Judge Information


Mrs. Mary E. Diesem-Soto
1733 Crescent Rd.
Rexford, NY 12148
(518) 371-5732
FAX: (518) 371-5732
Email: devlinset@aol.com

[ edit profile ]


MRS. MARY E. DIESEM

Mary Diesem lives in Rexford, NY with ten Setters and occasional puppies. She has bred about 64 litters, producing many healthy award winning pups. She taught for 26 years, during which time she also began breeding and judging.

She has judged Obedience since about 1980, and breed since about 1989. She has judged Australian Shepherds for ASCA for 10 years before they were accepted into the AKC.

Mrs. Diesem had the #1, #3 and #5 Irish Setters in Obedience in 1989 and 1990. She has collected about 76 Obedience titles and 40 Breed titles. Under the kennel name, "Devlin," (after the Irish Revolutionary, Bernadette Devlin) she has been a breeder of Irish, English and Gordon Setters for about 26 years and has been the breeder of a number of Specialty and Group winners, both in the U.S. and Canada. One bitch bred by the Diesems went WB at the 1996 ISCA Specialty, being the youngest bitch ever to do so, and winning an Award of Merit. Her brother, in 1997, won the Golden Leash Award, and an Award of Merit. In 1997, Mary and Lee Diesem won the Litter Breeder award of the ISCA.

Mrs. Diesem was also the breeder of the dog who went BOS at the Irish Setter National Specialty in Florida in 1999 and then won a Master Hunter title a week later.

Mrs. Diesem judges the Sporting Group. She has also written numerous published articles and given talks on all classes of Obedience and Rally, and has done numerous specialties, including many in Irish Setters, Goldens, an English Setter National in Canada, assignments in Puerto Rico, and she has judged complete Gundog Specialties in both North and South Island of New Zealand. Her present Irish stud has finished in 4 Irish Setter Specialties.

She has also given numerous talks, and written many published articles on Setters and Obedience.


Breeds Approved by AKC to Judge:

BreedPast AssignmentsFuture Assignments
Best in Show Past Assignments Future Assignments
Sporting Past Assignments Future Assignments
Brittanys Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers (German Shorthaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers (German Wirehaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Curly-Coated) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Flat-Coated) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Golden) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Labrador) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (English) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (Gordon) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (Irish) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (Irish Red and White) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (American Water) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Boykin) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Clumber) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Cocker)
Spaniels (Cocker) Black Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Cocker) A.S.C.O.B. Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Cocker) Parti-Color Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (English Cocker) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (English Springer) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Field) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Irish Water) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Sussex) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Welsh Springer) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spinoni Italiani Past Assignments Future Assignments
Vizslas Past Assignments Future Assignments
Weimaraners Past Assignments Future Assignments
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Australian Shepherds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miscellaneous Classes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Junior Showmanship Competition Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Novice Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Open Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Utility Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Non Regular Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Rally Novice (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Rally Advanced (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Rally Excellent (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Obedience Rally Non Regular (PROVISIONAL)

InfoDog.com Homepage