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In 1969, I purchased my first Doberman Pinscher at 8 weeks of age, ultimately BIS/BISS Ch. Rosevale�s Dark Temptation. In 1972, I purchased a Whippet to replace my pet Pomeranian. Until 1988, there were always at least five Dobermans and five Whippets, plus a Burmese and Tonkinese cat in residence. I also raised a Champion male Rottweiler. Although I bred on a very limited basis, I have owned three BIS Doberman Pinschers and one BIS Whippet.
In 1972, I obtained an AKC Limited Handing License for 42 breeds. Ten years later, finding handling increasingly more tiring and less rewarding, I ceased handling and applied for approval to judge Doberman Pinschers and Whippets. In 1997, I put my judging career on hold and left my position at Aetna Life & Casualty to join the American Kennel Club as Assistant Director of Judging Operations in Raleigh, NC.
I returned to judging in 1999 and I currently am approved to judge the Working Group, the Hound Group, the Sporting Group, the Toy Group and BIS. Professionally, I was an IT Logistics Project Manager at Aetna Life & Casualty�s corporate headquarters in Hartford, CT.
I continue to live in the Raleigh, NC area and I am currently owned by a 3 pound Chihuahua and a Singapura cat.