Judge Information
Judge Name: Susan Godek
Location: Arizona, USA
Kennel Name: Surigo Shepherds
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Types of Shows: Conformation
Type of Breeds
   
Biography
I have owned and exhibited German Shepherd Dogs for over fifty years. Surigo Shepherds have been exhibited in conformation, obedience, tracking, and herding, worked as service, search, and rescue dogs as well as assistance dogs. I owned and exhibited the first German Shepherd bitch to be awarded the Award of Excellence and ROM title by the GSDCA, bred and owned eighteen American Champions, seven Canadian Champions, and obtained eleven Select Titles. I served as President of The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation for thirteen years and as Director for five years. I served several years as chairperson for the GSDCA Junior Showmanship Program.

Judging German Shepherds for twenty-eight years is one the most enjoyable activity I have experienced in dogs. I presently judge the Herding Group, Working Group, Non- Sporting Group, Miscellaneous Group, several Sporting Breeds, Junior Showmanship, and BIS. I have judged in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. I attended Crufts Dog Show in 2003 and the German Sieger Show in 2004 and 2005. I judged Best of Breed at the 2012 German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada National Specialty and Bitches at the 2016 German Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty.

I am a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada, and Life member of the Grand Canyon German Shepherd Dog Club, Scottsdale Dog Fanciers, and Phoenix Field & Obedience. I belong to the American Dog Show Judges, Dog Judges Association of America, Senior Conformation Judges Association, Western Dog Judges Association of America, Scottsdale Dog Judges Workshop, Working Dog Club of Arizona, Stewards Club of Arizona, and Oregon Dog Judges.

I have attended many educational seminars and Institutes including the AKC and ACEF Judging Institutes, the AKC and ACEF Advanced Herding Institutes, the AKC and ACEF Advanced Working Institutes, the AKC Advanced Non-Sporting, the AKC Advanced Sporting Institute, the ACEF Advanced Toy Institutes, American Dog Show Judges Advanced Institute for eleven years studying Herding, Working, Sporting, and Non- Sporting breeds.
   
Future Assignments
   
Past Assignments

2022


German Shepherd Dog Club Of Canada [Regional]
on Saturday, July 30, 2022 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 30, 2022

Alberta Kennel Club [Summer Classic]
on Friday, July 29, 2022 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 30, 2022
on Sunday, July 31, 2022

2015


Northern Lights Prairie Region German Shepherd Dog Club
on Sunday, June 07, 2015 (Event Details)
on Sunday, June 07, 2015

Alberta Bouvier des Flandres Club
on Saturday, June 06, 2015 (Event Details)
on Saturday, June 06, 2015

Northern Alberta Canine Association
on Friday, June 05, 2015 (Event Details)
on Sunday, June 07, 2015
on Monday, June 08, 2015

2011


Nova Scotia German Shepherd Dog Club
on Saturday, July 02, 2011 (Event Details)
on Saturday, July 02, 2011
               

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