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Help Improve the Education of Judges

23 August 2016    13:00
Help Improve the Education of Judges. Photo credit: Paul Rawlings

The Kennel Club is looking for dog owners who would be interested in helping to improve the education of judges, by having their dog take part in forthcoming filming at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh.

The Kennel Club is currently updating its conformation and movement film, which is to be released on to the new online learning platform, the Kennel Club Academy, as part of the judges’ education section.

These materials aim to ensure that judges have sufficient resources in order to be able to make informed decisions when assessing conformation and movement, covering both virtues and faults.

In order to achieve these objectives and develop educational material for its judges, the Kennel Club is looking for dogs which have had faults identified that owners/exhibitors would be prepared to have filmed.

A number of exhibits will be required to illustrate a range of faults including, but not limited to:

  • Crabbing
  • Down on the pasterns
  • Knuckling over
  • Loose at elbow
  • Moving close – behind and/or in front
  • Out at elbow
  • Out at shoulder
  • Overreaching
  • Paddling
  • Pinning
  • Plaiting
  • Queen Anne front (Chippendale front)
  • Sickle hocks
  • Tied at the elbow
  • Unbalanced angulation

Exhibits will be presented as if in the breed ring, and must have reasonable temperament.

Filming is anticipated to take place at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on September 28th and 29th, and we would welcome contact from any potential volunteers.

If you would be kind enough to help the Kennel Club achieve its aim of updating and creating quality educational learning materials, why not volunteer by contacting and forwarding a short video clip of your dog to the Education and Training Team at by Monday 5th September?

Travel expenses will be reimbursed, on prior agreement with the Kennel Club, and lunch will be provided on the day. For more information on the Kennel Club Academy, please go to


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