Pleasant Hill, CA
Florence Males has been active in the sport of purebred dogs since 1970. Starting with Silky Terriers, Florence had a Cinderella beginning by exhibiting her breeder/owner-handled Silky Terrier to BIS from her very first litter. Continuing on, he produced a son that was a top BIS winner in the breed for about 10 years. Her Weeblu prefix can be found in many of the top winners of the breed today. Florence also handled Yorkshire Terriers, Miniature Pinschers and a Maltese during those early years.
Mrs. Males started her judging career in 1990 but was then hired by the American Kennel Club as an executive field representative a year later, covering primarily the Northern California area. After 16 years in that position, she retired and returned to the world of judging. She is now approved for the Toy and Non-sporting groups, plus two Terriers.
Included in her many club affiliations, Mrs. Males is the Judges Education Coordinator for the Silky Terrier Club of America. Prior to her AKC employment, she served the Silky Terrier Club of America as its secretary and then vice president, and was a founding member of the Silky Terrier Club of Northern California. She is a longtime member of the Del Valle Dog Club and currently serves as its treasurer.
A native Californian, Mrs. Males shares her home with her Silky Terrier ‘Henry’ and a rescue cat ‘Andy.’