Judge Information


Mr. Howard Atlee
8400 Charles Valley Ct.
Apt. E
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 825-5866
CELL: (917) 612-9384
Email: atleebh@aol.com

[ edit profile ]


HOWARD ATLEE

Mr. Atlee has been an approved AKC judge for 30 years. He became intensely involved in showing, breeding and then handling four decades ago. He is known principally for his Penthouse line of Dachshunds, which achieved noted success.

Born in Bucyrus, OH and a US Navy veteran, he graduated from Emerson College, Boston and then entered a lifelong career in the Broadway Theatre as a press agent or publicist. Recently he has served the entertainment industry as an actor, which was his original goal.

He began raising dogs on the rooftop of his New York City apartment (hence the name "Penthouse") and later moved his expanding dog activity and interest to Stone Ridge, NY where he maintained a kennel. He became an all-breed licensed handler and is a former member of the PHA.

He is currently approved to judge the Hound Group (seven breeds provisional) and three provisional Working breeds. He is the creator, co-founder and past President of the Knickerbocker Dachshund Club; a past Vice President and Chairman of the Miniature Committee of the Dachshund Club of America. He was a progenitor of the Empire Saluki Club, the Shawangunk Kennel Club and Miniature Dachshund clubs. As a past President of the Dog Fanciers Club of New York for 12 years, he created the Comtemporary American Dog Artists Contest, an annual event for that club which holds luncheon meetings at the famed Sardi's Restaurant. As such, he was twice nominated for a Fido Dog Man of the Year Award.

An ardent believer that confirmation dog showing is an art, he has backed up this theory in his breeding and judging. Principal breeds bred, besides all coats, colors and sizes of Dachshunds, are Salukis (with his wife, Barbara), Whippets, Italian Greyhounds, as well as other Hounds, Sporting, Non-Sporting and Toy breeds. Besides "outstanding specialty assignments, I have been privileged to have judged various Hounds in five separate assignments at Westminster."

Breeds Approved by AKC to Judge:

BreedPast AssignmentsFuture Assignments
Best in Show Past Assignments Future Assignments
Hound Past Assignments Future Assignments
Afghan Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
American English Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
American Foxhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Basenjis Past Assignments Future Assignments
Basset Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Beagles
Beagles, Not Exceeding 13 In. Past Assignments Future Assignments
Beagles, Over 13 In. But Not Exceeding 15 In. Past Assignments Future Assignments
Black and Tan Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bloodhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bluetick Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Borzois Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dachshunds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dachshunds (Longhaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dachshunds (Smooth) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dachshunds (Wirehaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Foxhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Greyhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Harriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Ibizan Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Irish Wolfhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Norwegian Elkhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Otterhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pharaoh Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Plotts Past Assignments Future Assignments
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos Past Assignments Future Assignments
Redbone Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Past Assignments Future Assignments
Salukis Past Assignments Future Assignments
Scottish Deerhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Treeing Walker Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Whippets Past Assignments Future Assignments
Anatolian Shepherd Dogs (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bernese Mountain Dogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Boxers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bullmastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Cane Corsos Past Assignments Future Assignments
Doberman Pinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dogues de Bordeaux Past Assignments Future Assignments
German Pinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Great Danes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Leonbergers (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Mastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Neapolitan Mastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Newfoundlands (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Rottweilers (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
St Bernards (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Samoyeds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Tibetan Mastiffs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Italian Greyhounds (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Keeshonden (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pyrenean Shepherds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miscellaneous Classes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Junior Showmanship Competition Past Assignments Future Assignments

InfoDog.com Homepage