MR. WILLIAM P. SHELTON of Pomona, California, enjoys a lifelong passion for all animals, particularly canines, and the sport of purebred dogs. His decades-long professional handling career grew into his passion for Pembroke Welsh Corgis and his Coventry breeding program. Coventry Pembroke Welsh Corgis was honored with the AKC Herding Breeder of the Year award in 2018.
Mr. Shelton is an advocate for responsible preservation breeders, their purposefully bred dogs, education, and for breeders to continue as the lifeblood of our cultural heritage. He enlightens legislators and the general public to the benefits of owning a purebred dog acquired from a responsible preservation breeder. He is approved to judge the Hound, Working, and Herding groups, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. This will be his second judging assignment at Westminster.