If a judge records a group 4 win incorrectly, giving credit to a different dog, what should you do about it?
If a judge incorrectly records the win, you should contact the group who put the show on, and possibly contact the judge themselves.
Although it doesn't happen often, if you can prove that the win was recorded wrong, most groups will simply change it and give credit to the correct dog.
I hope this helps.
How would you prove it?
As a general rule, you'd have to find someone to back up your story. If there was another person near you who had heard the correct announcement about the winner and may have commented on it to you (even something like 'nice win' would back up your story).
Truthfully though, asking the judge themselves is the best first step.
And if the judge doesn't remember because it's been too long? Do I get any benefit from fighting this, really? Or does it even matter?
Truthfully, if it's been too long and the judge doesn't remember, then you're likely fighting a losing battle.
I can understand how important the points are when you're showing a dog, and how losing a few can keep a dog from finishing, but if he doesn't remember, you should probably just let it go and look to replace those points in a different show.
If nothing else, it's a good lesson on how you should absolutely make sure all your wins are recorded correctly at any future shows.
Yeah but you don't get any championship points in the group ring. So does it really benefit me? or is it just bragging rights that I'm losing?
It's bragging rights.
At least you can keep in mind that if your dog won in the group ring once, it'll probably happen again.
So I'm not really losing anything. It doesn't go to my dog's breed standings or nothing, right? :)
Nope. You're correct. It won't count against your dog at all.
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