DL-GNA Apprentice Judge Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a JGHV Judge!  Verbandsrichterin (JGHV Judges) are experienced hunters and dog handlers who can evaluate Deutsch Langhaars and all other JGHV breeds in performance tests (VJP, HZP, and VGP).  Before becoming a judge, you must complete a judging apprenticeship.  

Apprentice Judge Application Process

In order to apply to become an Apprentice Judge, you must meet the following 4 items:

  • You must have successfully handled a dog that you trained through a VJP, HZP and VGP within the last 4 years
  • Must have attended the “Introduction to the JGHV” seminar within the last 3 years
  • Must have been a member of DL-GNA for at least 3 years

The following items should be mailed (via regular mail) to the DL-GNA Director of Judge Development with your application packet:

  • Two (2) copies of signed and completed Formblatt 51
  • Two (2) copies of completed Formblatt 62
  • Two (2) copies of VJP Score sheet that you listed on Formblatt 51
  • Two (2) copies of HZP Score sheet that you listed on Formblatt 51
  • Two (2) copies of VGP Score sheet that you listed on Formblatt 51
  • Two (2) copies of your Eintragungs – Bescheinigung Card (VGP – Stud book card)
  • Two (2) copies of your current Hunting License, if possible copies of the last 3 years
  • Two (2) copies of the Ahnentafel of the dog you trained, tested, and listed on the Formblatt 51 for VJP, HZP & VGP
Application to Register as an Apprentice Judge
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Confirmation that you have attended an Intro to JGHV Seminar
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Apprentice Judging Requirements

Once accepting into the apprentice program, you have 4 years to complete the following items:

  • Attend a JGHV Continuing Education Seminar
  • Apprentice 2 VJPs
  • Apprentice 2 HZPs
  • Apprentice 2 VGPs

While apprenticing the performance tests, you must evaluate a minimum of 6 dogs completing the test at each level of testing.  So for example, you may have to apprentice additional VGPs in order to fulfill your requirement of seeing 6 dogs pass or complete that test.


After each test, you will be required to write a report detailing how each dog earned each score in the test.  You will submit this report, along with Formblatt 54, to your Senior Judge within 2 weeks of each test. 


You must apprentice under at least 6 different Senior Judges during your apprenticeship.  And at least one test at each level must be "out of chapter".  This means that you can apprentice 1 DL-GNA VJP, but then you must apprentice your other VJP sponsored by another JGHV organization (VDD-GNA, JGV-USA, NA-JGV, etc.).


Please read through the entire JGHV Regulations on Association Judgeship for additional information on apprentice judging.  

Evaluation of the Apprentice Judge
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JGHV Regulations on Association Judgeship
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After you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, you will be approved as a judge.  To maintain your judgeship, you simply need to attend at least one Continuing Education Seminar every 4 years.  


If you have any questions about the Judging Apprenticeship Program or Judging in general, please contact the DL-GNA Director of Judge Development.

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