MR. STEPHEN DAINARD of NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA comes from a second-generation dog show family. He began showing dogs in the late 1970’s, when his family started with Flat Coated Retrievers and later found their breed of choice – the English Springer Spaniel. Mr. Dainard and his wife Kelly, bred under the ‘KAS’ prefix. He has shown Springers to the top-winning male and top-winning female in Canadian history, as well as number one all-breed position. He was an all-breed handler specializing in Sporting and Herding dogs. He has also owned and bred Australian Shepherds. Mr. Dainard is licensed as an all-breed judge with the Canadian Kennel Club and has judged in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, South Korea, and the U.S. This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.