We welcomed our first Beardie to the family in 1974 before the breed was recognized by the AKC. I had always wanted the shaggy dog on the old Ken-
We’re members of the BCCA, CBCC and the BCCCF and I’m treasurer of the Florida club. We help with rescue and are currently on a steep learning curve to herd with our younger dog.
I studied math and physics and worked for IBM for 25 years in technical sales, marketing management and as Vice President in Personal Computer sales and support. After moving to Florida I spent 7 years in executive management at Tech Data Corporation, an international distributor for technology products. While in New York, I served on the national board of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
I am passionate about the health of the breed and have encouraged Beardie families to support the OHR. Whether we breed or not, I think we each have a responsibility to help ensure a healthy future for Beardies. A comprehensive and open health registry can help lower incidence of inherited disease and shows our commitment to the breed.