Judges Education Seminar

Seminar with hands-on
Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis Salon D

In conjunction with the National which will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 beginning May 4 through May 10. Ringside mentoring will be available. Please contact us in advance which day you would like to be mentored so we can ensure that we have a mentor available for you. The seminar will be presented by the Judges Education Committee.

The seminar is $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door to cover the cost of materials. PAY HERE>

Questions contact Sandy Orr, Judges Education Chairman: Phone: 402-659-8484 Email:

Boxer U

Boxer U is a program designed to provide information and education about the Boxer breed.

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 Time: 45 minutes after completion of judging Location: Liberty Hall

Presented by
Sandi Shrager, Research Scientist, Project Manager
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 7:30 P.M. in the Grand Ballroom

The Dog Aging Project is the most ambitious study of canine health ever undertaken. The goal is to understand how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging in dogs and their human companions. In learning how dogs age, develop illnesses –or don’t — researchers hope to discover how to help dogs live longer, healthier lives.

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, a part of the National Institutes of Health, the $23 million project is a joint undertaking of the University of Washington and Texas A&M University. Dozens of PhDs, veterinarians, analysts, data scientists and others across the US are tracking — at last count — almost 42,000 dogs (with more, especially purebreds, wanted!) for the next 10 years.

Sandi Shrager is a research scientist and the breed club representative working on the Dog Aging Project. Additionally, she breeds, owns, and shows Malamutes and heads the health committee of the Alaskan Malamute Club of America. Sandi will take us through the goals and hopes of the world’s largest study on dogs. She will describe the study, how our breed can help and participate, as well as how breed clubs may work in conjunction with the AKC Canine Health Foundation to utilize the structure and results of the study to inform their own goals and projects on health and disease.