MR. EDMUND “EDDIE” DZIUK of Columbia, Missouri has been active in the sport of dogs for more than forty years, obtaining his first Beagle in 1977. He finished its championship as a junior/owner/handler and has never been without the breed since. He has bred or owned more than 75 Beagle champions, including five National Specialty winners, and 11 Best in Show winners. Mr. Dziuk attended his first Westminster in 1980 as a junior and handled his Beagle to Best of Variety. The following year he placed in the Junior Showmanship finals. Many Westminster wins followed culminating in two Best in Show Beagles, Uno in 2008 and Miss P in 2015.
Mr. Dziuk is the Chief Operating Officer of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. He is approved to judge the Hound Group, and numerous Sporting, Toy, and Non-Sporting breeds, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. This is his first Westminster judging assignment.