The Cocker Spaniel Club

 

JUDGES LISTS CRITERIA

A1 LIST OF JUDGES
For persons who have been approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in the breed and completed their first appointment.

A2 LIST OF JUDGES
For persons who fulfil all the requirements of the A3 list, who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and approved by The Kennel Club for inclusion on the A2 List and have the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club.

A3 LIST (BREED SPECIALIST)
1 Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club (KC Policy)
2 To have judged TWO Breed Club Open Shows. One of which may be Breed Classes at a Championship Show where CC's were not on offer, judging a minimum of 12 classes (effective 03.03.2024)
3 To have judged an additional 60 classes (recommended minimum) of the breed at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs with an adequate geographical spread
4 To have judged 200 dogs (recommended minimum) in total
5 To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry into the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances) (KC Policy)
6 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations & Judging Procedures (KC Policy)
7 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement (KC Policy)
8 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Conformation & Movement with "Hands On" Assessment
9 To have attended and passed the Breed Specific Judges Competence Assessment and been awarded a Certficate in Judging Competence
10 To have stewarded at 12 Open and/or Championship Shows (KC Policy)
11 To have attended a Kennel Club Spaniel Field Trial at Open Stake level or an Open Working Test

A3 LIST (NON SPECIALIST)
1 Minimum of 7 years judging in any one breed (to include 5 years judging Cocker Spaniels) and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club (KC Policy)
2 To have judged TWO Breed Club Open Shows. One of which may be Breed Classes at a Championship Show where CC's were not on offer, judging a minimum of 12 classes (effective 03.03.2024)
3 To have judged an additional 60 classes (recommended minimum) of the breed at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs with an adequate geographical spread
4 To have judged a minimum of 200 Cocker Spaniels in total
5 To have awarded CCs in at least one other breed (KC Policy)
6 To have attended and passed the Breed Specific Judges Competence Assessment and been awarded a Certficate in Judging Competence
7 Stewarding experience will be noted

B LIST (BREED SPECIALIST)
1 To have 5 years experience owning and exhibiting in this breed and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club
2 To have judged 25 classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs
3 To have judged 80 Cocker Spaniels (Recommended minimum)
4 Stud Book entries will be noted
5 Stewarding experience required
6 Must have demonstrated an active interest in the breed
7 Effective 1st June 2014 - to have attended a Breed Education Seminar/Appreciation Day and Passed the Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (BAD/MCE) based on The Kennel Club Breed Standard. (Held in accordance with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice) ;Or, to have attended a Breed Specific Hands on Seminar and Passed an Assessment – (Breed Seminars/Assessments undertaken prior to 2012 are not acceptable)
8 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations & Judging Procedures (KC Policy)
9 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement (KC Policy)
10 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Conformation & Movement with "Hands On" Assessment (“50 Points of the Dog”)

B LIST (NON SPECIALIST)
1 Minimum of 7 years judging in any one breed and having the support of The Cocker Spaniel Club
2 To have judged 25 classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open and/or Championship Shows without CCs (save in exceptional circumstances)
3 To have judged 80 Cockers (recommended minimum)
4 Stud Book entries will be noted
5 Stewarding experience will be noted
6 Must have demonstrated an active interest in Cocker Spaniels
7 Effective 1st June 2014 - to have attended a Breed Education Seminar/Appreciation Day and Passed the Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (BAD/MCE) based on The Kennel Club Breed Standard. (Held in accordance with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice) ; Or, to have attended a Breed Specific Hands on Seminar and Passed an Assessment – (Breed Seminars/Assessments undertaken prior to 2012 are not acceptable)
8 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations & Judging Procedures (KC Policy)
9 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement (KC Policy)
10 To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Conformation & Movement with "Hands On" Assessment (“50 Points of the Dog”)

C LIST JUDGES
Criteria Effective 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2023:
- For judges who have shown a minimum of five years proven interest in pedigree dogs and Cocker Spaniels in particular;
- Attended a KC Seminar “Requirements of a Dog Show Judge Seminar” (attendance evidence to be provided - Examination pass not mandatory);
- Attended a KC Conformation and Movement Seminar;
- Completed two full day Stewarding appointments.

C List Judges/Interim JEP Level 1
C Listed / Interim JEP Level 1 Judges should be aware of the amended requirements for JEP Level 1 effective 1st January 2024. The criteria for the CSC C List mirrors JEP Level 1 requirements.
From 1st January 2024, in order to remain as currently Listed and step into the Ring as a C List or JEP Level 1 judge, you must meet the following requirements:
• Minimum of five years proven interest in pedigree dogs (Cocker Spaniels, for the C List);
• Attend a Conformation and Movement seminar hosted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer
• Complete a minimum of two full-day stewarding appointments;
• Attend a Requirements of a Dog Show Judge seminar and pass associated exam (either in person or online via Kennel Club Academy, exam)
• Pass the Points of a Dog assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer

In order to remain C List and Interim JEP Level 1 listed, we will need confirmation that you comply with the up-dated criteria. Would Judges included on the Cocker Club C List and/or Interim JEP Level 1 as at 31st December 2023 please contact the Judges List Administrator and provide evidence that you meet the new requirements.

INTERIM JEP LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2

Level 1
Requirements to meet this level:
• Minimum of five years proven interest in pedigree dogs
• Attend a Conformation and Movement seminar hosted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer
• Complete a minimum of two full-day stewarding appointments
• Attend a Requirements of a Dog Show Judge seminar and pass associated exam (either in person or online via Kennel Club Academy, exam effective from 1 January 2024)
Pass the Points of a Dog assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer (effective from 1 January 2024)

Level 2
Requirements to meet this level

First breed:
• Attend a breed appreciation day (BAD) and pass a multiple-choice examination (MCE) for the respective breed.
• View ring stewarding seminar and take online quiz.
• Complete critique writing seminar and take online quiz.

Subsequent breeds
• Attend a breed appreciation day (BAD) and pass a multiple-choice examination (MCE) for each breed.
Note: Not mandatory for group judge for breeds in the group that they are not approved at level 4, but attendance strongly recommended.


NOTES:
- All Judges should ensure that they keep themselves up to date with the requirements of the current Breed Specific and JEP-(Breed Shows) criteria; and the KC Codes of Best Practice; undertake refresher courses which are available on-line via the Kennel Club Academy and held by Breed Clubs.

Definition of a Breed Specialist: An enthusiast who has shown an interest in and been involved with Cocker Spaniels as their main breed (exhibiting/breeding/judging) for a minimum of five years.
Non-Specialist: a Judge whose main breed is not Cocker Spaniels
When submitting your application for the Judges Lists please ensure that you complete the form in full, indicate which List you are applying for, sign the form, and return it together with the required certificates to the Judges List Administrator either by email or post – keep copies for your own records.

The Cocker Spaniel Club Committee will meet approximately three times during the year when they will consider Judges List applications and confirm applications for inclusion on the “Interim” JEP Levels 1 and 2.


Judges Lists Administrator:
Miss S Ellison
Woodbind Cottage, Court Mill Lane, Wadeford, Nr Chard, Somerset, TA20 3AX
Tel: 01460 62871
Email: judges-administrator@thecockerspanielclub.co.uk


 

 

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