Fred T. Bassett, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, began as a Pomeranian breeder-exhibitor in 1961, while additionally exhibiting several other breeds. A judge of 32 years’ experience, Mr. Bassett has judged all over the United States, including many national-specialty shows and Westminster. Overseas assignments have taken him throughout Asia, Europe, Canada, and Australia.

Mr. Bassett is judges’ education coordinator and an honorary life member of the American Pomeranian Club. He has presented judging seminars throughout the United States.

A retired professional in the information-technology and data-processing field, Mr. Bassett spent 32 years in leadership roles at American Airlines, Sabre Holdings, and EDS.