MRS. JUNE A. PENTA of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, started with Afghan Hounds, followed by Shih Tzu, which she bred and exhibited under the Spring Valley prefix in the 1960's and 70s, finishing many AKC Champions. She is a member of the American Dog Show Judges (ADSJ) and the American Shih Tzu Club as well as the secretary/treasurer of the Dog Judges Educational Foundation.
An AKC judge for more than 45 years, Mrs. Penta is approved to judge all Hound, Toy, and Herding breeds, and Best in Show. Her involvement in judges’ education extends for more than 25 years and includes the production of the ADSJ Advanced Institute. She judged many regional and national specialty shows including the Shih Tzu National seven times. This is her fourth Westminster judging assignment.