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New York, N.Y. – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Jane Alston-Myers of Ocala, FL has been hired as an Executive Field Representative. Alston-Myers was initially hired as a Field Representative back in 2014. She is an approved AKC judge for the Sporting Group as well as 12 additional breeds and their varieties.

“Jane has been immersed in the sport practically since birth. Having been a past Executive Field Representative, current Group Judge along with her extensive involvement in AKC conformation events and in-depth knowledge of handling and breeding will be valuable assets” said Sandy D’Andrea, AKC Field Director, Conformation. “We are very excited and fortunate to have her come back to the AKC staff.”

The sport has been in Alston-Myers’ family for three generations. She’s handled over 200 AKC champions from all seven groups, winning 12 National Specialties with seven different breeds. She has won Best In Show several times including Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Additionally, she is a successful breeder of Golden Retrievers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Parson Russell Terriers, Lakeland Terriers and Poodles.

Alston-Myers has an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from the State University of New York at Cobleskill and is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a histotechnician. She will cover the New England territory.