When you are entering an event, do you pay any attention to the Club's scratch fee and the policy for obtaining a refund?
There are some clubs that only provide a refund if the dog is injured/sick/dies or the dog is in heat. Scratch fees range from $15 to your entire entry fee.
What is a reasonable scratch fee to cover live birds (usually two), food that has been purchased to serve to attendees, catalogs, etc. Birds in our area run $12-$13 each.
Do you have complaints from entrants if you have to add judges to an AKC Hunting Test because the entries are in excess of the AKC's rules for splitting into multiple flights and the dog/handler is assigned to a judge that was not initially listed on the premium? How do you handle the complaints? Handlers are not allowed to "choose" their judges per AKC rules.