Pinehurst resident, Sioux Forsyth-Green, is among the judges at the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. This is her first judging assignment at Westminster.  She will officiate over several breeds and is one of two judges for the Junior Showmanship Preliminaries held on Monday and Tuesday in New York City on February 9-11, 2020.

Forsyth-Green will be judging the Pointers and German Shorthaired Pointers on Tuesday.  All Best of Breed winners she selects will go on to compete in the Sporting Group on Tuesday evening held at Madison Square Garden. Forsyth-Green will officiate as eight Junior Showmanship finalists are determined in preliminary rounds that are comprised of nearly 100 juniors who have qualified in dog shows around the country to compete at Westminster.

Forsyth-Green was born in Southbury, Connecticut. She is the child of Bob and Jane Forsyth who were world-renowned all-breed handlers and all-breed judges. Forsyth-Green was born the morning after her mother handled a dog to Best in Show at the prestigious Westchester Kennel Club dog show. She was destined to be a dog person.

Forsyth-Green grew up helping her parents show dogs from an early age. She finished her first champion, a Japanese Chin, at 3-years-old. Her first dog was an English import Pointer, Ch. Crookrise Firesprite, that she finished when she was 6-years-old. She was also the top junior handler in 1984. She has shown various breeds to their championships as well as Group and Best in Show winners. She is approved to judge multiple Working and Sporting breeds as well as Junior Showmanship.

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