MR. NORMAN B. KENNEY of Cross Roads, Texas has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs for more than 50 years since 1967. His initial breed was Doberman Pinschers. He later bred, owned, and showed a number of other breeds, including German Shepherd Dogs, Wirehaired Dachshunds, Lakeland Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, Belgian Malinois, Boxers, and Bulldogs.
An American Kennel Club judge for 40 years, Mr. Kenney is approved to judge all Sporting, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding groups, several Hounds breeds, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. He has judged extensively throughout the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, Italy, Philippines, Jamaica, Trinidad, Brazil, Columbia, and Argentina. Mr. Kenney previously judged the Westminster Working Group in 2005 and 2016. This is his ninth judging assignment at the Westminster.