HCA Approved Mentors, as experts in our breed, help mold and form the next generation of Havanese judges. If you are interested in becoming an HCA Approved Mentor, continuing as an HCA Approved Mentor, or have dreams of one day becoming an HCA Approved Mentor, please click here to fill out our new online application form.
We would be thrilled to have your participation!
Even if you don't yet fulfill all the requirements listed below, please go ahead and fill out the application so that we can keep your contact information and help support you on your journey.
Remember - you don't have to be an HCA Approved Mentor in order to mentor judges. Anyone with 12 years of experience in the breed is able to provide mentorship to prospective judges, but anyone who wants to be an HCA Approved Mentor must meet these requirements:
- Minimum of 12 years in the breed
- Minimum of 5 litters produced
- Minimum of 10 champions produced (i.e. HCA Breeder of Merit)
- Pass the AKC Havanese Breed Standard Exam (cost $35) and the AKC ABS's of Breeding Canine Anatomy Course with it's associated Exam ($25).
- Mentors must abide by our mentoring code of conduct
Please don't hesitate to email us (Judges Ed Committee) if you have questions or would like more information. We can't wait to support you as we build our ranks of HCA Approved Mentors!