A native of Rockville Centre, New York, Cindy earned a Bachelor of Music (Flute) from New England Conservatory of Music and a Master Of Music (History) from the University of Colorado. Her interest in dogs began in high school, and she and her mother, Jackie Gottlieb, have bred over 100 “Andover” Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier champions; they have owned numerous top winners and producers including CH Andover Song N Dance Man, most of whose 30-year-old breed records still stand. Cindy also bred champion Kerry Blue, Norfolk and Welsh Terriers, Brittanys and Greyhounds. Cindy is AKC-approved to judge all Sporting, Terrier and Toy breeds, 27 Hound breeds, Best in Show and Junior Showmanship. A busy judge, she has adjudicated at many prestigious shows world-wide, including judging Best in Show at both Montgomery County KC and Westminster KC.
Her participation in dog clubs include: former President and AKC Delegate, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America; presently, Show Chairman, Evergreen Colorado KC. Cindy also serves on the Board of Directors of Take the Lead and is Treasurer of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
Long-time Colorado residents, Cindy and David, her husband of 40 years, enjoy an eclectic mix of house dogs. When not indulging their granddaughter, the Vogels family enjoys sports, travel and are ardent “foodies.”