Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I am sad to report the passing yesterday of AKC Judge Irene Bivin. Those of you who attend dog shows regularly know her as a gracious lady and respected professional. More casual dog show observers may remember her as the judge who awarded Best In Show to the Kerry Blue Terrier, Ch Torums Scarf Michael at the 2003 Westminster Kennel Club Show. Irene is the wife of Ed Embry Bivin, one of AKC most distinguished judges and a frequent commentator on televised dog events. Our condolences to Ed and daughters, Jesanne and Teresa.


  1. You amaze me this is very good, not just good but amazing text and knowledge.

    I remember part of these shows and articles but nice to have them refreshed. jj

  2. Lately we are hearing of more & more judges passing away. Irene is truly one of the Great Losses - right up there with Annie Clark. I enjoyed showing to them both & will now miss Irene as much as I have been missing Annie.

  3. Irene will be missed, she was truly a wonderful person.