In Memoriam

This morning we learned about the tragic news of the passing of Steve Gladstone while on a judging trip in Australia with his wife Jan. Steve was a doglover, he was on the Board of Directors of the AKC, a judge and such a friendly person to have around. 
With his first wife he bred and shown Cardigan Welsh Corgis under the Aragorn prefix since 1974, earning more than 100 AKC titles in nearly every aspect of the sport in which a Cardigan can compete. 
The Gladstones have also owned Norwegian Elkhounds, German Shepherd Dogs, and Australian Shepherds.
After his wife died, he found love again and married Jan Ritchie. Together they travelled around the world.
Mr. Gladstone began judging match shows in the late 1970s and was first approved to judge Cardigans in 1988. 
We will remember him as a great man. 
Rest in peace Steve, our thoughts go out to Jan, Steve’s family and dear friends.