Dr. Al Pertuit
330 Wellington Way
Central, SC 29630
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Presently, I'm approved to judge 25 terrier breeds (9 of them provisional) and JS. I have judged fox terrier specialities in GA, MN, PA, VA, and WA. In
2007, I was privileged to judge the American Fox Terrier Club National Specialty
at Montgomery County Kennel Club and will again do this in 2012. I have also awarded Championship Certificates in the UK.
I've finished 54 home-bred Wire Fox Terriers (Fyrewyre prefix), finishing my first home bred 1982. In addition, I've finished over 10 non-home bred Wires and 4 home-bred Smooth Fox Terriers.
I've served on
the Boards of The American Fox Terrier Club (AFTC) and The Wire Fox Terrier Club of the Central
States (WFTCCS). I have served as President of and on the Board of The Greater Atlanta Fox Terrier
Club (GAFTC), The Clemson Kennel Club, and The Greenville Kennel Club. In 1989, I was named the
AFTC's Breeder of the Year (for Wires); in 1990, I was elected to the WFTCCS' Hall of Fame; in 1992, I was awarded the AFTC's Governors' Award for Outstanding Service; and, in 2009, I received The American Fox Terrier Club's Breeder of the Year Award for Wire Fox Terrier Bitches. In July 2011, Sky, a WFT bitch I co-bred with Betty Seaton, won BIS3 at the World Dog Show in Paris, with almost 22,000 dogs entered.
Internationally, I am also a member of the Fox Terrier Club (UK) and the Reunion Des Amateurs De Fox Terriers (France).
For several years, I was AFTC's Wire Fox Columnist for AKC's Gazette, and I occasionally write Judge's Eye Columns for that publication.
Professionally, I am a Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, Clemson University. I received my BS and MS Degrees from LSU and my PhD from the University of Maryland, all degrees in Horticulture. After receiving my MS, having received my US Army Officer Commission upon completion of my BS, I served in the Army: on the Staff and Faculty of the US Army Quartermaster School, Ft. Lee, VA, then as the Food Advisor for the 2nd Logistical Command, Okinawa.
While on the faculty at Clemson University, I was selected [Winrock (Rockefeller)/USDA] to lecture on floriculture greenhouse production to researchers near Moscow and to university students in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Fyrewyre Homepage: fyrewyre.com
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