Show Dog Judges Profiles


, Mr Roger Ohio,


  • AKC:

    All Breeds

Has been involved with dogs since early childhood, his family having had a German Shepherd Dog and a Wire Fox Terrier. While at college, he obtained a Great Dane, a breed he continued to own after marriage. He first bred and exhibited Standard Schnauzers, most of which he finished to championships, and later bred Lakeland Terriers. He began exhibiting in 1965, and both he and his wife, Paula, were AKC Licensed Handlers. Mr. Hartinger is one of America's most respected all-breed judges. He ranks his Working Group assignments at the first two AKCEukanuba shows among the highlights of his judging career. He is a life member of the Clermont County and Cincinnati kennel clubs and has served both as president and show chairman. He is a board member of the Dog Judges Association of America and a founding member of the OKI Dog Judges Workshop. Mr. Hartinger has held memberships in many other clubs, including the American Miniature Schnauzer Club, the Buckeye Associated Specialty Clubs (past president), and the Standard Schnauzer Club of America (past president and show chairman). He was an AKC delegate for fifteen years, serving as chairman of the nominating committee among other committee appointments.