Location: Elgin, IL
Mr. Jay Richardson began his lifelong involvement in purebred dogs at the age of 10, when his parents purchased their first show dog, a Standard Poodle. His young years were involved in the caring for the family’s Poodles and showing in Junior Showmanship and conformation. He worked for professional handlers as a teenager, and then in 1975 began what would become his own handling career. Mr. Richardson started judging in 1996 and has judged in the U.S. Canada, China, Taiwan, Poland, Finland, and Spain. He is approved to judge the Sporting, Working, and Terrier groups in addition to several additional breeds. He previously judged the Westminster Terrier Group in 2013. This is his fourth Westminster assignment.