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Mr. Wayne R. Cavanaugh

MR. WAYNE R. CAVANAUGH of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a third-generation dog fancier. He has bred and exhibited top-winning and top-producing Pointers, English Setters, and Beagles. He’s judged sporting and hound breeds in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Japan, and Mexico.

Mr. Cavanaugh has served as a Vice President for the American Kennel Club, President of the United Kennel Club, Charter Board Member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, and presenter at the World Congress of Kennel Clubs in Ireland and Bermuda. He’s appeared on behalf of purebred dogs on all major networks and served as a dog show commentator for Animal Planet, ESPN, and NBC in the USA. In the UK, he served as a commentator at Crufts for the BBC. He’s written extensively for dog publications and won his first Winkie for Outstanding Journalist in 1992.

He began judging in 1990 and is approved to judge several Sporting breeds and Beagles. This is his first assignment at Westminster.