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Mrs. Meghen Riese-Bassel

MRS. MEGHEN RIESE-BASSEL of Social Circle, Georgia, and her family began breeding Welsh Springer Spaniels in the mid-1970s. She has bred/owned over 150 Welsh Springer Spaniel champions, including multiple National Specialty Best in Show winners, All-Breed Best in Show winners, and Best of Breed winners at Crufts and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. 

Mrs. Riese-Bassel is the Judges’ Education Chairperson for the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America. As an elementary school media specialist, Mrs. Riese-Bassel combines her passion for education with her love of dogs by taking a full-time therapy dog to school daily.

She has judged several National Specialties and has judged in other countries several times. Mrs. Riese-Bassel is approved to judge the Sporting Group and Junior Showmanship. This is her first judging assignment at Westminster.