Mrs. Sandra Pretari Hickson
MRS. SANDRA PRETARI HICKSON of San Bruno, California, purchased her first show dog, an Akita, in 1993. She exhibited the breed for many years, and then in 1996, Ms. Hickson met and later partnered with longtime Dandie Dinmont breeder Betty Anne Stenmark. This partnership began with Sandra’s first Dandie Dinmont, CH King’s Mtn. Mouse Trap, a top producer who changed King’s Mtn. Dandies forever. In that litter was Ms. Hickson’s first All-Breed Best in Show winner, GCH King’s Mtn. Minnie Mouse, the top-winning owner-handled Dandie Dinmont in breed history, and her first National Specialty Best of Breed winner, CH King’s Mtn. Stuart Little, sire to MBIS/MBISS GCHB King’s Mtn. Angelina Ballerina, the top-winning female Dandie Dinmont in breed history. Also notable is MBIS/MBISS GCHB King’s Mtn. Prima Ballerina, the top Specialty-winning Dandie Dinmont in breed history with four National Specialty wins (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019).
Ms. Hickson is currently approved to judge most Working breeds, Dandie Dinmonts, Dachshunds, and Otterhounds. This is her second judging assignment at Westminster.