DENNIS McCOY of APEX, NORTH CAROLINA enjoyed a robust career as a professional handler that included handling numerous all-breed and specialty best in show winners, the top-winning Poodle, and the top-winning Dalmatian in breed history. Mr. McCoy won seven groups at Westminster, including five consecutive Non-Sporting groups from 1996 to 2000, and was Best in Show at Westminster in 1991 with Standard Poodle, Ch. Whisperwind On a Carousel. With his husband, Randy Garren, their handling and breeding kennel, Randenn, bred seven generations of champion Standard Poodles, including the 2009 Westminster Non-Sporting group winner. Mr. McCoy retired from handling and began his judging career in 2000, and currently judges the Toy, Non-Sporting, and Terrier groups, and best in show. He has judged numerous assignments in foreign countries, and he judged the Toy group at Westminster in 2013.  This will be his fourth judging assignment at Westminster.