Q: Who was the first woman to judge a dog show in America?
A: In 1888, with her assignment of 117 St. Bernards at Westminster, Anna Whitney became the first woman to judge a dog show in America. She judged every year for the next seven years, but it was 1901 before another woman judged any dog show in the U.S.
For more information, visit Westminster Kennel Club's Historical Highlights at www.westminsterkennelclub.org.
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