New Judging Criteria Information

Border Terrier  ‘A3’ Judging Lists

Information from the Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC) for Border Terriers, for judges who are on one of the breed club’s ‘A3’ judging lists.

The system for educating judges in the UK is changing as from 1 January 2019. The new system is called the Judges Competency Framework (JCF).

In the present judging system we have C, B, A3, A2 and A1 judging lists, and these will be replaced by Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 listings. More details can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/jcf

Some of the new judging systems and processes are either now in place to support the JCF (including the role of the BEC) or, will be coming into place between now and 31 December 2021. This ‘transition period’ is where the Kennel Club and breed clubs start the process of changing over the way they carry out judges education so that the present education and approval system ends on 31 December 2021 and the JCF fully replaces it on 1 January 2022.

What this might mean to you as a judge

If you wish to carry on judging when the new system starts, you will need to have a judges license as part of the JCF system, this will cost £26 per year (£10 per year for judges who currently who only want to judge one breed, free for those judges who are passed to award CCs before 1st July 2019).

This license fee will also give you  access to the KC Academy so that throughout your judging career you can keep up to date with any judging information and also complete many of the free and valuable online judges education courses available. The ‘Requirements of a Dog Show Judge’ multiple-choice exam will also be made available online through the Academy, and this needs to be completed by all judges every 5 years,

Your own personal information, will be input by the KC in the first instance if you are already a judge who awards CCs, and then by you for any other breeds you wish to judge. This will be available to you during the second half of 2019. Information about a person’s judging levels will feed into the ‘Find a Judge’ website which will make it easier for societies to be able to choose a wide variety of judges for their shows.

What you might want to do to make sure you are ready for JCF

As you are currently on an A3 list, you may be able to register as a JCF Level 3 judge with your existing evidence of the judge’s education. If there is anything that you are missing, you will no doubt have time to achieve it before applying for the new JCF levels.

What is JCF Level 3 and the requirements for me?

Firstly, please note that if you are presently on an A3 list for a breed and will have awarded CCs in the breed before 31 December 2021 then you will transition to JCF Level 4 once the appointment has been completed.

If you are still on the A3 list by 31 December 2021, then you will transition to JCF Level 3 provided you meet all the KC requirements. To progress to JCF Level 4 (awarding CCs) you will only need to take and pass the KC organised Breed Competence Assessment for the breed.

Alternatively, it may be that you might be able to proceed from the present judging system A3 list to A2 list before 31 December 2021. If your application is successful, you would also transition to JCF Level 4. More information about the A2 process is available at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/577402/jd31_a2_judges_list_procedure_4.pdf

The Kennel Club is encouraging judges and breed clubs to make use of the A2 process.

Where can I find out more information about the JCF?

You can find out more about this and much more by visiting www.thekennelclub.org.uk/jcf or by speaking to myself as BEC or your breed clubs. There are also many talks about the new JCF system going on throughout the country, details of which are also on this link, where you will be able to address any queries you might have.

Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC) for Border Terriers

Jayne Gillam

Email: jayne.gillam@btinternet.com

Mobile: 07926 183985

 

Border Terrier  ‘B’ and ‘C’ Judging Lists

Information from the Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC) for Border Terriers, for judges on one of the breed club’s ‘B’ or ‘C’ judging lists.

The system for educating judges in the UK is changing from 1 January 2019. The new system is called the Judges Competency Framework (JCF).

In the present judging system we have C, B, A3, A2 and A1 judging lists, and these will be replaced by Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 listings. More details can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/jcf

Some of the new judging systems and processes are either now in place to support the JCF (including the role of the BEC) or, will be coming into place between now and 31 December 2021. This ‘transition period’ is where the Kennel Club and breed clubs start the process of changing over the way they carry out judges education so that the present education system ends on 31 December 2021 and the JCF fully replaces it on 1 January 2022.

What this might mean to you as a judge

If you wish to carry on judging when the new system starts, you will need to have a judges license as part of the JCF system. This will cost £26 per year (£10 per year for judges who judge one breed only and do not wish to judge any other breeds at any level, free for judges who are passed for CCs before 1st July 2019).

This license fee will also give you access to the KC Academy so that throughout your judging career you can keep up to date with any judging information and also complete many of the free and valuable online judges education courses available. The ‘Requirements of a Dog Show Judge’ multiple-choice exam will also be made available online through the Academy, and this needs to be completed by all judges every 5 years.

Your own personal information, will be input by the KC in the first instance if you are already a judge who awards CCs, and then by you for any other breeds you wish to judge. This will be available to you during the second half of 2019. Information about a person’s judging levels will feed into the ‘Find a Judge’ website which will make it easier for societies to be able to choose a wide variety of judges for their shows at all levels.

What you need to do to make sure you are ready for JCF

As you are currently on a breed club list, it is likely that you might be able to register as both a JCF Level 1 and Level 2 judge with your existing evidence of the judge’s education. If there is anything that you are missing, you will no doubt have time to achieve it before applying for the new JCF levels.

What are JCF Level 1 and Level 2 and the requirements for me?

Level 1 – is not breed specific and a person registered as Level 1 can judge a limited number of classes of any breed at Limited/Open shows.

Briefly, the requirements to register at JCF Level 1 are certificated evidence of:

  • 5 years proven interest in any aspects of the pedigree dog world
  • 6 full days of stewarding
  • Completed KC ‘Requirements of a Dog Show Judge’ (RDSJ) seminar and exam within the last 5 years
  • Completed KC Points of the Dog Assessment (also known as 50 Points of the Dog)
  • Attended a KC Conformation and Movement seminar
  • Completed KC Academy online Critique Writing seminar and multiple-choice exam

Level 2 – is breed specific and a person at this level can judge any number of classes of the breed at Limited/Open/Championship shows without CCs.

Requirements to register at JCF Level 2 are certificated evidence of:

  • Attendance at either a breed seminar or the new Breed Appreciation Day (BAD) held by a breed club
  • A pass for a multiple-choice exam based on the breed standard organised by a breed club (carried out as part of an earlier breed seminar or as part of a new JCF BAD)
  • RDSJ exam pass within the last 5 years

Please note that if you have previously attended a breed seminar before 1 January 2019 and did not take a multiple-choice exam, you may have undertaken a hands-on assessment instead. If this is the case and you passed the assessment, you can use this instead of the multiple-choice exam – but only for registering as JCF Level 2.

Do you want to move towards awarding CCs in the breed?

If you meet the above criteria and are ready to start the mentoring process please let me know.

It may be that you are close to meeting the A3 list criteria. If this is the case the A2 process would be better for you. Details of the A2 process can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/577402/jd31_a2_judges_list_procedure_4.pdf

Where can I find out more information about the JCF?

You can find out more about this and much more by visiting www.thekennelclub.org.uk/jcf or by speaking to myself as BEC or your breed clubs. There are also many talks about the new JCF system going on throughout the country, details of which are also on this link, where you will be able to address any queries you might have.

I would appreciate an email, to let me know where you are on your judging journey and how you want to proceed in the future.

Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC)for Border Terriers

Jayne Gillam

Email: jayne.gillam@btinternet.com

Mobile: 07926 183 985

“A1″ List

All Judges
To have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates to the breed, have carried out the appointment and have the support of the Club.

“A2″ List

All Judges
To have fulfilled all of the requirements for the “A3″ Lists and have been assessed in accordance with The Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on the “A2″ List and have the support of the Club.

“A3″ List

Specialist Judges
To have the support of the Club and have:

  • Been active in Border Terriers for a minimum of 10 years
  • A minimum of 7 years experience of judging the Breed
  • Judged at least 1 Club Show and/or 2 Breed Club Supported Entry Shows at each of which at least 40 Border Terriers were entered and present
  • Judged at least 250 Border Terriers in breed classes over an adequate geographic spread of venues
  • Attended at least 2 Border Terrier Breed Specific Seminars run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice
  • Attended a Seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures
  • Attended a Seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Confirmation and Movement
  • Passed an examination or assessment if applicable
  • Submitted an application/questionnaire if requested to do so
  • Undertaken to write show critiques as customarily requested by the weekly dog press
  • Been an owner or breeder of at least 3 Border Terriers when these dogs obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)
  • Stewarded at 12 shows at either Open or Championship level

Non Specialist Judges
To have the support of the Club and have:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience of judging the breed
  • Judged at least 1 Breed Club Show and/or 2 Breed Club Supported Entry Shows at each of which at least 40 Border Terriers were entered and present
  • Judged at least 200 Border Terriers in breed classes over an adequate geographic spread of venues
  • Attended at least 1 Border Terrier Breed Specific Seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice
  • Passed a Border Terrier breed examination or assessment if applicable
  • Submitted an application/questionnaire if requested to do so
  • Undertaken to write show critiques as customarily requested by the weekly dog press
  • Been an owner or breeder of at least 3 dogs of any breed when these dogs obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)
  • Been approved to award C.C.s to at least one other breed and to have done so on at least 3 occasions

“B” List

Specialist Judges
To have the support of the Club to judge the breed without C.C.s and have:

  • Been active in Border Terriers for a minimum of 5 years
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of judging the breed
  • Judged at least 30 Border Terriers in breed classes
  • Attended at least 1 seminar on the Border Terrier Breed Standard
  • Stewarded on at least 2 occasions at Open or Championship level
  • Submitted an application/questionnaire if requested to do so
  • Undertaken to write show critiques as customarily requested by the weekly dog press

Non-Specialist Judges
To have the support of the Club to judge the breed without C.C.s and have:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience of judging any other breed
  • Judged at least 30 Border Terriers in breed classes
  • Attended at least 1 seminar on the Border Terrier Breed Standard
  • Been placed and currently remain on the “A” or “B” list of a Breed Club for at least 1 other breed
  • Submitted an application/questionnaire if requested to do so

“C” List

Specialist Judges
To have the support of the Club to judge the breed at Open or Limited Shows where no more than 3 classes are scheduled and have:

  • Been active in Border Terriers for at least 3 years
  • Submitted an application/questionnaire if requested to do so
  • Undertaken to write show critiques as customarily requested by the weekly dog press

Non-Specialist Judges
To have the support of the Club to judge the breed at Open or Limited Shows where no more than 3 classes are scheduled and have:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience of judging any other breed
  • Been placed and currently remain on the “A”, “B” or “C” list of a breed club for at least 1 other breed
  • Judged at least 12 Border Terriers in breed classes
  • Submitted an application/questionnaire if requested to do so
  • Undertaken to write show critiques as customarily requested by the weekly dog press.