MR. WILLIAM POTTER of St. Louis, Missouri, began in the sport of purebred dogs more than 50 years ago after receiving his first Irish Wolfhound in 1968 as a college graduation gift from his wife. In 1976, he acquired his first Smooth Fox Terrier and enjoyed breeding and showing success. Mr. Potter serves as secretary and show chairman for the Mississippi Valley Kennel Club and served as governor, secretary, and president of the American Fox Terrier Club.
Mr. Potter became an AKC licensed judge in 1990. He is approved to judge the Hound and Terrier groups, and Best in Show. He has judged all-breed, group, and specialty shows throughout the United States, as well as in Spain, Slovakia, China, and Australia. Mr. Potter judged the Westminster Terrier Group in 2012. This is his fourth Westminster judging assignment.