About Lee

Lee Pieterse has spent her life in

and around dogs, 

exhibiting at the very highest levels,

including 6 Royal Best in Shows

and 20 Royal groups,

numerous Breed Specialty Best in

Show awards, breeding, grooming,

judging, with foster and rescue

more latterly.  These activities all in

partnership with her husband Frank

 

From Poodles, through bichon frise, terriers,

mainly wire fox and Australian terriers, Griffons

and Whippets Lee has developed her eye for

conformation, type and style. 

 

After retiring from showing/breeding, Lee

applied herself further to sculpting, a hobby she

has long enjoyed.  Lee's early sculpture mentor

was the talented Ric Chashoudian,  Paula

Bockman-Chato has generously shared

her vast knowledge and huge

talents whenever asked. 

Since retiring from showing/breeding judging,

Lee has sculpted as busily as 'life' permits LOL

- she says she finds it both challenging and

relaxing at the same time!

 

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Each figurine is made entirely by hand,

using an array of dentist tools,

exacting in accuracy

and appreciation of pure breed 'type' -

drawing on Lee's decades of judging,

assessing breeding stock,

and the precision 'art' of

grooming for show which resulted

in her becoming known the world over

for her terrier grooming skills.

Her statues portray her many years

of love, dedication and involvement 

in the purebred dog world.

Each piece takes often well over 

50 hours to sculpt

Do go to the 'overview' page for more info on

the process

 

                               Some highlights

 

BEST IN SHOW MELBOURNE

ROYAL 1986

BEST IN SHOW BRISBANE

ROYAL 1987

 

BEST IN SHOW BRISBANE

ROYAL 1988

BEST IN SHOW BRISBANE

ROYAL 1989

 

BEST IN SHOW SYDNEY ROYAL

1990

 

BEST IN SHOW SYDNEY ROYAL

1995

 

The Royals are Australia's largest

and most prestigeous shows.

 

Lee and Frank have also won over

 

twenty Royal Groups, 2 x RU BIS

 

Sydney Royal,

 

Opp Sex in Show Melbourne Royal,

 

BIS Spring Fair,

 

many whippet Specialty Bests

 

Both Nationa Fox Terrier Shows

 

and bred the record holders for

 

Griffon Bruxellois

 

All Breeds Best in Shows, 

 

 

and Specialty Best in Shows, both

 

coats and both sexes.

 

The skills necessary to win at this

 

level for decades include many of

 

the same skills needed for

 

sculpting.  Dog grooming coated

 

breeds is definitely an art and often

 

referred to as "sculpting"

 

Lee's eye for 3 D

 

and detail "true to breed type" has

 

been well honed over the decades

 

of top Best in Show winning and

 

her judging career, enabling her

 

better to produce statues truly

 

resembling Champion quality dogs.

 

 

Contact Details

Lee Pieterse
Dural, NSW, Australia
Email : [email protected]