MS. LOUISE BOTKO of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has trained six Miniature Schnauzers through Utility, three completed the Utility Excellent title and two earned the coveted Obedience Trial Championship title. Two of her dogs participated at the National Obedience Championship event. Several dogs have earned Rally titles. Her oldest dog, 14, is a therapy dog and makes weekly visits to an elementary school and listens to young children read. Her younger dog is ready to begin showing in Open B.
Ms. Botko believes being an Obedience and Rally judge is another extension of the sport she loves. Traveling the country and judging dog shows has been an added bonus for her, and meeting so many dog lovers is really what makes this a wonderful experience. She is approved to judge Obedience and Rally. This is her first Westminster assignment.