Was there a discussion on this that I missed.
There were several listed ( http://www.akc.org/pdfs/events/field...rim_Report.pdf ), but one very interesting one is:
1. To judge an all age stake, judges must have completed 2 apprenticeships (at judges expense) or
2. One apprenticeship and judge of two or more minor stakes or
3. Handled a dog in at least 15 all stakes in the last 5 years with one placement or JAM.
Seems like a nightmare to track all this. Also what about the judge who has been in the game for 20+ years, has judged over 20+ times, and is between dogs or on a bad luck streak. What value is there in this person apprenticing a stake.
My guess is that this will get voted down, but who knows.