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.
In order to apply to become an Apprentice Judge, you must meet the following 4 items:
The following items should be mailed (via regular mail) to the DL-GNA Director of Judge Development with your application packet:
Once accepting into the apprentice program, you have 4 years to complete the following items:
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.
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.