Judges’ Education

Do you have an undying passion for Kooikerhondjes? Love educating others about the fine points of the Breed Standard? Live for public speaking?


KCUSA Is Looking for Presenters and Ringside Mentors
One responsibility of being the AKC Parent Club is educating judges on the fine points of our breed. Presenters and Ringside Mentors are the breed experts who convey the unique qualities of our beloved Nederlandse Kooikerhondje to the judges who evaluate them in the ring.

Judges Education Seminar and Workshop 
Diana Striegal, author of the VHNK “Explanation of the Breed Standard of the Dutch Kooikerhondje” and FCI Judge, will be presenting our first official Judges’ Education seminar and Hand’s-On Workshop in conjunction with our Annual Show in Houston.

Steps to becoming a Presenter or a Mentor
The full set of criteria is not yet developed. But, after conferring with the AKC Education Liaison and with the unanimous agreement of the newly appointed Breed Standard and Judges’ Education Committee, the first steps have been decided:

  • attendance at this or a future seminar at our annual national event
  • passing the judges exam with the same score required of judges
  • additional requirements/training will follow as they are thoughtfully developed

Therefore, all who would like to be considered as Seminar Presenters or Ringside Mentors are invited to attend the seminar and workshop. Fill and send in the registration form along with your check.

Presenter: FCI Judge Diana Striegal
Time: Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 PM
Place: At KCUSA’s annual show in Houston (NRG Center, 8400 Kirby Dr)
Fee for KCUSA members: $20.
Fee for non-members before July 1: $20. After July 1: $25.

Contact Sheryl Fuller:
(832) 561-6009