Judge Information


Dr. Steven D. Herman
P.O. Box 2064
Dade City, FL 33526
(352) 521-4388
FAX: (352) 521-4394
Email: sherman@wearethehope.org

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The sign over my office door reads "Full Time Dog Man-Part Time Attorney".  I started in dogs in 1980, just a couple of years after beginning my practice.  Picking my first German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, at ten weeks of age, I did a pretty good job.  Rommel was a top ten dog, along with being my versatile dog - doing obedience and NAVHDA.  I have remained active and successful in this breed.  My bitch was Best of Breed at Westminster in 2010 and she went on to be the top producing dam for 2011.   Her Son garnered my first All Breed Best In Show with a German Shorthaired Pointed, last year, and I understand he will be top producing sire for 2013. 

I did some showing and breeding of English Cocker Spaniels and Golden Retrievers.  However, my next big venture was with Pointers.  Since 1990, I have been involved with this breed.  Owning and breeding many Group and Best In Show winners.  Most have had their hunting titles, too.  One Best In Show bitch also was the top Field Trial puppy, a previous year. 

Acquiring a German Wirehaired Pointer bitch in 1995, I campaigned her to the top ten.  A bitch from her litter was in the top ten, three years in a row. 

My experience with the three Pointer breeds lead me to present a comparison seminar about them.  I now judge the entire Sporting Group, Best In Show and Afghan Hounds.  I have officiated at the German Shorthaired Pointer, Pointer Club of Canada and Golden Retriever Nationals.  My Wife and I live with a GSP and Pointer, in Wesley Chapel, Florida.  We collect dog art and travel to Crufts, regularly.  I have judged in Columbia, Canada and Sweden. 


Breeds Approved by AKC to Judge:

BreedPast AssignmentsFuture Assignments
Best in Show Past Assignments Future Assignments
Sporting Past Assignments Future Assignments
Brittanys Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers (German Shorthaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers (German Wirehaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Chesapeake Bay) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Curly-Coated) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Flat-Coated) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Golden) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Labrador) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (English) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (Gordon) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (Irish) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (Irish Red and White) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (American Water) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Boykin) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Clumber) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Cocker)
Spaniels (Cocker) Black Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Cocker) A.S.C.O.B. Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Cocker) Parti-Color Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (English Cocker) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (English Springer) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Field) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Irish Water) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Sussex) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Welsh Springer) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spinoni Italiani Past Assignments Future Assignments
Vizslas Past Assignments Future Assignments
Weimaraners Past Assignments Future Assignments
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Wirehaired Vizslas Past Assignments Future Assignments
Afghan Hounds Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miscellaneous Classes Past Assignments Future Assignments
Junior Showmanship Competition Past Assignments Future Assignments

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