Great Dane Society of QLD Inc

Introducing - Our Championship Show Judge

2023 Championship Specialty

Great Dane Specialist Breed Judge 

Ms Gauri Nargolkar (India)

Gauri Nargolkar was born and raised in Pune, India. An ardent dog lover, she has been involved with Great Danes since 1985 and registered her prefix “Danehills” in 1988.She has been handling dogs in the show ring since the age of 13 and has handled many of her dogs to top honours.

Specializing in Great Danes, till date, Gauri has bred /owned53 Indian Champions, 7 American Champions (Co Bred with Ms Francette Lass, Lagarada Kennel – USA), including 2 American Grand Champions and 1 Canadian Champion  who finished her title at 6 ½ months of age.A puppy bred by her and Ms. Francette Lass, Am Ch Lagarada Danehills Winds of Change was also Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve Winners Bitch at the Great Dane Club of America’s National Show in Phoenix, USA in 2011. Another co bred Dane BISS Am Gr Ch Lagarada Danehills Star Struck Titan was the No.1 Owner Handled Dane in the U.S. in 2015. He is also currently in the Top 20 in the GDCA rankings, USA.

Danehills bred and owned Great Danes have won All Breed Best in Shows 14 times and Best in Specialty Show 5 times with multiple Line-ups, Best Puppy and Best in Show BI awards. Danehills has won the Bhat Trophy for the Dane of the Year – Bred in India on four separate occasions and for Dane of the Year (India) twice - Am Gr Ch/ IABCA Int Ch/ Ind BIS BISS Ch Lagarada Danehills Starman for 2015-16 and BIS Ind Ch Danehills Zen Master for 2014-15.

Gauri has also owned and bred Labrador Retrievers, GSDs, Boxers and Dobermans from some of the topmost bloodlines in the world and won multiple line up placings with these breeds. Her home bred Labrador bitch, Ch Danehills Glorianna was Best in Show at the Labrador Retriever Club of India’s 5th National Show under Mrs Margaret Litherland (UK).

Gauri is a Committee Member of the Kennel Club of India, founder Hon Secretary of the Great Dane Club of India and the Pune City Canine Association, founder Committee member of the Labrador Retriever Club of India and life member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of India and the Madras Canine Club.

Gauri is the first lady in India to qualify as a Breed Specialist judge and the first Great Dane Specialist judge on the panel of the Kennel Club of India.

Gauri  Nargolkar has been a keen sportsperson competing in Tennis and Basketball at School and State level. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, having graduated from Fergusson College, University of Pune.

Contact Details

Please make contact with Club Secretary; Victoria Lansbury