Becoming a judge in The Netherlands requires an intensive process. The courses Kynological Knowledge 1 and Kynological Knowledge 2 give an extensive knowledge of the dog in all its aspects.

The course Exterior & movement learns to look at the construction and movement of the dog without paying attention to the breed-specific aspects. The process is concluded with a breed specific study and exam.

In March 2018 I was allowed to call myself a judge for the American Staffordshire Terrier. I do not have any ambitions to obtain a nomination for other breeds.