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JUDGING LISTS CRITERIA

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

Up-dated May 2022

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 SPECIALIST)

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. 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 200 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 the Breed Specific Judges Competence Assessment and been awarded a Certficate in Judging Competence
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. 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 200 Cocker Spaniels in total
5 To have awarded CCs in at least one other breed (KC Policy)
6 To have attended and passed the Breed Specific Judges Competence Assessment and been awarded a Certficate in Judging Competence
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 25 classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs
3 To have judged 80 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 Effective 1st June 2014 - to have attended a Breed Education Seminar and Passed the Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (BAD/MCE) based on The Kennel Club Breed Standard. (Held in accordance with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice) ;Or, to have attended a Breed Specific Hands on Seminar and Passed an Assessment – (Breed Seminars/Assessments undertaken prior to 2012 are not acceptable)
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 25 classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs (save in exceptional circumstances)
3 To have judged 80 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 Effective 1st June 2014 - to have attended a Breed Education Seminar and Passed the Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (BAD/MCE) based on The Kennel Club Breed Standard. (Held in accordance with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice) ; Or, to have attended a Breed Specific Hands on Seminar and Passed an Assessment – (Breed Seminars/Assessments undertaken prior to 2012 are not acceptable)
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

*Pre January 2021 Criteria:   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


Following the introduction of the Judges Education Programme the KC has stated that from 01.01.2021 "no one can judge unless they meet JEP Level 1 requirements".

 The Cocker Spaniel Club C List Criteria has been up-dated.   Judges added to the C List prior to 01.01.2021 must ensure that they comply with JEP Level 1 requirements before entering into a Contract to Judge the Breed.


The KC has confirmed that Judging Appointments contracted prior to 01.01.2021 will be allowed, after which appointments may only be confirmed with judges who comply with the Level 1 Criteria.


Criteria Effective 01.01.2021
- For judges who have shown a minimum of five years proven interest in pedigree dogs and Cocker Spaniels in particular;
- Attended a KC Seminar "Requirements of a Dog Show Judge Seminar" (attendance evidence to be provided - Examination pass not mandatory);
- Attended a KC Conformation and Movement Seminar;
- Completed two full day Stewarding appointments.

Kennel Club Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows) [JEP-Shows]
All Judges should ensure that they keep themselves up to date with the requirements of the current Breed Specific and JEP-Shows criteria; and Codes of Best Practice; undertaking refresher courses available on-line via the Kennel Club Academy and held by Breed Clubs is recommended. 
The Kennel Club introduced the Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows) with effect from 1st January 2021 which will run in tandem with the existing Breed Judges Lists until 2026.

Information on the KC JEP

INTERIM JEP LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2

May 2022
If you have recently attended a Cocker Spaniel Breed Appreciation Day (BAD/MCE) you may be eligible for listing at Level 1 or Level 2 for Cocker Spaniels under the KC JEP.  
The Kennel Club website is currently not providing the Listings for these Levels.   
The Cocker Spaniel Club has decided to compile ‘Interim’ Lists to be included with our main Judging Lists and published on the Website.    We hope these Lists will assist with the appointment of Judges at Open Show and Supported Entry level; assisting the progression of judges through the JEP Levels.    

Judges Education Programme - Criteria:

Level 1

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.

The number of Cocker Spaniels judged to meet JEP Level 2 Criteria is 45.  


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 "D". (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 Inclusion on a list in one year does not necessarily ensure inclusion in future years

 

 

 

Judging Lists Administrator:
Miss S Ellison
Woodbind Cottage, Court Mill Lane, Wadeford, Nr Chard, Somerset, TA20 3AX
Tel: 01460 62871


 

 

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