Agility Judges’ Section

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Judges at Kennel Club licensed Agility shows are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to the Kennel Club Agility and Flyball (H) Regulations and the judges' Code of Best Practice. All judges should be appropriately experienced and have suitable temperament, physical fitness and stamina. They must act honestly and impartially and judge in a customary fashion acceptable to competitors.

Useful Information

The overall aim of a judge is to provide value for the time, training, effort and money which competitors put into their rounds at the show. Helpful advice about the particulars of judging at an Agility show can be found in the Kennel Club Guide for Agility Judges and Stewards.

The Judges' Guide to Agility Equipment and Calculating Accurate Course Times present valuable information about the layout and time considerations for an Agility course.

Throughout the year changes may be made to Agility that could affect judges. Amendments to Agility Rules and Regulations will be highlighted in The Scribe - The Kennel Club Agility newsletter. Judges should also be vigilant and regularly check the Kennel Club website for information and documentation that may have been updated.

Requirements of an Agility Judge

Those who are new to judging or have not judged recently should visit the Requirements of Agility Judges page to find out more about what criteria must be met to fulfil the position of an Agility Judge.

Experienced judges may be asked to judge at a Championship Show, for more information about the prerequisites for this type of judging appointment, visit the Requirements of a Championship Agility Judge page.

Judges' Record Book

It is important for judges to keep a record of all their judging appointments. For judges who are invited to award Agility Certificates, details of judging appointments will be required when completing the Judges' Questionnaire, proving that the judge has sufficient experience. An official Judges' Record Book can be purchased from the Kennel Club  Online Shop.

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