Fri, 01/26/2024 - 7:45am

10 Questions ...

.... asked of Benjie Marcus

Profession: Professional dog handler

Dog-sport involvement: 17 years

Hometown: Fallbrook, California

Astrological sign: Aries


1. Do you have any dog-show superstitions?

Four rubber bands, always.


2. TV-show guilty pleasure?

Anything I can binge-watch.


3. If you were president of AKC for one day, what would you do?

Make sure suspensions that are warranted stick.


4. Most valued material possession?

My phone.


5. What is something no one would guess about you?

I hate needles.


6. Who would you compare yourself to?

Nobody — I’m pretty original!


7. What are you “famous” for?

Controlled chaos.


8. What website do you visit most often?

AKC and Infodog.


9. What was more memorable, your most satisfying win or disappointing defeat? And what was it?

Winning the Bearded Collie Regional in 2022. It was one of their biggest entries. It took from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to do the whole entry. It was also on the first Beardie that I campaigned and believed in.


10. What do you wish someone would ask you?

“How’s life going?”



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