Judges Education

The Japanese Chin Club of America offers judges education and ringside mentoring at the our national and regional specialty shows. We also send breed mentors to select judging seminars. If you are interested in learning more about the breed standard and opportunities to talk to a breed mentor in your area, contact our Education Chair Jane Pearson.

Upcoming Seminars

There are no upcoming events at this time


Judges Education Resources

AKC Breed Standard for the Japanese Chin
AKC's Page on the Japanese Chin
AKC's Video on the Japanese Chin

Illustrated Standard for the Japenese Chin

The Japanese Chin Illustrated Guide to the Standard, beautifully illustrated by Peggy Holladay, is an educational tool designed to assist fanciers, breeders, and judges in their understanding and assessment of desired breed type for the Japanese Chin. It also includes comments on the standard by breeder-judge Sari Brewster Tietjen.

The booklet is available in printed form at $10.00 each, which includes U.S. postage. For other locations, please see options below. You can either mail a check to the treasurer, or order now with PayPal. Select the option for your location and click the Buy Now button.

Questions? Contact Education Chair, Jane Pearson

The Japanese Chin Club of America strives to help produce knowledgeable Club Mentors and AKC Judges. The preservation of our Japanese Chin Standard is paramount and we must encourage our mentors and judges through education. This is a breed that we do not seek to improve but to preserve and protect.

The Japanese Chin Club of America Education Committee sets expectations of excellence on all sides between mentor and mentee.

Communication is key along with establishing a culture among us that allows both mentor and mentee to ask for help or resources. The education committee will maintain an ongoing effort to improve education about our Japanese Chin and its heritage, breed type, and soundness. Our mentors and presenters are encouraged to utilize the resources and knowledge of each other and our committee. We encourage mentors to always feel an open line of communication with the education committee. We can all learn, share knowledge and develop our skills with each other's help. Our breed is counting on us.

JCCA Breed Mentors

This is a list of all persons who have been approved by the JCCA for mentorship of the breed. For application and information about the mentors, please read the breed mentor guidelines.

JCCA Club-approved mentors:

Judges Education Chair
Jane Pearson
14635 Sugarpine St, Oregon City, OR 97045-7682
(503) 789-9078

Roxanne Aldridge
Plant City, FL
(417) 859-2263

Thelma Carlson
Elkland, MO
(417) 859-2263

Marjorie Conway
Scottsdale, AZ
(480) 861-3268

James Dalton
Portsmouth, OH
(740) 353-8243

Vicki Dovellos - Presenter
Valparaiso, IN
(219) 762-0070; (219) 670-9700

David Gutierrez
Porterville, CA
(559) 359-2807

Steve Hayden - Presenter
Springfield, IL
(217) 725-3647

Kip Kopatch
Greene, RI
(401) 397-3876

Richard Lashbrook - Presenter
Springfield, IL
(217) 546-6645

Theresa Leatherwood
Silverton, OR
(210) 240-8788

Jane Pearson - Presenter
Oregon City, OR
(503) 789-9078

Cecelia Resnick
Leander, TX
(512) 528-9554

Carla Ryan
Snow Camp, NC
(443) 699-0904

Marisa Schmidt
Hazlet, NJ
(732) 796-4578

Peg Schnarrenberger - Presenter
Cranberry Township, PA
(724) 776-1427

William Schnarrenberger - Presenter
Cranberry Township, PA
(724) 776-1427

Kathleen Sepulveda
San Diego, CA
(860) 796-1654

Scott Toney
Charlotte, NC
(704) 968-4491

Lisa White - Presenter
Bates City, MO
(816) 230-8911; (816) 668-8911