Judge's Education

The American Whippet Club offers Judges Education and Ringside Mentoring at the AWC National, regional and independent AWC Specialty shows, and sends representatives to judging seminars and workshops upon request. Former AWC President, AKC-licensed judge, and longtime Whippet breeder/owner/handler David Samuelson is our Judge’s Education Chair. 

If you are a new or aspiring judge of Whippets, interested in learning more about the Whippet breed standard and opportunities to sit ringside with a mentor, please contact David at 651-454-4174, or with his email address. He can put you in touch with approved mentors in your region and advise you about upcoming events where a large entry of Whippets should be present.

Click HERE to download a copy of the 2018 AWC Approved Mentors List to see the names and contact information of Mentors in your area.  AWC Mentors, if not judges themselves, qualify under the 12-5-4 criteria and have judged Sweepstakes events for AWC, or have combine sweepstakes experience with a more in-depth background in performance events as well as conformation.

If you are interested in attending Judge’s Education at the AWC National, information on the location and dates of the next AWC National can be found on our AWC National pages. Although you would be welcome to attend throughout the week, the AWC offers a  presentation on the Whippet breed and breed standard, followed by ringside mentoring during the judging of champion dogs, bitches and Best of Breed.  

Also, aspiring Whippet judges are encouraged to download or order our Illustrated Standard, the AWC’s in-depth discussion and interpretation of key aspects of the American Kennel Club's Whippet breed standard, and also material on proper measuring technique for evaluating the height of Whippets in the ring.

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