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Mrs. Cindy Vogels

MRS. CINDY VOGELS of Greenwood Village, Colorado, is a native of Rockville Centre, New York. Cindy earned a Bachelor of Music (Flute) from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music (History) from the University of Colorado. Her interest in dogs began in High School, and she and her mother, Jackie Gottlieb, bred over 100 “Andover” Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier champions; they owned numerous top winners and producers, including Ch. Andover Song N Dance Man most of whose 30-year-old breed records still stand. Cindy also bred champion Kerry Blue, Norfolk and Welsh Terriers, Brittanys, and Greyhounds. 

Mrs. Vogels is AKC approved to judge all the Sporting, Hound, Terrier, Toy, and Non-Sporting Groups. She has adjudicated at many prestigious shows worldwide, including judging Best in Show at both Westminster Kennel Club and Montgomery County Kennel Club all-Terrier show. In 2021, Cindy was honored by her peers by being named Purina/Dog News Judge of the Year. 

Her participation in dog clubs includes former President and AKC Delegate, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America; presently, Vice-President and Show Chairman, Evergreen Colorado KC. Cindy also serves on the Board of Directors of Take the Lead and was a long-serving Board member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Colorado residents Mrs. Vogels and her husband of 45 years, David, enjoy an eclectic mix of house dogs. When not indulging their granddaughter, the Vogels family enjoys sports, travel and are ardent “foodies.” This is her ninth judging assignment at Westminster.