|Vicki L. Abbott, of Fairview, Texas, has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs as a
breeder, handler, and judge for more than 40 years. She has bred Maltese, Pekingese
and Shiba Inu.
Vicki has handled some top-winning dogs, including the top Maltese Dog of all time and
the Westminster Toy Group winner for 1992 – Ch. Sand Island Small Kraft Lite, “Henry”.
She has bred and shown her own Scylla Maltese Best in Show winners, as well as
handling top dogs for other breeders. A few highlights of her career include: five
different Maltese breed winners at Westminster, a Westminster Toy Group Winner, four
National Specialty winners, and over 450 Group Firsts and over 135 Best in Shows with a
range of different Maltese.
Vicki is an American Kennel Club judge of many breeds and multiple groups including
Best in Show. She has judged several times at the American Kennel Club National
Championship, and she has judged many national specialties of different breeds. She
judges extensively in the United States and internationally.
Vicki has been seen on television judging Best in Show at the Portland Rose City Classic
on Animal Planet and Best in Show at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show
on NBC. She has authored books on dog breeds, is a speaker at many events, and continues to write articles for national canine publications.