MS. THERESA HUNDT of Sandy Hook, Connecticut began in dogs in 1963. After graduation from Boston University, she bought her first Doberman Pinscher and became involved with showing, while continuing her career in teaching and coaching. She moved to Connecticut and earned a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. At the same time, she became an apprentice to professional handler J. Monroe Stebbins. At his retirement, she became a full-time handler.
During her handling career, Ms. Hundt piloted many dogs to Best in Show wins including the only fawn Doberman Pinscher to win a Best in Show. At that time, she also handled the all-time top winning Scottish Deerhound in history. After many years as a successful handler, and a rewarding career in education, she retired and began judging in 2000. She has judged multiple national specialties, numerous prestigious all-breed dog shows, and regional specialties. She is approved to judge the Sporting and Working Groups in addition to several Hound breeds, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. Ms. Hundreds previously judged the Westminster Working Group 2015. This is her sixth Westminster assignment.