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by Fred Lanting
© Copyright April, 2003 -
SEMINARS &LECTURE INFORMATION ON FRED LANTING
(Fee plus expenses; if lectures are in connection with judging assignments, such costs can be divided. No fee beyond expenses charged for lectures in foreign countries).
RELATED INFORMATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Drawing on experience in the following:
SV: Many years as one of only 2 judges in North & Central America, and a half-dozen in the Western Hemisphere approved by the Schäferhund Verein.
AKC: (Retired) German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Boxer, Greyhound, Whippet.
All-breed (active) status: UKC (United Kennel Club), Natl. Canine Assoc., States KC, ARBA, ACB (Bolivia), & several other foreign countries & registries.
Foreign: Awarded Challenge Certificates and equivalents to selected breeds in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, England, Scotland, Japan, etc., and to all breeds in Pakistan, India, much of S.E. Asia, South America, & the Caribbean.
National Specialties, Foreign, and "Rare" breeds judged:
Judged specialties and all-breed
shows in approximately 30 countries, including the prestigious
FCI Asian Shows in Japan and India, & the Scottish
Kennel Club. National Specialties: GSD Club of America
National; Tibetan Mastiff National; Shiba National;
Fila Brasileiro Nationals (several times), Dogo Argentino
Natˇ¦l, Pyrenean Shepherd National. Numerous Chinese
Shar Pei and Australian Shepherd specialties; regional
Greyhound, Anatolian Shepherd specialties; several GSD
Sieger Shows in South America & Asia, Rottweiler,
Boxer, & other specialties worldwide.
Obedience: SKC, ARBA (all judging levels); Behaviorist & Training Consultant.
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
SHOW EXPERIENCE: Started handling in 1966, got AKC professional handling license shortly thereafter, handled all breeds in Canada, and most in the USA, even some handling in foreign countries in both show & obedience rings in the 1960s & 1970s. Many times show chairman/secretary. Trained and titled in Schutzhund.
JUDGING EXPERIENCE: over 24 countries. See information in other column.
CANINE AUTHORITY: Lecturer in about thirty countries on Gait-and-Structure, Canine Orthopedic Disorders, etc. Formerly instructor at Senior Conformation Judges Assˇ¦n Institute and W.Va. Canine College (including member of advisory board).
Worldwide canine behavior & structure consultant. Security & training consultant/analyst for Asesores Caninos (Colombia), and other countries. Expert witness in litigation, in most canine topics.
Author: The Total German Shepherd Dog, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Canine Orthopedic Problems, technical and science books, books of poetry, etc. Writer of innumerable articles in dog magazines. Columnist for many magazines and websites in the U.S. and abroad; frequent contributor to a wide variety of publications. Serious student of canine anatomy and health; assistant in veterinary surgery; guest lecturer at many vet schools.
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