Kennel Club of Palm Springs by Kim
Kennel Club of Palm Springs by Kim

AKC Rules Policies and Guidelines for Conformation Judges

Presentation/Handling Classes: No entry shall be made at any conformation show under any judge of any dog or owner for which said judge has provided handling and presentation instructions in either conformation or obedience training classes. This restriction will apply within one year prior to the show.” (p. 12)

Therefore, any member of Dog Show group may not show to me for one year from last date of membership. This includes possible group or best in show assignments. You are responsible for keeping a record of pertinent dates and honoring this policy. It is part of good sportsmanship.  AKC Code of Sportsmanship

Policies Concerning Interviews with Judges, Handlers & Other Dog Experts

Dog Show Mentor Lee Whittier has implemented the following policy for judging and showing to the people with whom she has interviews. In the interest of transparency, the Dog Show Mentor program has implemented the “four-month policy” based on AKC’s policy (page 4) regarding handlers. No handler will show to me, Lee Whittier, within four months of my releasing the interview to the members and posting that information on the Dog Show Mentor blog or social media to the Fancy. Additionally, it is appropriate to pass on entries under judges whom I have interviewed within four months of releasing that interview to the Fancy.

Owner Handler Program