Page 1 of the Rules, Policies, and Guidelines for Conformation Dog Show Judges clearly defines the responsibilities as a judge: Breed Knowledge, Procedure, and Impartiality. Of course, a thorough and comprehensive understanding of a breed’s standard and its salient characteristics are essential to judging a breed, but to be a competent judge one must also be sound on procedure which necessitates a knowledge of the rules and policies related to judging dog shows. If a judge has poor procedure and/or a lack of ring control, exhibitors lose confidence in their judging. Procedural errors that deny exhibitors the opportunity to exhibit result in a loss of faith in judging. Judges whose measuring or weighing procedures are not sound affect the integrity of the results.Too many errors continue in the awarding of Selects and judging of NOHS.