Levels FAQs

 Updated 10/04/2018 


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 I still need to attend a sub-group Field Trial/Open Gundog Working Test?

There is no change planned from the existing requirement, a judge will need to complete this to register at JCF Level 3 in the relevant breeds.

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 on the current system. There will be a transition period when the current and new systems will run alongside one another until 31 December 2021. All new CC appointments approved under the current judging system should be carried out by 31 December 2021. A transition table can be found at www.thekennelclub.oprg.uk/jcf.

Breed clubs are requested to identify such judges and consider using the A2 route.

Will there be any change in criteria for judging BIS, Groups or AV classes at open shows?

No, the requirement stays the same. Under JCF judges must be registered at JCF Level 4 for at least one breed.

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