Approve Slate of Judges for 2018 USCA Working Dog Championship (WDC)

EB Ballott #02-18

EB Ballot #02-18  Approve Slate of Judges for 2018 USCA Working Dog Championship (WDC)

Motion: made by Nathaniel Roque, Director of Judges, on behalf of the USCA Judges Committee, seconded by Michele Clubb, Secretary, to approve the following slate of Judges for the 2018 USCA Working Dog Championship (WDC).

  1. (Tracking) — Robert Johantgen ,USCA
  2. (Obedience) — Zoltan Nagy, USCA
  3. (Protection) — Michael Caputo, USCA

Background:  Based on the USCA Judge Program Requirements as well as being approved and/or requested by the host club and the Judges Committee, the following judges were selected from all USCA Judges that were eligible to be selected for this championship event have met all requirements as outlined in the USCA Judges Program.

The USCA Judges Committee along with the Host Club have reviewed the applicants and unanimously recommends this slate of judges for the 2018 USCA WDC as qualified and able to provide an excellent and fair evaluation of each phase and performance. (Michael Caputo, USCA Judge, Judges Committee member recuse himself in the selection of protection judge as he is one of the proposed judges)

It is the intent of the USCA Judges Committee to always provide the best qualified judges for our championship events and always attempting to use USCA Judges as our first selection. This slate of Judges includes Judges that are not only highly qualified to judge a championship event and have actively judged championships over the past 3 years or have met the newly implemented Bi Richter Program and attended a Judges College passing the required written test with 96% or above.

The Judges Committee may also appoint a Bi Richter in at least 1 phase of the event to continue to prepare a larger slate of USCA Judges for Championship Events.  USCA Judges selection for “Bi Richter” in each phase will be made by the USCA Judges Committee based on eligible USCA Judges with the intent that they will be selected for future events.

(Per the Performance Judges’ Program (Section 16G) we will submit the Judges separately in 3 ballots.  Voting is confidential.)

The proposed slate of judges for this event are:

Ballot #02-18A – Tracking – Robert Johantgen USCA

Ballot #02-18B – Obedience – Zoltan Nagy, USCA

Ballot #02-18C – Protection – Michael Caputo, USCA/SV


 Tracking – Robert Johantgen USCA –  Yes 19    Abstain 1

 Obedience – Zoltan Nagy, USCA  –   Yes 19    Abstain 1

 Protection – Michael Caputo, USCA/SV  – Yes 16   No 3   Abstain 1