GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass resident will be one of the judges at the 145th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in Tarrytown, New York.
This will be Kimberly Anne Meredith's eighth judging assignment at Westminster, according to promoters. Prior to becoming a judge, Meredith was a breeder and exhibitor who started in 1972, going on to breed more than 60 champions including multiple all-breed Best in Show and national specialty winners.
At the 2021 dog show, Meredith will be judging the Portuguese Water Dogs, Rottweilers, and Siberian Huskies. Best of Breed winners that she selects will go on to compete in the Working Group.
Meredith judges the Working, Sporting, Herding, Hound, Non-Sporting, and Toy groups, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show.
Usually a staple of New York's Madison Square Garden during the middle of winter, the pandemic caused organizers to move the 2021 show to an outdoor venue beginning June 12.
Daytime preliminary breed and junior showmanship judging as well as evening Group competitions are scheduled for Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13. The Best in Show and Junior Showmanship Finals judging will be held on Sunday evening.