Meet The Judges

Parent Specialty

Miki Cooney
Regular Classes, Junior Showmanship & 4 to 6 Mos. Beginner Puppies

Nanette Wright
Sweepstakes

National Specialty

Scott Toney
Regular Classes, Junior Showmanship & 4 to 6 Mos. Beginner Puppies

Kathleen Klennert
Sweepstakes


Scott Toney

I am a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and have lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1999. My family loved all animals, and we kept German Shepherds, Toy Poodles, and raised show pigeons. My introduction to AKC conformation was in 1982 with Lhasa Apsos. I have been exhibiting and breeding Japanese Chin since 2004 under the Midwood affix, having bred multiple best in show winning dogs, specialty winners, #1 ranked dogs, and the first ever American-born Chin to gain an English championship title.

I have served multiple terms as vice president and board member of the Japanese Chin Club of America and board member and show chair for the Japanese Chin Club of the Carolinas. I was a past co-editor of the parent club’s Chin Chit Chat magazine as well as the Chin Chatter newsletter. I am also a member of several regional and all-breed clubs in the United States and abroad.

In addition to frequent travel for judging, I also attend institutes, specialties, and all-breed shows for continuing education.  My near-term goal is to gain approval for the balance of the Toy and Non-Sporting groups.

After many years in commercial banking, I transitioned to selling residential real estate, and have been doing so since 2007. I currently chair or serve as a board member for several Realtor® association groups.

In addition to my love for the sport of purebred dogs, I am an avid water skier, gardener, and lifelong tennis player. I view every opportunity to judge dogs as an honor and privilege.

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