- Al's Judging Assignments
- Norwich Terrier Club of America
- United States Lakeland Terrier Club
- Norwich Terrier Breed Info
- Lakeland Terrier Breed Info
Dreamweaver Terriers, located in Burtonsville, Maryland, is owned by Al Ferruggiaro who has over 50 years’ experience breeding and showing purebred dogs.
Al’s interest in purebred dogs began as a teenager by competing in Junior Showmanship. His interest continued into adulthood with breeding AKC Champion Lakeland and Norwich Terriers.
His first Lakeland Terrier, Ch Sujawes Dreamweaver, a daughter of Ch Special Edition, was his first owner-handled Champion. She is the matriarch of the Dreamweaver line of Lakeland Terriers, including the top-winning Ch Dreamweaver Thrill Seeker.
Al’s line of Norwich Terrier Champions is based on Devondale, Skyscot and Castle-Bar. Among the Champions he bred are the top Champion-producing Norwich Terrier sires, Ch Dreamweaver Five O’clock Shadow and Ch Dreamweaver Up the Ante @ Coventry.
Al is a Past-President of the Norwich Terrier Club of America and the United States Lakeland Terrier Club and serves as Show Chair for an all-terrier show and two all- breed shows. He recently returned as an AKC Delegate.
The AKC has approved Al to judge all terrier breeds as well as an additional 100+ breeds and Best in Show. He judges terriers regularly throughout the US including the Westminster Kennel Club, Morris & Essex, AKC National Championship, and 6 times at the Montgomery County All-Terrier show. He has judged the Lakeland Terrier National Specialties of the US, Canada, and the UK and at all-breed shows in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the UK.Click here to view our photo gallery!