Author Robert W. Cole was a noted international conformation judge, illustrator and author of dozens of articles on purebred dogs. His earlier achievements included illustrating the classic Dog Locomotion and Gait Analysis by Curtis Brown, writing and illustrating The Basenji Stacked and Moving and authoring the You Be the Judge series of breed-specific judging booklets. Bob was a regular columnist for Dogs in Canada, Dog News, Dog World (U.K.), Ilio & Popoki as well as dog magazines in Australia and New Zealand. Bob lived in Canada with his wife of 50 years, Louise, Bull Terriers and Basenjis. An Eye for a Dog was completed just prior to his death in March 2004.