Posts with tag Judges

Last Word on Judges — and What Breeds Win the Most

May I add a few last words on AKC judges? Nothing I have experienced in my many years in dogs has caused even close to the response I got to a couple of articles about the way judges are approved (or not approved) by AKC. This obviously touched a sore spot. It’s a subject that… read more

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Fast Judges Earn Incomplete Grade

THIS WEEK I’d like to introduce you to another of our columnists, this time Geraldine Cove-Print. Geraldine writes a weekly column usually focussing on issues surrounding rescue but every so often she looks more widely at the show scene and gives us the benefit of her experience as an exhibitor and observer. In a column… read more

AKC Judges On Strike? Spoiled Prima Donnas or Unfairly Maligned?

A lot has been written about dog show judges recently. This is obviously a subject that concerns a lot of people: 38 readers submitted published comments to my article last month about the AKC Judges Approval system, which may be some sort of personal record, and I haven’t been able to go anywhere without people… read more

Judging the Judges

We’ve all done it. We may know it’s not exactly fair, but it’s frankly too much fun to abstain. It doesn’t matter if you’re an old hand or a rank novice – as soon as you plop down at ringside and start watching the dogs, you’re magically transformed into a judge. Not just any judge,… read more

The Internet Empowers Owner-Handlers

I grew up in the incredibly small state of Delaware – the butt of many jokes mostly made up and perpetuated by other Delawareans. My joke has been that Delaware has three degrees of separation instead of the six degrees supposedly existing everywhere else. Everyone in Delaware appears to be either related, a graduate of… read more

IT WAS 7 TO 10 – IT'S NOT TIME YET NOW IT'S 7 TO 11 AND COULD STILL BE TOO EARLY

(This is an updated message from September 2009 with changes underlined) Dear Member Clubs and Delegates, The Dog Show Superintendents Association (DSSA) understands the reasoning behind the move to re-align the Variety Groups and understands both sides of the argument. We see its merits but, at the same time, believe there are problems to be… read more