University of Louisville Magazine

SUM 2018

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27 SUMMER 2018 Harry "Butch" Schulman spends his work days in the ophthalmology department. But every cou- ple of weeks, he has an eye for something else: elite canine showmanship. Schulman, executive director of the Depart- ment of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the School of Medicine, is a renowned dog show judge, adjudicating at such events as The National Dog Show, where he was seen on NBC at Thanks- giving, and other National Specialty shows. Schulman has been training and handling dogs since he was 8 years old, learning the trade from his mom, a retired American Kennel Club judge. He followed in his mother's footsteps and is now licensed to judge the breeds in the Herding Group, the Working Group, the Sporting Group and some Terrier breeds. He's also licensed to judge Best in Show. The process to become a judge is rigorous. It requires written and oral exams, as well as exten- sive knowledge, exposure and education on the purpose, form and function of each breed he is approved to judge. Schulman said he loves studying the history and structure of the various dog breeds. "I am a true academic to the core," he said. HARRY "BUTCH" SCHULMAN staff spotlight PHOTO PROVIDED BY HARRY SCHULMAN

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