General Questions FAQs

 Updated 19/02/2018 

The latest FAQs can be found in bold.    


What was the inspiration behind the idea to develop the JCF?

To develop a logical sequence of training and developing judges and to develop a scheme that ensured new CC judges were competent in the breeds they wanted to judge. The Kennel Club has received much feedback from its Accredited Trainers, show societies, judges and most importantly exhibitors on the need for a new training and approval system for British judges.

Will there be an opportunity for breed clubs to test the JCF before it is released to the public?

There is currently a pilot scheme in place involving 14 breeds which have been asked to test the formats for the breed specific education element of the JCF, with the full scheme rolled out from 2019.

Is it the hope that JCF will encourage exhibitors to enter open shows?

Yes, it is the hope that having judges who have a well-rounded knowledge of their breed will encourage more people to show at open shows.

Will the Find A Judge online facility give details of previous and future appointments?

Yes, it will.

Will there be specific training for judges prior to judging Imported Register classes?

Imported Register classes by definition involve the judging of more than one breed. As stated previously, there is no reason why a breed should not have competent judges just because it does not have CCs.


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