Beaver­creek woman judg­ing N.Y. dog show

First West­min­ster as­sign­ment for Seiler-Cush­man.

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE - By Thomas Gnau Staff Writer Con­tact this re­porter at 937-225-2390 or email tom. [email protected]­

A Beaver­creek res­i­dent will be a judge at the West­min­ster Ken­nel Club Dog Show in New York this week.

Vic­to­ria Seiler-Cush­man is among the judges at the 143rd An­nual West­min­ster Ken­nel Club Dog Show in what is her first as­sign­ment at West­min­ster, the show an­nounced.

Seiler-Cush­man be­gan show­ing dogs as a teenager, win­ning a group fourth at West­min­ster when she was 14 with her Siberian Husky, the show said in an an­nounce­ment.

“She be­came a pro­fes­sional han­dler, guid­ing many top win­ning dogs in all seven groups,” West­min­ster said.

In her ca­reer, she has won more than 200 “best in shows” prizes.

She is on the board of di­rec­tors of the Day­ton Ken­nel Club and a mem­ber of the Dober­man Pin­scher Club of Amer­ica and Gi­ant Sch­nauzer Club of Amer­ica. She is ap­proved to judge 29 breeds across five groups.

She will of­fi­ci­ate over sev­eral breeds and ju­nior show­man­ship pre­lim­i­nary rounds dur­ing the day­time com­pe­ti­tion at Piers 92/94 in New York on Mon­day and Tues­day.

Seiler-Cush­man will judge the Bos­ton Ter­ri­ers and Chi­nese Shar-Pei on Mon­day and the Ak­i­tas, Box­ers, Great Danes, Rot­tweil­ers, Siberian Huskies, and Weimaran­ers on Tues­day, the show said in a re­lease.

All “best of breed” win­ners she se­lects will go on to com­pete in the “non-sport­ing group” fi­nals Mon­day evening and the “sport­ing and work­ing group” fi­nals Tues­day evening at Madi­son Square Gar­den.

In the ju­nior show­man­ship seg­ment, Seiler-Cush­man will se­lect four of eight fi­nal­ists for the “best ju­nior han­dler” com­pe­ti­tion Tues­day evening at Madi­son Square Gar­den.

Vic­to­ria Seil­erCush­man be­gan show­ing dogs when she was 14.

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