Kentucky woman to judge Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Kent resident Faye Strauss will be judging Jan. 22-26 at the 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

The iconic dog show is expected to return to New York after the 2021 outdoor event is held at the Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, New York, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strauss will judge the Task Force, his third Judge assignment at Westminster, live on January 26 on FS1, according to a press release from the Westminster Kennel Club. The winner of their working group will qualify for the Best in Show competition that evening.

Strauss created Sherluck Doberman Pinschers in 1973 with her husband Gary, and they have bred over 100 AKC Champions. As a handler, Strauss has completed numerous Dobermans and won numerous All-Breed and Specialty Best in Show victories. In 1995, she founded Sherluck MultiMedia which produced breed studies on CD. His book on “The Doberman Pinscher” (publisher TFH) won the Breed Book of the Year award in 1998.

Strauss has served Kennel Clubs as a board member, AKC Gazette columnist and president of Judges Education. The Doberman Pinscher Club of America awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award and the AKC Good Sportsman Award. In 2019, she was nominated for Judge of the Year by the Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year awards committee. Strauss is approved to judge sports, professional and non-sports groups, Best in Show and Junior Showmanship.

“I am honored to be a part of this large, diverse panel judging the Westminster 2022 show,” Strauss said on Facebook.

For 2022, Westminster Week returns to Manhattan starting with the Masters Agility Championship on Saturday January 22, the Masters Obedience Championship on Monday January 24 and the breed competitions on Monday (Hound and Herding), Tuesday (Toy, Non-Sporting and Terrier ) and Wednesday (Sport and Work), January 24-26, all on Pier 36. The evening group judging will take place at Madison Square Garden on January 25-26.

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