Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mrs Paula Ohio,


  • AKC:

    All Breeds

Paula is half of one of dogdom's best-known husband-and-wife teams. Began breeding and exhibiting dogs in the early 1960s-first Basset Hounds, then Standard Schnauzers, and most recently Lakeland Terriers. They finished several Standard Schnauzer champions and have mentored other exhibitors. Mrs. Hartinger was a professional handler of note, guiding many dogs to championships. An AKC judge with more than twenty-five years' experience, her major assignments have been "just too many to single out a few", but she refers to her debut at this year's AKCEukanuba Invitational as "a true highlight". She is approved for Standard Schnauzers, and all groups but the Working. Past president of both the Standard Schnauzer and Miniature Schnauzer clubs of Cincinnati. She has served as show chairman for the Standard Schnauzer Club of America national-specialty show, the Clermont County Kennel Club, and the Standard Schnauzer Club of Cincinnati. She is show secretary of the Cincinnati Kennel Club and coordinator of the OKI Judges Workshop, and is a much-in-demand instructor at breeding and judging seminars.