Ringside Education | Symposium | Judges Education




This year we are pleased that our most popular program will be returning. This educational program is a prime opportunity you will not want to miss. At no fee on a first-come, first-serve basis, sit at ringside and be mentored by experienced breeders and breeder judges. No seating is available during Futurity, Puppy, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch, and Best of Breed classes. We are most grateful to these mentors in this program for giving their experienced counsel to all who pre-register. To select your preferred class and reserve your seat in this event, sign up on the Sign-Up Sheets.





The cost of the Symposium is $25 per person. This year’s Symposium is titled The Collie and Shetland Sheepdog Skull Seminar. “The dog’s skull is made of many bones which are interdependent upon one another. Viewing the skulls, you will have a better understanding of the complexities of the canine skulls. I will explain the terms of the standard and the words that are used to describe it in understandable terms.

We will discuss the terminology used to describe head qualities or faults such as corners on a skull, chiseling, obliquely set, depth of head, lean/clean, etc.”

Use the Master Reservation Form to reserve your seat for this exceptional opportunity.




The Judges Education Seminar and Workshop is TBD. The workshop will include classroom time to view a slide presentation, followed by hands-on activities. The workshop is open to Sheltie breeders who are planning to submit an application to AKC within a year or so, and to judges who are already approved for other breeds. Meeting room will be announced at a later date. Attendance will be limited. The cost is $35 and includes video, instructional pamphlets, and “hands on” experience. Ringside mentoring will be available on Friday and Saturday for those enrolled in the workshop. An application form is available on the ASSA website www.assa.org under Judges Education, in the Premium List, or you may obtain one from Meredith Hector. You can reach her via meredith.hector@gmail.com or 786-554-2113. The application form is also available in the “Download Forms” section.





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