Judge Information


Ms. Betty Regina Leininger
11018 Elizabeth Ave.
Frisco, TX 75035
(972) 987-5342
CELL: (214) 232-3976
Email: bleininger@tx.rr.com

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BETTY REGINA LEININGER

Betty was born in St. John's, Newfoundland. Her interest in pure-bred dogs began at a very early age, with the breeding and exhibiting of German Shepherd dogs. Betty was a co-founder of the Newfoundland All-Breed Kennel Club in St. John's in the early 1960s.

After moving to the United States in 1970, Betty married and enjoyed a successful career as an AKC Professional Handler, guiding the show careers of many top-winning dogs. Betty exhibited in approximately 100 shows annually and was recognized for her professionalism and competitive spirit. During this time Betty co-authored the book "Presentation and Preparation of the Show Dog" and conducted numerous seminars throughout North America and abroad on the handling, conditioning, and presentation of the show dog.

Betty was a member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America for 32 years and has been active in numerous kennel clubs, including the Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Club. During the `70's she served as Hospitality Chairperson at the DPCA National Specially held in Atlanta in 1976.

After a successful handling career, Betty retired from showing in 1983 and embarked upon her judging career. Some of the highlights of Betty's judging career to-date include judging the Doberman Pinscher Club of America's national specialty on three separate occasions as well as the DPCA Top Twenty. Other national specialties include the Akita Club of America, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club, the Standard Schnauzer Club of America, the Alaskan Malamute Club of America, the American Rottweiler Club, the Finnish Spitz Club of America and the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America to name a few.  Betty has also judged numerous `supported entry' and specialty shows for Toys, Non-Sporting and working  breeds both in the U.S. and abroad.

Betty has also been an active international judge with many assignments abroad including Taiwan, Beijing, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Trinidad, Columbia, El Salvador and her native Canada. In April of 2004 she was honored to judge at the World Show in Rio de Janeiro and again at the World Show in Mexico City in May, 2007.

Ms. Leininger was privileged to judge at the AKC Eukanuba Dog Classic in December of 2003 in Long Beach, California, and she has had the great honor of judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show on six occasions, including the Non Sporting Group in 2004, the Working Group in 2012 and Best In Show for the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2014.

In addition to judging Betty enjoys playing bridge, reading, social ballroom dancing and taking long walks. She shares her home in Frisco, Texas with her Long-Coat Chihuahua - Beau. She has one son - Geoffrey.

Ms. Leininger is currently approved to judge all Working, Toy and Non-Sporting groups, Pointers and Whippets, J.S. all Miscellaneous and Best in Show.


Breeds Approved by AKC to Judge:

BreedPast AssignmentsFuture Assignments
Best in Show Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Whippets Past Assignments Future Assignments
Working Past Assignments Future Assignments
Akitas Past Assignments Future Assignments
Alaskan Malamutes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bernese Mountain Dogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Black Russian Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Boxers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bullmastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Cane Corsos Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chinooks Past Assignments Future Assignments
Doberman Pinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dogues de Bordeaux Past Assignments Future Assignments
German Pinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Giant Schnauzers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Great Danes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Great Pyrenees Past Assignments Future Assignments
Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Komondorok Past Assignments Future Assignments
Kuvaszok Past Assignments Future Assignments
Leonbergers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Mastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Neapolitan Mastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Newfoundlands Past Assignments Future Assignments
Portuguese Water Dogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Rottweilers Past Assignments Future Assignments
St Bernards Past Assignments Future Assignments
Samoyeds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Siberian Huskies Past Assignments Future Assignments
Standard Schnauzers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Tibetan Mastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Manchester Terriers
Manchester Terriers (Standard) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Toy Past Assignments Future Assignments
Affenpinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Brussels Griffons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas (Long Coat) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chinese Cresteds Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Toy Spaniels
English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles) Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Havanese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Italian Greyhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Japanese Chin Past Assignments Future Assignments
Maltese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Manchester Terriers (Toy) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miniature Pinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Papillons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pekingese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pomeranians Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles (Toy) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pugs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Shih Tzu Past Assignments Future Assignments
Silky Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Toy Fox Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Yorkshire Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Non-Sporting Past Assignments Future Assignments
American Eskimo Dogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bichons Frises Past Assignments Future Assignments
Boston Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bulldogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chinese Shar-Pei Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chow Chows Past Assignments Future Assignments
Coton de Tulear
Dalmatians Past Assignments Future Assignments
Finnish Spitz Past Assignments Future Assignments
French Bulldogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Keeshonden Past Assignments Future Assignments
Lhasa Apsos Past Assignments Future Assignments
Lowchen Past Assignments Future Assignments
Norwegian Lundehunds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles
Poodles (Miniature) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles (Standard) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Schipperkes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Shiba Inu Past Assignments Future Assignments
Tibetan Spaniels Past Assignments Future Assignments
Tibetan Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Xoloitzcuintli Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miscellaneous Classes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Junior Showmanship Competition Past Assignments Future Assignments

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