MR. EDD BIVIN of FORT WORTH, TEXAS acquired his first purebred dog, a Pomeranian, at 12-years-old. She became the foundation of a breeding program that led to his further breeding and exhibiting top-winning Pomeranians. Mr. Bivin first judged toy dogs at match shows when he was 15-years-old. He was approved by AKC to judge Pomeranians in 1961. He and his wife Irene enjoyed the breeding and exhibiting of Doberman Pinschers and Dachshunds during her lifetime. Mr. Bivin is approved to judge all Sporting, Working, Terrier, Toy, and Non-Sporting groups, as well as several Herding and Hound breeds, Junior showmanship, and Best in Show. He has judged many national specialty shows of various breeds. Mr. Bivin has judged many all-breed and specialty dog shows in the United States and abroad. He judged Best in Show at The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1999. This is his 22nd judging assignment at Westminster.