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
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 you as a judge. Amendments to Agility Rules and Regulations
will be highlighted in The Scribe - The Kennel Club Agility
Newsletter. You should also be vigilant and regularly check the
Kennel Club website for information and documentation that may have
Requirements of an Agility Judge
If you are new to judging or have not judged recently, visit the
Requirements of Agility Judges page to find out more about what
criteria you must meet to fulfil the position of an Agility Judge.
If you have been judging for a number of years you may be asked to
judge at a Championship Show, for more information about this type
of judging appointment, visit the
Requirements of a Championship Agility Judge page.
Judges' Record Book
It is important to keep a record of your judging appointments,
so that if one day you are invited to award Agility Certificates,
you will be able to complete the judge's questionnaire form and
provide evidence that you have the required experience. An official
Judges' Record Book can be purchased from our