Judge Information


Mrs. Donnelle Richards
9000 Ridgeway Dr.
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-3336
CELL: (408) 489-1104
FAX: (408) 848-3541
Email: donnellerichards@verizon.net

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Cell: (408) 489-1104

Donelle has always had a passion for dogs. Beginning as a junior handler, her family owned and showed Samoyeds. The first breed she personally owned was a Cocker Spaniel. Her father was an all breed professional handler in the Pacific Northwest. From him she learned her beginning handling skills and also acquired her love for Pugs. She and her husband Del purchaed their first Pug in 1965 when they moved to San Jose, California. They became active in conformation showing and obedience training. In 1968, they acquired a Borzoi and started to open field and lure course in addition to showing and training.

In 1971, Donnelle was licensed by AKC to handle dogs and was approved as an all-breed AKC handler in 1976. Having shown and finished champions in breeds from every group, she remained an all-breed handler until she retired in 1999 and became an AKC approved judge.

In 1972, Donnelle joined the Borzoi Club of America of which she is a "Life Member". She has been a member of the Pug Dog Club of America since 1970 and currently serving on the board. She  is a founding member of the Northern California Pug Club. She is currently the Judges Education Chair for the Pug Dog Club of America.

Donnelle is approved by AKC to judge Hound Group and Toy Group and most of the Non Sporting Group She is also approved to judge Junior Showmanship (all breed), Best in Show and Misc.


Breeds Approved by AKC to Judge:

BreedPast AssignmentsFuture Assignments
Best in Show Past Assignments Future Assignments
Hound Past Assignments Future Assignments
Afghan Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
American English Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
American Foxhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Basenjis Past Assignments Future Assignments
Basset Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Beagles
Beagles, Not Exceeding 13 In. Past Assignments Future Assignments
Beagles, Over 13 In. But Not Exceeding 15 In. Past Assignments Future Assignments
Black and Tan Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bloodhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bluetick Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Borzois Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dachshunds
Dachshunds (Longhaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dachshunds (Smooth) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dachshunds (Wirehaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Foxhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Greyhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Harriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Ibizan Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Irish Wolfhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Norwegian Elkhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Otterhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeens Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pharaoh Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Plotts Past Assignments Future Assignments
Portuguese Podengo Pequenos Past Assignments Future Assignments
Redbone Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Rhodesian Ridgebacks Past Assignments Future Assignments
Salukis Past Assignments Future Assignments
Scottish Deerhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Treeing Walker Coonhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Whippets Past Assignments Future Assignments
Alaskan Malamutes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Samoyeds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Siberian Huskies Past Assignments Future Assignments
Manchester Terriers
Manchester Terriers (Standard) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Toy Past Assignments Future Assignments
Affenpinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Brussels Griffons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas (Long Coat) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chihuahuas (Smooth Coat) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chinese Cresteds Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Toy Spaniels
English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim & Prince Charles) Past Assignments Future Assignments
English Toy Spaniels (King Charles & Ruby) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Havanese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Italian Greyhounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Japanese Chin Past Assignments Future Assignments
Maltese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Manchester Terriers (Toy) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miniature Pinschers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Papillons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pekingese Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pomeranians Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles (Toy) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pugs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Shih Tzu Past Assignments Future Assignments
Silky Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Toy Fox Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Yorkshire Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Non-Sporting Past Assignments Future Assignments
American Eskimo Dogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bichons Frises Past Assignments Future Assignments
Boston Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Bulldogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chinese Shar-Pei Past Assignments Future Assignments
Chow Chows Past Assignments Future Assignments
Cotons de Tulear Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dalmatians Past Assignments Future Assignments
Finnish Spitz Past Assignments Future Assignments
French Bulldogs Past Assignments Future Assignments
Keeshonden Past Assignments Future Assignments
Lhasa Apsos Past Assignments Future Assignments
Lowchen Past Assignments Future Assignments
Norwegian Lundehunds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles
Poodles (Miniature) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Poodles (Standard) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Schipperkes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Shiba Inu Past Assignments Future Assignments
Tibetan Spaniels Past Assignments Future Assignments
Tibetan Terriers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Xoloitzcuintli Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miscellaneous Classes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Junior Showmanship Competition Past Assignments Future Assignments

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