WEST OF ENGLAND

Border Collie Club

Judging

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Judging criteria.

The following information is for those wishing to have their names added to the West of England Judging lists. Please ensure that you have completed all necessary criteria, and then send your completed CV. to our secretary. It is your responsibility to notify the club if you consider you should be upgraded to a higher list. Your contact details will be made available on the judging lists, your application to be placed on a judging list implies your permission for these details to be made public. If you do not wish any of your contact details to be made public please notify the secretary accordingly.

“A”1 List BREED SPECIALISTS and NON-BREED SPECIALISTS. These lists comprise of people who, in the opinion of the committee of the West Of England Border Collie Club and the Kennel Club, are fully competent to award Challenge Certificates in the Breed and have been approved, and have fulfilled appointments.

Criteria

1. To be approved by the West Of England Border Collie Club and the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in the Breed.  

“A” 2 List BREED SPECIALISTS and NON-BREED SPECIALISTS. These lists comprise of people who fulfill all the requirements for the A3 List and who have been assessed in accordance with the Kennel Club requirements and accepted by the Kennel Club for inclusion on the A2 List and have the support of the West of England Border Collie Club

“A” 3 List BREED SPECIALISTS. These lists comprise of people who, in the opinion of the committee of the West Of England Border Collie Club, are fully competent to award Challenge Certificates in the Breed but have not yet been approved by the Kennel Club for inclusion on an “A”2 List.  

Criteria

1. Must have a minimum of 7 years judging experience in the Breed prior to awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time and have the support of The West Of England Border Collie Club.

2. Must have judged a Border Collie Breed Club Open Show

3.To have judged the breed at 10 Open Shows or Championship Shows without CC’s with an adequate geographical spread.

 4. Must have judged a minimum of 40 classes in the Breed at Open Show level  prior to awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time.

5. Must have judged a minimum of 200 Border Collies before awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time

6.To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.(KC Policy).

7.To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy). 

 8.To have attended a Conformation and Movement “Hands-on Assessment” conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment (KC Policy)

9.To have attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy).

10.To have demonstrated successful showing experience and/or breeding programme. Save in exceptional circumstances any first time Candidate is expected to have been an owner or breeder of at least three dogs when they obtained their first entry in the Stud Book.      

11.Must have stewarded for a minimum period of 3 years and 12 shows either Open or Championship level. (K.C. Policy).

 12 .Must state that they are prepared to write show critiques as customarily requested by weekly dog press.  

“A” 3 List NON-BREED SPECIALISTS These lists comprise of people who, in the opinion of the committee of the West Of England Border Collie Club, are fully competent to award Challenge Certificates in the Breed but have not yet been approved by the Kennel Club for inclusion on an “A”2 List.  

Criteria

1. Must have a minimum of 7 years judging experience (to include five years in this Breed) prior to awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time and have the support of The West Of England Border Collie Club.

2. Must have judged a Border Collie Breed Club Open Show

3.To have judged the breed at 10 Open Shows or Championship Shows without CC’s with an adequate geographical spread

4.Must have judged a minimum of 40 classes in the Breed at Open Show level prior to awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time.

5. Must have judged a minimum of 200 Border Collies before awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time.

 6.To have awarded CC’s in at least one other Breed.

7.To have attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001).

8.To have demonstrated successful showing experience and/or breeding programme. Save in exceptional circumstances any first time Candidate is expected to have been an owner or breeder of at least three dogs when they obtained their first entry in the Stud Book

9.Must have stewarded for a minimum period of 3 years and 12 shows either Open or Championship level.(The names and dates to be listed on the form).

10.To have attended at least one Border Collie Breed Club judging seminar and have passed an assessment where applicable.

11.To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.(KC Policy as of 1.7.2001).

12.To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001).

13. Must state that they are prepared to write show critiques as customarily requested by weekly dog press.

“B” List BREED SPECIALISTS These lists comprise of people who, in the opinion of the committee of the West Of England Border Collie Club, are fully competent to judge the Breed without Challenge Certificates.

Criteria.

1.To have been involved with judging the Breed for a minimum of 5 years and have the support of the West of England Border Collie Cub

2.To have judged a minimum of 80 Border Collies at Open Show level.

3.To have judged a minimum of 20 classes of Border Collies at Open Show level.

4.To have attended at least one breed specific judging seminar and passed an assessment where applicable (Optional)

 “B” List NON-BREED SPECIALISTS

1.To have 5 years judging experience in any one breed and have the support of the West of England Border Collie Cub

 2.To have judged a minimum of 20 classes of Border Collies at Open Show level

3.To have judged a minimum of 80 Border Collies at Open Show level

4.To have attended at least one breed specific judging seminar and passed an assessment where applicable (Optional)  

 “C” List BREED SPECIALISTS & NON-BREED SPECIALISTS 

These lists comprise of people who do not yet qualify for the “B” list and for potential judges showing an interest in the Breed.

Admission to the Judging List is subject to the approval of the committee of the West Of England Border Collie Club and application for inclusion on the list must be made in writing to the secretary giving full details of experience and background.