September 2, 2013 09:06 PM
There is not a single person on the BOD who is an expert in all the classes. We each have our own specialties. There are several OD/DD judges, but they are not concours or modified judges. And, there have been directors who have no expertise, or even interest, in judging. That's one of the reasons we have a large group, so we can all bring our own talents, expertise, and interests to the table for the benefit of the membership.
BTW, I am a certified OD/DD judge. I used to be the Test Administrator and educated myself in those classes so I could grade tests more easily and quickly. I also have judged that class at the regional level. But, it's not where my interest is and never will be. My focus is on concours and modified classes.