American Manchester Terrier Club
Welcome to Judges Education
The mission of The American Manchester Terrier Club's Judges' Education Committee is to provide our knowledge and experience to all active and aspiring judges, mentors, breeders, handlers and the general public. Our dedicated and very knowledgeable AMTC members look forward to providing a very educational enviroment with accurate materials for seminars, workshops and here on our web site.
We are providing information as a study guide to all that look forward to becoming a judge of the Manchester Terrier and to those that wish to refresh their knowledge of our wonderful breed.
It is our objective to welcome and provide a place for AKC judges education to the Manchester Terrier. The Judges Education Committee of the AMTC is pleased to make available to all approved, new and prospective AKC Judges whatever information they may be searching for with regard to judging the Manchester Terrier Dog. We welcome the opportunity to provide seminars and Judge's Breed Study groups upon request. If you do not find what you are looking for or have further question, please do not hesitate to contact or work with any of our Committee Members.
The Judges Education Committee is dedicated to formulating effective, reliable and objective breed presentations to aspiring, provisional, and approved Manchester Terrier Dog Judges. The goal of the AMTC is to hold and support presentations in various areas of the United States in order to facilitate the needs of judges, with the end result of better educated judges able to assess our breed.
Breeders and judges should both emphasize the positive. Breeders have the responsibility to try to breed Manchester Terrier's as described by the standard. Judges must find and place those dogs that best represent the qualities called for in the standard. Breeders and Judges both must consider the whole dog, not overemphasizing any one part. Reward the virtues and penalize faults to the extent of the deviation from the ideal.
We offer Ringside Mentoring in conjunction with presentations that are given at Specialties and Regional Specialties. If at all possible, we will gladly make ringside mentoring available when requested. The purpose of the ringside mentoring session is to provide the student judges an opportunity to observe a large number of dogs in a short amount of time and to allow them to realize the diversity of "type" within the breed which is acceptable under the AKC Manchester Terrier Standard.
During the ringside tutoring session, mentors will:
Judges Ringside Mentors
The purpose of the ringside mentoring session is to provide the student judges an opportunity to observe a large number of dogs in a short amount of time and to allow them to realize the diversity of "type" within the breed which is acceptable under the AKC Manchester Terrier Standard. (Manchester Standard)
It is vitally important that the mentors who assist in the ringside tutoring session present the breed in a positive manner to the student judges. In order to do this they must be willing to be objective and avoid any impression of "lobbying" for a certain type.
The Judges Education Committee has worked in conjunction with the Officers and Board of Directors of the AMTC to appoint Ringside Mentors. Click here to see the 2015 Mentors List
The Mentor Link will provide you with a list of AMTC approved mentors that you can contact for Ringside Mentoring or for Breed Mentoring discussions.
The Bibliography Link will take you to a list of suggested reading materials.
The Manchester Terrier Breed Pamphlet Link.
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