Mr. James G. Reynolds
BEST in SHOW
James G. Reynolds, of Nepean, Ontario, has been involved in the sport of dogs since 1957. As a teenager he was a breeder-exhibitor of Boston Terriers but soon moved to Scottish Terriers, the breed with which he is most closely associated.
His Renaldo kennel housed five Canadian Best in Show winners and produced more than 30 Canadian champions and 15 AKC champions. “I always enjoyed breeding and showing dogs on a very limited basis,” he says, ” but was happiest when I was successful at American specialties, which had much larger entries than those in Canada.” He has also shown Cairn Terriers and English Cocker Spaniels, and his housedogs have included Irish Wolfhounds, a Great Dane, and an Irish Setter.
A judge since 1967, Mr. Reynolds is approved for all breeds by the AKC and the Canadian Kennel Club. He has officiated at many of the biggest and most prestigious dog shows on five continents.
On the American circuit, Mr. Reynolds has worked several Westminster assignments and is one of the few judges to twice preside over the Best in Show ring at Montgomery County’s famous terrier show. He has judged at several of America’s largest venues, including Santa Barbara, Louisville, Chicago, Detroit, Old Dominion, and Houston. This year marks his fifth AKC/Eukanuba assignment. He says, “I am particularly honored to judge Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show, as I truly believed that it is the breeders who make this sport and are there for the long haul.”
Mr. Reynolds is a retired superintendent of schools in a system of some 49,000 students. His wife, Marcia, is a retired secondary-school principal. They have three grown children.