The Kennel Club would like to remind societies running obedience shows that a judge’s first three appointments must be restricted to novice classes held at Kennel Club licensed shows. The Kennel Club has been made aware of some instances where overseas judges have been appointed to judge classes higher than novice but have not fulfilled the first three appointment regulation. It would also like to reiterate that a judge who is already qualified to judge in the UK, remains qualified to do so.
Kennel Club Regulation G32.e states: “A Judge's first three appointments for shows must be restricted to Novice.”
Qualifications gained by competitors resident in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany at the Dutch Obedience Society (DOS) may count towards entry for UK obedience shows. However, DOS judging appointments will only be considered as lower level appointments (as described in Regulation G32d.1) for any persons working to become a Kennel Club obedience judge for open and championship shows.