Judge's Educ News


This is to advise that the Coton de Tulear will be admitted to the Non-Sporting Group and will be eligible for competition in regular breed classes on July 2, 2014.

Individuals wishing to apply using the Adjunct Method must submit an application and a processing fee.  Judging Operations will start accepting applications between January 1, 2014 and June 23, 2014.  Those who miss the deadline must apply under the current system.


AKC approved judges who can demonstrate significant background in the breed may apply to judge under the Adjunct System.  Examples of “significant background” would be:

  • Experience in owning, breeding, exhibiting, or handling the breed.
  • Background in judging multiple events with a significant number of entries.

NOTE: First time applicants must have 10-12 years breeding experience, take and pass the Procedural and Anatomy Exams, have judged at AKC or Non-AKC events at least six times and stewarded at least 6 times at AKC® member or licensed events.

Exams and application are attached, if you have any questions please feel free to call Judging Operations at  919-816-3570.

The occupational eligibility form will need to be submitted as well.Click on links below for forms

  1. Adjunct Application
  2. Anatomy-Exam-A
  3. Proc-Exam A 
  4. Occupational Eligibilty