The AKC Board has been evaluating a variety of possible changes to the Conformation Judging Approval Process. During our study, we received input from a variety of sources. One example involves the breed educational components, which were established based on a poll of all Parent Clubs.

We now need your insightful personal comments and suggestions regarding the proposal. Attached are four documents that fully explain the proposal: an overview of the proposal, the detailed proposal, a judges education component matrix, and a Frequently Asked Questions document.

Please review all the material and let us have your comments, suggestions, questions, and overall agreement or disagreement with the proposal as it stands today. Simply respond to this email at this address with your thoughts.

We have established a 21-day comment period to give the necessary time for due consideration and comment. Please respond no later than Tuesday, November 18, 2014. This will allow for a careful analysis of all responses prior to the December Board meeting.

Since we are requesting input from as many participants as possible, please feel free to pass this on to others. Thank you for your help and guidance in this important process.


Alan Kalter
AKC Chairman

Overview of the Judging Approval Process Proposal
FAQs on the Judging Approval Process Proposal
Judging Approval Process Proposal
Sample – Education Component Matrix
Please click here to provide your comments or feedback on this proposal.