Judges

Judges Education
Want to find out how to become a judge or looking for a Kennel Club approved judge? Then visit our judges section.
Requirements of an Agility Judge
There are only two specific criteria to meet before you can judge for the first time at a Kennel Club licensed Agility Show: You must have attended a Kennel Club Agility Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminar and passed the Regulations and Judging Procedure examination
Bloodhound Trial Judges training
Judges at Kennel Club licensed Bloodhound Trials are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to Kennel Club regulations and the judges’ Code of Best Practice.
Breed Show Judges training
The Kennel Club is responsible for the approval of Championship Show Judges
Judges and judging show regulation FAQs
We hope these FAQs will help to resolve some of the common queries that are asked about dog showing which we receive from Judges.
The Kennel Club Academy Judge's training
This new online learning resources delivers presentations including many of the mandatory elements required in the Kennel Club's established judges training programme.
Field Trial Judges training
The Judges Education Programme has been created to manage the understanding of the J Regulations for Field Trial judges, societies and competitors.
Heelwork to Music Show Judges training
Judges at Kennel Club licensed Heelwork to Music Shows are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to Kennel Club regulations and the judges' Code of Best Practice. There are three judges for each Heelwork to Music or Freestyle class
Training for Obedience Show Judges
Judges at Kennel Club licensed Obedience Shows are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to Kennel Club Regulations and the judges' code of best practice as set out in the Guide for Obedience Judges and Stewards
Requirements of an Obedience Judge
Your first step towards becoming a judge at Open and Championship Obedience Shows is to gain Obedience judge judging heelwork SATS 2008 experience of judging at a lower level - club matches and competitions, Limited Obedience Shows, Companion Dog Shows
Training Seminars for Obedience Judges
All judges must be fully conversant with the Obedience (G) Regulations. A very effective way to achieve this is by attending a Kennel Club Obedience Regulations and Judging Procedure seminar.
Working Trial Judges' Section
Judges at Kennel Club licensed Working Trials are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to Kennel Club regulations and the judges' Code of Best Practice.
Training seminars for Working Trial Judges
All judges must be fully conversant with the Kennel Club Working Trial (I) Regulations. A very effective way to achieve this is by attending a Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations and Judging Procedure seminar.
Kennel Club Working Trial Accredited Trainers & Presenters
Kennel Club Working Trials Regulations and Judging Procedure Seminars provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the Working Trials Regulations and also discuss judging procedure and etiquette.
Requirements of a Working Trial Judge
Judges are invited by the society which is staging a Working Trial (it is not acceptable for judges to solicit for appointments). Before inviting a judge, the society must be satisfied that the judge is suitably qualified
Successful Bloodhound Trial Judges
The Regulations & Judging Procedure Seminar and Examination is at the centre of the Kennel Club's goal of raising standards in all aspects of dog activity
Already involved in Dog Showing?
This section contains information for those already involved in Dog Showing, including how to run clubs and shows and information for Secretaries.
Rally Judges Training
Judges at Kennel Club licensed Rally competitions are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, judging in accordance with Kennel Club Rally Regulations and behaving in accordance with the appropriate Kennel Club Code of Best Practice.
Training seminars for Breed Show Judges
Training seminars for Breed Show Judges
Judges
The Kennel Club is responsible for the approval of Championship Show Judges, of which there are in excess of 10,000 approved in the UK.
Kennel Club Issues Advice On Social Media Use
The Kennel Club has issued advice to people using Facebook and other social media platforms to discuss issues concerning Kennel Club-based activities such as breeding, competing with and judging dogs.
Change In Policy For Judges Awarding Challenge Certificates In Second And Third Breeds
The Kennel Club General Committee has announced a change in policy for judges who are approved to award CCs in one breed and go on to award them in a second and third breed.
Help Improve the Education of Judges
The Kennel Club is looking for dog owners who would be interested in helping to improve the education of judges. Read how you can help.
Kennel Club Announces Changes To The Way Judges Are Educated, Approved And Listed
The Kennel Club is announcing a new system for the education, approval and listing of every level of judge. Read more.
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