2020 judges


Morris & Essex 2020 Judging Panel


From North Caroline to Norway, here is the judging panel (pending AKC approval) for our upcoming show, to be held October 1, 2020, in Colonial Park, New Jersey.


Please join us in congratulating these judges on their assignments, among the most prestigious in the dog world, and in thanking them for their generous contribution to the sport, as all Morris & Essex judges donate their time and travel to judge at the show.



Best In Show: Desmond Murphy


Sporting Group: Mary Ann Alston


Hound Group: Michael Dougherty


Working Group: Joyce Vanek


Terrier Group: Lydia Hutchinson


Toy Group: Elizabeth Sweigart


Non-Sporting Group: Randy Garren


Herding Group: Jimmy Moses


Miscellaneous Class: Michael Canalizo




Sporting Breeds


American Water Spaniel: Tom Feneis


Barbet: Douglas Johnson


Boykin Spaniel: Tom Feneis


Brittany: Michael Faulkner


Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Terry Stacy


Clumber Spaniel: Terry Stacy


Cocker Spaniel, Black: Christine Calcenari


Cocker Spaniel, ASCOB: Christine Calcenari


Cocker Spaniel, Parti: Christine Calcenari


Curly Coated Retriever: Lorraine Bisso


English Cocker Spaniel: Margaret Wilson


English Springer Spaniel: Ken Murray


English Setter: Elliott Weiss


Field Spaniel: Douglas Johnson


Flat Coated Retriever: Ann Yuhasz


German Shorthaired Pointer: Bonnie Threlfall


German Wirehaired Pointer: Tom Feneis


Golden Retriever: Michael Faulkner


Gordon Setter: Elliott Weiss


Irish Setter: Lorraine Bisso


Irish Red and White Setter: Paula Nykiel


Irish Water Spaniel: Paula Nykiel


Labrador Retriever: Bonnie Threlfall


Lagotto Romagnolo: Virginia Murray


Nederlandse Kooikerhondje: Ann Yuhasz


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: Douglas Johnson


Pointer: Frank DePaulo


Sussex Spaniel: Virginia Murray


Welsh Spring Spaniel: Christine Calcenari


Spinone Italiano: Paula Nykiel


Vizsla: Douglas Johnson


Weimaraner: Ann Yuhasz


Wirehaired Pointing Griffon: Virginia Murray


Wirehaired Vizsla: Ken Murray



Hound Breeds


Afghan Hound: David Frei


American English Coonhound: Mrs. Robert (Polly) Smith


American Foxhound: Elizabeth Muthard


Azawakh: Denise Flaim


Basenji: Patrica Trotter


Basset Hound: Robert Indeglia


Beagle, 13 inch: Tom Powers


Beagle, 15 inch: Tom Powers


Black and Tan Coonhound: Dr. John Reeve-Newson


Bloodhound: Helen Stein


Bluetick Coonhound: Mrs. Robert (Polly) Smith


Borzoi: Dr. John Reeve-Newson


Cirneco dell'Etna: Robert Stein


Dachshund, Long: John Wade


Dachshund, Smooth: John Wade


Dachshund, Wire: John Wade


English Foxhound: Elizabeth Muthard


Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: Jeffrey Pepper


Greyhound: Dr. John Reeve-Newson


Harrier: Espen Engh


Ibizan Hound: Robert Stein


Irish Wolfhound: Tom Powers


Norwegian Elkhound: John Wade


Otterhound: Elizabeth Muthard


Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen: Jeffrey Pepper


Pharaoh Hound: Patrica Trotter


Plott Hound: Robert Indeglia


Portuguese Podengo Pequeno: Helen Stein


Redbone Coonhound: Michael Canalizo


Rhodesian Ridgeback: Denise Flaim


Saluki: Gayle Bontecou


Scottish Deerhound: Espen Engh


Sloughi: Gayle Bontecou


Treeing Walker Coonhound: Michael Canalizo


Whippet: Espen Engh



Working Breeds


Akita: Douglas Holloway


Alaskan Malamute: Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna


Anatolian Shepherd: Terry Stacy


Bernese Mountain Dog: Barbara Finch


Black Russian Terrier: William Shelton


Boerboel: Debra Thornton


Boxer: Joe Gregory


Bullmastiff: Debra Thornton


Cane Corso: Patty Sosa


Chinook: Lloyd Constantine-Amodei


Doberman Pinscher: Glen Lajeski


Dogo Argentino: Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna


Dogue de Bordeaux: Glen Lajeski


German Pinscher: Glen Lajeski


Giant Schnauzer: Douglas Holloway


Great Dane: Ken Murray


Great Pyrenees: Wendy Willhauck


Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: Debra Thornton


Komondor: Clay Coady


Kuvasz: Clay Coady


Leonberger: Barbara Finch


Mastiff: Patty Sosa


Neapolitan Mastiff: Clay Coady


Newfoundland: Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna


Portuguese Water Dog: Vicki Seiler-Cushman


Rottweiler: Patty Sosa


St. Bernard: Vicki Seiler-Cushman


Samoyed: Clay Coady


Siberian Husky: William Shelton


Standard Schnauzer: Douglas Holloway


Tibetan Mastiff: Lloyd Constantine-Amodei



Terrier Breeds


Airedale: Karen Wilson


American Hairless Terrier: Geraldine Kelly


American Staffordshire Terrier: Mary Jane Carberry


Australian Terrier: William deVilleneuve


Bedlington: Betty-Anne Stenmark


Border Terrier: Edd Bivin


Bull Terrier (Colored): Carl Pew


Bull Terrier (White): Carl Pew


Cairn Terrier: Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine


Cesky Terrier: William deVilleneuve


Dandie Dinmont: Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine


Fox Terrier (Smooth): Connie Clark


Fox Terrier (Wire): Peggy Beisel-McIlwain


Glen of Imaal: Betty-Anne Stenmark


Irish Terrier: Karen Wilson


Kerry Blue Terrier: Mary Jane Carberry


Lakeland Terrier: Peter Green


Manchester Terrier (Standard): Dennis McCoy


Miniature Bull Terrier: Carl Pew


Miniature Schnauzer: John Constantine-Amodei


Norfolk Terrier: Edd Bivin


Norwich Terrier: James Reynolds


Parson Russell: Sue Goldberg


Rat Terrier: John Constantine-Amodei


Russell Terrier: Geraldine Kelly


Scottish Terrier: James Reynolds


Sealyham Terrier: Peter Green


Skye Terrier: Sue Goldberg


Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: Richard Powell


Staffordshire Bull Terrier: Richard Powell


Welsh Terrier: Bruce Schwartz


West Highland White Terrier: Bruce Schwartz



Toy Breeds


Affenpinscher: Vicky Abbott


Brussels Griffon: Jackie Stacy


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Jackie Stacy


Chihuahua (Long): Barbara Alderman


Chihuahua (Smooth): Barbara Alderman


Chinese Crested: Evalyn Gregory


English Toy Spaniel (B&PC): Evalyn Gregory


English Toy Spaniel (KC&R): Evalyn Gregory


Havanese: Evelyn Gregory


Italian Greyhound: Elaine Lessig


Japanese Chin: Elaine Lessig


Maltese: Jackie Stacy


Manchester Terrier (Toy): Dennis McCoy


Miniature Pinscher: Barbara Alderman


Papillon: Barbara Alderman


Pekingese: Vicky Abbott


Pomeranian: Vicky Abbott


Poodle (Toy): Tim Brazier


Pug: Vicki Abbott


Shih Tzu: Rita Holloway


Silky Terrier: Rita Holloway


Toy Fox Terrier: Rita Holloway


Yorkshire Terrier: Elaine Lessig



Non-Sporting Breeds


American Eskimo Dog: Robert Indeglia


Bichon Frise: Luis Sosa


Boston Terrier: Lloyd Constantine-Amodei


Bulldog: Dennis McCoy


Chinese Shar-Pei: Johnny Shoemaker


Chow Chow: Mrs. Robert (Polly) Smith


Coton de Tulear: Dennis McCoy


Dalmatian: Molly Martin


Finnish Spitz: Robin Stansell


French Bulldog: Molly Martin


Keeshond: Luis Sosa


Lhasa Apso: Luis Sosa


Lowchen: Johnny Shoemaker


Norwegian Lundehund: Robert Indeglia


Poodle (Miniature): Tim Brazier


Poodle (Standard): Tim Brazier


Schipperke: Johnny Shoemaker


Shiba Inu: Molly Martin


Tibetan Spaniel: Molly Martin


Tibetan Terrier: Luis Sosa


Xoloitzcuintli: Dennis McCoy



Herding Breeds


Australian Cattle Dog: Charles Trotter


Australian Shepherd: Linda Robey


Bearded Collie: Dorothy Collier


Bearceron: Wendy Willhauck


Belgian Malinois: Stephanie Hedgepath


Belgian Sheepdog: Stephanie Hedgepath


Belgian Tervuren: Stephanie Hedgepath


Bergamasco: Paul Willhauck


Berger Picard: Linda Robey


Border Collie: Lorna Menaker


Bouvier de Flandres: Charles Olvis


Briard: Paul Willhauck


Canaan Dog: Lorna Menaker


Cardigan Welsh Corgi: William Shelton


Collie (Rough): Linda Robey


Collie (Smooth): Linda Robey


Entlebucher Mountain Dog: Dorothy Collier


Finnish Lapphund: Charles Trotter


German Shepherd Dog: Stephanie Hedgepath


Icelandic Sheepdog: Dorothy Collier


Miniature American Shepherd: Charles Olvis


Norwegian Buhund: Linda Robey


Old English Sheepdog: Charles Olvis


Pembroke Welsh Corgi: William Shelton


Polish Lowland Sheepdog: Paul Willhauck


Puli: Dorothy Collier


Pumi: Charles Olvis


Pyrenean Shepherd: Wendy Willhauck


Shetland Sheepdog: Rick Gschwender


Spanish Water Dog: Charles Trotter


Swedish Vallhund: Rick Gschwender



Miscellaneous Breeds


Belgian Laekenois: Michael Canalizo


Biewer Terrier: Michael Canalizo


Dutch Shepherd: Michael Canalizo


Lancashire Heeler: Michael Canalizo


Mudi: Michael Canalizo


Norrbottenspets: Michael Canalizo


Peruvian Inca Orchid: Michael Canalizo


Portuguese Podengo: Michael Canalizo


Russian Toy Dog: Michael Canalizo