Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Elliott B Idaho,


  • AKC:

    Sporting, Hound, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting

In 1956, Elliott attended his very first dog show - the Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show - and it was love at first sight, leading him to a life in the sport of dogs. Fifty-four years later, he will have the ultimate honor in the sport - judging Best In Show at the 134th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 15-16, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Elliott spent 24 years as a top professional handler from 1969 through 1993. Among his big accomplishments, he handled an Irish Setter, Ch. Meadowlark's Anticipation, to a Sporting Group win at Westminster in 1984. He started judging in 1994 and has judged all over the world, including six previous assignments at Westminster, where he judged the Terrier Group in 2004 and the Sporting Group in 2008. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Eagle, Idaho. His initial breed was Cocker Spaniels.