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Englishtown, NJ 07726
Marjorie Martorella was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her involvement in purebred dogs began in 1966 with the purchase of a pet Irish Setter. Obedience training and obedience trials brought her into contact with the show world. In 1968, Marjorie purchased her first Pointer and has not been without one since.
Marjorie graduated from Wagner College and received a Masters Degree from Long Island University. She is a New York City Intermediate School Teacher of Spanish.. She currently resides in Englishtown, New Jersey.
In 1974, Marjorie had her first Pointer litter under the Marjetta prefix. Since then she has bred over 112 champions, 8 Best in Show winners a National Specialty winner. The most momentous win was of course Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club in 1985 with Ch. Marjetta National Acclaim, handled by Michael Zollo and owned by Mrs. Robson. He went on to become the Top Stud Dog in the History of the breed and his dam is the Top Brood bitch as well.
She has always maintained a small kennel, breeding usually just one litter a year. In addition to Pointers, Marjorie has owned a French Bulldog, a Whippet, a Basenji, several Bichon Frise and Irish Setters. She is currently breeding English Cockers in addition to her Pointers.
Marjorie was an AKC licensed handler and eventually applied for her judges license in 1981. She is currently licensed to judge the Sporting and Hound Groups, 9 Working Breeds and 3 Non-Sporting breeds. She has judged numerous National Specialties, including Sussex Spaniels, and also Pointers at the AKC Centennial Show. Judging has taken her to many foreign countries as well, including Canada, England, Ireland, Finland, Brazil, Spain, Colombia, Australia, Mexico, China, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and South Africa.
She has been President of the American Pointer Club, President of the newly formed Pointer Club of Central New Jersey and President and Show Chairman for the New Brunswick Kennel Club.