I acquired my first Miniature Poodle in 1973, Round Table Choici Morceau, and I co-owned “Tish” with Mrs. Alden V. (Caroline) Keene of the famed (and quite sadly now, mostly forgotten) Round Table Kennels. I was honored to be asked to come and work for Mrs. Keene in 1975, and to show her Poodles and Long Coat Chihuahuas. Round Table had many accomplishments through the years, including a Westminster Group win in 1966 with Ch. Round Table Cognac, a dog who is most likely behind most white Miniatures today if you go back far enough. Round Table was again honored in 1971 and 1972 when Ch. Tally Ho Tiffany, a daughter of Ch, Round Table Loramar Yeoman won the Group at Westminster consecutive years. The next White Miniature to grace the Westminster Best in Show in lineup was Ch. JLC Critique, winning the Non Sporting Group in 1979 and 1981.
I have judged AKC Approved Dog Shows since 1992, and have judged in the USA, Canada, England, Australia, China, and Japan.