[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: handling for a judge

  • From: "pmick12" <pmick12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cnnpmm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 16:48:23 -0400

Paulette --
   Your post is correct, but somewhere along the way, you missed the 
problem.

   Read the rule again.  It says that the penalty is to be applied if the 
handler shows to the judge AFTER HANDLING the judge's dog.  The club applied 
the penalty claiming the rule applied to the judge if anyone who showed to 
him or her had the audacity to handle for said judge AFTER SHOWING to him or 
her.
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     There is no such rule in the AKC, altho one was proposed earlier this 
year.  If this rule were to be put into place, many judges, and not just GSD 
judges, would quite judging.
    Peggy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <cnnpmm2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> The 4-month rule may have only recently been added to the GSDCA judging 
> guidlines, but as of 01/08/2004, this rule was in effect with the AKC. 
> The GSDCA Futurities/Maturities are AKC *sanctioned* matches.  Therefore, 
> the judge of an AKC sanctioned match is required to follow *AKC* rules and 
> guidlines in effect at the time the match took place.
>
> Here's the AKC link where you will find the 4-month rule stated clearly 
> and concisely:
> http://www.akc.org/about/conflict/exhibitB.cfm
>
> Look under section III. Ineligible Dogs and you will see the following:
>
> "2.   If a judge uses an agent, the agent is not to exhibit dogs under the 
> judge for at least four months after working for you. This policy applies 
> for breed competition, but it is recommended to avoid at all levels 
> (Policy - Guidelines)."

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