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Further Judges Competency Framework question and answer sessions announced

25th June 2018 - 11:08 AM

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

The question and answer session dates are as follows:

July 12 – Cardiff Canine Society

Speaker: Jeff Horswell

Location: Cardiff

Contact Martin Sanders on

July 25 – Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Sandbach, Cheshire

Contact Maxine Munday on

Aug 8 – Bournemouth Canine Association

Speaker: Carole Smedley

Location: Organford, Dorset

Contact Sally Duffin on

Aug 8 – Spennymoor Canine Society

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

Contact Barbara Rose on

Aug 9 – Spennymoor Canine Society

Speaker: Yvonne Billows

Location: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

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Sept 5 – Speaker: Pam Marston-Pollock

Location: Ivegill, Cumbria

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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. Please also note the Kennel Club Roadshow stand will be at Windsor, Welsh Kennel Club and Midland Counties championship shows – anyone who is a judge or interested in starting their judging career is very welcome to visit the stand and speak with Kennel Club staff about the JCF.”

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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