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Mrs. Bergit Coady-Kabel

MRS. BERGIT COADY-KABEL of Indio, CA started in dogs as a young girl in Hamburg, Germany. She trained for three years at Reanda, a Scottish Terrier Kennel in England, where she met Betty Malinka from Gary, Indiana, of Sandoone Scottish Terriers. Ms. Malinka sponsored her, and her experience in the United States began soon after. After moving to California, she specialized in Terrier breeds. She traveled extensively, handling many dogs to their AKC championships and campaigning many excellent dogs. The very best dogs would travel to New York for the Westminster Kennel Club dog show as it was the dream of most of her clients. Mrs. Coady-Kabel's successes at Westminster include Best of Breed and Terrier group placement wins. In 2012 she was awarded Professional Handler of the Year by Dogs in Review but in 2016 had to retire from handling due to health issues. Mrs. Coady-Kabel is approved to judge numerous terrier breeds and Junior Showmanship. This is her first judging assignment at Westminster.