Cindy Vogels is Treasurer of the AKC Canine Health Foundation Board of Directors and a member of the Scientific Review Committee. A native of Rockville Centre, New York, Cindy earned a Bachelor of Music (Flute) from New England Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music History from the University of Colorado. She is presently publisher of Sommelier Journal, a family owned publication for Wine Professionals.
Her interest in dogs began in high school, and she and her mother have bred over 100 "Andover" Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier champions and have owned top winners and producers. She has also bred champion Kerry Blue, Norfolk and Welsh Terriers, Brittanys and Greyhounds. Cindy is AKC approved to judge all Sporting and Terrier breeds, 11 Toy breeds, Best in Show and Junior Showmanship. A busy judge, she has adjudicated at many prestigious shows world-wide. Participation in dog clubs include: former President and AKC Delegate for the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, Officer and Show Chairman for the Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club. Cindy also serves on the Board of Directors of Take the Lead, a non-profit serving the dog fancy.
A member of the Board of Directors of the AKC Canine Health Foundation for 7 years, Cindy has also served as Chairman.
Long-time Colorado residents, Cindy and her husband of over thirty years, David, enjoy an eclectic mix of house dogs, and Morgan horses which they show under the AMHF prefix. They just recently become grandparents for the first time.
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