Qualification of Judges List

On advice from the KC for all aspiring judges when filling in your CV updates or Judges application…. PLEASE BE AWARE
●    A dog may not be counted if it stands alone in its class, and neither may the class be counted, unless there are 2 or more classes containing one or more dogs. Eg. 3 separate classes containing one dog each may be counted as being judged.
●    A class may only be counted if it has had at least 1 dog present.
●    A dog may not be counted if the dog has been judged in a previous class
If you need to amend your numbers please do so and send your amendments to the Secretary of the Great Dane Breed Council 

THE GDBC List Qualifications/Criteria 
(Now ratified by the KC) 

These are in line with Kennel Club policy and include new amendments to the A3 and B list requirements               Updated 27/3/2017 applicable to the Judging List Application 
Successful applicants will be recommended to be  added to the Great Dane Breed Councils Judges List
N.B.    Persons already on the ‘A1’ & ‘A2’ Lists are NOT required to fill in any further application forms.
All persons on 'A3', 'B' and 'C' Lists ARE required to fill in the Judging Application Form **ANNUALLY** - even if your status is the same - submitting ALL judging experience with accurate dates. This will be collated with any previous information, thereby giving an updated picture.
These forms are the only information to which the Committee have access regarding your judging experience and activities, so please inform us of any updates. During our annual reviews the Committee may take it upon itself to remove any names which show consistent inactivity.
All applications, whether new or for upgrading, to reach the Hon. Secretary, Hilary Baker, by 31st. October 2017 for consideration at the November 2016 Committee Meeting.
Things to remember concerning Judging Lists -
1.    Please read qualifications carefully and check that your details are correct.
2.   The Club's appropriate Lists are sent to the Kennel Club and General Championship Show Societies every year.
3.   All Lists are available to local Societies. [Make sure your particular local Societies have a copy - spares are available at Club functions.]
4.   Membership of the Club is not a prerequisite for inclusion on any Judging List.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR JUDGING LIST 
‘A1’ LIST
For people who have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award CC’s in the Breed and have completed their first appointment and have the support of the Breed Club. (KC Policy)
‘A2’ LIST
For people who fulfil all requirements for the A3 list and who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list and have the support of the Breed Club. (KC Policy)‘
A3’ LIST (Breed Specialist)
Requirements include:-
(1) Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and have the support of the Breed Club (KC Policy)
(2)  To have judged at a minimum of 3 Breed Clubs at Open Show/ Limited Showlevel (excluding Stakes/Special Awards Classes) one of which must have been an Open Show
(3)  To have judged a minimum of 60 classes in this breed
(4)  To have judged a minimum of 160 dogs in this breed. (KC Policy – number optional)
(5)  To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.  (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
(6)  To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
(7)  To have attended a Conformation & Movement “Hands-on Assessment"  conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment. (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
(8)  To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment  where applicable  (KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
(9)  To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 (three) dogs when they obtained their 1st (first) entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances). (KC Policy)
(10)  To have stewarded at 12 shows.  (KC Policy)
A3’ LIST (Non-Breed Specialist)
Requirements include:-
(1)  Minimum of 7 (seven) years judging experience in any one breed (to include 5 (five)years in this breed) and have the support of the Breed Club (KC Policy)
(2)  To have judged for a minimum of  3 Breed Clubs at Open Show/Limited Show level (excluding Stakes/Special Award Classes).
(3)  To have judged a minimum of 60 (sixty)classes in this breed
(4)  To have judged a minimum of 160 dogs in this breed.  (KC Policy – Number optional by Club)
(5)  To have awarded CC’s in at least one other breed.  (KC Policy)
(6)  To Have Attended at least one breed specific judging seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club code of Best Practice and passed an examination and all other requirements of The Kennel Club.
(7)  To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 (three)dogs of any breed when they obtained their 1st entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)
B List (Breed Specialists)
(1)  To have 7 years experience owning and exhibiting in this breed and to have the support of the Breed club 
(2)  To have judged a minimum of 20 classes in this breed at Open Shows or Championship Shows without CC’s.
(3)  To have judged a minimum of 32 dogs of this breed.
(4)  To have attended at least one appropriate Breed Specific Seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment.
 B List (Non – Breed Specialists)
(1)  Minimum of 7 years judging experience in any one breed and have the support of the Breed Club
(2)  To have judged a minimum of 20 classes of this breed at Open Shows or Championship Shows without CC’s (save in exceptional circumstances).
(3)  To have judged a minimum of 32 dogs of this breed.
(4)  To have attended at least one appropriate Breed Specific Seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment 
C List (Breed Specialist)
For aspiring judges who have been active in the breed for a minimum of 5 (five) years and have the support of the Breed Club
C List (Non –  Breed Specialist)
For aspiring judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have a minimum of 5 (five) years in another breed and the support of the Breed Club.
N.B. Inclusion on the Judges list is subject to the following:-
a) Provision of proof of attendance and passing examinations/assessments of the required Seminars. This applies to the A2,A3 and B Lists for both Breed Specialists and Non-specialists
B) Approval of the Committee
Applicants are reminded that only those judges who are on a ‘B’ list or above will be permitted to judge at Open Shows with more than 3 (three) classes (Stud Book Band C).
The above qualifications are guidelines for the Committee. Attainment of criteria does not automatically guarantee inclusion on any list.


All decisions at the discretion of the GDBC Committee.

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