Breed Education Coordinator FAQs

 Updated 20/06/2018 



What role do you envisage the Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC) playing in the JCF?

It is hoped that there will be one BEC for each individual breed. The role will require good admin and people skills. Details on the role can be found at

What training and support will the Kennel Club and breed clubs provide for the BEC?

The Kennel Club will provide each BEC with all of the information required to carry out their role and offer practical support and assistance when required. The breed clubs are expected to support their BEC in educating judges.

How will the Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC) be chosen?

The person will be chosen by the breed club or, in the case of breeds with more than one club, through a consensus of breed clubs. They will remain in the post until the breed club(s) appoints someone else. 

Can there be more than one Breed Education Co-ordinator per breed?

If breeds find that they really cannot agree on a single person then the Kennel Club will become involved and MAY agree there can be more than one BEC in exceptional circumstances. If a breed is concerned about spreading the workload they may appoint assistant or sub-BECs.

Can a sub-group or breed with varieties have one Breed Education Co-ordinator?

A breed with more than one variety (and where CC approval of one variety means approval for all varieties) would be expected to have one BEC, if possible. The BEC should ensure that the mentoring process covers all the sizes, coats and varieties of that breed, so for example at a show the mentor and student should watch more than one variety during the session. 

Does the Breed Education Co-ordinator need to be a CC judge?

No, there is no requirement for the BEC to award CCs. However, the Kennel Club asks that breeds consider appointing people who are highly organised would be the best person for the role. This may also be someone who awards CCs, someone who does not wish to judge at all or even someone in another breed.

Will the BEC be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses?

It is reasonable for BECs to have their expenses paid. This is the responsibility of the breed club(s). We suggest breed clubs/councils put in place a system where all clubs contribute towards expenses. They may pay an honorarium if they wish to.

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