Downey man chosen as judge for Westminster Dog Show

A Downey man has been selected to work as a judge at the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show taking place next February in New York City. 

The two-day, all-breed dog show will feature daytime judging from among nearly 2,800 dogs representing 202 breeds. 

John Ramirez's interest in purebred dogs began in early childhood and grew into showing and breeding St. Bernards. He eventually got involved with Skye Terriers and Persian cats. 

Over the years he has owned and shown English Toy Spaniels, Pugs and Chihuahuas. He currently owns and shows French Bulldogs. 

Ramirez began judging in the early 1970s and has judged all over the world. He is licensed to judge the Working and Toy groups and several terrier breeds. 

This is his third judging assignment at Westminster. The competition will be broadcast live on FS1.