I was born and reared with dogs my late father breed West Highland White Terriers and had a leading kennel under his prefix Lochcuan making up many Champions many home bred. I subsequently took over his prefix along with my mother continuing with great success. At the age of seventeen I decided to go into another breed Shetland Sheepdogs. I made up Champions and subsequently breed home breed Champions. I currently have a Lakeland Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer Pepper & Salt.
As for my judging career I started at the age of 18 and progressed through the Irish judging system. I became an Irish Kennel Club/F.C.I. All Breeds judge in 2011 the youngest in Ireland but this was after 29 years judging. I have judged throughout the World, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, China, United States, South Africa. I am Chairperson of my local Club, Limerick & District Canine Club which is a leading Show in Ireland. I served for many years as a member of An Ard Chomhairle which is the governing body for the Irish Kennel Club.