Mr. Jon Cole

Breed Judge  

Location: Nashville, TN

Mr. Jon Cole is a second-generation dog person who grew up in the world of Sporting, Working, Terrier and Hound breeds as a youngster.  In the 1960s he began breeding and showing Bull Terriers under the kennel name Bejobos.  His breeding program included many Best in Show and group-winning champions. Mr. Cole and his wife added Bedlington Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Shih Tzu, Greyhound, Schipperkes and French Bulldogs over the years.  Currently, Mr. Cole has a Miniature Bull Terrier. He began judging Terriers in 1971 and is now approved for all breeds. Foreign judging assignments include Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Far East, Russia and Europe. This is his eighth judging assignment at Westminster.