Faye Strauss, of Kent, is among the judges selected for the 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 12-13 in New York City.
She will officiate over several breeds during the daytime competition held at Piers 92/94.
Strauss will be judging the Old English Sheepdogs and Pembroke Welsh Corgis and the Brittanys, Spinoni Italiani, Black Russian Terriers, Boerboels, Doberman Pinschers, Giant Schnauzers and Great Pyrenees.
All Best of Breed winners she selects will go on to compete in the Herding Group finals and the Sporting Group and Working Group finals held at Madison Square Garden.
Strauss established Sherluck Dobermans in 1973 with her husband Gary and together they have bred numerous AKC champions. As a handler, Strauss finished numerous champions and garnered many group and best in show wins.
She was approved to judge in 1997. Strauss has judged many national and regional specialties. She judged the Doberman Pinscher Club of America (DPCA) national specialty four times. The DPCA awarded her its Lifetime Achievement Award and the AKC Good Sportsmanship Award. Strauss has judged in Canada, China, Taiwan and Trinidad. She has also judged the Doberman Pinscher national specialty in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines. This is her second judging assignment at Westminster.