It is so hard to get judges line up for upcoming tests. There is so much confusion about the regulations that many don't realize that they are not current with their qualifications to continue judging.
Our club put on an AKC Judges Seminar this past summer, not heavily attended, and now suddenly there are many of our Texas judges that need one. Obviously it is too late for any club to get one in before the Spring tests begin. So the pool gets even more shallow.
Ever since the judges tests were put into effect, there are fewer and fewer seminars being given, therefor fewer new judges being put on the list, because those to run the clubs don't need a seminar, therefore they don't bother to schedule one.
Everyone wants to play the game but fewer and fewer are helping to keep the judging pool refreshed.
Are we going to allow our sport to collapse because of lack of new and current judges?
Getting off my soap box for now, but if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.