Mr. Richard Lopaschuk began in purebred dogs in 1966 with German Shepherd Dogs in the obedience ring and graduated to conformation a year later. Over the next 53 years he has successfully bred many champion German Shepherd Dogs, Miniature Schnauzers, Cairn Terriers, Papillons, Wire Fox Terriers and Pointers. He and his wife still breed and exhibit Papillons.
Richard started judging in 1989 with the Terrier Group and is now an All-Breed judge in Canada. He has also judged internationally in Australia, BIS Melbourne Royal, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand and the United States.
Mr. Lopaschuk is a Life Member of the Canadian Kennel Club and was on the Board of Directors of the CKC for 14 years.
A retired Government of Canada employee and is now working at his own business as a Water Management Consultant.