Meet AKC Judge Dennis McCoy

Get to know AKC judge Dennis McCoy's background in life and dogs.

Dennis McCoy
Apex, NC

Dennis McCoy enjoyed a phenomenal career as a professional handler that included handling many all-breed and Specialty BIS winners (he won more than 500 BIS as a handler), the top-winning Poodle and Dalmatian in breed history, seven Group wins at Westminster (including five consecutive Non-Sporting Groups from 1996-2000) and Best in Show at Westminster in 1991.

With his partner Randy Garren, the handling and breeding kennel of Randenn finished more than 1,000 champions. They have co-bred seven generations of standard Poodles, including the 2009 Westminster Non-Sporting Group winner and the top-winning black Poodle (all varieties) in history.

Mr. McCoy retired from handling and began his judging career in 2000. He is president of the Poodle Club of America.



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