Gail Miller Bisher has lifelong experience in dog sports as a handler and trainer of top-winning dogs. Today, she serves as the Westminster Kennel Club’s director of communications, spokesperson, and on-air analyst for its iconic New York City dog show on FS1 every February.
A second-generation dog fancier, Gail stepped into the dog show ring at 10-years-old and never looked back. Two years later she handled her first dog to its championship. Gail was the first junior handler to qualify for the Westminster Kennel Club’s famed Junior Showmanship competition with a Bearded Collie and the first to place, capturing second. Early in her professional handling career, she earned best of breed and best of opposite sex awards at national specialties and all-breed best in show wins and piloted nationally top-ranked dogs.
Over the years, she has trained and handled dogs to their titles in conformation, obedience, rally, advanced CGC, and earthdog. Gail has owned and loved Bearded Collies, Old English Sheepdogs, smooth and longhaired miniature Dachshunds, and West Highland White Terriers. A Vizsla and English Cocker Spaniel are her current companions. She is an AKC-licensed dog show judge, officiated at the 2015 Bearded Collie National Specialty, and is a member of the Bearded Collie Club of America, Dachshund Club of America, Morris & Essex Kennel Club, Greenwich Kennel Club, English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, and the Dog Writers Association of America.
A seasoned advertising, marketing, and public relations professional, Gail has more than a decade of experience in marketing, brand development, content creation, and media relations with such organizations as the American Kennel Club and Webvet.com. She also served as an on-air representative appearing on national media outlets and as a sideline reporter for televised dog show events.
An award-winning advertising broadcast producer, Gail has Clio, Mobius, and Cannes shortlist wins to her credit. She holds a Master of Arts in Communications from St. Louis University, is a former ACE-certified personal trainer, and created the Super Fit Fido Club to educate pet dog owners about the importance of canine fitness.