Bucks County Herald

Sellersville resident to judge at Westminster Dog Show


Sellersville resident Kenneth Kauffman is among the judges at the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City.

This is his first judging assignment at Westminster. He will officiate over several breeds during the daytime competition held at Piers 92/94 in New York City on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12 to 13.

Kauffman will judge the Glen of Imaal terriers, Norfolk terriers, Parson Russell terriers, rat terriers, Russell terriers, Scottish Terriers, Sealyham terriers, Skye terriers and soft coated terriers on Tuesday.

All Best of Breed winners he selects will go on to compete in the Terrier Group finals on Tuesday evening held at Madison Square Garden.

Kauffman has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs for more than 40 years, getting his first Cairn terrier in 1974. His introduction to the world of dog shows was through obedience. His love of breeding and competition led him to the conformation ring and in 1978 produced his first homebred champion.

In addition to judging, Kauffman is still actively breeding and showing Cairn terriers, and along with his husband, he breeds and shows Sealyham terriers. Kauffman has produced and shown more than 50 champions including a number of specialty and group winners under the Brehannon banner. He has been judging for more than 30 years and is currently approved to judge the Terrier and Toy groups as well as Best in Show and Junior Showmanship.

Kauffman, a retired art teacher from Girard College, lives in an historic farmhouse with his husband, Jack Friedel. His other passions include painting and woodworking.

For the Westminster Week schedule, visit westminsterkennelclub.org.



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