Palmyra man to be judged at Westminster Kennel Club’s 146th Annual Dog Show


Richard W. Powell, of Palmyra, to judge at upcoming 146th annual convention Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

The show will take place on January 26, 2022 and will be presented by Purina Pro Plan in New York City.

Powell will judge the Terrier Group, and the winner of that group will advance to the Best in Show competition.

Richard W. Powell (photo submitted)

The dog show is not a new arena for Powell. He has a lifelong experience with purebred dogs, starting with English Cockers and then breeding and showing English setters in England, according to a press release from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Because Powell’s long-term dream was to breed and exhibit terriers, he gained some experience with top handlers in California before embarking on his own terrier journey. He bought a small farm and kennel with his wife, Sue, and has raised and shown numerous terriers including Welsh Flatford and Hapitails terriers.

Powell has already judged many other national specialties. He has judged terrier specialties overseas in South America, England and Europe, and has received approval to judge Best in Show, Working and Hunting Breeds, Toy, Terrier and Sporting Groups.

A calendar of events for the dog show can be found here.

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