Miss Sandra M. Lex
MISS SANDRA M. LEX of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, began in Affenpinschers with the help of Affenpinscher breeder Jerome Cushman of Hilanes kennels. Her first Affenpinscher became ranked the #2 Toy dog in Canada, a feat that was not easily attainable for a rare breed. Ms. Lex’s first litter produced two Best in Show winning dogs, with one of those pups going on to become the #2 Toy and #11 all-breed dog of the year. That dog produced four UK champions and Best of Winners at the US National Specialty. Ms. Lex’s small breeding program had produced many National Specialty winners, including two Best of Opposite Sex awards, two Winners Bitch, Winners Dog, Best Veteran twice, and two Awards of Merit.
An active club member Ms. Lex has held several positions in all-breed and judge clubs, including President, Secretary, Show Secretary, and this year’s Show Chair for the Affenpinscher National in Syracuse, NY. She is approved to judge Sporting Toy and Non-Sporting Groups, several Terrier breeds, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. This is her first assignment at Westminster.