Butler County Kennel Club was shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely
death of long time member Jim Martin. Jim was stabbed to death in his home on
New Year’s Eve morning.
He had been an active member of BCKC
for over 40 years, serving on its board in the past. An avid handler of
Manchester Toy Terriers, Jim and his late partner Bob Double were fixtures in
the western PA dog show scene. Jim later became a Sporting Group judge.
He also assumed the reins of Memorial
Day Weekend Cluster chair after Lee Herr left to become an AKC rep. Everyone
knew Jim on sight as he was usually making his rounds on a golf cart at the
The local dog show community is deeply
affected by his sudden loss.
Susan Chapin, President BCKC
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