Everyone at AKC was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Dr. Robert J. Berndt, known affectionately to his many dog show friends as Dr. Bob.
Bob entered the dog world in 1958, and would go on to finish some 25 champions and show dogs in every group.
He was one of only a few American Kennel Club judges approved for All Breeds and also served as chairman of the AKC Board of Directors.
Professionally, Dr. Berndt, an Ohio native, had been a university professor and administrator who taught in Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri.
We send our condolences to his friends and family, and know he will always be remembered by the dog community.