Bill lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife Audrey. Bill's love affair with Dobermans started when he was in college. He and a few fraternity brothers saw an advertisement in the Richmond, Virginia newspaper for a dog show and off they went. Being somewhat of a hot shot athlete Bill was immediately drawn to the Doberman ring and for the next four decades has been in love with the beauty, grace and athleticism of the Doberman Pinscher.
As an owner/handler Bill has owned, shown and finished quite a few Dobermans. His first champion, Ch: JP's Shadow Of A Doubt "Ginny", a Best-In-Show winner, taught Bill what a good Doberman was all about. His last champion, Ch: Adlerheim's Rampage "Thomas", a multi Best-In-Show winner, was a Top Ten finalist for two years running.
As a judge Bill is a stickler for the standard and feels it is one of the best written in the sport of pure bred dogs. He evaluates dogs strictly on how close they conform to that standard and has no tolerance for personal preferences that deviate from the standard, and he prides himself on being able to get the good ones up front.
Bill is truly a student of the breed and has written many articles regarding the breed and the sport of pure bred dogs, garnering him an award of recognition by the Dog Writers Association Of America. After years of reading and studying the standard Bill has developed a twenty-nine word description of the Doberman Pinscher that he feels sums up what a Doberman is all about:
"The DOBERMAN PINSCHER is a Square, Compact, Medium size dog of Balanced Proportions, Noble in its carriage, Courageous by nature, keenly Intelligent and SOUND of Mind, Body and Joints"