Out of Region Judges
So you ask, what’s out of region, let’s refresh ourselves with the objective behind using the phrase in the first place.
Our charge has always been to strive for a uniform judging mentality and practices through out the NAVHDA System. Our goal is for all tests and judging standards to be consistent whether in Southern California, Maine or somewhere in between.
To accomplish this we ask Judges to train and test their dogs, attend Judges Workshops and help at Handler Clinics, and read the Aims Book as they travel to tests.
NAVHDA has always tried to mix Judges from different areas. To “cross pollinate” you might say as a way to assure ourselves of uniform treatment of our standard across the country.
Therefore, these lines of regions are GUIDELINES in location. Please consider bringing in judges from as far away as possible. When getting your judges for your test, please remember that newly appointed, first year judges should not be on the same judging team. Doing this we avoid “pockets of different standards” scattered around, and in time that would happen, if we let it.
Suggested Possible Judging Rotation:
First test weekend:
- 1 out of region judge (Does not have to be a Senior Judge)
- 2 from chapter
Second test weekend:
- 2 from nearby chapter
- 1 from chapter
Third test weekend:
- 3 from nearby chapter
APPROXIMATE REGION MAP