MR. ROBERT L. VANDIVER of SIMPSONVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA has been involved in dog shows since he won his first dog show ribbon in 1967. Since then, 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 as its chairman of the judges’ education committee. He has been involved in many all-breed clubs as an officer, show chairman, or working member. In addition to conformation, he has participated in performance and working dog sports.

He is approved by the AKC to judge the Sporting, Working, Non-Sporting, and Herding groups. He has judged numerous prestigious specialties and all-breed shows in the United States, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines and South America. He judged the Westminster Working Group in 2013. This is his fourth Westminster judging assignment.