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Thread: Retriever Hunt Test Changes Approved - Effective 9/1/2013

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    Default Retriever Hunt Test Changes Approved - Effective 9/1/2013

    See AKC Gazette - Secretary's Page 47

    http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...d#/f4c3d37d/46
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    Good changes. I know quite a few judges that did not like using a walk up in senior, and there was definitely confusion. I also know it was asked in a few judges seminars also.

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    I looked at the link, and maybe did not read it all. What are the changes regarding walk-up? Going to try a senior two weeks from now and would like to know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    I looked at the link, and maybe did not read it all. What are the changes regarding walk-up? Going to try a senior two weeks from now and would like to know!
    the word "should" is being replaced with the word " shall"
    referring to a walk-up in SH...

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    Also requires judges to completely fill in numbers on the score sheets and not just mark as Q or NQ. And judges are now required to retain the sheets for 60 days.
    It would be nice if the AKC would communicate such changes to the judges who are tasked with enforcing them. Or update their online rule books.

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    I think the second change is somewhat silly. If all the numeric scores are 7 or above, the dog will qualify. Since the actual numeric score means nothing other than being at or above 7 or below 7, it's silly to do the math. As a matter of principle, I'll do the math but it's a waste of my time.
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    why do I have to keep my judges sheets for 60 days I can see where this is going
    and not real thrilled about that and yes in this day and age of email and other type of communication they should send out to all judges
    the changes
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    Quote Originally Posted by djansma View Post
    why do I have to keep my judges sheets for 60 days I can see where this is going
    and not real thrilled about that and yes in this day and age of email and other type of communication they should send out to all judges
    the changes
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    Are they setting up tests and testing retrievers or are they required to be bookkeepers?
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    why keep them when the rule book states judges decision is final and the owner and the handler are the only ones who can see the score sheet
    section 23 paragraph 2
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