Raleigh Kennel Club, Inc.

Club Officers


President, Pat Babuin

Pat Babuin was the Tarheel Cluster Coordinator for 15 years, succeeding Wilma Hunter, the “Grande Dame” of the Raleigh Kennel Club and the developer of the Tarheel Cluster of Dog Shows. Pat bred German Shepherd Dogs for over 25 years and also finished and owned Champions and Obedience titled dogs in that breed. She has a great love for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed owning one who won points owner handled. An advocate of Responsible Dog Ownership, Pat believes in educating the public on this criteria and works toward this goal.


Vice President, Dennis McCoy

Dennis McCoy of Apex, NC enjoyed a phenomenal career as a professional handler that included handling many all breed and Specialty BIS winners (he won over 500 BIS as a handler), the top-winning Poodle and Dalmatian in breed history, seven Group wins at Westminster (including five consecutive Non-Sporting Groups from 1996-2000), and Best In Show at Westminster in 1991.  With his partner Randy Garren, the handling and breeding kennel of Randenn finished over 1,000 champions.  They have co-bred seven generations of standard Poodles, including the 2009 Westminster Non-Sporting Group winner and the top-winning black Poodle (all varieties) in history.  Mr. McCoy retired from handling and began his judging career in 2000. 



Treasurer, Bill Pfeiffer

Bill Pfeiffer has owned, raised, bred, and shown German Shepherds in conformation and herding for over 50 years. While on active duty in the military, he was involved with the US Army Super Dog breeding and training program during the early and mid 1960s. He retired from the military in the 1970s.

In addition to serving as RKC Treasurer, he serves on the Board of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, currently is President of the German Shepherd Dog Club of Greater Raleigh and is on the Board of the NC Federation of Dog Clubs. He is involved in NC dog legislation, and has led the RKC micro-chip clinic for the past 8 years in conjunction with the NC School of Veterinary Medicine.

He and his wife Jeri currently own 4 AKC Champions and one Grand Champion. They breed about one litter every 2 years and are very committed to behavioral imprinting as developed in the US Military breeding program and as followed by the Monks of New Skete.


Secretary, Florence Taylor

Florence Taylor has been a member since 2000. She also serves as hospitality chairman and breeder referral contact. She and the late William Hazelrigg have bred Pugs under the Schoss prefix since 1995. Schoss Pugs have become conformation champions, specialty winners and titleholders in agility and rally. Florence is a founding member of the Central Carolina Dog Club, Inc. She held numerous offices in that club as well as show chairman. She is also a member of the Pug Dog Club of America. Her love for the Pug breed has made her an ardent supporter of rescue for Pugs and other breeds. She is a proponent of Responsible Dog Ownership.

Copyrights Raleigh Kennel Club 2012