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Working Trial Judges' Section


All judges must be fully conversant with the Kennel Club Working Trial (I) Regulations. A very effective way to achieve this is by attending a Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations and Judging Procedure seminar. The seminar and accompanying examination provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the Regulations and also discuss judging procedure and etiquette. Seminars may be organised by any group or individual, who must invite a Working Trials Accredited Trainer to present the seminar.

Each seminar is followed by an optional examination. The exam is nothing to fear: it uses a multiple choice question format and the answers to all the questions will be covered in the preceding seminar. Seminars are primarily designed to help new and existing judges and stewards to ensure they are fully conversant with the Regulations and their application in practice, but are open to competitors and others with an interest in learning the detail of the Regulations and judging practice.

Anyone who is holding a Working Trial-related seminar this year is invited to email the details to the Kennel Club's Canine Activities (Working Dog Activities) to workingtrials@thekennelclub.org.uk so that the seminar can be listed on this page.

List of Working Trial Seminars

The full list of training seminars is available here.

Organising a Working Trial Seminar

Successful Working Trial Seminar Candidates

To see a list of all those who have attended Working Trial judging seminars and passed the examination or assessment, please click on the link in the 'Downloads' menu on the right. Please bear in mind that although it is necessary for new judges to have passed the seminar and exam, successful candidates will not necessarily be ready to become Working Trial judges.

Before inviting a judge who is not known to them, show secretaries should establish the level of the intended judge's knowledge and experience as a competitor and judge.

All Successful Candidates