Judges at Kennel Club licensed Working Trials are expected to
maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to the Working Trial and Bloodhound Trial
'I' Regulations. 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 rounds
at a trial. Helpful advice about the particulars of judging at a
Working Trial can be found in the Kennel Club Guide for Working Trials
Judges and Stewards.
Throughout the year changes may be made to Working Trials that
could affect you as a judge. Amendments to Working Trials Rules and
Regulations will be highlighted on the website and via press
releases. You should also be vigilant and regularly check the
Kennel Club website for information and documentation that may have
Requirements of a Working Trial Judge
If you are new to judging or have not judged recently, visit the
Requirements of a Working Trial Judge page to find out more
about what criteria you must meet to fulfil the position of Working
Trials Judge at both Open and Championship Stakes.
Judges' Record Book
It is important to keep a record of your judging appointments,
so that if one day you are invited to award Working Trial
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.