American Kennel Club Welcomes Board Member
The American Kennel Club Board of Directors unanimously elected Dr. Thomas Davies to serve on the AKC Board at its July Board Meeting.
Dr. Davies, of Brimfield, Massachusetts, became involved with purebred dogs after his college graduation. He served on AKC’s Board of Directors for 16 years and was vice chairman from 2009 -2012 and again from 2017- March 2019. He has served on numerous AKC related boards and committees, including the Chairman’s Committee on the Judging Approval Process, Public Relations Committee, the Events and Clubs Committee and the Breeders Committee.
He was president of the Bearded Collie Club of America and oversaw its acceptance into the AKC Stud Book. He is an honorary lifetime member of the club and is the author of the Bearded Collie standard. Dr. Davies has also worked with Old English Sheepdogs, Bearded Collies, Siberian Huskies, Belgian Sheepdogs and Tervuren, Beagles and Xoloitzcuintli.
Dr. Davies and his wife, Roberta, have bred and finished champions in many different breeds, and he judges Best in Show, Junior Showmanship, the Herding Group and 11 Working breeds. He has served as show chairman and president of the Springfield Kennel Club and has been the club’s AKC Delegate for 45 years. Previously he served as show chair and vice president for the Connecticut River Working Group Association.
Dr. Davies is retired after more than 30 years in various areas of scientific research, and product and market development. He joins the AKC Board following the resignation of Harvey Wooding on Friday, July 5, 2019.