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Henry Stoecker

Henry Stoecker (Dog show.  Born, Verdan, North Germany, Sept. 29, 1903; died. Holmdel, NJ, Dec. 12, 1998.)  Rated over four decades as one of the great judges in the history of American dog shows, Henry Stoecker was born and raised in Germany with a father who bred and showed Airdales, smoot Fox Terriers, and Boxers.  He […]

Walter Fletcher

Walter Fletcher (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, May 20, 1906; died, Niceville, FL, Feb. 15, 2000.)  Born Walter Fleischer, Walter Ralph Fletcher became America’s premier dog show writer while with The New York Times.  Graduating from City College in February 1927, Fletcher was hired by Evening Post sports editor Paul Newman for the night sports […]

Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge

Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (Dog show.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 3, 1882; died, Madison, NJ, Aug. 13, 1973.)  Mrs. Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge twice showed Best-in-Show dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual extravaganza in Madison Square Garden.  Mrs. Dodge won with Ch. Nancolleth Markable, a Pointer, in 1932, and with Ch. Ferry von Rauhfelson, a […]

Michele Billings

Michele Billings (Dog show.  Born, Chicago, IL, Nov. 10, 1930; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Oct. 31, 2013.)  Like many of the greats in the dog show world, Michele Billings has had two distinct careers, the first as a breeder and the second as a judge.  Unlike most of her peers, she accomplished both with enormous […]

August Belmont, IV

August Belmont, IV (Dog show.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 30, 1908; died, Easton, MD, July 10, 1995.)  August Belmont, IV, was accomplished with both canines and equines.  During his lengthy career in dog competition, Belmont ran many fine dogs in field trials, served as an executive of the American Kennel Club and the National Retriever […]

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