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Further Judges Competency Framework question and answer sessions and drop-in clinics announced

16th April 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Kennel Club has announced further dates of question and answer sessions and drop-in clinics being held about the Judges Competency Framework (JCF). Anyone interested in learning about the JCF is advised that they are not breed-specific and therefore open to all.

The question and answer session dates are as follows:

April 19          Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club

Speaker: Jeff Horswell

Location: Shareshill, Wolverhampton

Contact Alan Hedges on 01283 295483

April 28          Scottish Utility Breeds Club

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Perth, Perthshire

Contact Jane Gregory on 01383 514633 or

May 30/31      Spennymoor & District Canine Society

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Contact Barbara Rose on

June 3            South of England Pomeranian Club

Speaker: Adrian Marett

Location: Newbury, Berkshire

Contact Amanda Orchard on 01794 522175 or

July 12           Cardiff Canine Society

Speaker: Jeff Horswell

Location: Cardiff

Contact Martin Sanders on 02920 813402 or

The question and answer drop-in clinic dates are as follows:

May 10           Birmingham National championship show

Clinic with Yvonne Billows, 2.30pm onwards

Location: Stafford

May 11-13     Birmingham National championship show

Clinic with Jeff Horswell, 2.30pm onwards

Location: Stafford

May 18-20     Scottish Kennel Club championship show

Clinic with Jeff Horswell, 2pm onwards

Location: Edinburgh

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 they learnt a great deal. We take this opportunity to thank the host societies for being proactive in their approach towards the JCF.

“We would recommend these sessions to anyone interested in finding out more about the new judging system, but booking early is advised in order to avoid disappointment. Similarly, we are hoping the question and answer drop-in sessions at the Birmingham National and Scottish Kennel Club championship shows will prove popular – those interested can turn up at any time after the clinic begins.” 

The full list of educational opportunities, including seminars which address other aspects of the JCF such as breed appreciation days, can be found at the following page on the Kennel Club website which is updated regularly:

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