Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Doris Texas,



  • AKC:

    Working, Toy, Non-Sporting

Doris has been breeding and exhibiting Standard and and Toy Poodles since 1967, during which time she championed more than twenty-five Standard Poodles. With her Toy Poodles she has bred and championed in excess of twenty champions. Doris has won many groups, Best In Shows and Specialty Best In Shows. She has also bred Maltese. She handled professionally for many years. She has judged in Australia, Italy, Philippines, Canada and Indonesia and most states in America. Doris began in the sport of dogs while living in England during her husband Gene's Air Force career. The Cozarts showed their first show Poodle at Crufts in 1969. Upon their return to the States, the Cozarts began the Cotian line, responsible for several top-producing black Toy Poodles (including the dominant sire Ch. Cotian Country Style) and approximately 30 champions. Among the many highlights along the way, Mrs. Cozart says, "Seeing my daughter, Debbie, show a homebred Toy Poodle to an all-breed Best in Show was one of the most special moments." Doris has been an AKC judge since 1990, approved for the Toy, Non-Sporting, and Working groups, Juniors, and Best in Show. She is a four-time judge of the Poodle Club of America National Specialty and has judged at Westminster and prestigious venues abroad. She is President of the Poodle Club of America, and has served the club as a director, judges' education chair, and show committee member. She has served as director for the Poodle Club of Massachusetts, Quinnipiac Poodle Club, and Texas Kennel Club, and has written articles and conducted seminars on breeding and judging. The Cozarts have been married for fifty years and have two grown children. Debbie continues the Cotian prefix with her Standard Poodles (see above).