Mrs. Paula Nykiel

Sporting Group Judge

Location: Washington, MO

Paula Nykiel has enjoyed the sport of purebred dogs for 38 years. She has bred more than 50 Pointer champions under her Sydmar banner, including the breed’s all-time top producer. She owner-handled dogs to the number one ranking in 1978, 1979, and 1982.

She started judging in 1990. Mrs. Nykiel is approved to judge the Sporting and Working groups as well as a number of additional breeds. She has judged more than 20 national specialties, and has judged in several foreign countries. This is her seventh Westminster assignment. Previously, she judged the Sporting Group in 2005 and Working Group in 2009 at Westminster.