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New York, NYThe American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Patricia Proctor Jenner has been hired as an Executive Field Representative. Patricia will join the staff on July 9, 2007 and will cover shows in the New England area.

“Patricia’s broad background in and passion for the sport will be valuable assets to the department,” said Darrell Hayes, Vice President of Dog Show Judges. “For the past 30 years she has trained, groomed, conditioned and handled all breeds for the conformation ring. This experience coupled with her work as an active member of the American Kennel Club’s Registered Handler’s program will serve her well in this new position.”

Patricia began her career by competing in Junior Showmanship, eventually working for high profile professional handlers as well as breeding, owning and handling many conformation and obedience champions in multiple breeds.  In 1978 she began handling professionally and has exhibited dogs extensively throughout the United States.

She is a founding and current member of the Owner-Handler Association of America.  She maintains active membership in the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America and the Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club She is also a member of the Professional Handler’s Association.