Being a judge for the American Kennel Club for thirty years was a rewarding experience and I try to share useful tips and observations with aspiring judges.
Small shows, small entries, and too many judges are a different experience as described by this popular Canadian Kennel Club judge.
Do the official breed standards represent the personality, style, and TYPE of the 2017-2018 current top winners? Your answers?
Group judge says when judges let opinion affect their judging, it reflects personal preference, not the Breed Standard.
All breeds judge comments on judging style, excessive angulation in today’s GSD, and the unwritten Universal Standard.
The HSUS blow-up reminded me of the dog game past and present. There’s a lot of hanky-panky in this human universe and the dog world is no exception.
The dog that catches your eye is symmetrical, nothing out of place, look for that balance in every breed you judge.
Short-legged dogs achieve the suspended trot but this judge's 25 action photos show it is more for the crowd than the judge.
Skeletal detail; proportion, movement, by JEC Chair Kelley Maldon.
If it looks like a spotted Minpin, Toy Group judges need to look again...
Temperament: Approach, exam, and understanding aggressiveness.
9 points judges must know, like WHY they duck from overhand approach...
A pictorial discussion of the Chihuahua standard, from head, ears, and eyes to feet, coat and movement, Top Winner photos, analysis, makes judging a breeze.
Side-by-side comparisons of the Breed Standards, breeder interviews, etc.
AKC Rottweiler video committee chair, multi-breed judge on your vision...
Felicia Luburich, Srigo Kennels shares photos of top champions and criteria for success in your breed.
This judge makes breed type come alive in this analysis for judges and breeders.
Weight, not height, determines purpose, as evident in breed photo size comparisons.
How to judge canis purebred. An unusual intro to Judges' Seminars.
The art of defining breed type in Working, Terrier, and Toy breeds.
Multi-Group Judge on uniformity of type, not exaggeration of bone, coat, wrinkles...
Multi-Group judge says selecting for extremes negates the standard.
Expectations of a judge, exhibitor or breeder may differ.
On judges fees and AKC's Solicitation Policy.
Tons of photos, applicable to all docked and/or cropped breeds.Your comments on Page Two