Judging Lists

A1, A2 and A3 Judges Lists including JEP Level 4 (and 'grandfathering')
are compiled by the ESSC and from the information given on the Kennel Club Website "Find a Judge'.  Full Judge's details, no of appts judged, details of where they have already judged and details of next KC approved appts are given on the KC FaJ website. 

B Lists & JEP Level 2
B Lists are compiled on an ongoing basis by the English Springer Spaniel Club JSC.

JEP Level 2 information is provided by the ESS Breed Education Co-ordinator Mrs Sue Aston.

Information for Judges:

The Kennel Club 'Fit for Function' website advises

    • Judges, especially those judging at Championship Show level, strongly influence the development of a breed - winners at shows could be bred from to produce future generations of show dogs

    • The Kennel Club requires all judges, in assessing dogs, to penalize any features or exaggerations which they consider would be detrimental to the soundness, health or well being of the dog

  • Judges should never award prizes to dogs which are visibly suffering from any condition which would adversely affect their health or welfare. For example:
    • lameness
    • inappropriate temperament whether this is excessive timidity or aggression
    • irritation or discharge from their eye
    • breathing difficulty
    • skin irritation
    • exaggerated features that would make them unsuited to their breed's original purpose
    • significantly over or under weight

Dogs with such problems are not healthy dogs and should not win prizes

The Kennel Club's required training programme for new show judges consists of a number of compulsory seminars. The content of all of these contains material relating to Fit for Function: Fit for Life

Judges should as part of their ongoing development keep themselves up to date on breed standards and any changes to Rules and Regulations that have an impact on Canine Health and Welfare.

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