Kennel Club Training Board
The Kennel Club Training Board oversees the Kennel Club's Judges
Training Programme with the following remit from the General
- Members of the Training Board will include a representative
from each of the Working Parties established to oversee the
provision of education and training for specific canine
- To encourage and maintain high standards in the provision of
education and training for those involved in specific canine
- To encourage and maintain high standards of judging with
particular reference to soundness, health and well-being of the dog
and the specific requirements of Kennel Club recognised canine
- To encourage and maintain high standards of stewarding, event
organisation and club management.
- To receive reports from those Education & Training Working
Parties set up for the purposes of providing education and training
for those involved in specific canine activities.
- To report periodically to the Finance & General Purposes
Sub-Committee and make recommendations to other Kennel Club
Sub-Committees as appropriate.
- The Board will meet at least three times per annum.
What the Training Board has developed for you
The Kennel Club offers a great deal of advice, education and
training for breed show judges which can be accessed under 'more
information' in the right-hand column - please choose the level of
experience that applies to you.
The Training Board has also just introduced the Kennel Club
Academy. This new online learning resources delivers
presentations including many of the mandatory elements required in
the Kennel Club's established judges training programme. These are
all essential pre-learning before attending the official seminars
delivered by Accredited Trainers and offer established judges the
opportunity to keep up to date on regulations and judging
- Points of the Dog Assessment including an opportunity to test
- Requirements of a Dog Show Judge including a mock exam
- Ring Stewarding including a mock exam
- Completing the Breed Health Monitoring form
- As importantly, also featured on the Academy is a variety of
breed specific films from breed experts giving their personal
observations of the breed (Beagle, Dachshund, Boxer, Scottish
Terrier and Chow Chow).
More films will be added to the Academy during the course of
this year and in years to come.
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No matter what level of experience you have, the following advice
should be considered;
Code of Best Practice for Judges
The Code of Best Practice for Judges Judges (including the Guide
to Judges and Ring Stewards for Breed Judges & Code of Best
Practice for the selection of Judges) is available for download in the column on the right-hand side,
covering the Kennel Club's expected standard for judges regarding
integrity, impartiality, age, health issues as well as standards of
canine health and welfare.
Judges Record Book
Whether you are an experienced judge or just starting out, it is
important to keep a record of your judging appointments, so that if
one day you are invited to award Challenge Certificates in a breed
or a new breed, you will be able to complete the judge's
questionnaire form and provide evidence that you have the required
experience. An official Judge's Record Book can be purchased from
N.B. It is also important to keep any certificates issued for
attendance at seminars and for passing