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Portrait of Bea Godsol
John Dwight Bridge
Bea (Hopkins Hilton) Godsol was an important breeder and AKC judge. She was the second woman to be granted an all-breed judging license. In 1968, she judged “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel club dog show.
Although portrayed here in riding attire and accompanied by two Sealyham Terriers, Godsol was best known for her work in breeding Newfoundlands.
Sealyhams were a popular breed in the early 20th c. with Ch. Barberry Hill Bootlegger winning Best in Show at Westminster in 1924 and Ch. Pinegrade Perfection in 1927. The AKC collection owns three portraits of these prominent dogs.
Sealyham Terrier, Sealyham Terrier
Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.