Judges at Kennel Club licensed Heelwork to Music Shows are
expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering
to Kennel Club regulations and the judges' Code of Best Practice.
There are three judges for each Heelwork to Music or Freestyle
class, one of whom is appointed as lead (head) judge.
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. The overall aim of a judge is to provide value for the
time, training, effort and money which competitors put into their
Judges' Record Book
It is important to keep a record of your judging appointments,
so that if one day you are invited to award Heelwork to Music
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 Online Shop.