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Judging Panel


Mrs. Rosalind Kramer

Mrs. Kramer brings a lifetime of experience as a Breeder, Professional Handler, American Kennel Club Executive Field Representative and Judge to the most prestigious assignment in the sport. 

Mrs. Kramer started in the sport as a child showing her Wire Fox Terriers.  She continued in the sport working for a top Scottish Terrier Breeder after school and on weekends, learning animal husbandry and continued experience in showing dogs in the sport.  She then apprenticed under a top handler, and eventually became a highly successful top handler herself ~ all the while continuing to be a preservation breeder. She has bred National Specialty, Best in Show winners, and many top-ranked dogs.  She handled top-winning Terrier and Toy dogs. Many of which she showed remain the top winning dogs of their breed to this day.

A woman wearing glasses and a pink jacket is evaluating the competition.

After ending her career as a professional handler, Mrs. Kramer went to work for the American Kennel Club as an Executive Field Representative and Judges Education Chair.  She retired from the AKC when she married Dr. Andrew Kramer, a fellow Terrier Enthusiast, and began her judging career.  She also started and owns a Home Décor and Accessories Business.  This will be Mrs. Kramer’ 5th assignment at Westminster.  She judged the Terrier Group in 2018, and the Toy Group in 2022.  She also has judged BIS at the prestigious Montgomery County Kennel Club, and as well as Groups at the American Kennel Club National Championship Show. 

Mrs. Kramer is a long-time member of the American Fox Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier Club of the Central States, Westchester Kennel Club, Middle Peninsula Kennel Club, and the Virginia Terrier Club. She is also a past board member of Take The Lead.

Mrs. Kramer is approved to judge the Terrier, Hound and Toy groups, as well as half the Sporting breeds and Best in Show.

Judging Panel

Masters Agility Championship

Mr. Zack Davis of Jersey City, New Jersey

Ms. Susan Leitner of Vancouver, Washington

Mrs. Barbara W. Selton of Bloomington, Minnesota

Junior Showmanship Preliminary Judges:

Ms. Rebecca Cross of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Mrs. Stacy Threlfall of Apex, North Carolina

Junior Showmanship Finals Judge:

Mr. Diego Garcia of Lillington, North Carolina

Hound Group Judge:

Ms. Christine Erickson of Queen Creek, Arizona

Hound Breeds Judges:

Mrs. Gayle Bontecou of Clinton Corners, New York: Ibizan Hounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Scottish Deerhounds.

Mr. Michael Canalizo of Mill Neck, New York: Borzois, Greyhounds, Salukis.

Dr. Daniel W. Dowling of Hope, Maine: Basenjis, Basset Hounds, Beagles (both Varieties), Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens, Harriers, Otterhounds, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos.

Mrs. Pamela S. Lambie of Phoenix, Arizona: Afghan Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Whippets.

Mr. Neil T. McDevitt of Beavercreek, Ohio: American English Coonhounds, American Foxhounds, Azawakhs, Black and Tan Coonhounds, Bloodhounds, Bluetick Coonhounds, Cirnechi dell’Etna, English Foxhounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Plotts, Redbone Coonhounds, Sloughis, Treeing Walker Coonhounds.

Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark of Grass Valley, California: Dachshunds (all Varieties).

Toy Group Judge:

Mr. Glen Lajeski of Cloverdale, California

Toy Breeds Judges:

Ms. Pamela Bruce of Welland, Ontario, Canada: Chinese Cresteds, Havanese, Pekingese, Pugs, Toy Poodles.

Mr. Lee Grogan of Belfast, Ireland: Brussels Griffons, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, English Toy Spaniels (both Varieties), Japanese Chin, Maltese, Shih Tzu.

Mr. Richard T. Jackson of La Plata, Maryland: Affenpinschers, Biewer Terriers, Papillons.

Mr. Joao Machado of Humble, Texas: Chihuahuas (both Varieties), Italian Greyhounds, Miniature Pinschers, Pomeranians, Russian Toys.

Mr. Desmond J. Murphy of Monroe, New York: Silky Terriers, Toy Fox Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers.

Non-Sporting Group Judge:

Mr. Fred C. Bassett of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Non-Sporting Breeds Judges:

Ms. Pamela Bruce of Welland, Ontario, Canada: Miniature Poodles, Standard Poodles.

Mr. Brandon H. Edge of Laurinburg, North Carolina: Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, French Bulldogs.

Mr. Richard T. Jackson of La Plata, Maryland: Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chows, Dalmatians, Shiba Inu.

Mrs. Elaine J. Lessig of Annandale, New Jersey: American Eskimo Dogs, Bichon Frises, Cotons de Tulear, Finnish Spitz, Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan Terriers, Xoloitzcuintlis.

Mrs. Vicki Seiler-Cushman of Xenia, Ohio: Keeshonden, Lhasa Apsos, Lowchen, Norwegian Lundehunds, Schipperkes.

Herding Group Judge:

Mr. Michael Faulkner of Center Cross, Virginia

Herding Breeds Judges:

Mr. Michael Canalizo of Mill Neck, New York: Bearded Collies, Bergamasco Sheepdogs, Bouvier des Flanders, Norwegian Buhunds, Old English Sheepdogs, Pulik.

Ms. Minna-Liisa Koltes of Ennice, North Carolina: Beaucerons, Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Tervuren, Briards, Canaan Dogs, German Shepherd Dogs, Icelandic Sheepdogs.

Mr. Shawn J. Nichols of Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Belgian Sheepdogs, Border Collies, Collies (both Varieties), Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Finnish Lapphunds, Mudis, Pyrenean Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Swedish Vallhunds.

Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark of Grass Valley, California: Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

Ms. Joyce A. Vanek of Evergreen, Colorado: Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Shepherds, Berger Picards, Lancashire Heeler, Miniature American Shepherds, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pumik, Spanish Water Dogs.

Sporting Group Judge:

Mr. David L. Kittredge of Rochester, New York

Sporting Breeds Judges:

Mr. Gerardo Bernard of Mexico City, Mexico: English Setters, German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Gordon Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Irish Setters, Pointers, Vizslas.

Mr. Richard T. Jackson of La Plata, Maryland: American Water Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels, Spinoni Italiani, Sussex Spaniels.

Mrs. Pamela S. Lambie of Phoenix, Arizona: Boykin Spaniels, Clumber Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels (all Varieties), English Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels, Field Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels.

Mr. Shawn J. Nichols of Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Weimaraners, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, Wirehaired Vizslas.

Mrs. Judy Taylor of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada: Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers.

Ms. Joyce A. Vanek of Evergreen, Colorado: Barbets, Bracco Italiano, Brittanys, Lagotti Romagnoli, Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes.

Working Group Judge:

Mr. Rick Gschwender, of Nampa, Idaho

Working Breeds Judges:

Mr. Edward A. Fojtik of Ingleside, Illinois: Black Russian Terriers, Giant Schnauzers, Great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundlands, Portuguese Water Dogs, Saint Bernards, Standard Schnauzers.

Mrs. Karen S. McFarlane of Kearney, Missouri: Alaskan Malamutes, Boerboels, Dogo Argentinos, Komondorok, Kuvaszok, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies.

Mrs. Abigail S. Patrizio of Clinton, Connecticut: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bullmastiffs, Mastiffs, Neapolitan Mastiffs, Rottweilers.

Mrs. Vicki Seiler-Cushman of Xenia, Ohio: Cane Corsos, Chinooks, Doberman Pinschers, Dogues de Bordeaux, German Pinschers, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Leonbergers.

Ms. Joyce A. Vanek of Evergreen, Colorado: Akitas, Boxers, Tibetan Mastiffs.

Terrier Group Judge:

Ms. Patricia Anne Keenan of Chehalis, Washington

Terrier Breeds Judges:

Ms. Pamela Bruce of Welland, Ontario, Canada: Airedale Terriers, American Hairless Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Australian Terriers, Bedlington Terriers, Glen of Imaal Terriers, Irish Terriers, Kerry Blue Terriers, Scottish Terriers.

Mr. Edward A. Fojtik of Ingleside, Illinois: Miniature Schnauzers.

Mr. Desmond J. Murphy of Monroe, New York: Cesky Terriers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Skye Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Standard Manchester Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers.

Ms. Lori Pelletier of Exeter, Rhode Island: Border Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Norwich Terriers.

Mr. Joseph R. Vernuccio of Stratford, Connecticut: Bull Terriers (both Varieties), Cairn Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Parson Russell Terriers, Rat Terriers, Russell Terriers, Sealyham Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Welsh Terriers, West Highland White Terriers.

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