Anne Katona, Reno, NV (Conformation - Regular and Non-regular Dog Classes)
Anne is currently approved to judge five of the seven AKC recognized groups along with eight working breeds and three herding breeds. Her judging career has taken her to wonderful foreign assignments such as Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, Thailand, China, Korea, Brazil, Taiwan, Colombia, Denmark, Norway, Japan, Mexico, Venezuela, and Chile and recently Holland. She has written many articles for numerous dog magazines in the United States and overseas.
Anne is a Kerry Blue Terrier enthusiast whose dogs have won multiple Bests in Show and Specialty awards throughout the United States and Canada. In 2003, Anne had the privilege of judging Best in Show at Montgomery County Kennel Club – the largest All Terrier Show in the world. It has been a thrill for her to have judged at Westminster Kennel Club in New York City several times. From 2005 through 2010, she was employed by the American Kennel Club as a West Coast Executive Field Representative. Though the Kerry Blue Terrier will always be her heart dog, Anne stopped breeding dogs once approved to judge the Terrier Group. At present she and her husband Jack are owned by a Maine Coon Cat named Stiller (after the Pittsburgh Steelers).