Look beyond the television image of a focused man or woman awarding ribbons and learn what it s really like to judge dogs! Chris Walkowicz, a successful exhibitor and one of the top AKC judges, explains with humor and warmth how she, and others as committed as she is, learn their craft. Find out how judges get started, build their skills, and acquire their judging credentials. And learn about all the other things a judge must master including travel hassles, finances, and record keeping.While writing in a light-hearted vein, Chris answers important questions. What do judges want from exhibitors? What do exhibitors want from judges? Learn from the author how to make the dog showing experience more successful for all.Haven t you always wanted to know? How judges learn to make their decisions. The best way to navigate the AKC judge s application process. How to run a ring efficiently and fairly while promoting good sportsmanship. Tips on judging Groups, Best in Show, and at overseas events.