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Westminster’s 136th Dog Show
Often simply called “The Garden”, the Westminster Kennel Club is February 13-14, 2012 at Madison
Square Garden, Pennsylvania Plaza on 7th Ave in New York City.
Breed judging will begin at 8:00AM, ending about 6PM. All Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding
breeds and varieties will be judged on Monday, with Groups judged on Monday evening.
All Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds and varieties will be judged on Tuesday, with Groups judged on Tuesday evening. Best In Show will
also be judged on Tuesday evening. All Junior Showmanship preliminaries will be judged on Monday afternoon, with the finals to be held at 7:30PM
on Tuesday evening.
WKC Broadcast Information: The Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding group competition will be
televised live Monday on USA Network from 8-9 PM ET and continuing on
CNBC from 9-11 PM ET. The Sporting, Working, Terrier, and Best In Show
competition will be televised live Tuesday on USA Network from 8-11 PM
Breed judging highlight videos are available throughout the day on
Monday and Tuesday on the Westminster Web site. These highlights will be
available after the show, as well.
The West Coast telecast is delayed for your time zone. Since results are
posted to our Web site as they occur live, if you want to enjoy the
drama of the moment, please avoid the Westminster Web site after 5 p.m.
Pacific Time on each evening.
Westminster Best In Show honors will be done by Cindy Vogels
of Greenwood Village, Colorado. Cindy Vogels is well known to Soft
Coated Wheaten Terrier people and just about everyone in the sport
of dogs. This is her fifth assignment at Westminster and she judged
the Terrier Group in 2005. Mrs. Vogels has produced well over 100
Soft Wheaten champions in partnership with her mother. Among those
dogs were many Group and Best In Show winners, and the top-producing
American Terrier dam of all time.
She is chairman of the AKC-Canine Health Foundation, past president
of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, and a member of
the board of trustees for Take the Lead. What you may not know is
that she is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with
a performance degree in flute, and holds a Master of Music degree in
history from the University of Colorado.
Group judges are Mr. W. Terry Stacy of Chapel Hill, NC,
Sporting; Ms. Patricia Laurans of Newtown, CT, Hound; Ms. Betty
Regina Leininger of Frisco, TX, Working; Mr. William F. Potter of
St. Louis, MO, Terrier; Mr. Tim Catterson of New Castle, IN, Toy;
Mr. Randy Garren of Apex, NC, Non-Sporting; and Mr. Houston Clark of
Decatur, KY, Herding. Ms. Terry Hundt of Newtown, CT will judge the
Junior Showmanship finals.
Six New Breeds at WKC! They raise the total AKC recognized
breeds to 185. The breeds newly-recognized by the American Kennel
Club are the American English Coonhound (Hound Group), the Cesky
Terrier (Terrier), the Norwegian Lundehund and the Xoloitzcuintli
(Non-Sporting), and the Entlebucher Mountain Dog and the Finnish
2012 Westminster Kennel Club judges panel:
SPORTING BREEDS AND VARIETIES (30):
Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark, Woodside, CA: Brittanys, German
Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Weimaraners.
Mr. Ken Murray, Island Lake, IL: Pointers, English Setters, Gordon
Setters, Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Wirehaired
Mr. Walter Sommerfelt, Lenoir City, TN: Chesapeake Bay Retrievers,
Curly Coated Retrievers, Flat Coated Retrievers, Field Spaniels,
Irish Water Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels.
Mr. Robert Ennis, Angola, NY: Golden Retrievers, Spinoni Italiano,
Mrs. Barbara Gilchrist, Rochester, WA: Labrador Retrievers.
Dr.Donald Sturz, Centerport, NY: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling
Retrievers, American Water Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Clumber
Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels (all Varieties).
Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen, Chapel Hill, NC: English Cocker Spaniels,
English Springer Spaniels.
HOUND BREEDS AND VARIETIES (29):
Dr.Donald Sturz, Centerport, NY: Afghan Hounds, Borzoi, Ibizan
Hounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Salukis.
Ms. Joy Brewster, Newtown, CT: American English Coonhounds,
Basenjis, Basset Hounds, Harriers.
Mr. Dana Cline, Loves Park, IL: Black & Tan Coonhounds, Bloodhounds,
Bluetick Coonhound, American Foxhound, English Foxhound, Irish
Wolfhounds, Plotts, Redbone Coonhounds.
Mr. William Sahloff, Swanton, OH: Beagles (both Varieties),
Otterhounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Scottish Deerhounds.
Mr. Ralph Lemcke, Indianapolis, IN: Dachshunds (all varieties),
Norwegian Elkhounds, Petit Bassets Griffons Vendeen.
Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen, Chapel Hill, NC: Greyhounds, Whippets.
WORKING BREEDS (28):
Mr. Rick Gschwender, Oxford, MI: Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes,
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Black Russian Terriers, Bullmastiffs, St.
Ms. Judy Harrington, Monson, MA: Bernese Mountain Dogs, Boxers,
Great Danes, Siberian Huskies.
Mr. Eric Ringle, Oakland Park, FL: Cane Corsos, Dogues de Bordeaux,
Mr. Clay Coady, Paradise Valley, AZ: Doberman Pinschers, German
Pinschers, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Rottweilers.
Mr. Geir Flyckt-Pedersen, Chapel Hill, NC: Giant Schnauzers,
Ms. Theresa Hundt, Newtown, CT: Komondorok, Kuvaszok, Leonbergers,
Newfoundlands, Portuguese Water Dogs, Samoyeds, Tibetan Mastiffs.
Ms. Helma Weeks, Philadelphia, PA: Mastiffs.
TERRIER BREEDS AND VARIETIES (29):
Mrs. Virginia Latham Smith, Acampo, CA: Airedale Terriers, Glen of
Imaal Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Sealyham
Terriers, Skye Terriers, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers, Standard
Manchester Terriers, West Highland White Terriers.
Mr. Peter Green, Bowmansville, PA: American Staffordshire Terriers,
Australian Terriers, Bull Terriers (both Varieties), Irish Terriers,
Kerry Blue Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull
Terriers, Welsh Terriers.
Mr. Robert Hutton, Louisville, KY: Bedlington Terriers, Border
Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Cesky Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terriers,
Smooth Fox Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, Scottish Terriers.
Mr. Jon Cole, Nashville, TN: Norfolk Terriers, Norwich Terriers,
Parson Russell Terriers.
TOY BREEDS AND VARIETIES (23):
Mrs. Sari Tietjen, Rhinebeck, NY: Affenpinschers, Brussels Griffons,
Chinese Cresteds, English Toy Spaniels (both Varieties), Havanese.
Mrs. Keke Kahn, Sarasota, FL: Cavalier King Charles
Spaniels, Chihuahuas (both Varieties).
Mr. Jon Cole, Nashville, TN: Italian Greyhounds.
Ms. Judy Webb, Albuquerque, NM: Japanese Chins, Maltese, Miniature
Pinschers, Shih Tzu, Silky Terriers, Toy Fox Terriers, Toy Manchester
Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers.
Mr. Norman Patton, Mesa, AZ: Papillons, Pomeranians, Pugs.
Mrs. Doris Cozart, Kaufman, TX: Pekingese, Toy Poodles.
NON-SPORTING BREEDS AND VARIETIES (20):
Mr. Richard Beauchamp, Cambria, CA: American Eskimo Dogs, Boston
Terriers, Chinese Shar-Peis, Keeshonden, Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan
Mrs. Doris Cozart, Kaufman, TX: Bichons Frise, Chow Chows, Finnish
Spitz, Lowchen, Norwegian Lundehund, Miniature Poodles, Standard
Mr. Leonard Reppond, San Leandro, CA: Bulldogs, Dalmatians, French
Bulldogs, Lhasa Apsos.
Mr. Jon Cole, Nashville, TN: Shiba Inu, Schipperkes.
HERDING BREEDS AND VARIETIES (26):
Mrs. Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna, Pleasant Hill, CA: Australian Cattle
Dogs, Bearded Collies, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian
Tervuren, Briards, Canaan Dogs, Finnish Lapphund.
Mr. Walter Sommerfelt, Lenoir City, TN: Australian Shepherds, Border
Collies, Collies (both Varieties).
Mr. Jon Cole, Nashville, TN: Beauceron, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pulik.
Ms. Joy Brewster, Newtown, CT: Bouviers des Flandres, Cardigan Welsh
Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
Mr. Robert Slay, Cary, NC: Entlebucher Mountain Dog, German Shepherd
Dogs, Icelandic Sheepdog, Norwegian Buhunds, Old English Sheepdogs,
Pyrenean Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Swedish Vallhunds.
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP PRELIMINARIES: Mrs. Barbara Gilchrist, Rochester, WA,
and Mr. William Sahloff, Swanton, OH.
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