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Wed, 08/12/2020 - 9:10pm

Behind the Badge, Part 2

Exactly what is a judge? One of the many definitions appearing in the dictionary for the word judge is a person who can decide on how good a thing is. Or in our case, how good a dog is — or is not. Opinion is also one of the many definitions appearing for the word "judgment."

The fabulous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Verheyen Tweed, the kind of dog that make all the hard work of judging worthwhile.
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 8:53pm

Why Judge Dogs?

As we approach another Westminster, a fortunate group of people will be looking forward to one of the most exciting judging assignments of their careers. 

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 4:53pm

Ask Mari-Beth

If there is one person at the American Kennel Club who is widely perceived as knowing the answer to the most esoteric questions – or being able to point you in the direction of someone who does – it is Mari-Beth O’Neill. 

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 4:16pm

Generic-Free Zone

Wikipedia defines an expert as "a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience or occupation and in a particular area of study," and notes that experts don't always agree. Certainly sounds like a conformation judge to me. 

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 7:38pm

Winner's Circle

With 2020 largely a wash for the record books, here's a recap of the show dogs who topped the United Kingdom's dog-show charts in 2019.


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