Criteria For The English Springer Spaniel Club Judging "B" and 'C' Lists as at 1.1.2017

List B:
Indicates all persons whom the Club would support to judge the breed without Challenge Certificates at Open Show level.
*(Open Show Level includes an appointment at a Championship Show without Challenge Certificates)

For Breed Specialists, the ESSC Committee would prefer persons on this list to meet all of the following Criteria:

  • To have at least 5 years owning and exhibiting experience;
  • To have attended a KC seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination for "The Requirements of a Dog Show Judge" (** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended a KC seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on "Conformation and Movement"(** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended and passed a KC "50 Points of the Dog" Assessment delivered by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer (** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended an English Springer Spaniel Breed Seminar;
  • To have passed the multi-choice tick box exam on the English Springer Spaniel Breed Standard;
  • To have stewarded on at least 4 occasions at either Open or Championship Show level;
  • Can prove a depth of interest in the breed;
  • To have judged at least 9 classes in the breed at Open Show level with an overall minimum total of 20 dogs present and judged;
  • To agree to write show critiques as required by The Kennel Club;
  • To have the support of the English Springer Spaniel Club
  • To have submitted the application on the ESSC Judging Questionnaire, and
  • Also see Notes 1 -3 below.

For Non-Breed Specialists, the ESSC Committee would prefer persons on this list to meet all of the following Criteria:

  • To have at least 10 years overall judging experience;
  • To have attended a KC seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on "The Requirements of a Dog Show Judge" (** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended a KC seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on "Conformation and Movement"(** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended and passed a KC "50 Points of the Dog" Assessment delivered by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer (** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended an English Springer Spaniel Breed Seminar;
  • To have passed the multi-choice tick box exam on the English Springer Spaniel Breed Standard;
  • To have stewarded on at least 4 occasions at either Open or Championship level. (**This is not required if the applicant already awards CCs in another breed);
  • Can prove a depth of interest in the breed;
  • To have judged at least 18 classes in the breed at Open Show level with an overall minimum total of 55 dogs present and judged;
  • To agree to write show critiques as required by The Kennel Club;
  • To have the support of the English Springer Spaniel Club
  • To have submitted the application on the ESSC Judging Questionnaire, and see also Notes 1 - 3 below.

Criteria for Overseas Judges

Applications will be considered on their individual merit and in line with The Kennel Clubs Guidance for Overseas Judges.

Notes:
1. The suitability of applicants for inclusion in the ESSC 'B' List of Judges will be considered by the ESSC Judges' Sub Committee at its discretion using the criteria detailed above as a guide. 2. The suitability of applicants for inclusion on a list may also be considered on their merit. The decision of the ESSC Judges' Sub Committee is final and no reason for non-inclusion will be given. This does not preclude a re-submission of an application in any subsequent year.


List C:
For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the ESSC. This list indicates persons whom the Club would support to judge up to a maximum of 3 classes of the breed at Open Show level (4 classes if the classification includes a Puppy class).

For Breed Specialists and Non Breed Specialists: (the ESSC would prefer persons on this list to meet all of the following criteria)

  • To have at least 5 years general exhibiting experience;
  • To have attended a KC seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on the "Requirements of a Dog Show Judge" (** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended a KC seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on "Conformation and Movement"(** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended and passed a KC "50 Points of the Dog" Assessment delivered by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer (** This is not required if the applicant already awards Challenge Certificates in another breed)
  • To have attended an English Springer Spaniel Breed Seminar;
  • To have passed the multi-choice tick box exam on the English Springer Spaniel Breed Standard; 
  • To have stewarded on at least 4 occasions at either Open or Championship Show level. (**This is not required if the applicant already awards CCs in another breed);
  • Can prove a depth of interest in the breed;
  • To agree to write show critiques as required by The Kennel Club;
  • To have the support of the English Springer Spaniel Club;
  • To have submitted the application on the ESSC Judging Questionnaire, and
  • Also see Notes 1 -3 below.

1. The suitability of applicants for inclusion in the ESSC 'C' List of Judges will be considered by the ESSC Judges' Sub Committee at its discretion using the criteria detailed above as a guide.
2. The suitability of applicants for inclusion on a list may also be considered on their merit.
3. The decision of the ESSC Judges' Sub Committee is final and no reason for non-inclusion will be given. This does not preclude a re-submission of an application in any subsequent year.


Policy and Procedure for the "B" and "C" Judging Lists

1. English Springer Spaniel Club (ESSC) will produce 'B' and 'C' Lists of Judges that it supports to judge English Springer Spaniels at Open Show level.

2. The purpose of the 'B' list of judges is to indicate to interested parties those persons the ESSC would support at Open Show Level. (For this purpose, Open Show level includes an appointment at a Championship Show without CCs)

3. The purpose of the 'C' List is to indicate to interested parties those persons whom the Club would support to judge up to a maximum of 3 classes of the breed at Open Show level (4 classes if the classification includes a Puppy class).

4. The lists are not indefinite. They are valid for one year only and will expire on the 31st December each year. The ESSC Judges Sub Committee will consider new and updated applications to the 'B' & 'C' lists of Judges. (Where an application to the A3 list is supported, it will be transferred to the English Springer Spaniel Club A3 List.)  All Judging Lists will be compiled for commencement on the 1st January each year.

5. The ESSC's 'B' and 'C' Lists will be compiled using information provided by the applicant.

6. New applicants wishing to be considered for inclusion in the ESSC's 'B' and 'C' Lists of judges must, in the first instance, complete an ESSC Judging Questionnaire. Any person can apply for inclusion on the lists.

7. A Judging Questionnaire can be downloaded from this website. The completed form should be returned to the ESSC Judging List Co-ordinator.

8. Membership of the ESSC is not a pre-requisite for inclusion on their list.

9. A person may submit a Judging Questionnaire at any time to update their information - it would be helpful if this was done on an annual basis.

10. The suitability of applicants for inclusion in the ESSC 'B' and 'C' Lists of judges will be considered by the ESSC Judges Sub Committee at its discretion, using the criteria detailed overleaf as a guide. The decision of the ESSC Judges Sub Committee is final and no reason for non-inclusion will be given. This does not preclude a re-submission of an application in any subsequent year.

11. Judges who are to be included for the first time on Judging Lists will be informed of the ESSC Judges Sub Committee's decision in writing. A copy of the ESSC 'B' and 'C' Judging Lists will be available on the website and will also be made available on request from the ESSC Judging List Coordinator. Copies of the lists are also made available to the Kennel Club and to Dog Show Secretaries to help promote a fair distribution of judges at Open Shows and Championship Shows without CCs.

12. In accordance with the KC recommendation, voting of a person for inclusion on Judging Lists, by the ESSC Judges Sub Committee will be by secret ballot.


Judging Questionnaire can be downloaded here

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