|Gregory Alden Betor - List Owner and Moderator|
|Mr. Betor (Greg) awarding Best Junior to Michelle Esch who is handling Ch. Signet's Study in Black, who was trained for the ring by Michelle.|
|Mr. Betor first became interested in pure bred dogs in 1944 when his mother was presented a pair of Chow Chows by Madame Chiang Kai-shek. In 1948 the Betor family moved from Washington, DC to their farm in rural Virginia and Mr. Betor acquired his first Collie, a blue headed white, The Duchess of Greg-Roy. The kennel prefix, Greg-Roy, was taken from the name of the farm, The Greg-Roy Farm, named for his brother and himself.
After attending the University of Virginia, Mr. Betor married and eventually settled on the farm and began seriously breeding Collies, both rough and smooth. That passion continued until 1996 when he retired and settled in an apartment in Washington, DC.
Over the years, he bred or co-bred a number of notable dogs including the Working Group placers, BISS Ch. Greg-Roy's Mr. Wonderful (rough), BIS Can. Ch. Greg-Roy's Return Engagement (rough), and Ch. Greg-Roy's John B. Henry. Over the years, his kennel housed a number of dogs bred by others who were noted for their quality including Ch. Bonnie Brae's A Patch of Blue, a smooth dog that was retired with 99 Best of Breeds or Best of Varieties; Ch. Donnybrooke's Zilverstrike, bred by Barbara Linder and Linda Simmons, who finished with three five point majors and Ch. Wickmere Anniversary Waltz bred by George and Bobbee Roos. All told, the Greg-Roy kennels housed some 16 champions and one ROM smooth bitch, Verlor's Smooth Lady O'Regis.
Mr. Betor was fortunate to taught or mentored by such notable Collie breeders as Mrs. Bobbee Roos of Wickmere, Mrs. Sue Karbatsch of Sujim, Mrs. Edith Levine of Glen Knolls, Mrs. Pat Starkweather of Glen Hills, Mr. Steve Field of Parader, Tim and Bertha Garrison of Eaglehill/Bandor, Mrs. Barbara Linder of Donnybrooke, Mr. John Kavanagh of Kingsmark and Mrs. Marion Durholtz of Jancanda. A number of others with National reputations gave generously of their time and the Collie community as a whole shared knowledge with Mr. Betor to enable him to achieve some degree of success in the ring and as a breeder. He is particularly pleased that his education continues in private conversations and through LetsDiscussJudging.
Mr. Betor was approved to judge Collies and Junior Showmanship (all breeds) in 1984 and added Chinese Shar-Pei a few years later. He has judged from the East Coast to the West Coast, at specialty shows and all breed shows in both breeds.
His career in various phases of real estate, appraiser, broker, mortgage banker, and real estate developer, has permitted him to work in some 27 states. In each of the 27 states, he was privileged to visit with Collie breeders and discuss dogs!
He is or has been a member of The Collie Club of America, The Mason-Dixon Collie Club, The Mason-Dixon Judges Group, The Northern Arizona Collie Clan, The Flagstaff Kennel Club, Mattaponi Kennel Club, and The By The Bay Chinese Shar-Pei Club.