Jim Coggins is a Labrador enthusiast participating in field trials, hunt tests, obedience trials as well as pointing Labrador events. Jim started the sport with conformation Labradors and began training these dogs for obedience trials. Soon, he began participating in AKC licensed hunt test and still later in field trials and APLA Pointing Lab trials.
Jim’s two competitive dogs, who also happen to take up residence on the family couch, are from strong field trial and multi-generation Pointing Lab lines. They have competed and won many awards in competitive retriever field events and AKC obedience trials.
In addition to competing, Jim is an AKC-approved judge in both hunt tests and field trials. Jim has judged all levels of hunt tests (Junior, Senior, Master) and in licensed field trials (Derby / Qualifying). He has also judged all levels of Pointing Labrador trials sponsored by the American Pointing Labrador Association (APLA).
Jim is also a professor and past Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His full professional bio and profile can be viewed here.