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The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce that Frank Murphy has been hired as an AKC Executive Field Representative. He will start January 2nd, 2024.

Murphy has over forty years of experience in handling various breeds. He has handled top winning dogs in almost every group, such as the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Non-Sporting, and Herding Group. Murphy has piloted many breeds to number one including German Wirehaired Pointers, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Beagles, Chinese Shar-Peis and Siberian Huskies. He was the AKC Registered Handler of the Year twice and has been an AKC Registered Handler Program Regional Representative for the past six years. He is currently a member of the Clemson Kennel Club.

“Frank brings a broad background as a breeder and exhibitor of Rhodesian Ridgebacks, expertise as an All-Breed Professional Handler, and extensive hands-on experience in AKC events as an AKC Registered Handler Program member since its inception and All-Breed club member, all of which will be valuable assets as an Executive Field Representative,” said Sandy D’Andrea, Field Director, Conformation. “The American Kennel Club is proud to welcome him to the staff.”

Murphy will be based in Belton, South Carolina.