Jude Anderson

In 1994 Jude left school teaching to concentrate fully on the breeding and animal care of alpacas at Pucara Alpaca Stud, Australia.
AAA (Australia) judge since 1998, Jude gained AOBA ( U.S.) certification in 2002 and Senior Judge and judge trainer/instructor status in 2005. She also certified at the IAJS school in Peru in 2000. Since 1998 Jude has judged in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. That included judging National shows in Australia, New Zealand and of course, the U.S.

Jude along with other AOBA certfied judges Mike Safley, Amanda VandenBosch and Cheryl Gehly co-authored the Art and Science of Alpaca Judging. This book is a veritable encyclopedia of alpaca fact and is receiving acclaim from all who read it.


Jude has also conducted seminars and spoken in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK and Germany on topics including breeding, reproduction and alpaca husbandry, alpaca fiber, selection, genetics, and nutrition. Jude is a past secretary of the Australian Alpaca Co-operative Ltd and has completed a wool classing certification. She was also a past vice president of the A.A.A. Western region.
Jude and her husband Alan own and run Pucara International in Oregon. They run over 300 huacaya and suri alpacas. They also are partners in Pucara Alpaca Stud in Australia.