Lynne Blair
Chairperson, Treasurer, Instructor and Show Secretary
 
Lynne joined the Huddersfield branch in 1999 after her move south from Scotland. She has had 5 GSDs over the years and has enjoyed various facets of training including Obedience, Breed showing, field trials and Agility. Her current dog Tiber is rarely at the club due to her other commitments. Lynne has been instructing since 2008 and a Committee member since 2006. She has a special interest in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme and is an Examiner for both Bronze, Silver and Gold levels as well as instructing at all levels. Away from dogs Lynne enjoys photography, wildlife and nature and breeds and shows hamsters under the Custard Hamstery prefix. She is a qualified Syrian Hamster judge. Lynne believes that every dog deserves to be trained to be a good member of society so that the can enjoy the best life possible.
Dawn Sutcliffe
Secretary and Instructor. Trainee Director of Training, Northern Area.
 
Dawn is married to Dave and they have two children and three GSDs Thor, Zanna and Morse. Over the years they have owned many dogs ranging from an Afghan hound to Yorkshire terriers but bought their first GSD Gypsy in 2004 and joined Huddersfield Branch shortly afterwards. Dawn enjoys her role as secretary as well as Instructing at all levels. She is a qualified KCGCDS examiner at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and also takes part in competitive obedience around the country having qualified her second GSD Zeus out of Beginner. She is now working with her pup Morse to continue forward in competition and enjoys spending a lot of time training her dogs. Away from the club Dawn is a Despatch manager for a local sports company and enjoys walking with the dogs and her family. 
Dave Sutcliffe
Vice-Chairperson
 
Dave joined the club in 2004 with Dawn and their first GSD. He has worked his dog Thor, now retired,  up to Novice level at the club and attends weekly to help out in all aspects of organisation at the club. He can often be found enjoying talking to members and looking after pups and offering advice about the club to new members as well as maintaining our agility shed and equipment. Dave works as a Factory Supervisor so is inside all week therefore he enjoys weekends when he can get out walking with his 3 dogs Thor, Zanna and Morse in the country. Away from dogs Dave enjoys camping and cars and vans!
Mandie Orr
Website manager and Instructor
 
Mandie joined BAGSD in 2009 and has always had dogs in her life and GSDs have been the main breed she has lived with and loved. She currently has just the one – Diesel. She joined when Diesel was just a fluffy bundle and has progressed over the years to a high level although the retrieve still eludes her! Mandie started to train as an instructor in 2015 and qualified as a Level 1 instructor in 2016 and now teaches in Puppies, Class 1, 2 and KC Bronze classes as well as being a KC Bronze examiner. She enjoys using her technological skills to manage the website and produces club newsletters. Outside of dogs Mandie enjoys motor biking and walking with her dogs.

Jean Bennan

Committee Member

Tony Brennan

Committee Member

Lynne Strothers

Committee Member

Les Graham
Committee Member

 

Hi I’m Les, born in Middlesbrough but lived in Huddersfield since 1982. Married to Deb for 31 years and we have a boy of 26 and a girl of 21.  
I have been a member of BAGSD since about 1986/87 and have owned 4 Shepherds and got one in to pass class A.  
My wife was a trainer with BAGSD for several years.   
We have recently acquired another GSD which my daughter is hoping to train with BAGSD.  
I’m becoming a trainee trainer, I’m hoping to be able to pass on some experience and knowledge that I have learnt and been given over the years from both friends and instructors who i have met through been a member of BAGSD.

Adrian Strothers

Committee Member

Andy Crossley

Committee Member

Nicci

Committee Member