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Mr. Christopher Cornell

Mr. Christopher Cornell

MR. CHRISTOPHER CORNELL of Sequim, Washington started in the world of dog obedience in 1976 with an English Setter named Queen. A wild and energetic puppy, she was enrolled in a beginner obedience class. She had a superb work ethic, and that is where Mr. Cornell became interested in obedience. In 1980, Queen became the first English setter to earn the OTCH title.

Over the years, Mr. Cornell has trained and exhibited English and Irish setters, Flat-coated and Labrador Retrievers. He has been an evaluator for Therapy dogs International since 2003 and supports Guide Dogs for the Blind by raising Lab puppies through their first year of training. It has evolved into a great hobby, meeting terrific people, and going to wonderful places. Mr. Cornell never tires of officiating at trials and enjoying the thrill of handlers and their dogs reaching their goals. He began judging AKC obedience in 1984 and rally in 2005. This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.