MRS. BETTY-ANNE STENMARK of Grass Valley, California began showing dogs in 1967 with Saint Bernards, then Salukis, and in 1975 began breeding Dandie Dinmont Terriers. For more than 40 years she has continued in Dandie Dinmont Terriers under the prefix King’s Mtn. She is the author of six breed books (Bassets, Beagles, Saint Bernards, Airedales, Dandies and Pembroke Welsh Corgis,) and Mastering the Breed Standards ~ Terriers. She is the longtime show chairman of Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore, California, which annually draws one of the largest entries on the West Coast.
In 1977, Mrs. Stenmark earned her AKC-license to judge Saint Bernards. She currently judges the Sporting, Hound, and Terrier groups, multiple Working and Herding breeds, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. She previously judged Westminster Best in Show in 2018, the Hound Group in 1998 & 2015 and the Terrier Group in 2008. This is her twelfth Westminster judging assignment.