MS. BONNIE THRELFALL of Cary, North Carolina, grew up in dogs showing her father’s Labrador Retrievers in Conformation, Obedience, and Junior Showmanship. She also owned an Irish Water Spaniel who was the great-grandmother of Irishtocrat, Westminster 1979 Best in Show winner. She has bred English Cocker Spaniels since 1969 under the Edgewood prefix and was an assistant handler to Robert and Jane Forsyth before becoming a professional handler. Ms. Threlfall is approved to judge the Sporting and Hound groups, 15 breeds across five groups, and Best in Show. She has judged five national specialties, an FCI show in Sweden, and awarded championship certificates to her breed in England. This is her fourth Westminster judging assignment.
Ms. Bonnie Threlfall