FOY, Mrs Marcia A Connecticut,
Began exhibiting dogs in 1946 with a Kerry Blue Terrier acquired from the kennel of Ed �Pop� Sayres. But it was through her close association with Beagles that Mrs. Foy became a formidable presence on the dog-show scene. Never a breeder on a large scale, she describes herself �more an exhibitor than a breeder.� She cites the multiple Best in Show�winning fifteen-inch Beagle Ch. Kings Creek Triple Threat as perhaps her greatest achievement in the show ring, but she has exhibited many other Best in Show and group-winning Beagles. First approved to judge Beagles and Dachshunds in 1976. She has served as show chairman of the Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club since 1995 and is also the club�s secretary. For ten years she was show chairman for the Southern New York Beagle Club and is a past show chairman of for the American Beagle Club. Mrs. Foy runs the Connecticut Dog Judges Symposium and has presented Beagles in a variety of educational venues. A prolific writer, she has published books on Basset Hounds, Dachshunds, Fox Terriers, and, of course, Beagles. Her popular �Dog People of the Past� column in Dog News has established Mrs. Foy as an important chronicler of the American dog fancy.