Observers FAQs

 Updated 10/04/2018 

 

 

Can I or my partner exhibit dogs under a judge one of us is observing?

No, this is not permissible

KC guidance tells us that we can be observed at a breed club open show, a championship show appointment without CCs or classes at a supported entry show. Is there a minimum number of dogs entered needed to be observed

The entry needs to be meaningful to enable the observer to come to a conclusion about the judge’s ability. It is accepted that entry levels vary between breeds, and the BEC will have discretion in deciding what is ‘meaningful’ for their breed.

KC guidance tells us that we can be observed at a breed club open show, a championship show appointment or a supported entry show. If none of these appointments come my way, I have heard that I can ask the BEC to arrange an observer for an appointment at an open show where I have attracted a reasonable entry. Is this information correct and what would a reasonable entry consist of?

It is hoped that breed clubs, when making appointments will take into account the progress of judges, their experience and the competency shown. The BEC would need to liaise with the KC Education and Training team before agreeing to have a judge observed outside of the guidance. Clubs should note that two is the minimum number of supported entry shows they need to support, there is no maximum.

Copyright © The Kennel Club Limited 2018. The unauthorised reproduction of text and images is strictly prohibited.