Breed Specific Training for Judges (Show)
Individual ESS Breed Clubs organise specific Breed Seminars in their particular region. They will likely be advertised on their own website or in the dog press. Breed Club Secretaries can be contacted to obtain details of any up and coming events that they may be organising .
The Joint ESS Judging Consortium (JESSJC) usually holds an A3 Assessment process each year (known as the 'Competence Day') . Attendance at the A3 Assessment is subject to an up to date Judging Questionnaire being fully completed which fulfills the JESS JC A3 Criteria. It should be submitted to the ESS Breed Clubs or the JESS JC Administrator prior to the JESS JC annual meeting.
Details of the JESS JC A3 Assessment will be included in the ESS Breed Notes in the Dog Press at the appropriate time. If you require further information about this please contact the JESS JC Administrator or any Breed Club Secretary.
Judging Questionnaire can be downloaded here
NEW from 1st January 2011
As part of its ongoing commitment to the Fit For Function: Fit For Life campaign, the Kennel Club has announced a new requirement for Gundog judges prior to their approval to award KC Challenge Certificates (CCs) for the first time.
General Judges Training (Show)
The KC Guide for Judges and Ring Stewards can be downloaded from the KC Website
The KC Canine Activities, Education and Training department has introduced a Prospectus for
training seminars across all disciplines.
- Conformation and Movement - Hands On Assessment (Points of the Dog)
- Conformation and Movement Seminar
- Requirements of a Dog Show Judge (KC Rules & Regulations)
NB: additionally there is a 'Requirements of a Dog Show Judge (KC Rules & Regulations) REFRESHER' seminar which is available for existing CC judges should they wish to attend.
Included in the ‘general' category of seminars for all those interested in developing skills and knowledge in the effective running of Clubs and Societies and Shows is:
- Ring Stewarding Seminar
- Show Management Seminar
New for 2009/2010, the KC is adding two seminars in this category which will be:
- Managing a Dog Society
- Effective Meeting Skills for Chairmen and Secretaries
An up to date list of these and other Kennel Club Seminars can be found in the Kennel Gazette and on the Kennel Club website in the training events section
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.