Hmm, I'm not aware of any AKC breeds in which it is allowable that they bite the judge.
Behaving in an aloof, wary, watchful manner, yes, but the rules are the dog must be trained enough and under handler control, that it will allow examination by a judge.
I've seen incidents, yes, where if I were the judge I'd excuse the dog from the ring, if not file for the dog's privileges and paperwork to be pulled. I fault any judge who does not do this, if a dog is actually being dangerous and unstable in the ring.
These are not AKC breeds as they are working breeds in progress ie bandoggs (not saying these are allowed to behave such- there's a specific name of one and I'm seriously blanking but they are similar) and crosses of such. It's a whole different mindset for some of them tbh and I'm on the fence about the whole thing. Thus why I can say with confidence that a doberman is not included in the breeds allowed to show some viciousness.
The show I went to in August, poodles were in the ring before doberman. My mother was looking down her nose at me (she kind of likes poodles, I hate them) as she was yet on the fence about liking dobes due to quite a few dangerous dogs myths she still believed at that time. That is until one of the poodles turned around and bit its handler square on that hand and had to be convinced to let go. I didn't get a good look but it looked like it had a solid chomp on at least one of her fingers. Just goes to show that registries and shows aren't the only qualifier of a good breeder.
Offtopic Edit: RFR, not the dogs I was thinking of, but the Fila also has a little clause in their standard that they are allowed to bite/show aggression to the judge or other dogs as long as they don't bite their owner.
It is a courageous, determined and daring dog. It does not hide its aversion to strangers, or its traditional tenderness to its owners and family. Consequently, it is an unsurpassed watch dog in the cities, and an excellent herding dog and a hunter of big animals on farms. As a result of its temperament, at dog shows it does not allow the judge(a stranger) to touch it. And if it attacks the judge, such a reaction must not be considered a fault, but only a confirmation of its temperament. At temperament tests, obligatory for dogs over one year old at shows, the Fila attack must be in an ascending diagonal, in front of handler and without showing dependence from him.
A description of our test follows:
The dog is moved away from all people, except its owner or trainer, restrained by a strap.
We could distinguish four groups:
1. A stranger approaches. The dog remains indifferent; it does not snarl nor shows its teeth. The stranger gets closer and tries to touch the dog to examine its teeth. If the dog allows it, with no reaction, it will be scored a ZERO. It is not a guardian dog, because it keeps a juvenile temperament. It could, though, be a companion dog for children and for the elderly.
2.A stranger approaches the dog. The dog becomes restless, snarls, and shows its teeth, but allows the stranger to touch it. It is scored a ONE. Still not a guardian dog.
3.A stranger approaches the dog, and it starts to snarl and to bark. It scores a TWO. It is considered the perfect guardian dog - polite, but not friendly towards strangers.
4.Finally, if, as the stranger approaches, the dog tries to attack and bite him, rendering any contact impossible, it will be scored a THREE. This is a guardian dog just like the old farm dogs in Brazil. Paradoxically, it is docile with its owner and with those around.
talking about a temperament test