With diverse interests and a distinguished career in dog breeding, Judith Lytle currently uses her expertise to benefit a variety of charities. Throughout her 50-year career in breeding, raising, and training canines, she has specialized in Bichon Frises and Standard Poodles. When she began, she was one of the few breeders in the United States to raise Bichon Frises. Demand for this breed quickly increased as customers noticed that these dogs possess a docile disposition and make great family pets. Judith Lytle also trained poodles to assist the disabled, provide companionship for autistic children, and for agility. Over the years, she built a loyal clientele with many repeat customers throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Judith Lytle frequently donates dogs to charities for fundraising events. She sponsors canines to the American Red Cross, the March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis, and Hospice. It is not uncommon for her puppies bring in thousands of dollars.
Outside of dog breeding, Judith Lytle pursues interests in antiques, specializing in porcelain china. Her work with antiques has taken her throughout the United States. Featured on television for her knowledge, Mrs. Lytle was interviewed by the Kovells, hosts of a popular program dedicated to antiques. She also buys and restores historic houses, which she considers a rewarding hobby.
Judith Lytle resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband of 40 years. When she is not working, she cherishes time with her five grown children and 10 grandchildren. An avid reader, Mrs. Lytle enjoys long fictional novels. She is currently planning semi-retirement where she can devote more of her time to traveling around the world.