Bebout Named New Director of Canine Legislation

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Walter R. Bebout to AKC Director of Canine...

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Walter R. Bebout to AKC Director of Canine Legislation.

Walt has been an AKC Conformation Field Representative since 1996.  He has extensive experience in the sport of dogs as a breeder, exhibitor, AKC-approved judge, member club president, show chairman and AKC delegate.

Walt's dog-related experience is complemented by a Bachelor's and Master's degree in political science and progress toward a Ph.D. in the same field.  In addition, he had significant experience in the public and private sectors in various management positions before coming to the AKC as a field representative. 

As Director of Canine Legislation, Walt will be responsible for all AKC legislative initiatives on the local and state level.  Also, he will work closely with the AKC Federal Government Relations Consultant on all federal issues.  Walt will report to Noreen Baxter, AKC Vice President of Communications.

Walt and his wife will be relocating from North Kansas City, MO to the AKC operations center in Raleigh, NC.

Please join us in congratulating Walt on his new position.