Denise C. Cornelssen

22263 Twp. Rd. 512
Sherwood Park, Alberta
T8C 1H2

Tel.: 780-922-3770


Licensed to Judge:All Groups

Years in Judging: Judging since 1988

Judged Where: Canada, USA, Japan, and Australia

Years in Breeding: 30 years

Years in Showing: 28 years

Breeds Bred: Shetland Sheepdogs

Breeds Exhibited: Breeds from all Groups

Breeder Experience:

  • Have bred 80+ Canadian, American and Japanese Champions.
  • Breeder of multiple Best in Show, Best in Specialty Show and High in Trial Shelties.
  • Bred Canada's first bi-black BIS Sheltie.

Show/Exhibiting Experience:

  • Travelled with an all-breed professional Handler (CPHA) for approximately 5 years.
  • Groomed and showed dogs in all Groups.
  • Won the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog National Specialty and several other large Specialties.
  • Won the American Shetland Sheepdog National Specialty.

Judging Experience:

  • I have judged most of the Shetland Sheepdog Specialties offered in Canada as well as several in the USA and Japan.
  • The Canadian Rottweiler National Specialty.
  • Regional Specialties for Siberian Huskies.
  • Smaller Specialties for breeds in most Groups.
  • Boosters for many breeds in all Groups.
  • Several large all-breed Shows in the USA, Canada, Australia and Korea.

Other Experience/Qualifications:

I have served in most positions with Specialty Clubs and all-breed Clubs over the past 35 years.


  • Charter and Life member of the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association;
  • Member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association;
  • Life member of the Canadian Kennel Club;
  • Member of the Northern Alberta Canine Association.