Requirements of a Championship Agility Judge

Once you have been judging for a number of years you may be asked to judge a Championship Agility class and award Agility Certificates.  Championship judging appointments must be approved by the Kennel Club Board.

'First-time' Championship judges will need to complete a Championship Judges Questionnaire to show that they:

  • have a minimum of 5 years' experience of competing at Kennel Club licensed Agility Shows, and
  • have a minimum of 5 years' experience of judging at Kennel Club licensed Agility Shows, and
  • have judged at a minimum of 10 licensed Agility Shows over the previous 3 years including standard classes in each height category which must include Grade 7, and
  • have handled a dog competitively at Grade 6 or 7, and
  • have completed and passed an Agility Judges examination on the Kennel Club Academy prior to attending a Kennel Club Judges Seminar and have attended the Kennel Club Judges seminar and passed the assessment - this applies regardless of the judge's experience in judging non-Championship classes;
  • OR have been approved to judge the Agility Stakes at Crufts Dog Show or otherwise approved by the Board.

Once the judge has been nominated by a show society, they must be assessed while judging a non-Championship class at a Kennel Club licensed show. The Kennel Club will arrange for the assessment to take place.

Organisers of Championship shows must obtain Kennel Club approval of the Championship Judges they wish to nominate for Championship Agility classes. Nominations must be received by the Kennel Club from the show society at least 9 months before the date of the show, using the official nomination form.  All first time appointments must be applied for at least 18 months before the show date using the Agility Judge's questionnaire.


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