Vern and Olivia have both been extremely fortunate to have been invited to judge at the SHCA National Specialties. These shows are truly the best venue for experiencing the Siberian Husky breed.
In addition, Vern has judged internationally in Canada, Australia, Hungary, Spain, Russia, Italy.
They both have judged at Regional Specialties throughout the United States.
Vern is currently licensed to judge Best in Show, the entire Working Group,Australian Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervuren, Collies, German Shepherd Dogs, Shetland Sheepdogs, Misc Breeds, and Junior Showmanship - All Breeds.
Olivia is currently licensed to judge Alaskan Malamutes, Doberman Pinschers, Portuguese Water Dogs, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies,
Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervuren,Belgian Laekenois Bouviers des Flandres, Collies, German Shepherd Dogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Shetland Sheepdogs, and Junior Showmanship - All Breeds.
Vern & Olivia Harvey have been exhibiting dogs for over 40 years. They have shown in Obedience, Conformation, and have run competitive sled teams. In addition, they have also run teams of Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Belgian Tervuren.
Prior to Judging, Vern campaigned BIS CH. SIERRA'S HAWKEYE to #2 in breed competition. In addition, the Harvey's handled most of the Working and Herding breeds.
Although the Harvey's did not compete in Herding Trials, they attended many and also worked their Terv herding sheep.
Teaching handling classes thru the Palo Verde Golden Retriever Club and the Greater Shelby KC has provided continuing education in multiple breeds.
With limited breeding, Vern and Olivia Harvey have been very proud of their success as AKC Breeders of Merit. They have produced 20 litters in over 40 years.
The ultimate win for the OSHVAH dogs was BEST OF BREED at 2010 Siberian Husky Club of America by MBISS CH. OSHVAH'S THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT aka "Mayhem." Mayhem was the proud dam of:
BISS CH Oshvah’s Cool Monsoon
aka "Hey Mon"
MBIS/MBPIS/BISS/MAOM CAN Gr CH/AM CH Oshvah’s Rooo The Day AM RN aka "Daisy" who was #1 Siberian Husky in Canada for a couple of years.
And proud granddam of:
BIS BISS CHPoli’s ForgetAboutit aka "Vinnie"
Vern & Olivia began showing dogs in 1972. Their initial exposure to dog shows was in the obedience ring. Then, they purchased their first show quality bitch, and the breeder stipulated that they would show her in at least three AKC point shows. In her first show, "Tara" won a blue ribbon, and Vern & Olivia were hooked! Their love for the breed has led them down many paths from showing in Obedience and Conformation, to racing sled teams of 3 to 10 dogs (competitively in the southwest), to judging in AKC dog shows and International shows..
Although OSHVAH had its proud beginnings in Atlanta, they have been fortunate to have also been located in Arizona, Mississippi, and now, Cleveland, Ohio. Along the way, they have made many friends, and have always loved competing with their lovely Siberian Huskies.
In addition, OSHVAH has also been the proud owner of Doberman Pinschers, Belgian Tervuren, Samoyeds, and a Whippet. The Tervs and Samoyeds loved to run with the Siberians. The Dobermans kept faithful watch over all of them, including their wonderful Arizona neighbors, too!