CHARLOTTE PATTERSON “I think the value is based on how good the presenter is and I feel very strongly that parent clubs have the responsibility to make sure any breed seminar sanctioned by the club has the information that they want to give these judges and also, it should be consistent.
I have a real bad problem with one presenter saying one thing and another one saying something else. Consistency - and I really think you have to have someone that’s been in the breed a long time. These people who have been in it 18 months and give a breed seminar .... I don’t think for the most part they are presenting their breed in the way new judges need to hear about it."
ANDY LINTON “They’re only as good as the people who put them on and that means that the people putting them on are adequately prepared and adequately knowledgeable and, yeah, then you can insure that the seminar is good.”
“I have been at some shows where people come out of breed seminars and put up incorrect type because it is fresh in their minds and because this was what the seminar taught. Then you have to wonder how much they learned. “
DARYL MARTIN “Some breed seminars are very good because the people do them very well. Some are really time consuming.
"Some people said they learned something just because they have been to one and yet they don’t know what they are talking about. I’ve known people that come off these breed seminars and take whatever they are told as gospel. Sometimes they don’t realize they have to get a little bit from everybody in order to form their own opinion."
SUSAN PORTERFIELD “Well, breed seminars can be valuable if you have a presenter that is knowledgeable in the breed and they can present the structural points that are important to prospective judges for that breed.
Unfortunately I’m not sure that in all cases, the people that are presenting breed seminars are the right people.”
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