Janina K. Laurin

MS. JANINA K. LAURIN of DANBURY, CONNECTICUT began showing her German Shepherd Dogs and Belgian Tervurens as a youngster in specialties, junior handling, breed, and obedience.  She has been exhibiting as a breeder/owner/handler at The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show since the 1970s. Ms. Laurin and her family’s Chateau Blanc Kennels (established 1960) have produced or sired more than 150 Belgian Tervurens that have excelled at the highest level of the sport. Among them are multiple Best in Show and National Specialty winners as well as dual, tracking, and herding champions. In 2002, she accepted the AKC Breeder of the Year Award for the Herding Group on behalf of the family. A second-generation dog enthusiast, she is licensed to judge the Herding Group, Best in Show, and several Working breeds. This is her second judging assignment at Westminster.