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Dr. Michael J. Woods

DR. MICHAEL J. WOODS of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, has been involved with dogs as a breeder, exhibitor, and judge for over 45 years. His original breed is Labrador Retrievers, and he has also owned Border Terriers and Smooth Fox Terriers.

He was Vice-President of the Judges Education Committee for the Dog Judges Association of Canada. He has served as a member of the Canadian Kennel Club's National Appeals Committee, Ethics Committee, and Events Officiating Committee. Dr. Woods has published articles on the Labrador Retriever, Conformation Judging, Retrievers, and Ethics in the dog fancy and has presented numerous canine-related seminars.

Dr. Woods is a Canadian Kennel Club All-Breed and All-Obedience Class judge and has judged extensively throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in Japan, Korea, China, France, Thailand, Indonesia, Bermuda, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Colombia, Ireland, Finland, Holland, Mexico, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, and Australia. This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.