Judge Information
Judge Name: Joanne Paulk
Location: New Mexico, USA
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Types of Shows: Conformation
Type of Breeds
Jan Paulk's primary career was in the U.S. Senate, Washington, DC. After a 10 year stint on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, she served 5 Majority Leaders as Director of Protocol and International Travel. In the commission of her duties, she visited over 100 countries and held administrative responsibility for all international conferences.

Following retirement from the Senate, Jan moved to Santa Fe, NM, and was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico as Executive Director of the Council on Film and Media Industries. Retiring again in 2009, she is now a full-time student of dogs. Jan judges the Toy, Herding, Working, Sporting, Terrier, Non-Sporting Groups, 19 Hounds and Best in Show.

During her life in politics, Jan found that her dogs grounded her. Her first breed was German Shepherds in 1971, but she discovered Papillons in 1975. She imported her foundation bitch from Stouravon Kennels in England and finished her first Champion as BOW, Westminster 1977. She served as the Chairman of Judges Education for the Papillon Club of America for 10 years.

In 1986 she imported an Anatolian Shepherd from Turkey and now shares her home with Anatolian #4. She is an approved presenter and mentor for the Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America.

Three retired Champion Papillons complete the canine family.
Future Assignments
Past Assignments


Battle River Canine Association [Cancelled]
on Friday, March 27, 2020 (Event Details)


Japanese Chin Club Of Canada [National]
on Saturday, August 03, 2019 (Event Details)

Alberta Kennel Club
on Friday, August 02, 2019 (Event Details)
on Friday, August 02, 2019
on Saturday, August 03, 2019
on Sunday, August 04, 2019
on Monday, August 05, 2019

Chinese Crested Club Of Canada [Regional]
on Friday, August 02, 2019 (Event Details)
on Friday, August 02, 2019

Papillon Canada [National]
on Friday, August 02, 2019 (Event Details)
on Sunday, August 04, 2019

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