I would recommend these judges go back and read part 1 of the guidelines. I has many sections that would apply here.
On blind retrieves, wherever possible, the Judges
shall plan their hunting situations taking advantage of
hazards, such as islands, decoys, points of land, sandbars,
ditches, hedges, small bushes, adjacent heavy cover, and
rolling terrain. Despite such natural distractions, it shall
be possible for a dog to find a well-planned blind-retrieve
on the initial line from its handler; that it will do so is highly
improbable because of those natural hazards, so it must
be handled to the blind. The hunting situation should be
planned so that the dog should be in sight continuously.
A blind retrieve is a test of Trainability (control,
response). A dog that is out-of-sight for a considerable
period cannot be said to be under control. Utilizing natural
hazards provides better opportunity to evaluate the
abilities required of a superb Retriever.
remember, complicated or unnatural tests very often prove
nothing and consume great amounts of time and expense.
Clarity in explaining test objectives shall minimize
I would not set this up in a test.Consider, also, the amount of time consumed by these
elements, and ask yourself what they are testing, and