Dogs SA Blackhawk Winter International 2024 Judging Panel


United States of America

Dreamweaver Terriers, located in Burtonsville, Maryland, is owned by Al Ferruggiaro who has over 50 years’ experience breeding and showing purebred dogs.

Al’s interest in purebred dogs began as a teenager by handling his black Miniature Poodle, Sooty, in Junior Showmanship. His interest continued into adulthood with breeding and exhibiting dozens of AKC champion Lakeland and Norwich Terriers including the top-winning Lakeland, Ch. Dreamweaver Thrill Seeker, and the top Champion producing Norwich, Ch. Dreamweaver Five O’clock Shadow.

Al is a Past-President of the Norwich Terrier Club of America and the United States Lakeland Terrier Club and serves as Show Chair for an All-Terrier show and two All-Breed shows.

The AKC has approved Al to judge all 32 Terrier breeds as well as an additional 80+ breeds. He judges Terriers regularly throughout the US including at the Westminster Kennel Club show, the AKC National Championship, and 6 times at the Montgomery County All-Terrier show. Additionally, he has judged Terriers in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and New Zealand.

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