World Dog Shows Shanghai 2019

30th April 2019 - 3rd May 2019

John Reeve-Newson (CAN)

Dr. John Reeve-Newson graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1964

After graduation, John practiced in Chicago for two years, then returned to Toronto and established The Animal Clinics One and Two, where he is still in active practice.

With Dr. Richard Meen, they established Kishniga Kennels in 1971. In partnership, they have bred group and BIS winning Dobermans, Old English Sheepdogs, Skye Terriers, French Bulldogs, Borzoi and Harriers. They have also owned and exhibited group and BIS winning Lakeland Terriers, Norwich Terriers Standard Poodles, Scottish Deerhounds, American Foxhounds and Whippets.

In 1977 Kishniga's Desert Song, a Borzoi, bred by Drs. Reeve-Newson and Meen and shown by Dr. Meen was Canada's top dog all breeds. The following year Moustache" as he was called was exhibited in the USA and was number two hound in the USA, He is still the record holder for the breed with forty-seven all breed RIS in Canada and the USA to his credit and remains top Hound of all time in Canada. His brother "Dalgarth" was the youngest of his breed to win a BIS, which he did at nine months of age. Dalgarth was later owned and exhibited by Dyanne Roth of California His American BIS total was twenty-nine. The brothers are still among the top fifty winning hounds in the history of the AKC. In 1984, a grandson of Desert Song went BIS at the World Show held in Acapulco. In 2011 a Skye Terrier, Multi BIS. Can. Am. Ch. Kishniga's HMS Gunsmoke was top Terrier in Canada and the most successful Skye Terrier in the history of the breed in Canada.

Dr. Reeve-Newson, since becoming licensed to judge, has officiated at countless shows in Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay. Columbia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. He has had the honor of judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City on 7 occasions, including the Hound Group at the 2004.

Dr. Reeve-Newson is a member of the Ontario Sighthound Association, The Borzoi Club of Canada, Borzoi Club of America, Midwest Borzoi Club, Morris and Essex and the Santa Barbara Kennel Club.

Professionally he is a member of the Canadian Veterinary Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario where he has served as Councillor and as President 1993- 1994 and still sits on their discipline committee. John also sits on the boards of Hill's Nutritional Centre and Pet Trust at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. 3 He was the founder, and is still, the CEO of the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Clinic Partnership of Toronto, the first veterinary emergency clinic established in Canada. In 2006, John founded the Companion Animal Wellness Foundation, a registered charity that provides funding assistance for the treatment of the critically ill or injured pets of those financially disadvantaged. In 2014 John was made a Companion of the Order of Caring Canadians by the Governor General.