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Mr. Robert L. Vandiver

MR. ROBERT L. VANDIVER of Simpsonville, South Carolina, has been continuously involved in dog shows since he won his first dog show ribbon in 1967.  Since that time, he has bred and owner-handled many champion Doberman Pinschers. He has been actively involved in Dog Clubs as an officer in the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and Chairman of Judges Education. He has been involved in many other all-breed clubs as an officer, Show Chair, or working member. In addition to conformation, he has participated in performance and working dog sports.   

Mr. Vandiver retired as a member of the Executive Management Team at one of the US's largest Engineering and Construction companies and is approved to judge the Sporting, Working, Non-Sporting, and Herding Groups. In addition to judging across the US, he has also judged in China, Japan, India, South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Mexico, and Canada. He judged the Working Group at Westminster in 2013 and the Herding group in 2018. This is his fifth assignment at Westminster.