The Cocker Spaniel Club

 

JUDGING LISTS CRITERIA

Criteria for the "A1", "A2", "A3", "B" & "C" List of Judges

"A1" List of Judges

For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in the breed, having completed their first appointment and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club.

"A2" List of Judges

For persons who fulfil all the requirements of the A3 list, who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club

"A3" List (Breed Specialists)

Requirements include:-

1 Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club (KC Policy)
2 To have judged the breed at 2 Breed Club Open Shows or General Championship Shows without CCs (minimum 12 classes), where the classification included both sexes (recommended minimum of 45 dogs judged at each show) There should be a minimum of 12 months between qualifying appointments
3 To have judged an additional 60 classes (recommended minimum) of the breed at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs with an adequate geographical spread
4 To have judged 300 dogs (recommended minimum) in total
5 To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry into the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances) (KC Policy)
6 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations & Judging Procedures (KC Policy)
7 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement (KC Policy)
8 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Conformation & Movement with "Hands On" Assessment
9 To have attended and passed a Breed Specific Judges Competence Assessment
10 To have stewarded at 12 Open and/or Championship Shows (KC Policy)
11 To have attended a Kennel Club Spaniel Field Trial at Open Stake level or an Open Working Test

"A3" List (Non Specialist)

Requirements include:

1 Minimum of 7 years judging in any one breed (to include 5 years judging Cocker Spaniels) and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club (KC Policy)
2 To have judged the breed at 2 Breed Club Open Shows or General Championship Shows without CCs (minimum 12 classes), where the classification included both sexes (recommended minimum of 45 dogs judged at each show) There should be a minimum of 12 months between qualifying appointments.
3 To have judged an additional 60 classes (recommended minimum) of the breed at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs with an adequate geographical spread
4 To have judged a minimum of 300 Cocker Spaniels in total
5 To have awarded CCs in at least one other breed (KC Policy)
6 To have attended and passed a Breed Specific Judges Competence Assessment
7 Stewarding experience will be noted

"B" List (Breed Specialist)

1 To have 5 years experience owning and exhibiting in this breed and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club
2 To have judged 30 classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs
3 To have judged 100 Cocker Spaniels (Recommended minimum)
4 Stud Book entries will be noted
5 Stewarding experience required
6 Must have demonstrated an active interest in the breed
7 To have attended and passed a Cocker Spaniel Breed Standard Questionnaire
8 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations & Judging Procedures (KC Policy)
9 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement (KC Policy)
10 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Conformation & Movement with "Hands On" Assessment

"B" List (Non Specialist)

1 Minimum of 7 years judging in any one breed and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club
2 To have judged 30 classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs (save in exceptional circumstances)
3 To have judged 100 Cockers (recommended minimum)
4 Stud Book entries will be noted
5 Stewarding experience will be noted
6 Must have demonstrated an active interest in Cocker Spaniels
7 To have attended and passed a Cocker Spaniel Breed Standard Questionnaire
8 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations & Judging Procedures (KC Policy)
9 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement (KC Policy)
10 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Conformation & Movement with "Hands On" Assessment

"C" List Judges

For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and who have judged the breed on a couple of occasions, at least 6 classes and have the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club. This list would normally include persons who have judged the breed at Limited and Open Shows but do not yet qualify for the "B" list of judges

Notes
1 From 1st January 1999, only those judges who are on a "B" list of a Club or above that level will be permitted to judge at Open Shows with more than 5 classes of Cocker Spaniels. This breed is included in the Kennel Club Stud Book Band "E". (KC Policy)
2 Since 1st January 1995, all absentee exhibits must be taken into account when filling in a judging questionnaire (KC Policy)
3 "Non-Specialist" defined as a candidate whose main breed is not Cocker Spaniels
4 The submission of a completed questionnaire does not necessarily ensure the applicant's inclusion in the Club's lists
5 Lists will only be valid for one year at a time and inclusion on a list in one year does not necessarily ensure inclusion in future years

Questionnaires are available for downloading below.

NB: Please ONLY use this form to apply for inclusion on any of The Cocker Spaniel Club's judging lists.

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Completed Questionnaires should be posted to:

Judging Lists Administrator:
Miss S Kettle
"Marvay"
Southend Road
Corringham
Essex
SS17 9ET

Tel: 01268 554619

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