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Eligibility to judge stakes and variety classes at championship shows

11 November 2015    14:20

The Kennel Club would like to remind societies of the eligibility criteria for judges at General and Group Championship Shows to judge Stakes and Variety classes.

Kennel Club policy states that the selected judge must have previously awarded CCs in three separate and unconnected breeds.

Societies are reminded that they must confirm via the judging contract that the judge has awarded Challenge Certificates to three separate and unconnected breeds at least six months prior to the appointment. Overseas judges are subject to the same criteria as UK resident judges.

Please note that when applying the above policy, the following breeds count as one breed:

Bull Terrier (Miniature) and Bull Terrier

Dachshund (all six varieties)

Chihuahua (Long Coat and Smooth Coat)

Fox Terrier (Smooth and Wire)

German Spitz (Mittel and Klein)

Poodle (all three sizes)

Schnauzer and Miniature Schnauzer

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael, Tervueren and Malinois)

Collie (Rough and Smooth)

Norfolk and Norwich Terrier

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan and Pembroke)

Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand and Petit)

All other breeds count as separate and unconnected breeds with regard to the judging of Stakes and Variety classes.

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