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Exclusive interviews, WHO they are and the qualities each judge appreciates. Know Before You Show!


Remembering Lt. Col. Pedé



AKC Judge Wallace H. Pedé, affectionately known as "Wally" or "The Colonel".


AKC Judge Richard Miller



He submitted his application to be a judge in 1991 and now...


Top AKC Judges List

Searchable list of current top dog show judges.


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Here We Come!

Owner/Handler: Jean Abrams


Joe Gregory

The All Breed Judge who rarely grants interviews. We are honored to present this soft-spoken man to the fancy. Update, it is with great sadness we announce the death of Joe Gregory who passed away at the age of 94.


Meg Purnell Carpenter

Crufts 2017 Group judge, TKC (The Kennel Club) Of England Board Member. Proprietor of Overhill Kennels, boarding, training, shipping, import-export.


Edd Embry Bivin

Judging Legend Nominee, all dog breeds benefit from his knowledge.


Thom Stanfield

Herding, Non-Sporting, Terrier and Toy breeds Group judge, put him on your go-to list.


Beverly Vics

Multi-Group breeder-judge who breeder-owner-handled her Akitas to BIS wins.


David J. Kirkland

Judges Terriers, Toys and Non-Sporting Groups and Provisional for the Herding Group.


Dr. Daniel W. Fleitas

Judges Working and Herding Groups and owner-handled their Siberians and Shelties.


Carolyn & David Alexander

In-depth interview with the double-popular multi-group, international judging couple.


Judi Daniels

Top Five Candidate for Judging Legend 2006, Terrier authority, Past President of AKC.


Pat Hastings

Multi-Group Judge, author of "tell-all" books that do, known asThe Puppy Puzzle lady.


Marion Mardee Ward

2nd Generation AKC Judge and Samoyed breeder, Mardee does her parents proud.


Meet Ann Arch

Crufts 2001 Best In Show Judge, interviewed by a Kennel Club (TKC) Board Member.


Rosemarie (Rose) O'Hara

Obedience and Conformation Breeder-Judge; Rose uses all her skills as a judge.


John R. Boozer III

Popular Terrier breeder-judge, he's also respected in Hounds and Herding breeds.


Connie Barton

AKC Field Rep, a beloved icon to "the way it was" Connie passed away Oct. 2013.


Richard Beauchamp

When Rick passed away April 5, 2014 the global dog world lost an unforgettable icon.


Michele Billings Remembered

Beloved All Breed Judge, she was formerly known as handler “Mike” Leathers...


Dany Canino

Multi-Group judge, talented writer, loves Rock and Roll! Also see 2003 interview


Ric Chashoudian

Handler, judge, columnist, sculptor, the Terrier Man's man passed away Sept. 2011 at 80.


Melbourne Downing

All-Breeds judging icon, a Living Legend, Co-Founder of the SCJA. Mel passed away in 2007


Dr. Richard Greathouse

A distinguished Kentucky gentleman, the great Dick Greathouse passed away in 2015.


Ann Hearn

Multi-group judge took her sense of humor to center ring. Ann passed away Nov. 2018.


Dr. J. Donald Jones

WKC 2008 Best In Show Judge, the southern legend passed away Dec. 2012 at age 75.


Dennis & Mary Lou Kniola

Multi-Group pair untill Dennis passed in 2010 and Mary Lou became Emeritus Judge in 2018.


Frank McCartha

Go inside the mind and heart of a multi-group judge who also breeds and judges horses! Frank died at his SC home January 1, 2015.


Margaret (Peggy) Mickelson

Awarded Judging Legend 2006, All Terriers, Herding & BIS - Peggy succumbed to lupus on Jan. 18, 2003


Frank Sabella

Judging Legend, not just to Poodle people but to all students of dogs and their presentation. Frank passed away Feb. 14, 2021


Robert D. Sharp

Multi-group judge shares his love for dogs, food, and favorite breeds in a delightful conversation! The dog sport lost a great man on April 4, 2015.


Legend Winners & Nominees


Judging Legend 2016 Winner

The Winner is Ann Rogers Clark, see all the Nominees

2006 Judging Legends

The Winner is Peggy Mickelson, see all the Nominees

2003 Judging Legends

The Winner is Michele Billings, see all the Nominees

2002 Judging Legends

The Winner was Edd Embry Bivin, see all the Nominees EST 2005 © Sept 2017-21062202


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