Ms. Erickson of Mesa, AZ was raised in Burbank, CA and has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs all of her life. A second-generation dog person, she shared the family’s love of terriers and began showing and breeding Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in 1975. Over the years she has owned, bred and exhibited Australian Terriers, Bedlington Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Silky Terriers, Welsh Terriers and Wirehaired Dachshunds. She began judging in 2002 and is presently approved for the Terrier and Hound Groups, along with several Toys, Poodles, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. Ms. Erickson has judged at Montgomery County Kennel Club, Morris & Essex Kennel Club, and the Dachshund Club of America’s National Specialty. She served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Great Western Terrier Association. This is her second judging assignment at Westminster. Interestingly, both of her parents also judged at Westminster.