show judges are the wheel that keep our wonderful sport of breeding and
exhibiting pure-bred dogs rolling along.
Dog show judges like George Boulton are the people that
dedicate hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year, every year,
to learning about dogs.
Before they are judges, they attend
educational seminars, visit leading dog breeders and get up at 4 a.m. to drive
300 miles to judge dogs at a match show in return for lunch and "experience". However, the whim of an administrator clerk in the AKC judging
operations department can and has terminated, suspended or revoked the judging career of
dedicated, respected dog show judges.
Best In Show dog show judge George Boulton received one such whim letter and
has spent over $20,000.00 to defend himself and the rights of other dog show
judges before the AKC South West Trial Board.
Trial Board court full 7-page decision is available on TheDogPress.com
dismissal of all charges was a
5-point win for ALL dog show judges and ALL exhibitors.
However, in a gross demonstration of poor sportsmanship, the AKC
judging operations department ignored their own AKC Trial Board written
That's right, the Judging Operations folks brought the identical charges against George Boulton before the
AKC board of directors.