Columbia man selected to judge Westminster Dog Show
COLUMBIA -- Columbia resident Edmund Dziuk will serve as a judge during the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from Feb. 9-11 in New York City.
He will be judging the basenjis, basset hounds, beagles and dachshunds, according to a news release from the kennel club. All of the “best of breed” winners he selects will go on to compete in the hound group at Madison Square Garden.
Dziuk is the chief operating officer of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. He has been active with dogs for more than 40 years, and got his first beagle in 1977. He has bred or owned more than 75 beagle champions. He has had two best in show beagles, Uno in 2008 and Miss P in 2015.