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Judge's Education


The Judges Education program provides student judges with the vital information needed to properly define and choose exhibits most closely representing the ideal set out in the Breed Standard. 

All seminars include any written materials provided by AMCA including the Illustrated Standard and the Power Point Presentation on a thumb drive.  The thumb drive can be purchased separately.  For information contact the Judge's Education Coordinator.

The program consists of a seminar component that offers a Power Point presentation.  The Power Point includes the history of the breed, a written commentary about each section of the official standard, photos of dogs of various styles considered to be good representatives of the breed and Malamutes at work and play. In addition the Workshop (Hands On) component allows students to go over various dogs giving them the chance to actually practice what they learned in the seminar. 

This practicum also provides the opportunity to evaluate a number of exhibits, place them as they would in a ring and articulate, in breed specific terms, why they placed as they did. Ringside mentoring is offered by AMCA approved mentors when requested at shows where no seminar is presented. 

Articles written by various Malamute breeders and/or judges are available at SHOW SIGHT ONLINE.

Upcoming seminars

  • October 26, National Specialty in Albany, Oregon 

National Judge's

National Specialty Seminar October 26, 2023 at 12 PM.
Comfort Inn 100 Opal Ct Northeast, Albany Oregon.

Following seminar, Hands On Workshop across street at Linn County Expo Center.

Hard copy of JE materials provided with flash drive
Ringside Mentoring October 27 and 28.

Cost $35 prepaid, $40 day of seminar or mail check to:

Roger Gifford, 1936 Winding Brook Way, Xenia, OH 45385 (make check to AMCA Judges Education).

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