Mr. Mark Cocozza
MR. MARK COCOZZA of London, England, has been involved in dogs for over 40 years, with his first breed, Afghan Hounds. He has owned/bred UK Champions in Afghan Hounds, Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens, Ibizan Hounds, Tibetan Terriers, and French Bulldogs. Amongst Mr. Cocozza’s champions were multiple Group winners, including the Best in Show winning Champion Araki Fabulous Willy, who later went on to win Best in Show at Crufts in 2007.
Mr. Cocozza began judging when he was 16 years old and is approved to judge the Hound, Utility, Terrier, Toy Groups, and Best in Show in England. He has judged extensively worldwide, including at many national all-breed “Winners Shows” and many National Specialties in various breeds. He has judged at Crufts on many occasions, including the Hound Group in 2020 and the Utility Group in 2023. He has also judged at other notable prestigious shows, including Sydney Royal, Helsinki Winners, Amsterdam, and Best in Show at the Santa Barbara Kennel Club. This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.