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Exhibitor and professional handler observations on the the dog show ring, specialty shows, entry fees, dog show judges and the sport of purebred dogs.


AKC Points Schedule Scam Responses

Subscribers react when our analyst explained the methodology for computing point schedules!


Dog Show Exhibitor Survey

Do dog show judges view well-presented dogs equally regardless of who is on the end of the lead?



Joe Gregory Tribute

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.


Mixed Breed Dogs In Junior Showmanship

AKC rules state; Juniors are judged by official AKC Judge in the quality of their presentation, not the dog.



Lt. Col. Wallace H. Pedé

Lt. Colonel Wallace H. Pedé, founder of the SCJA, passed away in his sleep January 31st, 2021. Wally was 97 but ageless in spirit.


Lina Basquette Remembered

Ziegfield Follies, Judge, Lina dwarfed any stage. Can you guess the other female handler in this story?


Too Little, Too Late

Where are the AKC Awards, the public tribute to the Legends in the sport?


How Sunlight Affects Behavior

Sunlight regulates mood, behavior and overall health in all mammals including humans.



AKC Better Genetics?

Does it signify outstanding breed type, personality, function and soundness - unless these hidden factors come into play…


Bad-Fad Features

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?


Show Ring Manners

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.


Flat-Faced Dog Problem

Are judges or show breeders to blame for deadly deformities like brachycephalic breathing problems? See photos and enter your COMMENTS.


AKC Points Scam

Judges reacted when our network analyst explained the methodology for computing point schedules! Read best replies...


Parent Club Rescue

What is happening to purebred dogs? Do Breed Standards and type no longer matter to parent clubs? What about judges?


Funniest Dog Show

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.


Scamming The Exhibitor

Ever wondered how AKC calculates majors? By secret algorithm, area, breed...? COMMENTS.


How To Examine A Puppy

How to attract novice handlers, re-examine the approach, refresh your style and discover a winner.


Judging Survey Surveyed

Did you receive this AKC Judging Approval Survey Letter? TheJudgesPlace invites you to respond.


Carla Sanchez Interview

Major supporter of the dog fancy, she's a true "dog lady" who speaks from the heart.


AKC Metamorphosis

Changes in the sport, judging protocol, PHA, and whether AKC is the cause or the result.


Dog Show Judges A problem?

As judge or exhibitor, how will YOU answer these questions?


View Of Judge Edd Bivin

from ringside, by Laura Perkinson


Judging Panel Setup?

There are scams everywhere but in dogs, despicable deceit stands out!


Fulfilling Judging Contracts

Long-time show chair candidly covers hiring judges, fees, and when perks are pertinent.


Happy, Healthy, and Wise

Judging keeps them that way a lot longer and these senior judges are proof of that!


Re-Certification Of Judges

First asked in 1996, again in 2002, we ask again.. Read and vote. 


Best & Worst  About Shows?

We asked pro handlers because they see more than breeder-exhibitors.

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