Ms. F. Susan Godek
11059 E. Sunnyside Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
CELL: (480) 229-5573
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I have owned and exhibited German Shepherd Dogs for over fifty years. Surigo Shepherds have been exhibited in conformation, obedience, tracking, herding, and worked in search and rescue as well as assistance dogs. I have bred and owned eighteen American Champions, seven Canadian Champions, and obtained eleven Select Titles. I owned and exhibited the first German Shepherd bitch to be awarded the First Award of Excellence by the GSDCA. I have served as President of The American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. for thirteen years and as Director for five years. I served several years as chairperson for the GSDCA Junior Showmanship Program.
Judging is the most enjoyable activity I have experienced in dogs. I have been Judging German Shepherd Dogs since 1994. At present I judge the Herding Group, Working Group, Miscellaneous Group, Junior Showmanship, and Best In Show. I have judged in the United States, Canada, and China. I have attended the 2003 Crufts Dog Show in England and the 2004 and 2005 German Sieger Show in Germany. I had the honor of Judging Best of Breed at the German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada 2012 National Specialty.
I have attended the AKC and ACEF Judging Institutes, the AKC and ACEF Advanced Herding Institutes, the AKC and ACEF Advanced Working Institutes, the ACEF Advanced Toy Institutes, American Dog Show Judges Advanced Institute for ten years studying Herding, Working, Sporting, and Non-Sporting , as well as many other educational seminars and Institutes.
I am a member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, German Shepherd Dog Club of Canada, Grand Canyon German Shepherd Dog Club, Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association and Phoenix Field & Obedience Club. I belong to the American Dog Show Judges, Senior Conformation Judges Association, Dog Judges Association of America, Western Dog Judges Association of America, Scottsdale Dog Judges Workshop, Working Dog Club of Arizona, Stewards Club of Arizona, and Oregon Dog Judges.