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2022 Advanced Judges Institute

The 2021 ADSJ Advanced Judges Institute, unfortunately, will need to be cancelled. The ADSJ has been informed by the Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows that due to the venue of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY being closed, they have had to make the decision to cancel the cluster of shows for March of 2021. The Fair and Exposition Center remains closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and there is no guarantee when it will reopen. The ADSJ plans to resume our Institute in 2022. Breeds previously planned for 2021 will be presented at the 2022 Institute.

The 2022 Institute will be held once again in conjunction with the Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows to be held March 17-20 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.

Since 2015, the scope of our program has focused on the breeds in two groups each year. The educational format first introduced by the ADSJ Advanced Institute in 1995, of breed seminars reinforced by hands-on workshops will remain the same. As in the past, the quality and depth of the educational experience is enhanced by expert presenters, quality dogs, and limited class sizes.

For 2022 we will be offering 12 Hound and 12 Toy breed presentations. We are happy to provide lunch for all Institute participants. Other meals and lodging are on your own which allows us to keep our registration fees at a bargain level for the educational value received.

In the 2015 Institute, the classes filled to capacity in a very short time and we were not able to accommodate all of the judges that had hoped to attend the Institute. We know that this was extremely disappointing to those on the waiting list that were denied admission. Therefore, in 2016 we initiated a new policy. Once a class has reached the maximum number of attendees, those judges on the waiting list, will be offered a chance to register for up to 20 seats in the seminar portion of the Institute. Consistent with AKC and Institute policy, these judges will only be allowed to attend the seminar portion of the classes and will not be allowed to attend the hands-on workshops. Please remember that this policy will only be initiated once the class for the full program has reached capacity.

With much excitement and enthusiasm, we look forward to our 2022 ADSJ Advanced Institute. Attendees can expect to gain a wealth of canine knowledge and further enhance their understanding of breed type. Please reserve the dates of March 17-20, 2022.

For any immediate questions, you may contact:
Robert Ennis, Director of Education, ADSJ, Inc.
at: or by telephone at (716) 823-3039.

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