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Ms. Janina K. Laurin

MS. JANINA K. LAURIN of Ashford, Connecticut is a breeder of Belgian Tervuren, second-generation dog fancier and judge. The Chateau Blanc kennel has produced over 200 champions, multiple all-breed Best in Show, National Specialty Best in Show, Group winners, and placers. Additionally, her kennel has produced Dual CH, OTCH, MACH, CT, HTCH, and Schutzhund title holders. Ms. Laurin has served as the American Belgian Tervuren Club's AKC Delegate for over 20 years and other leadership roles, including President. In 2002, she was recognized as the inaugural AKC Herding Breeder of the Year designation.  

Ms. Laurin is approved to judge the Herding Group, multiple Working breeds, Best in Show, and Junior Showmanship. She has judged the national specialties of all 4 Belgian breeds and many specialties of various breeds. This is her third judging assignment at Westminster.