Earlier this summer I posted on another forum that when the database was complete there would be a revamping of ftretrieverjudge.net - time & money allowing. I asked for suggestions & received a couple of very good ones, but believe there to be more out there.
The database contains 2529 judge related individuals including 128 who have placed a dog in a licensed trial during the years 2007-08 but have not been invited to hold the book. The database also contains some performance history on 5866 dogs involved with the various owners if they placed the dog at any time during the dogs carrier. Some of these dogs have had multiple owners so will be listed multiple times which means there are somewhat less than the 5866 number individually. From the database, postings on this site & personal knowledge it is fairly easy to determine who is involved in the training of their own dogs & who are just weekend handlers.
From e-mails received, comments coming from respected handlers there is something of a database being built regarding judge deportment, knowledge & willingness to work with clubs. There was also a considerable discussion on WRC about judge evaluation which lacked in quantity what it brought forth in quality inputs.
I would like more input - I know the site is being used from traffic counts - so now is your chance to make an input as to what you would like to see in a judging website. There is the ability to apply a unique ID based on performance & involvement to each individual - if this would be helpful. So make your inputs here on this thread or PM - e-mail me with your thoughts if you do not care to be identified.
Have a Prosperous New Year!!!