|Judge Name:||Betty Winthers|
|Types of Shows:||Obedience Trial,Conformation|
|Type of Breeds|
|Betty M. Winthers, of Lynnwood, Washington, has been active in the sport for more than 60 years, encompassing a wide range of experience as breeder, exhibitor, trainer, judge, and as an AKC Executive Field Reprehensive of Obedience, Tracking and Rally.
Betty is an AKC Breeder of Merit who has bred and exhibited German Shepherd Dogs with obedience titles ranging from CD, CDX, UD, UDT; a Champion CDX Miniature Poodle, a CDX Papillon as well as many Champion Papillons.
She became an AKC-approved judge in 1969 and is now approved to judge Obedience, Tracking, Rally, Conformation and Junior Showmanship. Betty has judged throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. She is and active club member, serving as an officer and Board member for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, German Shepherd Dog Club of Washington, the Washington State Obedience Training Club, and Olympic Kennel Club and is also a Life Member for those clubs. Betty served as show secretary for the German Shepherd Dog Club of America for seven years and is a club member of the Papillon Club of America and Papillon Association of Puget Sound. She was the AKC Delegate for the Olympic Kennel Club from 1987 until 1992 and became their Delegate again in 2014.
During her tenure as a Field Rep she conducted seminars and worked with prospective judges to expand AKC judges' base. By educating judges to conform to AKC Rules and Regulations, she helped to create exceptional judges.
Betty was nominated for the AKC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, and is the recipient of the Gaines Sportsman award for the German Shepherd Dog Club of Washington State. She is also the recipient of the D'Ambrisi award from the Association of Obedience Judges.
|Dog Name||GCh Distaff Black Bart|
|Owner||Krista MacPherson and Patrick Balazs|
|Breed||Staffordshire Bull Terrier|
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