Meet AKC Judge Peter Kubacz
Get to know AKC judge Peter Kubacz's background in life and dogs.
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 3 p.m. PST
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Peter Kubacz, of Jackson, N.J., has been involved in the dog world
all of his life, traveling on the road with his
parents since he was a baby. At the age of 10, he
acquired his first Irish Setter and began to show
in Junior Showmanship and
He was Top Junior Handler in 1999 and placed 2nd
at Westminster that year. He qualified for
Westminster every year of his Juniors career, making
it to the finals three times. He also represented
America at the World Show in Helsinki in 1998 and at
Crufts in 2002. In 2000, he became the youngest
person to handle the winner of Best of Breed at the
Irish Setter National Specialty at the age of
Graduating from Monmouth University in 2006, Mr.
Kubacz currently runs his family's boarding kennel.
Showing mostly Sporting and Hound breeds, he has won
several Best in Shows on Irish Wolfhounds
Setters during his professional handling career.
He continues to breed Irish Setters with his mother
and father under the Ramblin' Red banner, and has
piloted several dogs to their championships and No.
1 rankings. He judged Junior Showmanship at the Westminster dog show in 2014.
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