Judge Information


Mr. James A. Fehring
16238 S. 43rd East Ave.
Bixby, OK 74008
(817) 832-6227
CELL: (817) 832-6227
Email: jimfehring@olp.net

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James A. (JIM) Fehring [AKC #90519] of Shaman Cockers and BJ's Papillons has owned, bred and shown and trained Cocker Spaniels and Papillons.  Several Shaman Cocker's AKC champions are listed as American Spaniel Club‘s ROM and LOM award recipients.  Included are Multiple BIS dogs, multiple BISS dogs, National Specialty and Flushing Spaniel winners, Group winners and placers and AOM awards.  These dogs included one of only 4 BROWN Cocker Spaniels to be awarded an all-breed Best In Show and the only BROWN Cocker Spaniel to win the Variety at Westminster and the only BROWN Cocker Spaniel to win the Variety at Eukanuba.  He is also active in AKC Agility, achieving over a dozen AKC Agility titles and continues to train and compete as well as serve as Agility Trial Chair for Mid-Continent KC of Tulsa.  

Mr. Fehring was a resident of Dallas/Fort Worth TX for over 20 years and currently resides in Bixby, OK outside Tulsa.  Born and raised in Kansas, he attended both Pharmacy School and Graduate School at the University of Kansas.  He holds a BS in Pharmacy degree and a Master of Business Administration degree in Operations Research.  He continues to work as a technology manager for Emdeon, Inc. of Nashville, TN - Fort Worth, TX and Asheville, NC.

He is a Member of the American Spaniel Club (ASC Webmaster), Papillon Club of America, Mid-Continent KC of Tulsa (VP), Nolan River KC, Cocker Spaniel Specialty Club of Dallas (BOD), Cocker Spaniel Club of Tulsa (Secretary) and Papillon Club of Tulsa.  For a number of years Mr. Fehring served as the Futurity Chair for the ASC Cocker Spaniel National Specialty.  He is also a member of the Dog Judges Association of America & the American Dog Show Judges organizations.

He was honored to be selected to judge at the 2013 ASC Cocker Spaniel National Specialty held in Reno, NV.  In January 2013 Mr. Fehring was honored to judge both the Clumber Spaniel Club of America and the Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America Sweepstakes events at the American Spaniel Club Flushing Spaniel Show in Knoxville, TN. 

As of July 1, 2013 he was granted regular status for Golden Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Irish Setters and Clumber Spaniels and All-Breed Junior Showmanship, Cocker Spaniels, Papillons, English Springer Spaniels and Brittanys.  As of October 11, 2013 he was granted permit/provisional status for Dalmatians, Labrador Retrievers, Weimaraners, English Cockers, English Setters, Vizslas, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Pointers and Welsh Springer Spaniels.  He attended the American Kennel Club Sporting Group Advanced Institute in August of 2012 and the Non-Sporting Advanced Institute in December 2013.

Breeds Approved by AKC to Judge:

BreedPast AssignmentsFuture Assignments
Brittanys Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Pointers (German Shorthaired) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Flat-Coated) (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Golden) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Retrievers (Labrador) (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (English) (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Setters (Irish) 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) (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (English Springer) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Spaniels (Welsh Springer) (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Vizslas (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Weimaraners (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Papillons Past Assignments Future Assignments
Dalmatians (PROVISIONAL) Past Assignments Future Assignments
Miscellaneous Classes
Junior Showmanship Competition Past Assignments Future Assignments

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