AKC Board Member Steven D. Gladstone, Esq., of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, passed away over the weekend while overseas in Australia. He and his wife Jan Ritchie Gladstone were there to judge dog shows.
Mr. Gladstone bred and showed Cardigan Welsh Corgis under the Aragorn prefix for 35 years. Aragorn Corgis earned more than 100 AKC titles in nearly every aspect of the sport in which a Cardigan can compete.
Mr. Gladstone served as a member of the AKC’s Board of Directors from 2001-2009 and again from 2011-2017. Mr. Gladstone’s club affiliations included the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Reno Kennel Club, Greater Naples Kennel Club, Pocono Mountain Kennel Club, and the Penn Ridge Kennel Club. At the time of his death, Mr. Gladstone was a member of The AKC Reunite Board of Directors and the Delegate from the Waterloo Kennel Club.
The American Kennel Club sends its deepest condolences to his family, friends and all who knew him.