Australian History Has Been Made | SV IGP Judge Certification
History was made yesterday ,when the Verein für Deutche Schäferhunde (SV) informed WGSDCA Director of Judges, Reg Worth, that he has passed all the requirements needed to be an appointed SV National Special Judge of Trial (IPO) in Australia.
Mr. Worth passed the theoretical exam in February 2018 where he attended the SV Judge Seminar at the SV headquarters in Augsburg. His practical examination was undertaken at the 2018 WGSDCA IPO National Championship under the scrutiny of SV Head of Judges, Herr. Wilfried Tautz, and SV Training Judge, Herr. Uwe Stolpe. The Australian GSD fraternity is truly privileged to have the support of WUSV.
On behalf of the WGSDCA, I am confident that Mr. Worth will be a trustable custodian of the WUSV for the implementation of working titles in Australia. This will have a significant impact on helping the German Shepherd Breed in Australia and align Australia with the WUSV Harmonisation Plan.
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Reg Worth.
About Mr. Worth
Mr Reg Worth has been actively involved in IPO dogsport since 1991 and has been a fully qualified WGSDCA judge since 2007. Reg currently hold the position of Director of Judges in the WGSDCA. He is also a WGSDCA teacher helper and was a licensed trial helper for many years. He is a passionate IPO handler and in the last 26 years he has trained and titled many dogs to IPO3. He won the WGSDCA's Grand National Champion title in 2008 and 2015 (awarded when total score is +270), but has won multiple WGSDCA IPO3 National Champion titles. Reg was the first person to represent Australia at a World Championship (2007) and he is a founding member of Metro Dogsport Club, Brisbane, QLD.
Congratulations, Reggie. Well done!
Sanne | WGSDCA President