Luc Boileau was born in Montreal and began breeding dogs as a teenager, starting with Whippets, Poodles and Miniature Schnauzers. He began handling dogs in his early 20s.
By the time he immigrated to the United States to manage the kennels at Knolland Farm, he was already an established and highly sought-after handler.
After winning Best in Show at Westminster in 1990, Mr. Boileau retired from handling and started judging. Currently, he judges three groups: Hounds, Toys and Non-Sporting. Today, he breeds Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Brussels Griffons, and also shows Hackney ponies and horses.