Waldemar first was introduced to cavies in
1968 when a friend of his wife had two
Peruvians that had two babies. He was given
the babies, but when the friend had to moved
he ended up with the parents too! In 1970 he
exhibited a couple of the cavies and won Best
In Show and Opp Sex Peruvian, and he was
not even present at the show. The cavy
entertainment began there. March of 1976
Waldemar became a judge.
Waldemar raises mostly Americans and has
some Teddies. He had Peruvians for a few
years, some Abyssinians, Silkies and White
Cresteds in the past. He limits his herd to
Waldemar has a marvelous experience
judging across the nation including Hawaii.
The most rewarding part of this hobby for
Waldemar is the many wonderful people.
Sheila’s first guinea pig came from an
elementary science classroom. She purchased
a Peru/Aby at the end of the school year. She
started showing Abys in the late 1960’s.
Sheila was involved in the beginning of the
Mid-Atlantic CBA. At the 1979 ARBA
Convention in Tucson, AZ, Sheila won BIS
with a brindle Aby. Sheila obtained her judge’
s license in the early 1980’s. Abyssinians have
always been her passion, but has also raised
American, Peruvian, and Teddies.
She has been a supporter of ACBA by being a
director, Vice President, publisher of JACBA,
Constitution and By-laws committee, ACBA
Standards committee, development of the
ACBA Specialty Show policies and coordinator
job description. Sheila’s two sons and her
built up of her alpaca herd have kept her
busy. Even though Sheila has been involved
with cavies for many years, she still enjoys
judging cavies, meeting new breeders and
seeing old friends.
Roy has been raising guinea pigs seriously for
31 years and has been a judge for 25. He has
raised and shown teddies, Americans,
American Satins and Teddy Satins. Roy
developed and sponsored the Teddy Satin
breed and got it accepted into the Standard in
1989. He was one of the original six charter
members that founded the Utah Cavy
Breeders Assoc. He also was one of the
instigators and judges of the first
Colorado-Utah Friendship Show which
evolved into the Four Corners Show.
John and his wife Prudence have been raising
cavies since about 1995. He has the typical
story: 4-H daughter got them into it, fell in
love with it, and when their daughter left
home they kept on going. While they did
longhairs (mostly Silkies) for a few years,
nearly all their animals have been Americans.
Currently they are raising Golden Agoutis,
Lilacs, and Blacks; and are just starting to
play with Brindles and Roans. They have a
caviary of 25-30. John just earned his judging
license in July of last year and is having more
fun than any one person deserves to have.