Welcome to the official website for American Dog Show Judges

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American Dog Show Judges, Inc is dedicated to promoting the good, welfare and education of American Kennel Club approved Dog Show Judges and to further the advancement of purebred dogs.

Our philosophy is to respond to the needs of the judging community in a positive, responsible and non-confrontational manner. The principles of the organization are based on the ideals of democracy and equality.

We hope this website serves you, as a member of American Dog Show Judges, in many ways. Through it, you will become familiar with the people and activities that in turn promote and define stewardship of all American Kennel Club dog breeds.

Our member benefits are unequaled – giving judges a voice by building a relationship with the AKC through reason, open communication and mutual respect. Other benefits include our quarterly newsletter, The Voice, Biennial Seminar Trips and Medical and Accidental Insurance, just to name a few.

Please check out the Calendar for membership & board meetings, ADSJ Advanced Institute schedule and any upcoming Judges Education Seminars.

ADSJ President's Message from "The Voice"

The AKC Board minutes published in the August Gazette, reported the following:

Conformation Judges Daily Limit

At the Chairman’s request, the Staff was directed to provide a memo in July concerning establishing a policy to limit any regular group judge to 150 dogs at the breed level in the same day they are judging a group. Additionally, the Chairman asked the Board to consider limiting group judges’ ability to judge special attraction groups on the same day that they are judging regular groups. Read More