Member Benefits

  The greatest benefit of ADSJ Membership comes automatically with membership in the largest judges organization in the world --- effective representation! Your views and concerns, together with those of so many others, combine through the vehicle of the ADSJ to create a voice which must be heard. We, the officers and directors of the ADSJ, gather, amplify and articulate this voice. It is heard by the governing body of our sport in a variety of ways, namely, informal conversations, letters to the AKC board and management, position papers and articles in The Voice, and most notably, through our AKC/ADSJ liaison meetings with key AKC Board and management personnel. Through these avenues we endeavor to build a relationship with the AKC based on reason, open communication and mutual respect. 

Other Member Benefits

While we continue to look for better ways to gather and express your views, we are also constantly seeking other Member benefits which may address your needs and interests. Please remember, your suggestions are always welcome. 

New Member Welcoming Packet Includes:

A letter Welcoming you to the ADSJ
A copy of our Constitution & By-Laws
The pocket sized Disqualification Booklet for all breeds
A copy of the most recent issue of our newsletter The Voice
Our distinctive ADSJ cloisonné lapel pin
Your lightweight name badge with enameled metal logo
An insurance beneficiary form with return envelope for accidental death and dismemberment insurance up to $25,000.00
An ADSJ Judge's Invoice pad
An ADSJ Luggage Tag
An easy-to-read ADSJ metal tape measure with lock
An up-to-date ADSJ membership list
    ADSJ Advanced Institute
A discount on tuition for the dog worlds most comprehensive breed-specific program for judges. This highly regarded program combines classroom breed seminars with actual judging and critiquing practice.

    Medical, Emergency Evacuation, Accidental Death

    Covers 365 days a year, while traveling both inside or outside of your home country. Click here for the Information and Form

    Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
      Up to $25,000.00

Covers all Members while on any judging assignment from the moment you leave home until you return.
    Legal Liability Protection
Up to $5,000.00 of legal protection that pays for attorney fees and court costs if you are sued for anything you did or failed to do while judging at a licensed show here or abroad.
    The Voice  Newsletter
Our Newsletter, The Voice, is published three times each year. It brings to your home, ADSJ news, viewpoints on current issues, important announcements, meeting minutes and other items of interest.
    Biennial Seminar Trip
Every two years the ADSJ develops a cruise or similar trip with educational seminars. A terrific opportunity to get away to new surroundings with some doggie friends for a few days of seminars and relaxation.
    Seniority Recognition Pin
A piece of fine jewelry that not only identifies you as a member of the world's largest dog judges organization, but recognizes your seniority in the American dog judging community. Created in solid gold (25 years as a judge) or sterling silver (15 years). A CZ set in either pin indicates an additional five years of service. Available for purchase by ADSJ Members only. Click here for the Order Form. Direct questions about the Seniority Pin Program to Debra Thorton at 360 891-6904, email
    Discount on the Judges Ready Reference Calendar

The widely used and very handy Judges Ready Reference Calendar discounted 10% for ADSJ Members only. Click here for the Order Form

ADSJ Invoice Pads

The ADSJ invoice pad includes 50 sets of invoices 
on NCR paper. Each invoice clearly separates your 
fee from your itemized expenses as required by IRS. 
Questions about the invoice pads should be addressed to Debra ThortonClick here for Order Form.

Happy Feet Insoles

A member-only discount on Happy Feet Insoles (formerly Hydropedes). For an order form Click Here. Questions may be directed to Loraine Boutwell.



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