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WGSDCA Judge Program

Aspire to become a judge?

You must have been a full WGSDCA member for a minimum of five consecutive years and between 30-60 years of age. You must not earn a substantial part of your income by breeding, handling or selling dogs nor have a vested interest or company entity in any organisation, which likewise earn a substantial part of its income by breeding, handling and/or selling dogs.

You must have trained and titled at least 2 dogs from BH-VT to IGP3 and passed an IGP3 at a WGSDCA National Championship under a SV judge. (If similar experience can be proven, then the Board of Management may accept an application for a Judge Apprenticeship

ur apply by sending a cover letter, a recommendation from the president of your Club and a resume of your qualifications to the WGSDCA Director of Judges (here).



Cheryl Chaffey

IGP Judge


Sanne Pedersen

IGP Judge


Istvan Lakatos

IGP Judge


Natalie Woelfel

IGP Judge


Reg Worth

IGP Judge


Judge's Code of Practice & Conduct

A Judge shall act with professional decorum at trials, events, seminars or in public places.
A Judge shall be the custodians of the FCI IGP Trial Rules.
A Judge shall not judge dogs who are in his/her ownership or are in his/her possession, or dogs whose owners reside with him/her, or dogs that are owned by another person of the same household.
A Judge shall not act prejudicial to the best interest of the IGP dogsport or WGSDCA.
A Judge shall present himself/herself in attire that is acceptable, appropriate and comfortable fore each judging assignment.

Download the WGSDCA Judge Program for more details


Judge Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship requires attendance at a minimum of 5 WGSDCA trials of which at least one is under a SV judge. The Judge Apprentice must judge a minimum of 25 dogs which must include a minimum of 5 BH-VT, 3 IGP1, 3 IGP2, 3 IGP3 and 1 ZAP-W entries. If this is not achieved over 5 trials, then the Apprentice must judge additional trials until this requirement is met. The Director of Judges may request an Apprentice Judge to do more than 5 trials. Of the five trials, at least 2 must be hosted by different WGSDCA clubs.  A written SV-Judge exam must passed as well.

The Apprenticeship must be completed within 4 years.

The Judge Apprentice must request BOM permission to apprentice at a WGSDCA trial no later than 4 weeks prior to the trial event and no later than 4 weeks after trial conclusion submit a report to the Director of Judges.

Please download the WGSDCA Judge Program for more details.

Judge Apprenticeship


Judges residing in Australia and licensed under another entity may apply for a WGSDCA judge license as well.

Please contact the WGSDCA Office for further information.

Judge cross-license
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