Mr. Cody T. Sickle of Oyster Bay Cove, NY has enjoyed Bulldogs and the sport of purebred dogs for well over 50 years. As a breeder, he has bred over 193 Bulldog Champions, so far. Through the middle of 2018, his dogs have won 43 All-Breed Bests In Show and 543 Bests In Specialty Show. He has judged Bulldogs throughout the USA, including the Bulldog Club of America National Specialty (twice). Mr. Sickle has also judged in Canada, England, Scotland and Mexico.
In 2004, he was honored by the American Kennel Club as Non-Sporting Breeder of the Year.
While this is his first Westminster judging assignment, Mr. Sickle is not new to the Westminster. In 1965, he advanced to the Junior Showmanship finals. Since then he has owner/handled his Bulldogs to 13 Bests of Breed at Westminster (placing 2nd in the Non-Sporting Group three times).
Professionally, Mr. Sickle is Chairman of The Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hilord Chemical Corporation of Hauppauge, New York.