Ms. Rachel Robertson
MS. RACHEL ROBERTSON of Charlotte, North Carolina, is a first-generation dog show exhibitor. She began showing in Junior Showmanship at age nine after being introduced to the sport by her second-grade teacher, Clair Pocavich of Wisselwood Pugs. As a Junior, she qualified for Westminster five times and the AKC National Championship seven times. Throughout her time in Junior Showmanship, she showed a Smooth Collie, a Spinone Italiano, a Skye Terrier, and her beloved Shetland Sheepdogs. Ms. Robertson won Best Junior Handler at both the American Shetland Sheepdog Association and Spinone Club of America National Specialties. She was a three-time recipient of the ASSA’s Junior Showmanship Sponsorship and won the Dog Writers Association of America’s Junior Writer Award for her article about Junior Showmanship. While in college, she received an AKC Junior Showmanship Scholarship. Ms. Robertson worked for Westminster Kennel Club’s communications team as a Broadcast Assistant in 2018, 2019, and 2021. She is approved to judge Junior Showmanship and is honored to be giving back to the sport through judging. This is her first Westminster judging assignment.