The Kennel Club is implementing a new procedure for nominating
judges ahead of the 2017 Spaniel Championships.
For the 2017 Spaniel Championships, societies will be required to
adhere to the following newly revised process:
- Notice will be issued to societies in the 2014 winter edition
of the Field Trials Newsletter to nominate four A Panel judges for
the 2017 Championships. Societies are required to gain consent from
those being nominated and to submit their proposals by March
- Results from societies, with a tally of how many nominations
each judge received, will be presented at the next available Field
Trials Sub-Committee (FTSC) meeting in 2015. The FTSC will be
required to recommend eight judges for each Championship.
- Once the General Committee has approved this, the judges will
be written to and invited to judge.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "In recent years
there has been a decline in the number of field trials societies
taking part in the nomination of judges for the Cocker and English
Springer Spaniel Championships and we are eager to see more people
"It is important that societies familiarise themselves with the
current process and how it will change for the 2017 Spaniel
For the 2016 Spaniel Championships the process will remain the
same as the one currently in place. Societies are required to put
forward nominations for eight A Panel Spaniel Judges before 30
November 2014. At the Field Trials Sub-Committee meeting in
February 2015 a shortlist of eight nominees per Championship will
For further information about the new process for nominating
judges for the Spaniel Championships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.