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  • Thoughts on Bird Placement When Judging

    A discussion of the many factors to consider when deciding where to place the birds in a field trial or hunt test. Good bird placement is the key to a good trial. 

    by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt
    Posted July 01, 2011

  • A Discussion about Judging the Derby

    Required reading for all Derby and Junior Field trial judges. Much food for thought here in a discussion that challenges what you often see in the minor stakes on the weekend.

    by Judy Rasmuson and Dennis voigt
    Posted January 01, 2013

  • Rule Book Ambiguities and more

    The Retriever Field Trial Rule Book is discussed by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt in relation to ambiguities, common conventions, and "made up" rules.

    by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt
    Posted November 01, 2009

  • Laying An Egg while Judging-How to Avoid

    Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt discuss many of the things a judge can do to avoid having a poor judging assignment. These ideas were the fore-runner of the Judges Fundamentals and Checklists (available here). 

    by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt
    Posted November 01, 2010

  • Judging Blinds -Part 1

    Judging Blinds is discussed by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt. Topics covered include the design of blinds to test dogs fairly but with handling challenges and the evaluation of relative performances using the Rule Book as a guide.

    by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt
    Posted July 01, 2009

  • Judging Blinds Part 2

    This article is Part 2 of Judging Blinds by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt. It addresses the issue of evaluating blinds in relation to marks.

    by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt
    Posted August 01, 2009

  • Retriever Field Trial Judging Fundamentals and Checklist

    Retriever Field Trial Judging Fundamentals and Checklist

    These judging fundamentals and checklist were developed by a team of experienced judges. You can read and download the pdf here. Dennis Voigt describes the Checklist in this interview with Bill Hillmann: click here.

     

    by Dennis Voigt
    Posted April 01, 2012

  • The Mechanics of a Judging Assignment

    This Judging article, by Judy Rasmuson with annotations by Dennis Voigt,  is full of useful tips for a judging assignment, whether it's your first or you are an experienced judge!

    by Judy Rasmuson and Dennis voigt
    Posted April 01, 2012

  • Judging The High Roller

    The High Roller dogs may require special considerations as discussed in this article on Judging

    by Ted Shih and Terry Rotschafer
    Posted October 01, 2013

  • The Judging Process-Part 1-The Callbacks

    A discussion of methods of determining Callbacks while judging, to assist efficiency, consistency and fairness.

    by Ted Shih and Terry Rotschafer
    Posted January 01, 2014

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