Mr. Edmund Dziuk
MR. EDMUND DZIUK of Columbia, Missouri, has been actively involved in the sport of purebred dogs for over forty years. He obtained his first Beagle in 1977, finishing the dog’s AKC championship as a junior owner-handler, and has never been without the breed since. Mr. Dziuk has bred or owned more than 75 Beagle champions, including 5 National Specialty Best of Breed Winners and 11 Best in Show winners. He attended his first Westminster Kennel Club show in 1980 as a junior and handled his Beagle to a Best of Variety win. The following year he returned to place in the Westminster Junior Showmanship Finals competition. Many more Westminster wins followed, culminating in two Best in Show winners: Uno in 2008 and Miss P in 2015, co-owned by Mr. Dziuk.
For the last 20 years, Mr. Dziuk has been the Chief Operating Officer of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, where he has the unique opportunity to combine his business and management experience with his love of dogs and passion for and interest in canine health. He is approved to judge the Sporting and Hound Groups, several Toy and Non-Sporting breeds, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. This is his fourth judging assignment at Westminster.