Esteemed Judges

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Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

I want to start with saying thank you for the invitation and giving me the honor to judge the Protection Phase of the 2019 IGP WDSF World championships.

 

My profession has been training working dogs in the Swedish Armed Forces since 1988. I started with IPO in the end of the nineties as a helper and I have been training both handlers and helpers thru the years. I have been competing more than 20 times in the National Championships, The Nordic Championships and I also competed 7 times at the World Championships FCI/FMBB. The breeds I have been competing with are German Shepherds, Malinois and Dutch Shepherds. I have also been the captain of the Swedish team several times in the FCI WC. As a judge I had the privilege to judge the IPO WC WDSF once before, in 2015. I have also been judging the Swedish Nationals for GSD and all breed Swedish Nationals a few times and multiple other trials. I would like to wish all the competitors good luck at the championship.

 

See you all in Chelsea Michigan, USA!

Micke Pounu

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German Shepherd Schutzhund Clob of Canada (GSSCC)

My love of training dogs started as an 11 year old boy with a Doberman named Grunt and we were welcomed by the members of Richmond Schutzhund Club. I currently train at Lower Mainland German Shepherd Dog Club in Langley, British Columbia Canada with my German Shepherd, Nash vom Wolfsdreieck.

I started helper work when I was twelve. I have been able to do trial work at club trials, regional and national competitions. Doing helper work is still a passion and love of mine. One of my goals was to breed and handle a dog to the WUSV. I was able to do this with Alvis vom Albi (aka Spike). My breedings have produced four dogs that have competed at the WUSV. As a handler, I have competed multiple times at club, regional, national and world competitions. Looking forward to the future as a trainer, helper and judge.
Wishing luck to all, at the World Championship!

Dorwin Anderon

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United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USCA)
 

I have been involved in Schutzhund/IPO for 25 years. I have previously held the following positions:

AWDF Positions:
     - 2015 – 2017 AWDF Vice-President
     - 2010-2012 Director at Large
     - 2008-2010 BOI member

USCA Positions:
     - USCA Working Dog Judge, IPO since 2007
     - 2012-2016 USCA Vice-President
     - 2006-2010 USCA Executive Board member
     - 2003-2005 New England Regional Director
     - USA Classified Teaching Helper

 

In 2002 I Started Southern New Hampshire Working Dog Club
     - President, Training Director, Club training Helper for 20+ years.
I worked as Back Half Trial Helper for 3 Regional Championships and worked over 40 club trials.

 

I am a 7 time member of the SchH3/IPO3 club, I have competed with 6 of those at National Championships. I have competed in 25+ National Championships and 15 regional Championships. I am also a USCA Master Sports Training Medal Recipient.
     - 2009 FCI World Team member (Alternate)
     - 2016 Canadian National Champion
     - 2016 USCA GSD Vice National Champion
     - 2017 FCI Vice World Champion
     - 2017 WUSV World Team member (USA-3)
     - 2018 AWDF National Champion
     - 2018 FCI Vice World Champion
     - 2018 WUSV World Team Member (USA-2)
     - 2018 USCA GSD Vice National Champion

I have Judged 6 National Championships:

I have judged over 25 Regional Championships and over club 250 trials in 12+ years as a USCA Performance Judge.
 

I wish all the competitors the best of luck in the competition and congratulate all of you for making this far already. That alone is a big accomplishment.

Frank Phillips

Talented Helpers

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My name is Marcus Hampton and I was born and raised in Buffalo N.Y. Through my years growing up I played football and boxed and of course always had a passion for dogs. I started Schutzhund in the year 2000 when I met my mentor and good friend Owen Tober at the Schutzhund club of Buffalo where I was a member and did helper work but now have my own working dog group and am looking to start my own club in the future. When I am not busy doing helper work and training with my own Schutzhund group, I am spending time training my young boy Viking in IPO. 

I am a National level helper , and since 2000 I have done many club trials and many big events doing Sch and IPO I, IPO II and IPO III dogs as well as a police DPO trial and helper seminars. 

  • 2009 Mid Eastern Regionals : Sch II and back half Sch III’s

  • 2009 USA GSD Nationals : back half Sch III’s

  • 2010 Working Dog Championship: pre-selected (injured reserve)

  • 2010 Mid Eastern Regionals: Sch II and back half Sch III’s

  • 2011 AWDF Championship : front half Sch III’s

  • 2011 Working Dog Championship : front half Sch III’s

  • 2011 World Qualifier : Back half Sch III’s

  • 2011 Mid Eastern Regionals : back half IPO III’s

  • 2011 AWMA Nationals: Back half IPO III’s

  • 2011 USCA GSD Nationals: back half IPO III’s

  • 2013 AWDF Championship: back half IPO III’s

  • 2013 USCA GSD Nationals : front half IPO III’s

  • 2014 World Qualifier: front half IPO III’s

  • 2014 AWDF Championship: back half IPO III’s

  • 2014 Working Dog Championship : front half IPO III’s

  • 2014 USCA GSD Nationals : pre-selected

  • 2014 AWMA Nationals : front half IPO III’s

  • 2015 AWDF Championship : IPO II’s

  • 2015 AWMA Nationals: front half IPO III’s

  • 2016 Mid Eastern Regionals : back half IPO III's

  • 2016 AWMA Nationals: back half IPO III's

  • 2016 Podium Schutzhund Club club trial: IPO I's, II's and III's

  • 2017 AWDF Championship : back half IPO III's

  • 2017 AWMA Nationals: front half IPO III's

  • 2017 Podium Schutzhund Club trial IPO I's, II's and III's

  • 2018 AWDF Championship : back half IPO III's

  • 2018 World Qualifier

  • 2018 AWMA Nationals: back half IPO III's

  • 2018 DVG Nationals: back half IPO III's

Marcus Hampton

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I'm an energetic helper who currently lives in San Diego, California. My current helper Classifications are Class 1 helper for DVG, Regional Level helper for USCA, National level helper and Teaching helper for the GSDCA. I have been doing helper work for 11 years now and was initially mentored and trained by Fred Samseer and Carla van Duijvenbode of the Netherlands. In recent years, I have been mentored by Steve House on Trial helper technique, mental preparation for Championship events, and Teaching helper methods. I want to thank Ruffdog sports for helping me so much on my journey. Lastly, I want to wish all competitors great training conditions leading up to the trial and a great result at the end of the trial! 


Notable experience includes:

  • Multiple club trials

  • 3 Regional Championships (1 as alternate) 

  • 1 National Seiger Show

  • 3 National Championships 

  • 1 WUSV joint qualification trial (alternate)

  • Team USA Captain for the 2018 WUSV Universal Seiger World Championship 

Mark Pellon

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Thank you for the opportunity in working and helping evaluate the best working Dutch shepherds in the world. 
 

  • 2016 USCA Mid Central Championships - IPO 1 ( Competed that year with my first dog in the sport and a female and received first place )

  • 2017 USCA Mid Central Championships- IPO 3 Front half 

  • 2017 USCA North Central Championships- IPO 3 Back half 

  • 2018 Mid Central Championships- IPO 3 Front half 

  • 2018 USCA North Central Championships- IPO 3 Front half 

  • 2018 WUSV World Qualification Trial- Front half 

  • 2018 AWMA Malinois National Championships- IPO 3 Front half 

  • 2018 USCA IPO National Championship 

Brady Schnowski

Track Layers

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Congrats to each of our competitors and the very best of luck at this year’s Dutch Shepherd World Championship. As your Tracking Coordinator my goal is to ensure that every track is fair and consistent and that the tracking schedule runs on time. We have used the selected tracking fields in the past and the tracking conditions are expected to be excellent. We also have an excellent group of tracklayers who I have worked with many times. We are ready and we are excited to lay tracks for your Championship. See you at Tracking.
 

Track Laying Experience:

  • 2015 UScA National FH Championship – Track Layer

  • 2015 UScA Working Dog IPO Championship – Track Layer

  • 2015 USCA Mideastern Regional Championship – Tracking Coordinator & Tracklayer

  • 2015 AWMA National IPO Championship – Track Layer

  • 2017 AWDF National IPO Championship – Track Layer

  • 2017 Schutzhund Trainers’ Challenge Tournament – Track Layer

  • 2018 WDSAA National IPO Championship – Tracking Coordinator & Track Layer

  • 2018 WDSAA National FH Championship – Tracking Coordinator & Track Layer

  • *2018 USCA FH National Champion with SG Bono North SVK, IPO3, FH
     

Relative Experience:

  • Training Director of the Metro Detroit SchH Club (2007-present);

  • 3x member of SchH3 Club (H.O.T.) with various breeds (AB, Mal, GSD) 

  • Competed at the National Level with Top-10 finishes in 2011 and 2012; 

  • K9 Training Consultant for multiple law enforcement agencies in SE Michigan and Ontario;

  • UScA National Level Helper – 19x selected as the Championship Helper; and

  • UScA Teaching Helper.

John Bochenek
Tracking Coordinator