Mrs. Nioma Stoner Coen
MRS. NIOMA STONER COEN of Great Barrington, Massachusetts has been breeding Shetland Sheepdogs since 1968. A Life Member of the American Shetland Sheepdog Association, she has bred and owned numerous National Specialty winners, all-breed Best in Show winners, and Register of Merit Sires and Dams. As a professional handler, Mrs. Coen specialized in Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs. Along with her husband, Tom, she was named the 2004 AKC Herding Group Breeder of the Year.
Mrs. Coen has judged both Collie and Shetland Sheepdog National Specialties and assignments in Canada, Japan, China, and Scandinavia. She is approved to judge Collies, Australian Shepherds Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and Shetland Sheepdogs. This is her first judging assignment at Westminster.