Andrew H. Brace
Andrew H. Brace
Andrew H. Brace, of Gwent, England, began as an exhibitor of Boxers in 1967 but is best known for his work with hounds. He imported an Afghan Hound from Scandinavia whose progeny had a major influence on the breed in Britain. Mr. Brace also had remarkable success breeding Beagles: his Ch. Too Darn Hot for Tragband holds the record for most Challenge Certificates won in the breed. Her grandson, Ch. Dialynne Tolliver of Tragband, was a multiple Best in Show winner and an influential sire.
In the U.K., he is approved to judge more than 80 breeds at Challenge Certificate level, and is also approved to judge The Kennel Club Hound, Gundog, Working, Pastoral, Utility, and Toy groups, and Best in Show. He is one of 15 judges in the U.K. to have all-breed approval for FCI events.
Mr. Brace has been judging in America since the 1970s. He judged Beagles and several toy breeds at the 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show.
A regular contributor to leading dog publications, here and abroad, Mr. Brace is the author of the Essential Guide to Judging Dogs and books about Boxers, Beagles, and Rottweilers. He was co-editor, with Anne Rogers Clark, of the International Encyclopedia of Dogs. Mr. Brace was the founding publisher of Dogs Monthly and in 2000 won the British Dog Writer of the Year award.
Apart from judging, Mr. Brace is a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer for Conformation and Movement and conducts seminars on the topics. He also enjoys photographing a variety of subjects, specializing in dogs.