Greenwood Village resident, Cindy Vogels, is among the judges at the 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. She will officiate over several breeds during the daytime competition held Feb. 11-12.
Vogels will be judging the pugs, silky terriers, toy fox terriers and Yorkshire terriers on Monday and the American water spaniels, Boykin spaniels, clumber spaniels, field spaniels, Irish red and white setters, Irish water spaniels, Nederlandse kooikerhondjes, spinoni Italiani, Sussex spaniels, vizslas, Welsh springer spaniels, wirehaired pointing griffons and wirehaired vizslas on Tuesday. All Best of Breed winners she selects will go on to compete in the Toy Group finals Monday evening and the Sporting Group finals Tuesday evening held at Madison Square Garden.
Vogels has shown Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers since 1968. Under the andover prefix, Vogels and her mother have bred over 100 American champions and many top producers. She has also bred champion Kerry blue, Welsh and Norfolk terriers, brittanys and greyhounds. Vogels is a past president and AKC delegate of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America. She is the show chairman of Evergreen KC, treasurer of the AKC Canine Health Foundation and is a trustee for Take the Lead.
Vogels is approved to judge the sporting, terrier and toy groups, junior showmanship, best in show and several hound breeds. Vogels has judged national and regional specialties and prestigious groups, both in the U.S. and abroad, including the AKC National Championship and Montgomery County Kennel Club. This is her seventh Westminster assignment, including judging the terrier group in 2005 and best in show in 2012.
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