Originally from Virginia, I have called Wyoming home since 1970. My late husband and
I raised our two children in Cheyenne. I taught First Grade and Kindergarten in the Laramie County School District for many years. We bought our first Airedale Terriers in 1971 and added Lakeland Terriers in 1976. I began my “dog show game” journey in obedience with the Airedales. I have been an active member of the Cheyenne Kennel Club since 1972, having
served on the Board and as an officer most of that time. When I retired from teaching
in 2004, I literally “went to the dogs” full tilt!
I have bred many champions and one multi Best in Show winning Lakeland over the
years under the Wardrum prefix. With very limited breeding, I have bred enough title holding Lakelands to qualify for the Silver Breeder of Merit level from AKC. Besides conformation, the dogs also enjoy earthdog, nosework, barnhunt, and Fast CAT. Three of the Lakies have also earned their Farm Dog Certifications.
Most terrier breeds are considered “Outsider” dogs, meaning that they do not fit into the mold
of the dedicated and more obedient breeds from the Sporting, Working, and Herding groups.
Terriers tend to be self serving with zero work ethic, much like our feline companions. I adore
them nonetheless. They’re cracker jack smart and amazing problem solvers with a non stop sense of humor. When they title in an event, it’s cause for celebration of the highest order.
I enjoy every aspect of the dog world—from showing to stewarding and serving as an officer
or board member. In addition to the Cheyenne Kennel Club, I also belong to my parent club,
The United States Lakeland Terrier Club, Inc., Rocky Mountain Earthdog Club, Rocky
Mountain All Terrier Club, and the Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club.
I have had the distinct honor of serving as President of my parent club as well as
Judging sweepstakes at our National on two occasions. Our National is held in conjunction with the Montgomery County Kennel Club in eastern PA, one of the most famous shows in the world. In addition, I have judged sweepstakes at the prestigious Great Western Terrier Association in southern California.
It’s been a great ride so far and I look forward to participating in this sport for many
years to come. There is always something new to learn about our canine friends.