Levels FAQs

 Updated 19/02/2018 

The latest FAQs can be found in bold.    


How do judges establish which level they transition to?

They need to refer to the transition table to see where their education thus far fits them in. It can be accessed at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/jcf

Will there be an option to request to attend a Gundog Open Working Test?

There is no change planned from the existing requirement.

What would constitute a proven interest in breeding and showing? Will the information given be verified?

A candidate would need to supply a signed statement outlining their background, ie exhibiting, breeding, committee work and assisting with the running of shows and other events. This information will be verified.

Will there be set times and distances between appointments?

Other than CC, Group and BIS appointments which are governed by KC Regulations, these will be determined between the judge and society.

Will judges on B or C lists who are progressing towards awarding CCs be able to continue to work towards this achievement or will they have to start again?

Yes, they can continue. There will be a transition period when the current and new systems will run alongside one another (2019-2021). A transition table can be found at www.thekennelclub.oprg.uk/jcf. Breed clubs are requested to identify such judges and use the A2 route.

Will there be any change in criteria for judging puppy groups or AV classes at open shows?

No, the requirement stays the same.

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