Judges Competency Framework question and answer sessions announced

The Kennel Club has announced dates of question and answer sessions being held in relation to the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). In each case, participants will attend a presentation on the JCF by the Kennel Club representative, and then have the opportunity to ask questions.

The dates are as follows:

Jan 11 - Merseyside Gundog Club

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Warrington, Cheshire

Email Ann Moss

Jan 23 - Maghull & Merseyside Canine Society

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Lydiate, Merseyside

Email Jean Marshall

Jan 24 - Northern Saluki Club

Speaker: Jeff Horswell

Location: Brinsley, Nottinghamshire

Contact Denise Garratt on 01773 719641

Feb 25 - North of England Dalmatian Club

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Salt, Staffordshire

Email Charlotte-Louise Page

Mar 4 - Midlands Border Collie Club

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Email Sheila Gay

The full list of educational opportunities, including seminars which address other aspects of the JCF such as Breed Appreciation Days, can be found on The Kennel Club website.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club has already held a number of question and answer sessions on the JCF which have proven very useful, as participants have remarked afterwards that misconceptions have been cleared up. We take this opportunity to thank the host societies for being proactive in their approach towards the JCF.

“We would recommend these question and answer sessions to anyone interested in finding out more about the new judging system, but these talks have been popular so booking early is advisable in order to avoid missing out.”

The Kennel Club also hopes to hold at least one JCF question and answer session at the Scottish Kennel Club championship show in Edinburgh in May. Details of this and of the role description for Breed Education Coordinators will be issued in due course.