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Insights from Luisa Leone – 2023 WKC Dog Show Breed Judge

Luisa Leone - 2023 WKC Dog Show Breed Judge


Interview with Luisa Leone – 2023 WKC Dog Show Breed Judge

What does it mean to be invited to judge at this year’s historic Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show?

Luisa Leone: Oh, what a wonderful experience I had judging at Westminster Kennel Club—from the time I received my invitation to when I returned home. When I started judging, I dreamed of judging at Westminster Kennel Club. This year, it became a reality and I couldn’t be more humbled and honored to judge at the world’s most prestigious show.


Can you share your thoughts on your various Breed assignments? Please be specific.

Luisa Leone: What a thrill it was to walk into the different Breed rings and see exemplary dogs and bitches from which I could choose. When judging terriers, it is important to me that they move in a complete package with a good topline and good reach and drive. I expected to see the breed type characteristics of each breed; outline is important, head, ears, and expression. Presentation and conditioning on most exhibits were good to see.


Now that it’s over, what are your thoughts on the 2023 show year? Any thoughts on the year ahead?

Luisa Leone: Now that the 2023 Westminster Kennel Club show is in the books, I think that 2023 will be a very memorable year filled with exciting dogs to watch.