EXHIBITOR'S VIEW FROM THE SIDE
Exhibitor and professional handler observations on the the dog show ring, specialty shows, entry fees, dog show judges and the sport of purebred dogs.
All-Breed Judging Legend 2016 Nominee, he's a quiet man of few words, a true southern gentleman and an AKC Conformation judge for 50 years! It is with great sadness to announce the death of Joe Gregory who passed away at the age of 94.
AKC rules state; Juniors are judged by official AKC Judge in the quality of their presentation, not the dog.
Lt. Colonel Wallace H. Pedé, founder of the SCJA, passed away in his sleep January 31st, 2021. Wally was 97 but ageless in spirit.
Ziegfield Follies, Judge, Lina dwarfed any stage. Can you guess the other female handler in this story?
Where are the AKC Awards, the public tribute to the Legends in the sport?
Sunlight regulates mood, behavior and overall health in all mammals including humans.
Does it signify outstanding breed type, personality, function and soundness - unless these hidden factors come into play…
If, in 2020, Parent Breed Club standards fail to disqualify genetically risky physical features, fad colors or markings, what can AKC do protect canine health?
Mind your manners, courtesy in and out of the show ring defines who you are, how the sport is perceived and what you project to the judge.
Are judges or show breeders to blame for
deadly deformities like brachycephalic breathing problems? See photos and enter
Judges reacted when our network analyst explained the methodology for computing point schedules! Read best replies...
What is happening to purebred dogs? Do Breed Standards and type no longer matter to parent clubs? What about judges?
From a multi-group judge, it is what it says and it will bring back your fondest memories and the real reason we show our dogs.
Ever wondered how AKC calculates majors? By secret algorithm, area, breed...?
How to attract novice handlers, re-examine the approach, refresh your style and discover a winner.
Did you receive this AKC Judging Approval Survey Letter? TheJudgesPlace invites you to respond.
Major supporter of the dog fancy, she's a true "dog lady" who speaks from the heart.
Changes in the sport, judging protocol, PHA, and whether AKC is the cause or the result.
As judge or exhibitor, how will YOU answer these questions?
from ringside, by Laura Perkinson
There are scams everywhere but in dogs,
despicable deceit stands out!
Long-time show chair candidly covers hiring judges, fees, and when perks are pertinent.
Judging keeps them that way a lot longer and these senior judges are proof of that!
First asked in 1996, again in 2002, we ask again.. Read and vote.
We asked pro handlers because they see more than breeder-exhibitors.
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