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Old Dog, New Tricks: Could You Be a Judge?

In parts one and two of my “Aspiring Judge’s Journal,” I gave readers a little overview of beginning the AKC judges’ approval process and a look at the AKC Judges Institute. For part three, I pose a couple of questions about what is required to apply for AKC judging approval and a number about the finer points… read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: The AKC Judges’ Institute

Patrick Guilfoyle, who spent several decades immersed in the sport of dogs before a self-imposed absence beginning some 20 years ago, continues with part two of his “Aspiring Judge’s Journal,” his off-beat and passionate account of returning to the fold and the sometimes arduous journey to become an AKC judge. Be afraid. Be very afraid…. read more

Old Dog, New Tricks: An Aspiring Judge’s Journal

A couple of weeks ago, in an email, a friend sent me a copy of an old ad. I think she found the picture on someone’s Facebook page and thought I would enjoy the ad and a trip down memory lane. Done by the indomitable Sunny Shay, the ad was for her remarkable Afghan Hound,… read more