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A new system has been developed for the education, approval and listing of every level of judge, from those who aspire to judge, right through to open show judges and those who go on to award Challenge Certificates and judge championship show groups, and Best in Show. The system has been designed taking into account the feedback received from exhibitors, show societies and judges.

Introducing the Judges Competency Framework

Judges Competency Framework - In Detail
The Judges Competency Framework (JCF) was announced in the spring of 2017, has been piloted with 14 breeds, and will start to go ‘live’ in 2019. Find out more here.
Breed Education Co-ordinators
Find out who the BECs are by clicking here.
Opportunities to Learn
A number of Question and Answer sessions have been arranged up and down the country. Find out more by clicking here.
Breed Appreciation Days

Breed Mentoring


Eye for a Dog Assessment

Judges Competency Framework FAQs

JCF Press Releases