owned and exhibited Rottweilers and shown a Greyhound.

In 2003 Keith judged the Terrier Club of Tasmania show (at the Hobart Royal), in 2004 as well as a number of local and country shows, it was off judging to Perth, the Canberra Royal, New Zealand, Romania, Hungary and in 2005 three shows in New York and then another trip to Montgomery County Show weekend where he judged Airedales at Hatboro. In 2006 he judged in the Philipinnes in February, Sweden in July, Norway in August and Hawaii in September. In 2007 it was one off show in Hungary and a visit to the Midland Counties show in England. 2008 was most interesting with the wonderful honour of judging the World Terrier Specialties in Sweden: Australian Terriers, Bedlingtons and Kerry Blue Terriers. He also judged in the USA and FCI INternational shows in Finland, Poland, Portugal, Croatia and Norway. In Portugal Keith judged the National Terrier Show.Keith judges over 100 breeds and in the past has judged in USA, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Argentina, Hungary, Philappines, Romania, Norway, South Africa, Thailand, Portugal and all Australian States. Keith returned from judging in Romania in September 2004. The Terrier Club Show was really very interesting with some lovely Airedales and Welsh. He also judged an FCI International All Breeds Show and a Romanian Kennel Club all breeds show in the famous DRACULA DOG SHOW. 

The Lovell's earlier trip to Hungary in April 2003 was a success.The judging assignments in Szilvasvarad included two FCI (CACIB) International Shows and the Hungarian Terrier Club Show as well as a number of breed specialties. An amazing and beautiful show. Set in the wine district on the property of the Lipazzano Stud (Lippica).Best in show was a fifteen thousand dollar (US) colt.The BIS judge was splendidly paraded into the ring in a "royal" coach pulled by four magnificent Lippizanno horses.All judges and exhibiters had a sensational time filling the town which remained festive for days.The organisers were impecible and the whole populous so very friendly.

2007 presented another exciting year judging in three Australian States and Hungary, USA and South Africa. Keith is proud to have been returned to many countries and many shows. Four times invited to Kennel Club of Beverly Hills, Three times the Hawaiin Kennel Club, twice the Dracula Shows, the Airedale Club of Argentine and many more. Keith has judged best in show in the USA on at least three occassions.

In 2011 Keith's judging reaches a pinicle for a Terrier Specialist. To his Australian appointments add MONTGOMERY COUNTY KENNEL CLUB BEST IN SHOW and judging in New York and the two Hatboro Shows preceding Montgomery.

In 2012 Keith judged in Denmark, Sweden, Croatia and Romania (once more including the exciting DRACULA SHOW).

2013 saw Keith judging in Finland and for the first time Ireland. In October his assignment is at the Internationally famous Hatboro show (Montgomery Weekend) doing Fox Terriers Smooth and Wire.





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