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Training

The Kennel Club arranges course for for all those aspiring to judge and those interested in the running of clubs and events. The Society holds Breed specific training courses from time to time, run in accordance with KC best practise.

The Society maintains a Judging list and the latest criteria for judging is included on the pdf file below. This will change in 2020 with the introduction of the new JCF. If you wish to be included on the current list please download and complete an application form.

The Kennel Club is introducing a new Judges Training Scheme called the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) and all judges will need to be licenced after 1st January 2020. ECKCSS has appointed a Breed Education Coordinator (BEC) for our Society who would be the the point of contact for all judges training questions from Society members. There is also a National Breed Education Coordinator who represents all 10 UK Cavalier Clubs and is the direct link with the KC on judges education who can also try and answer your questions.

ECCKCSS BEC is Andy Vella - cinderaic@gmail.com

National BEC is Marian Mynott- bec@cavaliers.uk


Judging list criteria

Application form

Main judges training courses are:-

Conformation and Movement Seminars - This seminar is aimed at all those who wish to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in their understanding of key aspects of Conformation, Structure and Movement. It complements the Points of the Dog assessment and is aimed at all those involved in exhibiting and judging and in particular those who aspire to give Challenge Certificates. A Kennel Club attendance certificate will be presented at the end of the seminar.

Requirements of a Dog Show Judge Seminar (KC Rules and Judging Procedures) - This seminar focuses on providing the essential knowledge and understanding of Kennel Club Rules and Regulations and Ring Procedure. It is for those who wish to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in their understanding of key aspects of Kennel Club Rules and Regulations. It is aimed at all those involved in exhibiting and judging and in particular those who aspire to award Challenge Certificates. An examination paper on Requirements of a Dog Show Judge follows this seminar for those wishing to award CCs. Successful candidates will receive a certificate which is a requirement for the first time CC questionnaire.

Points of the Dog assessments - conducted by specially trained Conformation and Movement Accredited Trainer. The aim of this Assessment is to demonstrate that aspiring judges are totally familiar with the Points of the Dog, Structure of the Dog and Conventional measurements of the Dog.

Breed specific judging seminar _- Organised by Breed Clubs and run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice. These seminars normally consist of two parts, part one would conclude with a written multi choice answer test in order to assess participants knowledge of the breed standard. Part two would include examining and placing a group of Cavaliers in a typical judging enviroment together with an examination and/or assessment based on the KC competence assessment. This seminar will change after JCF is introduced and split into two parts held at different stages of the judges training.