Mr. Kennedy of Murrysville, PA has been actively involved in purebred dogs since he was nine years old. His original breed is Bulldogs and he has finished over 20 champions which included a dog that was ranked one of the top 10 Bulldogs in the U.S., with limited showing. He received the George M. Beckett Memorial Award for one of his dogs that produced five champions in one litter. At the age of 24, he was one of the youngest judges to be approved by the AKC. He officiated at the World Bulldog Federation Specialty Show in Mexico City in 2017 with an entry of over 300 dogs. He is the President of the Pennsylvania Dog Judge’s Association and cluster/show chairman of an all-breed and specialty dog clubs. Mr. Kennedy is currently approved to judge the Non-Sporting and Toy groups, Junior Showmanship, and Best in Show. This is his third judging assignment at Westminster.
Mr. Mark R. Kennedy