Training for Obedience Show Judges

Judges at Kennel Club licensed Obedience Shows are expected to maintain and abide by the highest standards, adhering to Kennel Club Regulations and the judges' code of best practice as set out in the Guide for Obedience Judges and Stewards. All judges should be appropriately experienced and have suitable temperament, physical fitness and stamina. They must act honestly and impartially and judge in a customary fashion acceptable to competitors. The overall aim of a judge is to provide value for the time, training, effort and money which the competitors put into their rounds at the show.

Judges' Record Book

It is important to keep a record of your judging appointments - if you are invited to award Obedience Certificates in the future you will need details of at least 30 shows at which you have judged as evidence of your eligibility. An official Judges' Record Book can be purchased from our online shop


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