Fred Lanting, All Breed AKC/UKC/Int'l Judge and SAAB


Fred Lanting is an internationally respected AKC and UKC judge, approved by many registries as an all-breed judge, Sieger and Schutzhund specialist. He presents seminars and consults worldwide on Gait and Structure, hip dysplasia and other Orthopedic Disorders, Anatomy, Training Techniques, and the German Shepherd Dog.  Fred breeds occasional GSD litters and conducts non-profit Sieger and sightseeing tours.


A retired organic chemist, Fred is a prolific author with several books and articles published on the above subjects.  He writes for his local newspaper, and occasionally shares insight on the sport of dogs for and readers.


He has judged Sieger Shows and Landesgruppen events in numerous countries, and has many years experience with SV.  Fred lives part of the year in Alabama where he actively trains in Schutzhund. He invites all to join his annual non-profit Sieger Show and sightseeing tour. More of Fred's articles can be found at or in


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Mr. Lanting is a member of the NetPlaces Network Science and Advisory Board and a long-time feature writer for 04.15816920S08


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