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MEET THE JUDGES

Index to Judges Interviews & Judging Legends

 

 

Exclusive interviews with top dog show judges; background, breeds and groups approved, WHO they are and the qualites each judge appreciates. Know before you show!


Judging Legend 2016 Winner

You voted for the 2016 Judging Legend, the candidates were; Ann Rogers Clark, Joseph Gregory and Kenneth McDermott - And the winner is...

 

Ann Hearn

Multi-group AKC judge takes her sense of humor and owner-handler experience to center ring.

 

Michele Billings Remembered

There are few judges as gracious and inspiring as dog breeder, handler “Mike” Leathers, aka..

 

Tribute To Richard Beauchamp

Rick passed away April 5, 2014. Those who knew him loved him and those who didn't lost out.

 

Connie Barton

AKC Field Rep, Multi-Group judge, an icon to "the way it was" with strength and dignity.

 

David J. Kirkland

AKC Multi-Group judge of Terriers, Toys and Non-Sporting Groups. He's also a Provisional judge for the Herding Group.

 

Dr. Daniel W. Fleitas

Working & Herding Groups. A thinking man who genuinely loves dogs!

 

Beverly Vics

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

 

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.

 

Carolyn & David Alexander

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

 

Dr. Richard Greathouse

There are some things you may not know about this distinguished Kentucky gentleman.

 

Edd Embry Bivin

Judging Legend Nominee, almost all breeds benefit from his knowledge.  His wife, the talented judge Irene, passed away Sept. 2008

 

Melbourne Downing

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

 

Dany Canino

Multi-Group judge and talented writer, she loves to Rock and Roll! Read Dany Canino's 2003 interview

 

Frank Sabella

Judging Legend, not just to Poodle people but to all students of dogs and their presentation.

 

John Boozer

Terrier breeder-judge, he also judges Hounds and Herding breeds, interview by Tam Cordingley

 

Margaret (Peggy) Mickelson

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

 

Ric Chashoudian

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

 

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Top AKC Judges List

SHOW SECRETARIES!!! Simple, searchable list of top dog show judges including their contact information and the Groups for which they are AKC approved.

 

 

Legend Winners & 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 is Edd Embry Bivin, see all the Nominees

 


 

Judi Daniels

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

 

Joe Gregory

All Breed Judge who rarely grants interviews.  We are deeply honored to present this soft-spoken man to the fancy.

 

Pat Hastings

Multi-Group Judge, author of "tell-all" books that do, extraordinary insight from The Puppy Puzzle lady.

 

Marion Mardee Ward

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

 

Dr. J. Donald Jones

WKC 2008 Best In Show Judge, expounds on the Beagle and discusses show celebrities.  Don passed away Dec. 2012 at age 75.

 

Robert D. Sharp

Multi-group judge shares his love for dogs, food, and favorite breeds in a delightful conversation!

 

Dennis & Mary Lou Kniola

Multi-Group judges discuss judging, travel, and family.  Tragically, Dennis passed away in 2010.

 

Meet Ann Arch

Crufts 2001 Best In Show Judge, Interview by Meg Purnell-Carpenter, SAAB member and also top international judge.

 

Rosemarie (Rose) O'Hara

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