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JOSEPHNEILM C GINNIS III
NEWAKC REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST-TIME JUDGES
FIRST TIME APPLICATION TO JUDGE - NEW JUDGES
The qualifications for the first-time applicant are specific to breeds in which the applicant has docu- mented hands-on experience in owning, breeding or exhibiting. Eligible fanciers on their first applica- tion may apply for up to 12 breeds. 12-5-4 Method Individuals applying as New Judges must meet the following minimum criteria: • Have 12 or more years’ experience exhibiting in conformation in at least one breed applied for. • Must be a member of a household where five or more litters in each breed applied for have been bred and whelped. • Qualifying litters must have been whelped and raised on applicant’s premises. • Qualifying litters must have produced four or more champions. • Criteria compliance may be with AKC events and registered dogs or with events and registrations of a foreign kennel club whose registry is recog- nized by the AKC. If foreign, it shall be the appli- cant’s responsibility to adequately document the criteria compliance. New Breed Alternate Method If an applicant does not meet the litter and/or cham- pion criteria in the initial breed(s), he/she may apply under the New Breed Alternate Method. Applicants must have 15 or more years’ experience in conformation in at least one breed applied for and must be able to document having accomplished any combination of four of the following compo- nents in each initial breed: • Bred at least two champions in the breed request- ed. • Bred and raised four litters in the breed request- ed on his or her premises. • Breeder of Merit earned in the breed requested. • Owned or maintained for the duration four dogs in the breed requested that earned championships or grand championships while residing at appli- cant’s home. • Personally exhibited four unique dogs in the breed requested to their championship, earning all 15 points and both majors, or grand championship, earning all 25 points, three majors and defeating a special on three occasions. (This requirement is the same for owners and professional handlers). • Personally exhibited two dogs in the breed requested as specials for a minimum of two years or approximately 60 shows. (This requirement is the same for owners and professional handlers).
• Owned at least one dog in the breed requested that sired four champions. (Dog must have resided at applicant’s home while used at stud) • Document 25 years of experience exhibiting dogs in Conformation events. • Criteria compliance may be with AKC events and registered dogs or with events and registrations of a foreign kennel club whose registry is recognized by the AKC. If foreign, it shall be the applicant’s responsibility to adequately document the criteria compliance. Individuals with extensive experience and abilities beyond those points listed above will be given due consideration. All New Judge applicants must: 1. Pay a $35 per breed application fee. 2. Pass the Breed Standard Test described in this Policy. 3. Pass Anatomy and Procedure test. 4. Be interviewed satisfactorily by an AKC Executive Field Representative as described in this Policy. 5. Pass a wicket or scales test administered by an Executive Field Representative if a breed applied for is a measurable breed. 6. Attend an autho- rized AKC Basic Judging Institute prior to requesting regular status but not earlier than two years prior to submission of initial application. PERMIT AND REGULAR STATUS The designation of a judge as approved on Permit status is intended to advise exhibitors that the judge has been recently approved for the breed. The Premium List for all shows shall indicate with the use of an asterisk for each Permit breed that the Judge is on Permit status for that particular breed as of the time of AKC’s last approval of the judging panel. A judge’s education in a breed continues through the Permit assignments and are thus an integral component of the learning curve. All initial breed applicants must attend a Basic Judging Institute presented by AKC prior to submit- ting their regular status request, but not earlier than two years prior to the submission of their initial application. Judges must be granted regular status on all of the breeds approved on their initial appli- cation before any request for additional breeds may be submitted. Judges may request regular status in permit breeds upon completion of three assignments in each permit breed with dogs present and judged and having been observed three times by different AKC Executive Field Representatives from the com- bination of breeds submitted for regular status. >
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