Judges Education


Liz Hansen – Liz was the primary author of the current BPCA breed standard.  Liz has bred and finished over 100 champion standard Schnauzers.  She also works in the Canine Genetics department at the University of Missouri.

Valerie Black - Valerie is a founding member of the BPCA and current board member.  She has attended all club National Specialties as well as the Elevage in France.  she has owned Picard’s since 2005 and has been a breeder of Picard champions since 2008 and is a club approved breed mentor and presenter.  As a breeder/owner/handler Valerie remains passionate about preserving the breed as the French intended.  She serves as an officer ofter all breed club as well, mentoring both exhibitors and judges interested in the breed.

Jacqueline Carswell – Former BPCA Treasurer and former President of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America. She has served on the board of the BPCA since 2012 and is currently the BPCA’s delegate. Jackie is an approved AKC judge for Irish Wolfhounds and Rhodesian Ridgebacks. She has an excellent eye for a dogs.

Celestia Lensky – Celestia imported her first Picard from France in 2007. She has been involved in the breeding of GCH Picards and served on the executive board since 2013. She is also the permanent chair of the American Élevage and has mentored under various French judges both here in the USA and Canada evaluating hundreds of Picards individually against the standards since 2014. She works diligently mentoring both exhibitors and American judges. She has attended all the National Specialties since 2010, is a top 3 owner handler and a club approved presenter for the breed. She has always been and continually will always be passionate about preserving this rustic breed just as the French intended.