Judges’ Education

The Judges’ Education section is intended to serve as an educational tool for judges, breeders and exhibitors to help form a correct image of the “perfect” Miniature Pinscher and to promote a better understanding of and appreciation for the breed standard of the Miniature Pinscher. We hope is site will serve as a guide in interpreting that standard.

Breeders and judges should both emphasize the positive. Breeders have the responsibility to try to breed Miniature Pinscher’s as decribed 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.

The Miniature Pinscher Club of America, Inc. is dedicated to providing accurate educational material to judges, aspiring judges and exhibitors.


Judges’ Education Committee

The MPCA Judges’ Education Committee is made up of a long time breeder of 39 years and three AKC judges. . The committee consists of:

Available from the Judges’ Education Committee is the MPCA ILLUSTRATED BREED STUDY GUIDE. Copies are available to individuals for $10.00 each. To request a copy of the Illustrated Breed Study Guide, contact Penny Dewey. The MPCA sends a FREE copy of the Illustrated Breed Study Guide to each judge/judge applicant published monthly to help educate those individuals who will be judging Miniature Pinschers.


Judges’ Education Seminar

The MPCA holds a Judges’ Breed Study Group Seminar at each year’s National Speccialty. Visit the National Specialty page for dates and hotel information. Cost is $20.00 per individual. Participants receive the MPCA Illustrated Breed Study Guide, a catalog, ring-side mentoring and a certificate of completion. Contact Penny Dewey for seminar information and reservations.


Education Information


Articles on Judging the Miniature Pinscher

The first four articles represent the viewpoints of four successful Min Pin breeder-exhibitors. Mrs. Knapp and Ms. Miller are AKC approved Miniature Pinscher Judges. Marcia Tucker is also an AKC Judge. Armando Angelbello is a successful breeder/exhibitor.

The fifth article is a copy of the letter that was sent by the MPCA to AKC to have published in the AKC Judges Newsletter.

Attention to these articles may help your understanding of the Miniature Pinscher breed and how to correctly judge it.

The articles are in pdf format. They may take some time to load, please be patient. In order to view them, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.


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