AKC judges test question
All clubs holding Hunting Tests for Retrievers are required to have available copies of
which of the following? (a) Rules Applying to Registration and Discipline; (b) Latest
Hunting Tests Regulations and Guidelines for Retrievers; (c) Field Trial Rules for
Retrievers; (d) Publications Regarding Misconduct; (e) All of the above.
Section 10. AKC Publications. All clubs holding Hunting Tests are required to have available copies of the latest Hunting Test Regulations, and AKC publications regarding misconduct at events held under AKC Rules and Regulations.
so is the answer "d"?, "e"
I would think 'e', although I'm not sure what the FT rules would be needed for - definitions, maybe?
Not the FT rules. Some of the questions require two letters to answer correctly.
Corey answered his own question - "All clubs holding Hunting Tests are required to have available copies of the latest Hunting Test Regulations, and AKC publications regarding misconduct." So the answer is B and D. The original HT regs referred to the field trial regs, so you had to have both books to answer procedural and rule questions. But that reference was deleted many years ago so the only books required at a HT are the HT regs (B) and misconduct rules (D). The registration regs are an AKC paperwork issue and not the responsibility of the event holding club. Someone gives the event sec'y a number, it's not the sec'y's job to determine if that's a legitimate registration number. The Club needs to know the HT regs and how to handle any misconduct queries.
I Have no idea Corey. I took a seminar for HT judging and walked away feeling dumber for showing up. Add on the non sense rules which retard the timeline of anyone wanting to become a judge or, even making it somewhat attractive to become a HT judge.....it almost seems that someone in the "old guard" is protecting the positions by making it a lengthier and more expensive and time consuming process than they endured to become judges themselves. One should know the rules to judge and be tested upon credentials not upon the level of the dog they purchased or, added their name to and/or had their pro train so they "qualify". It's this part that drives away young interested folks.
I guess that the old school judges must think much more apprenticeship and schooling is necessary compared to what they did to become hunt test judges?
Thanks Bob. The confusion is this question didn't state two answers as some others did. I knew what we always have, just a poorly written test.
I DO think it is important that a judge has at least handled a dog at the level they are applying to judge. I would require them to have handled a dog to that level title. Sure they could send the dog out to be trained, but at least getting out there enough to pass 4 or more tests would give them a smidgen of understanding from the handler's viewpoint. Some recent new judges I have seen seem to have learned only from a book and have no idea how real dogs act. Perhaps I just ran across a bad example, he was determined to be a judge from the moment he started this sport and seems to want power and prestige(?) more than anything else.
Very poorly written. Pretty much everyone old enough to take the test has the conventions of multiple choice down pretty well. Except the writers at the AKC, I guess.
Originally Posted by badbullgator
Great question and i believe the answer is A,B and D.
The recent mods for ht judges came from the Rhtac which is a group of our peers. If i recall correctly the AKC actually mellowed the request to more stiffen the judges requirement.
Also i dont know where the stats would cone from however i have been told that onlt a small minority judge and there are many that fit the requirements but are not adked
Just curious if anyone knows the real answer
Merry Christmas all
The answer is B and D. The book "Rules Applying to Registration and Discipline" concerns disciplinary proceedings at the AKC Board level. The book on Misconduct is a cookbook for the event committee.