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Mrs. Catherine Bell

Knoxville, TN
(865) 690-6667

Bred and exhibited Akitas for ninteen years.  Became interested in judging and have been for 15 years.  I have the Working and Hound Groups and three Toy breeds (Havanese, Pugs and Poodles) at this time.  I am approved to judge BIS , Misc. and Jr's. 

I and been active in the dog world serving for tewnty two years as a delegate, and have served for 12 years as Second Vice President of the AKC/Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors. I am a life time member of the Tennessee Valley KC, the Akita Club of America,  East Tennessee Retriever Club, and Morris and Essex Club.  I have been Show chair for many years for the TVKC and in the past for the Akita Club of America. All of which were very successful.

I enjoy very much the chance to judge and to see the great specimens that are brought to me to examine.  In the past I have been honored to judge the Akita Club of America's National Specialty twice and have judged  Regional Specialties of many breeds to include the Boxer, Doberman. Samoyed, Giant Schnauzer, and Siberian Huskies.


Breeds Approved to Judge:
Bluetick Coonhnd

Entlebuch Mt Dog
Finnish Lapphund
Finn Spitz
Tree Walking Con
Number of Champions: 33
Number of years as an exhibitor: 17
Number of years as a breeder: 19
Number of years as a handler: 0
Number of years as a judge: 15