Location: Banks, OR
Mrs. Joan Savage started in the sport with English Setters and is a longtime breeder under the kennel name of Stagedoor. She has bred more than 100 champions, including national specialty winners, best in show, specialty best in show, group winning, a Westminster placing dog, and many obedience and field titled dogs. Mrs. Savage was named AKC Breeder of the Year in 2008. She works as a veterinary technician and is very active in her local all-breed, regional and national English Setter clubs. Mrs. Savage began judging in 1999 and is approved to judge 20 Sporting breeds and Junior Showmanship. This is her first Westminster judging assignment.