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Pat Hastings has been involved in the dog world since 1959. Her career has progressed from owner-handler to breeder, professional handler, educator and AKC judge for the Working, Herding and Non-Sporting Groups, 11 Terrier Breeds, Junior Handling and Best In Show. Her credentials range from 4-H leadership to show chair of the 1995 Doberman Pinscher National Specialty, from Doberman Pinscher Club of American (DPCA) Judges Education to participation on a number of panels and committees concerning canine structure and health issues. She has authored many articles that have appeared in a variety of publications, such as the Doberman Review, Dog News, NAIA News and the AKC Gazette.
Over years of research, Pat and her husband, the late E.R. ?Bob? Hastings, developed the structural evaluation process detailed in their highly acclaimed Puppy Puzzle DVD. Pat has been doing a presentation, based on the Hastings? evaluation process, at National Specialties throughout the United States for twenty years. She also presents full seminars around the world. Pat has written three books, ?Tricks of the Trade: From Best Intentions to Best In Show?, ?Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development? and her soon to be released ?Structure in Action?. Besides teaching others this structural evaluation process, Pat also evaluates an average of 350 litters per year across all groups.
Pat has been very active in club work over the years, holding numerous offices, including show chair for all breed and specialty clubs to myriad committees. She was active in the Yakima Valley KC (Washington State), the Mt Hood Doberman Pinscher Club (Oregon) and the Doberman Pinscher Club of America and now also the Oregon Judges Group. The Hastings received the DPCA Lifetime Achievement Award in Oct 2001.