Overseas judges

The Kennel Club liaises with overseas Kennel Clubs with regard to the eligibility of UK judges to judge abroad and in considering overseas judges' nominations to judge to CC level in Britain. 

For those clubs wishing to invite a judge from outside the UK a Best Practice Document has been produced which covers judging contracts, appropriate briefing of the judge, what documents should be sent to the judge in advance and other advice.

Those Overseas Judges who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in the UK can be found using the Find a Judge Tool.

FCI Judges Agreement

The Kennel Club and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) have reached a new agreement on the mutual recognition of judges.

Please see the terms of the new agreement, a revised Code of Practice for the Selection of Overseas Judges, as well as a contract link that must be completed by ALL FCI judges nominated to judge at a UK society’s show (to award Challenge Certificates, and judge Group and Best in Show) who are resident in an FCI member country, not only those nominated to award Challenge Certificates for the first time.’ 



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