Requirements of a Rally Judge

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Before you become a Rally Judge you must have sufficient knowledge and experience of Rally so that you are able to judge fairly and accurately. Most judges will have already competed in Rally for some time and it would be useful to have assisted with the running or organisation of a Rally Show. This experience provides the prospective judge with vital experience and knowledge of all the elements of running a Rally class safely and efficiently.

The Kennel Club provides useful publications to assist with judging appointments that include a Guide for Rally Judges.

Rally Rules and Regulations can be purchased from the Kennel Club  Online Shop or downloaded from the Toolbar on the right. Any amendments made to the Rally Rules and Regulations will be highlighted alongside the Regulations.

Appointments

Current Policy for Rally Judges

Before judging a Level 1 or Level 2 class at a Rally competition a judge must have:

  • Handled a dog and achieved the Level Title for the Level which he or she is judging, 
    OR 
  • Been approved as a Rally judge by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK (APDT UK)

A judge may not judge more than 50 dogs per day, but a judge may stipulate a lower number when accepting an invitation and this stipulation, if agreed, shall form a part of the judging contract.

Judges at a Rally competition may enter a class they are not judging, providing it does not conflict with their judging assignment. However, host organisations will not interrupt or delay any class to accommodate judges.

Future Policy for Rally Judges - Effective from 1 January 2015

Before you judge for the first time at a Kennel Club licensed Rally Show you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have attended a Kennel Club Rally Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminar and passed the Regulations and Judging Procedure examination. The exam is held at the end of the seminar day and consists of a short multiple-choice question paper based only on the material covered during the day at the seminar.
  • You must also have attended an Rally Course Design and Practical Judging Seminar and passed the accompanying assessment. The assessment is a straightforward practical assessment of the candidate's judging practice on the same day as the seminar.

Listed Status Clubs, individuals and other organisations wishing to run seminars on the above subjects should make direct contact with a Kennel Club accredited trainer.  A list of Kennel Club approved trainers and judges can be found in the toolbar on the right hand side of this page.

Before judging a Level 1 or Level 2 class at a Rally competition a judge must have:

  • handled a dog and achieved the Level Title for the Level which he or she is judging,
  • must have acted as a scribe steward for a complete standard Rally class on at least one occasion.
  • Have attended a Kennel Club Rally Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminar and passed the Regulations and Judging Procedure examination
  • Have attended a Kennel Club Rally Practical Judging Seminar
  • A judge's first two appointments must be restricted to Level 1 or Level 2.

A judge may not judge more than 50 dogs per day, but a judge may stipulate a lower number when accepting an invitation and this stipulation, if agreed, shall form a part of the judging contract.

Judges at a Rally competition may enter a class they are not judging, providing it does not conflict with their judging assignment. However, host organisations will not interrupt or delay any class to accommodate judges.

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Downloads
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Rally 'S' Regulations
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Guide for Rally Judges
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Successful Candidates - Rally Practical Judging Examination
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Successful Candidates - Rally Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminar and Examination
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Successful Candidates - R&R Examination (No Contact)
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Successful Candidates - Rally Practical Examination (No Contact)

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