Ms. Bishop of Port Charlotte, FL is a retired Police Commander from Illinois where she served for 25 years. While in that position along with other assignments, she served as a K9 Handler, K9 Supervisor and also K9 Commander.
From police K9 training to agility training, in 2013 Ms. Bishop became an AKC Agility judge. She has judged at the AKC National Agility Championships in 2017, the Brittany National Specialty in 2017, the Havanese National Specialty in 2016 and is judging the Border Collie Society of America National Specialty in October 2018.
Ms. Bishop presently lives in Port Charlotte Florida with her husband where she is running her young Brittany in agility, a dog she has shown to her Grand Champion Bronze in Conformation. She owns two retired agility dogs, a German Shorthaired Pointer, and a Weimaraner. When not trialing or judging, she is active in breed conformation and teaches CGC and agility. She is a productive member of three all-breed dog clubs in two states and is a member of the American Brittany Club. This is her first judging assignment at Westminster.
Mr. Croxford of Leicestershire, United Kingdom has been a regular competitor in agility for over 25 years and a professional agility trainer since 2003. He has been a member of The Kennel Club since 1998. On November 7, 2018 he was elected Chairman of The Kennel Club. Mr. Croxford was the team manager of the Kennel Club’s international agility team, Team GB, between 2001 and 2011. He also coached the American Kennel Club international team at the 2013 FCI World Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa as an assistant to the team leader.
As a Championship Agility judge, he has judged all of The Kennel Club’s prestige agility events, as well as many internationally. He has also judged at the FCI European Open Agility competition, being the first judge from the United Kingdom.
Steve says: “I am very proud an honoured to have been invited by the Westminster Kennel Club to judge at such a prestigious event. I am very much looking forward to seeing the very best agility dogs in the USA compete on the courses I have designed for the occasion.” This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.