he following information provides those participating in, or
judging at dog shows with a selection of tools that enable them to
continue to put canine health and welfare first.
Breed Watch has been created to outline particular points of
concerns for individual breed conformation, to assist judges and
breed clubs in monitoring and addressing these areas.
- To find out more about the points of concern listed for
individual breeds use the Breed
- For guidance on health monitoring at dog shows and the
requirements of dog show judges, please visit the
Breed Watch Information page.
Breed Watch Education Days
Breed Watch Education Days are open to all and will provide
Judges at all levels of experience with a developed understanding
of health and welfare concerns they should be aware of when
judging. For more information about upcoming Breed Watch Education
Veterinary health checks confirm Best of Breed awards at dog
shows, by assessing dogs to ensure that no visible health
conditions, which may cause pain or discomfort, are rewarded.
Further information can be found in this section on the processes
and procedures behind these checks.
Category Three Breeds
This section provides answers to common questions about
Category Three Breeds including which breeds are
identified as Category Three on Breed Watch, why they have been
added, and what is being done to address the issues.
Kennel Club regulations relevant to Canine Health &
For a summary of relevant Kennel Club Regulations, Breed
Standard clauses and declarations relevant to Canine Health and
Welfare, click here.
Subscribe to the Kennel Club Academy
The Kennel Club Academy contains new online
learning resources delivering presentations including many of the
mandatory elements required in the Kennel Club's established judges
training programme. These are all essential pre-learning before
attending the official seminars delivered by Accredited Trainers
and offer established judges the opportunity to keep up to date on
regulations and judging procedures:
- Points of the Dog Assessment including an opportunity to test
- Requirements of a Dog Show Judge including a mock exam
- Ring Stewarding including a mock exam
- Completing the Breed Health Monitoring form
- As importantly, also featured on the Academy is a variety of
breed specific films from breed experts giving their personal
observations of the breed (Beagle, Dachshund, Boxer, Scottish
Terrier and Chow Chow). More films will be added to the
Academy during the course of this year and in years to come.
- Subscribe today by clicking here.