Cocker Spaniel Breed Council

JUDGING LISTS CRITERIA

The Council will form & maintain FIVE Lists of Judges. These shall be compiled anew on an annual basis.

ROLL OF HONOUR
The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council (i.e. THE MEMBER CLUBS) wishes to show appreciation of the Services rendered to the Breed over many years by The Championship Show Judges on this list.

Best wishes for the future are extended to those who may have retired.

A1 LIST
This list contains the names of those persons who have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed & have completed their first appointment. They also have the support of the Cocker Spaniel Breed Council. (K.C. Policy)

A2 LIST
This list contains the names of persons who fulfil all requirements of the "A3" List & who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements & accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on an "A2" List & have the support of The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council. (K.C. Policy)

A3 LIST
This list contains the names of judges of the Breed who satisfy the criteria as determined by The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council, who have the confidence of Member Clubs and are considered suitably qualified to judge the Breed at Championship Show level.

B LIST
This list contains the names of judges of the Breed who have satisfied the B List criteria as determined by The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council and are considered suitably qualified to judge the Cocker Spaniel at Championship Shows without CC's on offer, at Breed Club Open Shows and at General Open Shows exceeding 6 classes of the Breed.

C LIST
For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council. Up to 6 classes provided that a puppy class is scheduled

A3 LIST

Applicants should note that when considering an application for inclusion on The Breed Council B and A Lists no more than 6 classes will be accepted for a single appointment, and if so judged the number of dogs reduced pro-rata ie. 8 classes, 32 dogs judged will be reduced to 6 classes 24 dogs judged. UNLESS the applicant is at the time of acceptance of the appointment included on the B List of either The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council or of The Cocker Spaniel Club.

NB: Requirement for all First time CC apppointment applications received at the Kennel Club after 1st January 2011. Each applicant must have attended an OPEN COCKER SPANIEL STAKES.
Attendees must arrange in advance with the relevant Field Trial Secretary that they can attend and observe (not all Secretaries or Landowners will want member of the public at their events). Attendees must stay for the day and obtain a marked card (catalogue in our terms) signed by the Field Trial Secretary. The marked card is to be sent to the Kennel Club with the completed application. It is strongly suggested that a copy of the card is taken and retained. Some trials will allow attendees to stand with the judge(s) and some will not; it is not essential. Observation of a Cocker working is the object of the exercise.

Relevant links are http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/field-trials-working-gundogs/ for information on Field Trials, http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/85500/fieldtrialsdiary.pdf for the online Field Trial Diary and http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/field-trials-working-gundogs/field-trials-contacts/ for the list of Field Trial Society contacts.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BREED SPECIALISTS (A person whose main breed is Cocker Spaniels & who is actively breeding and/or showing)

(a). A minimum of 7 years Judging experience in the Breed at the time of approval & have the support of The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council. (K.C. Policy).
(b). 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
** For BREEDERS RESIDENT IN NORTHERN IRELAND** this may be two Breed Club Shows under Kennel Club Regulations & One Green Star under Irish Kennel Club Rules.
(c). Judged a further 60 Classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open or Limited or Championship Shows without C.C.s. with an adequate geographical spread.
(d). Judged a minimum of 300 Cocker Spaniels.
(e). To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer & passed the relevant examination on Requirements of a Dog Show Judge. (Also known as Rules & Regulations). (Exam). (Proof to be provided). (K.C. Policy - 1/7/01).
(f). To have attended a Seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement - (Part 1) Assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer & passed the assessment. (Proof to be provided). (K.C. Policy - 1/7/05).
(g). To have attended a Seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement "Hands On" (Part 2) Assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer & passed the assessment -also know as 50 Points of the dog. (Proof to be provided). (K.C. Policy - 1/7/05).
(h). To have attended a Breed Judging Competence Assessment, be awarded a Breed Certificate in Judging Competence. (Held in accordance with the KC Code of Best Practice) (KC Policy 1.7.2001)
(i). To have bred &/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book. (save in exceptional circumstances). (K.C. Policy).
(j). To have stewarded at 12 Shows held under Kennel Club Regulations. (Proof to be provided). (K.C. Policy).

NON BREED SPECIALISTS

(a). A minimum of 7 years Judging experience in any one Breed (to include 5 years judging Cocker Spaniels) & have the support of The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council. (K.C. Policy).
(b). To have judged at TWO Breed Club Open Shows, one of which may be breed classes at a Championship Show where CCs were not on offer, judging a minimum of 12 classes.
(c). To have judged a further 60 Classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open or Limited or Championship Shows without C .C.s. with an adequate geographical spread.
(d). To have judged a minimum of 300 Cocker Spaniels.
(e). To have awarded CC's. in at least ONE other Breed. (K.C. Policy).
(f). To have attended a Breed Judging Competence Assessment, be awarded a Breed Certificate in Judging Competence. (Held in accordance with the KC Code of Best Practice) (KC Policy 1.7.2001)

NAMES FOR CONSIDERATION MAY ONLY BE SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER CLUB FOR WHOM THE APPLICANT HAS JUDGED.

The number of dogs ACTUALLY JUDGED (showing absentees) shall be declared.

Applicants are required to submit either original or good  copies of all Pass Certificates relating to seminars and examinations etc. duly undertaken and  signed by the appropriate Accredited Trainer.

"B" LIST

Applicants should note that when considering an application for inclusion on The Breed Council B and A Lists no more than 6 classes will be accepted for a single appointment, and if so judged the number of dogs reduced pro-rata ie. 8 classes, 32 dogs judged will be reduced to 6 classes 24 dogs judged. UNLESS the applicant is at the time of acceptance of the appointment included on the B List of either The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council or of The Cocker Spaniel Club.

**A copy of the C.V. of the candidate to be forwarded to the The Judging Lists Co-Ordinator of The Breed Council**

BREED SPECIALISTS ( A person whose main breed is Cocker Spaniels & who is actively breeding and/or showing)
(a). To have 5 years experience actively involved in Cocker Spaniels
(b). To have judged 30 classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open or Limited Shows over a minimum period of 4 years
(c). To have judged a minimum of 100 Cocker Spaniels
(d). With effect from 1st June 2014, to attend a Breed Education Seminar, obtain a Pass on a multiple choice Questionnaire covering the Kennel Club Breed Standard, Extended Breed Standard, the Cocker Spaniel in History and Judging the Cocker Spaniel. (Held in accordance with the KC Code of Best Practice). Judges who obtained a Breed Specific Hands on Assessment Pass prior to the above date to be exempt from such requirement.
(e). To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer & passed the relevant examination on Requirements of a Dog Show Judge. (Exam). (Also known as Rules & Regulations). (Exam). (Proof to be provided). (K.C. Policy).
(f) To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement. (Video. Proof to be provided) (K.C. Policy).
(g). To have stewarded on 6 occasions.

NON BREED SPECIALISTS
(a). To have a minimum of 7 years judging in any one breed
(b). To have judged 30 Classes of Cocker Spaniels at Open or Limited Shows, over a minimum period of 4 years
(c). To have judged a minimum of 100 Cocker Spaniels
(d). With effect from 1st June 2014, to attend a Breed Education Seminar, obtain a Pass on a multiple choice Questionnaire on the Breed and Breed Standard. (Held in accordance with the KC Code of Best Practice). Judges who obtained a Breed Specific Hands on Assessment Pass prior to the above date to be exempt from such requirement.
(e). To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer & passed the relevant examination on Requirements of a Dog Show Judge. (Also known as Rules & Regulations). (Exam). (Proof to be provided) (K.C. Policy)
(f) To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement. (Video. Proof to be provided) (K.C. Policy).
(g). To have stewarded on 6 occasions.

"C" LIST

For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of The Cocker Spaniel Breed Council. This list would normally include persons who have judged the breed at Limited and Open Shows but who do not yet qualify for the B List of judges.


NOTE:
It is important that all judges are aware that the following extracts from The Kennel Club Rules make it mandatory that it is the responsibility of the invited judge to ensure THAT AT THE TIME OF ACCEPTANCE their name MUST be included on the relevant list of The Breed Council or Breed Club B judges list or above.

The Kennel Club Rules governing Judges and Judging of relevance to A3 and B Lists are contained within Rule F(1) at 21.

21(b)(1)...... the selected Judge must, when appointed by the Club/Society, either
(a) Have previously been appointed to award Challenge Certificates to the relevant breed
and not have been declared ineligible to do so by the time of carrying out the appointment./OR/
(b) be included on the Breed Council/Club B judges list or above.
In the latter case before accepting such an appointment, the selected Judge must ensure that their name is included on the relevant Breed Council/Club judges list.


Please Click HERE To Download Application Forms For The Above Lists

Back to Top