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Mrs. Gale Young

Hardwick, MA
(413) 477-6454
galeyoung@comcast.net

Gale has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs since 1973. Her first dog, a Weimaraner, achieved a Breed Championship, a CDX Title and two Field Ratings giving her the title of Versatility Excellent by the National Club. With only two litters to her credit she also became a BROM Dam. Prior to these activities Gale earned a Master's Degree in Music and performed in Opera's and Musical Shows.

Finally, Gale's avocation became her vocation. She owned a large boarding kennel in Oxford, MA for 18 years. The kennel had training classes as well as a daycare program, grooming, boarding, pet transportation and relocation services. In 2005, Gale sold her kennel and pet transportation business. Currently, Gale is the Associate Director of Admission at a private school.

Gale has been breeding & showing Weimaraners in the conformation ring and in Field & Obedience events for over 30 years. She was the proud owner of a Dual Champion Bitch who was the #1 All Age Gun Dog for Weimaraners for two years running. In 1986, she had a dog that was in the Top Ten Field Ratings and another dog that was in the Top Ten Show Ratings. In 2004 her Weimaraner, Baron, was the #1 male in the country in Conformation standings. In 2003 he was BOS at the National Specialty. In 2005 our male Ch. Starwood's Handsome as Ever won the Maturity at the National and in 2006 our bitch Starwood's Emma v Donnergeist was Best Bitch in Futurity at the Nationals.

Gale has been breeding Norfolk Terriers for 20 years. Her Norfolks have won at Montgomery weekend, at the Norfolk/Norwich Nationals and at Westminster.

In 2011 Gale had the honor of judging the Norfolk Terrier Club National Specialty at the Montgomery Kennel Club Show.

Gale has also bred Specialty winning German Shorthaired Pointers and Miniature Pinschers. She was a professional Handler for many years and was a member of the PHA and a CPH. Gale is an AKC judge and is approved to judge the Sporting Group as well as Miniature Pinschers, 11 Terrier breeds and Best in Show.

Gale is a member of the Weimaraner Club of America and has been Chairman and Secretary for the WCA Eastern Field Classic. She was Secretary as well as President for the Yankee Weimaraner Club. For 15 years she cared for and placed the Rescue Dogs for the Yankee Club. She has been show chairperson for the YWC Specialty for many years. Gale is also a member of the Springfield KC, Ladies' Dog Club, the Wachusett KC and the New England Sporting Group Association Judges' Hospitality Chairperson.

Gale resides on a 40 acre estate in Hardwick Village, MA with her Husband Kenan, five Weimaraners, and two Norfolk Terriers.

Breeds Approved to Judge:
Best in Show
Sporting
Terrier
Min Pinscher
Number of Champions: 55
Number of years as an exhibitor: 38
Number of years as a breeder: 36
Number of years as a handler: 15
Number of years as a judge: 15