BOILEAU, Mr Luc Wisconsin,
AKC:Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting
Luc inherited his interest in animals from his father, who kept hunting dogs. When he was old enough to care for them, he was given his own dogs-a Poodle and Whippet. At the age of sixteen he began breeding and showing Whippets, and was associated with the breed for many years. He was for decades one of the busiest and most successful professional handlers on the circuit. He began his handling career in his native Canada, came to America to manage and show dogs for Ed Jenner at Knollard Farm, and, he says, "I'm still here!" The names of the champions he bred and handled while at Knollard would be "too many to list." His professional handling career culminated at the 1990 Westminster show, when he took Best in Show with Ch. Wendessa Crown Prince. He handled the great Pekingese champion to eighty-six group firsts and thirty-four Bests in Show. Approved to judge the Toy Group in 1990, Mr. Boileau is now approved to judge the Hound and Non-Sporting groups as well. He is a two-time Westminster breed judge and has conducted Pekingese judges' seminars. President of the Wheaton Kennel Club and is a twenty-five-year member of the Pekingese Club of America. He is the recipient of a Quaker Oats Top Toy Dog award. Away from the dog-show ring, he is an accomplished breeder-exhibitor of Hackney ponies with many champions to his credit.