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Robert J. Moore collection of dog show photography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AKV-1-14

Scope and Contents

Collection is comprised of win shots throughout the course of Robert J. Moore's career as a dog show judge. The bulk of the 1970s and 1980s feature terrier, working, and herding dogs until 1990, when Moore became a licensed "all-breed" judge.

All featured dogs are labelled. Most images can be easily dated and traced to a club/event.


  • 1969-2009


Biographical note

Robert Moore (c. 1925-2010) started in dogdom with the exhibition of Wire Fox Terriers and Boxers, later establishing the reknowned Bethel kennels for Miniature Schnauzers and a deades-long career as a dog show judge beginning in 1960.

Moore was born in Decater Alabama and raised in Memphis Tennessee, entering the Navy and the later travelling salesmanship for Kraft Foods.

More was a past president of the Mississippi State Kennel Club and the German Shepherd Dog Club of Little Rock, which he helped found. He also founded the Dog Judges Association of Georgia. He was a charter member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of Memphis and was vice president and show chair for the Memphis Kennel Club, among other associations.

Moore's final show as judge, the longest tenured of only 23 in the country to be licensed for "all-breed," was the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, at which he was presented a plaque for his 50 years in the showring.

Physical Description

2 Linear Feet (in 2 record cartons)

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Processing Information

This collection has not been fully processed but may still be accessible for research and reference.

Please contact the Archivist for further information.



Guide to the Robert J. Moore collection of Dog Show Photography
Brynn White
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Repository Details

Part of the American Kennel Club Library & Archives Repository

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New York NEW YORK 10178 United States