Ben Wasylyshen

2920 Henderson Highway
East St.Paul, Manitoba
R2E 0C6

Tel.: 204-661-3961
Fax: 204-661-3961


Licensed to Judge: Group 5

Approved for Permit Assignments: Affenpinscher, Chihuahua - Short & Long, Chinese Crested, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Spaniel, Papillon, Pug, Silky Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier

Years in Judging: Judging since 2012.

Judged Where: Canada

Years in Breeding: Since 2002

Years in Showing: Since 1973

Breeds Bred: Italian Greyhound

Breeds Exhibited: Breeds of every group

Breeder Experience:

Under the prefix of Skywalker Reg. - has bred/owned and handled dogs to Championships on both sides of the border to include All-Breed Best in Show, National Specialty and Toy Specialty winners, combining important bloodlines from the continent.

Show/Exhibiting Experience:

Skywalker remains the home of Canada's all-time top winning Best in Show Italian Greyhound - owner handled on a ground breaking 3 year campaign for the breed. Ben has groomed and exhibited breeds from all groups to include terriers and hounds dating back to junior handling days of 1973 and on.

Judging Experience:

He has been a popular match and sweeps judge in Manitoba for nearly 15 years. His work includes juniors adjudication and hosting of national competitions and awards ceremonies on the prairies.

Other Experience/Qualifications:

Ben is a graduate of the U of M's Faculty of Architecture, where he held a 8 year teaching/critic tenure. He has been self-employed for 27 years and has exhibited paintings and sculptures in Canada, USA, and Europe. As a visual specialist, Ben has been widely published and in 1992 recieved the Govenor General's Medal for Distinguished Citizenship in Canada.


Canadian Kennel Club, Italian Greyhound Club of Canada, Prairie Toy Association.