New Exhibitor Mentoring Program

Interested in Mentoring

If you are an experienced fancier and would like to serve as a mentor you must meet these requirements:

  • bred, owned or handled at least two titled dogs (in appropriate event)
  • be willing to assist new participants in breeds other than your own
  • be 18 years of age
  • be a member in good standing of an AKC-affiliated Club
  • have been active in the sport for a minimum of six years
  • have a good knowledge of events (including the AKC Rules, Regulations and Policies)
  • be willing to work with new participants to encourage them to participate in AKC events
  • agree that while in the presence of any mentee you will conduct yourself in a sportsman-like manner.
  • have read AKC's Do's and Don'ts safety tips
  • have read AKC's Code of Sportsmanship

Please fill out an application, have a club officer sign and return it to American Kennel Club, ATTN: Event Plans, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617 or fax to 919-816-4220. If you have questions or comments, contact us at 919-816-3590 or