AKC Licensed Judge - #5709;
Number of Years in the Sport: 47;
Number of Years Judging: 21;
Number of shows Judged: over 800.
Summary: I have been a student of the sport my entire life. I am third generation breeder / judge having bred my first litter in 1969 at the age of nine. I judged my first AKC sanctioned show in 1977 at the age of sixteen, followed by being licensed for Junior Showmanship in 1991, the Sporting Group in 1995, the Herding Group in 2014, along with numerous Hound breeds.
Author /Columnist for Dog News: Two-time Maxwell Award Winning Author for “The Lighter Side” – Dog News.
Original Breeds Owned and Bred: Golden Retriever, Pointer, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Pug.
Breeder / exhibitor Distinctions: Completed AKC Championships on over 300 dogs, including eight multiple best in show winning Golden Retrievers.
Bred / handled numerous National Specialty winning Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Field Spaniels, including Westminster BOB & Group winners in 1981, 1982, 1994 & 1995.
AKC Breeds Licensed to Judge: All Sporting, All Herding, Basset Hounds, Beagles, Black and Tan Coonhounds, Borzoi, Dachshunds, Grey Hounds, Whippets, Irish Wolfhounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, Kuvaszok, Pugs, Silky Terriers, Sporting Group, Herding Group, Best in Show, Junior Showmanship and all Miscellaneous Breeds.
Club Affiliations: Morris & Essex Kennel Club, Golden Retriever Club of America (Breed Standard Committee & Judges Education), Middle Peninsula Kennel Club (Board Member & Show Committee), past member of the Olean Kennel Club, the Field Spaniel Society of America, Lexington Kennel club, Cincinnati Golden Retriever Club, Cincinnati Pug Dog Club, Northern Kentucky Kennel Club. National Specialty Shows (Judged in the USA): Brittany, Irish Water Spaniel, Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, Italian Spinone, Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Field Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Irish Setter, Gordon Setter, English Setter, Red & White Setter, Brittany, German Wirehaired Pointer. All- Breed Shows of Distinction (Judged): Morris & Essex – 2015, Westminster Kennel Club on five occasions, including 2016 and the Sporting Group in 2006, AKC Eukanuba Classic – 2013, Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Eastern Dog Club, Philadelphia Kennel Club, Louisville Kennel Club, Pedigree Breeders Competition in Italy, Amsterdam Winner Show, Royal Cornwall Gundog. Adjudicated in the Following Foreign Countries: Canada, Brazil, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, China, Japan, South Korea, England, Italy, Guatemala, and Netherlands.