MRS. ABBE R. SHAW OF SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA has had purebred dogs her whole life, but she was captivated by the Afghan Hound’s elegance and personality when she first met one in 1976 after opening the Monticeto Animal Hospital with her husband Gary. Since that time, she has owned, bred and exhibited numerous champions and top-producing Afghans in a very limited breeding program with Abaca Hounds. She is past president of the Afghan Hound Club of America and the Afghan Hound Club of California. She is also the current president and AKC delegate for the Santa Barbara Kennel Club. Mrs. Shaw began judging Afghan Hounds in 2000. This will be her first judging assignment at Westminster.