Special Note from AKC Director of Judging Operations John P. Wade
Judge's Education Committee
Diane Divin - Chair - email@example.com - Texas
2. Mentors must be comfortable talking to potential and current judges.
3. Mentors must be able to speak knowledgably and articulately about salukis, describing characteristics in specific terms using correct canine terminology and anatomy.
4. Mentors must agree to conduct themselves ethically. Mentors will not promote their own salukis or those of closely related individuals. If such are in the ring during the time of mentoring it is a requirement that the mentor simply declines to comment on them.
5. Mentors must follow up on all questions from any participant who needs more information either by referring him/her to other people or researching the information requested.
6. Mentors must be willing to attend a JEC orientation if requested. As a mentor it is agreed that the mentor speaks for the JEC and agrees to the policies and precepts of the committee. Failure to comply may result in the removal as an SCOA approved mentor.
7. Mentors must obtain the names and addresses of attendees at presentations or individuals mentored. This information will be conveyed to the committee chair within 2 weeks of mentoring.
8. Mentors shall have been SCOA members in good standing for a minimum of 5 years.
9. Mentors shall have attended a minimum of 2 SCOA national specialty shows within a period of 7 years.
10. Approved mentors shall have met the current minimum AKC requirements of having been active within the breed 12 years and bred 5 litters, which have produced 4 AKC conformation champions, or have been approved for salukis under the Alternate Method for New Breed Judges or have been approved as a saluki breeder judge under any other prior versions of the AKC judging requirement schemes.
11. Mentors shall have personally participated in field sports, either lure or open field coursing, for a minimum of 5 years with salukis owned or bred by them.
12. Mentors will have a deep understanding of the history of the breed as well as the AKC standard.