MR. ROBERT H. (BOB) SLAY of CARY, NORTH CAROLINA has been involved in dogs for more than 50 years, especially with the German Shepherd Dog. Mr. Slay has exhibited German Shepherd Dogs as a breeder, owner-handler. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1962 and then served as an officer in the United States Navy. Mr. Slay has held office and belonged to several specialty and all-breed dog clubs.
Mr. Slay was approved to judge in 1979 and is currently approved for the Sporting, Working, and Herding groups, eight Terrier breeds, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. He has judged around the world including the AKC National Championship. His judging career was put on hold when he became Vice President of the American Kennel Club. He retired from the AKC in 2004 and resumed judging. He judged the Westminster Herding Group in 2009. This is his seventh Westminster assignment.