Mrs. Anna Mary Kauffman
638 Bean Hill Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Mrs. Kauffman grew up on a farm and always had a love for animals. When she was a very young child her parents bought her a mixed-breed terrier puppy. She grew up with this puppy that lived to be 16 years old.
Her first Great Dane was a gift in 1945 and they had their first litter of Great Danes in 1947. "We started breeding under the name of 'Mountdania' and had our first Champion in 1948." They have bred or owned 60-plus American Champions and have Champions in Brazil, Canada and Finland. They have also bred Champion German Shorthaired Pointers. She has always handled their own dogs until she became a judge in 1982.
She and her husband are responsible for forming the Great Dane Club of Central PA in 1958. They are active in the Lancaster Kennel Club and she served on the Board of Directors of the Great Dane Club of America for many years. She judged Best of Breed at the National Specialty in 1993. She has also judged in Australia, Finland and Canada. Mrs. Kauffman also judges Junior Showmanship.
Mrs. Kauffman is an honorary member of the Great Dane Club of America, Lancaster Kennel Club and the Great Dane Club of Central PA.