Arizona Dog Judges Education (ADJE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the sport of purebred dogs through education. ADJE collaborates with American Kennel Club (AKC) breed parent clubs in the presentation of AKC sanctioned educational seminars and workshops. The organization also plans and presents special interest presentations that are designed to build skills and promote sportsmanship.
ADJE was organized in 2017 by AKC approved judges Claire “Kitty” Steidel, Robert “Bob” Robinson and Phyllis “Phyl” Scalf. ADJE is incorporated in the State of Arizona and holds a 501(c)3 public charity from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
ADJE policies require all of its Judges Breed Education Seminars and Workshops to meet AKC Standards of Service. ADJE Seminar and Workshop organizers are required to:
- Plan and implement in accordance with AKC policies,
- Utilize only national breed parent club sanctioned materials and presenters,
- Provide comfortable classroom space that is conducive to learning, and
- Conduct Workshops (Hands-on) in appropriate-sized ring space on the show grounds.
ADJE holds its events in conjunction with the Heart of the Desert Classic (HODC) hosted by Sahuaro State Kennel Club and Lost Dutchman Kennel Club. HODC’s home location is the Arizona State Fairgrounds in the heart of the Phoenix, Arizona Encanto Historic District. The surrounding area has ample hotels and eating establishments as well as easy access from the two major interstate that flow through Phoenix. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport is just four miles from the Fairgrounds as is the host hotel utilized by HODC and ADJE. HODC provides complimentary shuttle service for ADJE presenters and participants lodging at the host hotel.
Directors: Phyllis J. Scalf #98855 Claire “Kitty” Steidel #4371 Robert Robinson #6039
Advisors: Beverly Andersen #66209 Gary Andersen #6176
PO Box 20645
Mesa, Arizona 85277-0645