AKC All Breed Judge Celebrates 51 Years!



2016 Nominee for Judging Legend, Joe Gregory is a quiet-spoken man of few words, a gentleman and family man.


Joe Gregory, nominee for Judging Legend 2016, is a quiet man of few words, a true southern gentleman and an AKC Conformation judge for 51 years, 24 years as an All-breed judge.


 He is pictured being awarded by his daughter Evalyn Gregory (also an AKC judge) for his 50 years of dedication to the sport of purebred dogs.


Joe Gregory “The Boxer Guy” started handling client dogs in 1949 after serving in WWII. He founded the famous Cloverdown kennel which set many show ring records. Among his most extraordinary achievements was back-to-back Group wins at the Garden with the all-time winning boxer bitch.


Handler Joe Gregory apprenticed under Phil Marsh for two years and obtained his AKC handlers licensed in 1952.  Phil Marsh went on to become one of the most respected All Breed judges and half-a-century later, Joe Gregory was offically approved for All Breeds in May 2002.


For more information on the Kentucky Gentleman, click for our exclusive interview and Meet Joe Gregory EST 2005 1704


The Ring Steward says "You can now go back to a View From Ringside!"The Ring Steward says "You can now go back to a View From Ringside!"  We invite the judges to learn how their Judging is viewed from ringside.  Dog Show Exhibitors, Handler Interviews, Opinions, and Observations shared by those outside the ring.


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