MS. MARJORIE MARTORELLA of Millstone Township, New Jersey is a New York native, born and raised in Brooklyn. Her involvement in purebred dogs began in 1966 with the purchase of a pet Irish Setter. Obedience brought her into the show world. In 1968, she purchased her first Pointer and has not been without one since. In 1974, she had her first Pointer litter under the Marjetta prefix.
Since then she has bred more than 158 Pointer Champions, nine Best in Show winners, a National Specialty winner, and Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim, the Westminster Best in Show winner in 1986. She also breeds English Cocker Spaniels. A former AKC-licensed handler, she became a judge in 1981. Mrs. Martorella is approved to judge the Sporting, Hound, and Working groups, and several Non-Sporting breeds, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. She has judged numerous national specialties as well as many assignments abroad. This is her fifth Westminster judging assignment.