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Veteran Judges, what does your judging book look like? I realize everybody's book is gonna differ slightly because what works best for some does not for others. Do you prefer a 3 ring binder where the pages turn laterally or a notebook where the pages flip vertically behind the next? what kind of paper do you like such as Plain white, graph paper with the littler boxes to get an idea of distance, or water proof paper? When judging blinds do you split the page in half so you can fit two dogs on one page? How do you draw out your tests as far as sketching in a hazard like a log or ditch? Any other thoughts or ideas that help keep your papers organized and efficient would be great. Also, if you can post some samples of what your judges sheet would look like for marks and blinds would be great. Thank you.
 

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Don judges field trials. He uses a 3-ring binder. Pages flip laterally. He designed his test sheets. He uses 8-1/2" x 11" 20 lb. plain white copy paper for "no rain judging". If rain or wet weather is predicted, he uses plain white Write In The Rain paper.

I have a photocopier; I copy his design form off onto the regular white copy paper or the Write In The Rain paper (which is a lot more expensive) so he has a supply of each always on hand. The pages are not numbered. He hand-writes the page numbers when judging.

He is left handed which means the sheets are 3-hole punched on the right hand side of the page so he can fill up his binder with the test sheets on the left hand side.

As far as his design, I will have to look at one as I can't remember exactly what they look like.

After the trial is over, he keeps all of his test sheets for at least a year. It is amazing how well he remembers every test. A quick look at his test sheet and he can remember what the dog did. Can't remember what dog it was, but can recall what happened.

Helen
 

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I use a 3 ring binder with numbered tabs. this way your pages never stick together. If I am judging AKC hunt test, I have my own sheets I designed for my test that has 3 series on one side so I do not need to flip the page over. UKC provides judges sheets with Land on one side and water on the other. I have never used water proof just because I make copies on cheap white paper and if it rains, I am under an umbrella or easyup
I bought the binder with the clear cover sheet that allows you to slip a picture in the face and back of the binder so my dogs are on there also.
I have seen judges using the zip binders but they do not fold over easy so I never wanted to try them.
 

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Don judges field trials. He uses a 3-ring binder. Pages flip laterally. He designed his test sheets. He uses 8-1/2" x 11" 20 lb. plain white copy paper for "no rain judging". If rain or wet weather is predicted, he uses plain white Write In The Rain paper.

I have a photocopier; I copy his design form off onto the regular white copy paper or the Write In The Rain paper (which is a lot more expensive) so he has a supply of each always on hand. The pages are not numbered. He hand-writes the page numbers when judging.

He is left handed which means the sheets are 3-hole punched on the right hand side of the page so he can fill up his binder with the test sheets on the left hand side.

As far as his design, I will have to look at one as I can't remember exactly what they look like.

After the trial is over, he keeps all of his test sheets for at least a year. It is amazing how well he remembers every test. A quick look at his test sheet and he can remember what the dog did. Can't remember what dog it was, but can recall what happened.

Helen
I am also a lefty, I will remember to do that. Thanks for the tips Helen!
 

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If I am judging AKC hunt test, I have my own sheets I designed ....
I didn't know this was allowed or an option. I thought we are all required to use the AKC standard sheets. Every AKC test I've judged, the sheets were collected by the test secretary or test chair and kept on record. Not sure if they are sent to AKC or if the club retains them but I've never been given the choice.
 

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Not anymore. That was years ago. The judge now keeps them. AKC does not provide judges sheets. The club must buy them and I do not know from who. I have been judging for years and have not had my judges sheet taken by HTS in a very long time. My Husband has been judging a few times this year while I run my dog and he uses the same sheets. I know of several judges that use thier on design. It just has to have all of the catagories that are on the AKC sheets.
 
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