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Judge Name: Fred Bassett
Location: Oklahoma, USA
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Types of Shows: Conformation
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I have been involved with showdogs for 58 years, since 1961. Pomeranians were my major focus while I was actively breeding and showing. In addition to Poms I have also owned and exhibited Poodles, Keeshonden, Old English Sheepdogs, Miniature Schnauzers, a Chihuahua, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and an English Cocker Spaniel. We currently live with a Ragdoll Cat.

I was approved to judge Pomeranians in 1977, and have greatly enjoyed judging dogs for the past 42 years. I am currently approved for all Terrier, Toy, Non Sporting and Herding breeds; as well as Basset Hounds, Miscellaneous Breeds, and Best in Show.

I have judged all over the United States including many National Specialty shows, the Westminster Kennel Club and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. I have also judged a number of overseas assignments including Australia, Japan, South Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Europe, Mexico, South America and Canada. I have been active in dog clubs from the early 1970's onward and have held virtually every office, and handled every role possible over the years. I am an honorary Life Member of the American Pomeranian Club, a member of the Mid-Continent Kennel Club of Tulsa, and two of the major judges organizations in the USA. I have been active in mentoring and judges education for Pomeranians for many years, and have given seminars all over the United States, as well as overseas when I have judged. I conducted a week-long Judges Training program in Mainland China during 2014 as a Contractor for the American Kennel Club, utilizing a Translator and dual-language printed materials. I was appointed as Judges Education Coordinator for the American Pomeranian Club from 2008 to 2014.

My professional career was spent in the Information Technology / Data Processing field. I Retired in March 2005 from a 32 year career in leadership roles working for American Airlines, Sabre Holdings and EDS. I have been married to my wife Janet for 46 years. Janet is retired from a career as a Principal and teacher, and is now working for the Diocese of Tulsa as Assistant Superintendent. We have two grown sons.
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