Location: Lenoir City, TN
Mr. Walter Sommerfelt has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs since acquiring his first Old English Sheepdog in 1972. He is a former professional handler as well as a breeder-exhibitor of breeds from all seven groups, most notably Vizslas, OES, Pointers, Bearded Collies, and Weimaraners. He and his wife Carol have bred more than 75 Champions including Group, Best in Show, and specialty winners as well as Dual Champions and multiple performance titled dogs. The Sommerfelts are still active breeders-exhibitors of Vizslas. Judging since 1985, Mr. Sommerfelt is approved for all Sporting, Working and Herding breeds and groups, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. He has judged on four different continents. This is his third assignment at Westminster.