We have some sad news to report today. AKC judge Walter Bebout was killed in a traffic accident while inroute to his BIS assignment at yesterday’s Hutchionson Kennel Club show.
Walter was a former AKC Conformation Field Representative and was AKC Director of Canine Legislation from April 2006 to November 2008. Making good use of a Master in Political Science, he was responsible for all AKC legislative initiatives on the local and state level and worked closely with the AKC Federal Government Relations Consultant on all federal issues. He was a champion of the pure bred dog both in and out of the show ring and will be much missed by all of us. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.