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Personal Profile: Narelle Gail Hammond – Robertson

Professional Qualifications

Qualified Veterinary Nurse (University of Technology – Sydney 1979),
Degree in Marketing (University of Western Sydney 1993)
Past owner of small boutique style boarding kennels, Desk Top Publisher, Writer.
Owner/operator of Animal Travel – Specialist international pet shipping company
Kennel Name: Kombinalong established 1979

Judging qualification

International ANKC/FCI All Breeds

To date Narelle has judged in all States of Australia, New Caledonia, and United States
of America (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Thailand, United Kingdom, Ireland,
Philippines, Finland, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, China and New
Zealand

Committee positions

  • Committee member – working party for Australian Cattle Dog Breeds Standards Australian National Kennel Council.
  • Past chairperson of TCA Inc Canine Health committee. Delegate to ANKC Canine Health Committee.
  • Past member of TCA Inc Judges Training Committee. Assessor and Examiner.
  • Current Dogs NSW Judges Training Committee Assessor and Examiner
  • Past member of Editorial and Information Technology committee.
  • Past Executive committee member of CBDC Inc.
  • Past executive committee member of ACD Club of NSW, AWD Club of NSW, CKBC& GSD Dog Club.
  • Past committee member of ACDCA Club of America
  • Member of several All Breeds and Specialty clubs (both Aust and overseas).
  • Involved at all levels of club administration. President, Vice President, Secretary,
    Treasurer, Show Secretary, Show Manager, Trophy Steward and held general
    committee positions on a number of all breeds and Specialty Clubs.
  • Licensed Steward and Show rep at all levels of championship show competition.

Narelle Hammond-Robertson commenced her dog showing career at the age of seven
years exhibiting her grandfather’s German Shepherd Dogs and her parent’s Welsh Corgi
(Pembroke). In 1979, she embarked on her own career with the magnificent and unique
Australian Cattle Dog.

Under the Kombinalong prefix, Narelle has bred and exhibited many champions to date,
the most well known of which is Ch Kombinalong Super “K” who has accumulated a
record breaking 20 Best in Shows, 21 Runner Up to Best in Show, won Best in Show at
the Australian Breeds Bi-Centennial Spectacular in 1988 and has amassed over 3,500
Challenge points, his son and first Australian Cattle Dog in the world to be
Aust/American/Mexican/Belize/Guatemalan. Inter Ch Kombinalong Super Impact, half
brother Aust/New Zealand/American/Mex/Canadian/Belize/Guatemalan/International Ch
Kombinalong Stryk Super and Multi BIS/BISS Grand Ch Kombinalong Super Octane
who had 9 BIS/BISS and record breaking14 Royal Challenges at 7 years of age. Also
two top winning bitches BISS Ch Kombinalong C’est Super, a multi Specialty winner and
Royal CC winner and Ch Kombinalong Truly Super a multi In Group/ In Show winner
and Royal CC winner. Currently campaigning Ch Kombinalong Super Tramp (Res CC
Puppy in Group Sydney Royal 2003, BOB, Group 3 Sydney Royal 2006 – multi Group
placer and Class in Show winner, All breeds and Specialty) Ch Kombinalong
Supercharmed (Bitch CC Sydney Royal 2003, Bitch CC R/U BOB Sydney Royal 2006,
multi Class in Show winner at All breeds and Specialty) Ch Kombinalong Super Pinot
(multi Class in Group, Class in Show winner All breeds and Specialty)Multi Royal BOB
winning Ch Kombinalong OO Super (multi Specialty and All breeds Class in Show
winner) and currently campaigning Multi BIS/BISS Aust Ch Kombinalong Super Highway
and Multi Class in Show winning Aust Ch Kombinalong The Edge of Super

As of February 2014 Narelle had bred her 37th American Champion and 52nd Australian
Champion and has many champions around the world including Russia, South Africa,
Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and many countries in Europe and

A vocally strong advocate for genetic testing Narelle has been PRCD and PLL testing
since the DNA has been available, she also owns her own BAER testing unit and all
breeding stock are hip and elbow scored.

As well as her beloved Australian Cattle Dog, Narelle co-owns with her husband Ken
multi BIS/multi Group winning Champion Dobermanns. She has also groomed and
handled many breeds in the Working Group such as the German Shepherd Dog, Welsh
Corgi Pembroke, Shetland Sheepdog, Australian Kelpie and Border Collie, and outside
the Working Group she as bred and handled Fox Terriers both Wire and Smooth,
handled Dachshunds, Afghan Hounds, Dalmatians, Rottweilers, Cavalier King Charles
Spaniels, Miniature Pinschers and Siberian Huskies and Schipperkes.

An accomplished author Narelle has written for TFH Publications “The Australian Cattle
Dog” which has sold to date worldwide some 50,000 copies. In 1996 she wrote and
published, “The Australasian Dobermann”, a 416 page history of the Dobermann in
Australia and New Zealand, and “The New Owners Guide to the Australian Cattle Dog”
book, which was released in July 1999.

In April 2007 Ken and Narelle purchased Animal Travel, an International Pet Travel
company and have grown the company to be one of the leading Australian pet shippers
specializing in international travel for pets both from and to Australia and in July 2013
Ken and Narelle purchased a Pet Food supply business which complements their
Animal Travel business and boarding kennels and cattery facilities they provide for their
own dogs and cats and the dogs and cats in their care

Narelle has presented her Australian Cattle Dog study of the breed to the Dog Judges
Association of America on line, the Finnish Kennel Club and her lecture material is used
in most states of Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in Greeley Colorado USA in 2000

Narelle was honoured to be invited to judge The Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in Greeley Colorado USA in 2000.

Pictured below with her BIS winner from an entry of 269 ACD’s.

Narelle pictured with her BIS at the Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in Greeley Colorado USA in 2000

Narelle pictured with her BIS at the Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in Greeley Colorado USA in 2000

Best in Show winner in Anchorage Alaska

Best in Show winner in Anchorage Alaska

Narelle awarding Best in Show to a Bracco Italiano in Finland

Narelle awarding Best in Show to a Bracco Italiano in Finland

Best in Show winner in the Philippines

Best in Show winner in the Philippines

 

Ken and Narelle in India with members of the Patiala Dog Show committee

Ken and Narelle in India with members of the Patiala Dog Show committee