Martin D. Doherty

P.O. Box 297, Stn. A
Orangeville, Ontario
L9W 2Z7

Tel.: 519-941-5075


Licensed to Judge: All Breeds

Years in Judging: 30 years

Judged Where: All Canadian Provinces, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Thailand

Years in Breeding: 40 years

Years in Showing: 43 years

Breeds Bred: Old English Sheepdog, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Lakeland Terrier, Shih Tzu, Bullmastiff

Breeds Exhibited: Old English Sheepdog, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Irish Wolfhound, Whippet, Bullmastiff, Lakeland Terrier

Breeder and Show/Exhibiting Experience:

I've been involved with Old English Sheepdogs since 1967 and breeding under the Auriga prefix since 1973. We finished our 130th Canadian Champion in 2010. I achieved my first Best In Show in 1975 and Best of Breed at the American OES National 1979 Centenial under the famous English Breeder Judge, Miss Florence Tilly of the world famous Shepton Kennel.

Auriga has been Best of Breed at the Canadian OES Specialty five times and ranked as a top five Herding / Working dog numerous times. Can MBISS, MBIS. AM. CH. Auriga's Neat Pete From To Jo was #1 OES in 1993 and 1994, and Canadian Specialty Winner both years. Peter sired the top male OES IN 1995, 96, and 97 and the 1999 Specialty Winner. Peter has also produced two top 20 OESCA participants as well as 22 American and 32 Canadian Champions to-date.

Auriga has been Winners at several OESCA Nationals including Best of Winners in 2007 and, the next day at the Regional, the litter brother was Best of Breed from the Classes and his sister repeated her Winners win. We also were Winners Female at the 2007 American PBGV Nationals. Our home-bred OES Mbis, BISS Can, AM, Ch. Auriga's Robert The Rogue was #10 All Breed in Canada in 2007.

Our involvement in the Hound Group began in the early 80's with Irish Wolfhounds and Whippets and for the last 12 plus years with PBGV's. Achieving our first PBGV BIS in 2002 with CH. Charlen's Cezanne De Mirepoix. "Z" was #10 Hound in Canada in 2002. We finished our first Englis PBGV Champion in 2007 in five shows, two Reserve CC's and 3 CC's in two months with Can. AM. CH. Soletrader Bugs Bunny.

Judging Experience:

I have had the privilege to Judge since 1981 and was granted All Breed Status in 2002. I have judged numerous Breed Boosters and Specialties in many countries including OES, PBGV's German Shorthair Pointers, Vizsla, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Irish Wolfhounds and Australian Cattle Dogs to name a few.

Other Experience / Qualifications:

I'm now retired after 40 years in newspaper Circulation and Marketing Management. I enjoy skiing and gardening.


  • Founding member of the Canadian OES and Owners Club and current Ontario Director
  • Life member of the Canadian Kennel Club
  • 25 year pin holder of the American OES Club
  • Member of the American PBGV Club and Bobcgeon Kennel Club