Randy Garren

R Garren

RANDY GARREN OF APEX, NORTH CAROLINA used his lawn mowing money at the age of 12 to purchase his first dog, a toy poodle.  From that moment on, his passion for the sport of purebred dogs has never waned.  As a breeder, Mr. Garren has bred dozens of champions, and as a professional handler, he and his partner finished numerous champions for their clients. Among their achievements were two top-winning Standard Poodles. First, was the top-winning Non-Sporting dog in history, and the other was Ch. Whisperwind On A Carousel, which won Best In Show at The Westminster Kennel Club in 1991. Mr. Garren was co-breeder of the 2009 Westminster Non-Sporting group winner as well.  He began judging in 2000 and is approved to judge the Hound, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting groups, Junior Showmanship and best in show. This is his fourth Westminster judging assignment.