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This year’s judges Institute will take place in Portland, Oregon from July 31 through August 4, 2003.

Since 1991, the AKC has been at the forefront by offering courses of instruction that are of particular and practical value to those who wish to become better judges. The AKC is committed to offering challenging and worthwhile educational experiences for those judges and judging aspirants who are serious about the quality of dog judging.

For new judges, or those about to apply, the courses provide solid groundwork for making sound and logical decisions. For experienced judges, the programs often provide new insights and perspectives. Input from our previous students indicates that the opportunity for this focused interaction among peers is considered an invaluable experience.

We are very excited to be able to offer these unique educational experiences;

Advanced Institute on Earthdog Breeds
The location for this event is the Ramada Inn in Somerset, New Jersey from April 27 through May 1, 2003. The schedule for this event includes several demonstrations of the functions of some of the Terrier Breeds that participate in Earthdog and presentations on the same breeds. The Institute will be followed by the Garden State Terrier show.

Advanced Institute on Toy Dog Breeds
The location is the Renaissance WorldGate Hotel in Kissimee, Florida from June 22-26, 2003. The schedule for this event includes breed presentations and mentoring for many of the Toy Breeds. The Institute will be followed by various Toy Breed Specialties and the Toy Dog Club of Central Florida shows over the weekend.

For information on any of these events, please contact Tonya Howe in the Judges Education Department at (919) 816-3572 or