The Scottish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club.

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Scottish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club 

Judging Criteria 2022



A3 BREED SPECIALIST

Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and have the support of the Club

To have judged both sexes at a UK Breed Club Show.

To have judged the breed at 20 shows (breed show, supported entry show, CH show without CCs) or 85 classes with an adequate geographic spread.

To have judged a minimum of 200 dogs (hands on)

To have bred and or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry in the KC Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)

To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement

To have attended a Conformation and Movement (hands on Assessment) given by a Kc Accredited Trainer and passed the Assessment, now known as Points of the Dog.

To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar run in accordance with the relevant KC Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or an assessment where applicable.

To have stewarded at 12 Shows.


A3 NON BREED SPECIALISTS

Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and have the support of the Club

To have judged both sexes at a UK Breed Club Show.

To have judged the breed at 20 shows (breed show, supported entry show, CH show without CCs) or 85classes with an adequate geographic spread.

To have judged a minimum of 200 dogs (hands on)

To have bred and or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry in the KC Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)

To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement

To have attended a Conformation and Movement (hands on Assessment) given by a Kc Accredited Trainer and passed the Assessment, now known as Points of the Dog.

To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar run in accordance with the relevant KC Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or an assessment where applicable.

To have stewarded at 12 Shows


B LIST BREED SPECIALISTS

To have 7 years experience owning and exhibiting in the breed and have the support of the Club.

To have judged 5 Shows with a minimum of 25 classes and 50 dogs in this breed at Open Shows, Breed Supported Shows and Ch Shows without CCs and 5 years judging experience.

To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar /Breed Appreciation Day run in accordance with the relevant KC Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.

To have attended a Seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on the KC rules and Regulations and judging procedure.

To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement.

To have attended a Conformation and Movement (Hands on Assessment) given by a KC Accredited Trainer and passed the Assessment, now known as Points of the Dog.


B LIST ALL ROUNDERS

To have a minimum of 7 years experience in any one breed (to include 5years in this breed) and have the support of the Club.

To have judged 5 Shows with a minimum of 25 classes, judged 50 dogs in the breed at Open Shows, breed supported shows and Ch shows without CCs (save in exceptional circumstances).

To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar/Breed Appreciation Day run in accordance with the relevant KC Code of best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.

To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on the KC Rules and Regulations and judging procedure.

To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement.

To have attended a Conformation and Movement (Hands on Assessment) given by a KC Accredited Trainer and passed the Assessment, now known as Points of the dog.


C LIST BREED SPECIALISTS

For those persons who the Committee feel worthy of encouragement and who have owned or shown a true interest in the breed and have the support of the Club.


C LIST NON BREED SPECIALISTS

For those persons who the Committee feel worthy of encouragement and who have owned or shown a true interest in the breed and have the support of the Club.


JEP

Level 1 All judges must adhere to this before they can judge

Requirements to meet this level:

  • Minimum of five years proven interest in pedigree dogs
  • Attend a requirements of a dog show judge seminar (but not mandatory to take and pass examination)
  • Attend a conformation and movement seminar
  • Complete a minimum of two full-day stewarding appointments
Eligibility to judge

Up to three classes (four if one is a puppy class) for any breed at limited or open shows.


LEVEL 2 Requirements to meet this level

First breed:

  • Take and pass requirements of a dog show judge examination
  • Pass points of a dog assessment
  • Attend a breed appreciation day (BAD) and pass a multiple-choice examination (MCE) for the respective breed
  • View ring stewarding seminar and take online quiz
  • Complete critique writing seminar and take online quiz

Subsequent breeds

  • Attend a breed appreciation day (BAD) and pass a multiple-choice examination (MCE) for each breed. Note: Not mandatory for group judge for breeds in the group that they are not approved at level 4, but attendance strongly recommended

Eligibility to judge

  • Unlimited number of classes for the respective breed at limited, open or championship shows (no CCs)
  • Any variety classes, groups and best in show at limited shows 

Level 3 Requirements to meet this level

  • Undergo minimum of three mentoring sessions with a minimum of 12 months between first and third session
  • Be observed judging a breed club show, breed supported entry show or championship show       without CCs once mentoring sessions have been undertaken
  • Complete remaining 10 full-day stewarding appointments (onetime qualification)
  • Have owned/bred a minimum of three dogs when they obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book – save for exceptional circumstances (one-time qualification for first breed in which a judge awards CCs)
  • Attended the appropriate sub-group field trial/open gundog working test for first gundog breed or ring procedure at licensed shows (German Shepherd Dog education programme) online exam (one-time qualification)
  • Have achieved the relevant hands-on experience in line with the stated requirements for the relevant stud book band:
    • Tier 11 – 15 dogs
    • Tier 2 – 20 dogs
    • Tier 3 – 35 dogs
    • Tier 4 – 60 dogs
    • Tier 5 – 90 dogs
    • Tier 6 – 125 dogs

The following types of event may be used to claim hands-on experience numbers:

  • Breed classes at championship shows without CCs
  • Breed classes at open shows
  • Breed classes at limited shows
  • Mock/training classes at breed club shows (practical judging days) – only one occasion can be claimed and a maximum of five dogs
  • Dogs judged at Kennel Club approved assessments, maximum of five dogs – only one occasion and a maximum of five dogs. Cannot be used in addition to mock classes
  • Dogs judged at inter or intra-club single-breed matches
  • Special award classes at breed club shows
  • Supported entry shows
  • Dogs judged at single breed dog of the year competitions
  • Overseas appointments

Dogs judged at the following types of event may not be included in a judge’s hands-on experience:

  • AVNSC and variety classes
  • At fun days
  • Conjointly with other judges at events where the candidate judge is not required to give independent judgment on the dogs
  • Any JEP mentoring sessions

Eligibility to judge

  • Unlimited number of classes for the respective breed at limited, open or championship shows (no CCs)
  • Any variety classes groups and best in show at limited shows

Requirements to meet this level 

  • Attend and passed a breed-specific assessment for the specific breed run by The Kennel Club

Level 4 CC judge Eligibility to judge

  • Award Challenge Certificates in the respective breed
  • Any variety classes, groups and best in show at open and limited shows