Mentor Submission

Mentors, download pdf form and fill out when you mentor someone and send to Pam.

Certified Mentor Program


  • Fill out this form applying to become a Parent Club Approved Mentor.
  • Be a member of ACA for at least 2 years.
  • Fulfill the AKC’s 12-5-4 rule, showing 12 years’ experience in the Breed, having bred 5 litters which produced at least 4 AKC Champions.


  • Have alternative activities such as owning and exhibiting for 12 or more years, worked Affens in Performance activities, showing and grooming Affens for Conformation for others; been involved in dog show activities in other breeds for more than 20 years and worked with Affens during that time.
  • Have attended conformation shows and/or the National and observed Affens at major entries in the past 24 months.

Be willing to mentor prospective judges (and possibly exhibitors and puppy buyers) in a POSITIVE and CONSTRUCTIVE atmosphere utilizing the information in our Affenpinscher Illustrated Standard emphasizing the virtues, strengths and breed specific attributes of Affens based on our AKC Breed Standard.

Fill out the form below or download the pdf, fill it out and send to Judges’ Education Chair, Pam Peat, via email (, USPS at 10360 E Raintree Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, or Fax at 480-473-4777.

I agree to serve as a positive advocate for the breed, the breed standard and the policies and goals of the Affenpinscher Club of America. I agree to set aside any personal opinions and preferences in interpreting the AKC Affenpinscher standard.


affen on the moveThe Affenpinscher Club of America is the national, or "parent" club devoted to promoting and protecting this breed. As stated in our Constitution, we are guided by the following principles:

  • To encourage and promote quality in the breeding of the purebred affenpinscher and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
  • To encourage the organization of independent local affenpinscher specialty clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club.
  • To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which affenpinschers shall be judged.
  • To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials.

Additionally, the club holds one annual National Specialty Show. Go to our National Specialty page for information about upcoming Nationals.

For a copy of the introductory flyer which we hand out at our National Specialty shows, you may download the Booth Flyer free of charge!


Judges' Mentors

All Judges’ Mentors meets the AKC requirements of 12 years experience in Affenpinschers, having bred 5 litters with at least 4 champions. In addition, each of these mentors has been approved by the ACA Board of Directors:

  • Jo ActonAKC Breeder of Merit
  • Nancy Baybutt
  • Jude Daley, AKC Breeder of Merit
  • Linda Ferris, AKC Breeder of Merit
  • Barry LeeceAKC Breeder of Merit
    30 Haciendas del Valle
    Peralta, NM 87042
  • Sandra Lex
  • Pam Peat, AKC Breeder of Merit
  • Cameron RiegalAKC Breeder of Merit
    30 Haciendas del Valle
    Peralta, NM 87042
  • Dani RosenberryAKC Breeder of Merit
    309 Detrich Drive
    Altoona, PA 16601
  • Jackie Stacy, AKC Breeder of Merit
  • Beth Sweigart
  • Kathie Timko, AKC Breeder of Merit
    6484 S Forrest Street
    Centennial CO80121
  • Letisha Wubbel