Mr. Ferruggiaro of Burtonsville, Maryland started in the sport of purebred dogs in 1963 with a Miniature Poodle, competing in Junior Showmanship and joining the Sand and Sea Kennel Club as a junior member. He acquired his first terrier in 1978 and has bred and exhibited Lakeland and Norwich Terriers under the Dreamweaver prefix.
Judging since 1998, he judges the Terrier, Toy, and Non-Sporting groups as well as breeds in the other four group and Best in Show. Highlights of his judging career to date are five assignments at the Montgomery County all-terrier show. Internationally, he has judged in Australia, Canada, China, Japan and New Zealand. This is his first Westminster judging assignment.