Judges Criteria

Joint criteria, which has been adopted by all seven UK Border Terrier Breed Clubs.


Please find below details of the criteria which we will apply when drawing up the 2018 lists.

Applications/updates to be received by Kathy Wilkinson no later than 31st August 2017 for consideration for the 2018 lists.

A1 List
Indicates persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in the breed and have the support of The Border Terrier Club

CRITERIA:

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

CRITERIA: For persons who fulfil all the 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 Border Terrier Club.

A3 List
Indicates persons who the Club would support as being suitable to award CCs in the breed but not yet approved by the Kennel Club for inclusion on the A2 List

CRITERIA:

A3 list criteria - Breed Specialists (re numbers judged; all the other requirements of the A3 list criteria to remain the same as before):

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 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 the number of Border Terriers in breed classes as currently required by the Kennel Club for the Stud Book Band allocated to the breed (Band D - 160 dogs as at 2015) over an adequate geographic spread of venues (the exact wording of this amendment subject to agreement/ratification by all seven Border Terrier Clubs in due course)
  • To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on the Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures. (K.C. Policy as of 1.7.2001)
  • To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (K.C. Policy as of 1.7.2001)
  • To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the 'Hands on' assessment of judges' knowledge of Conformation and Movement, covering Points of the Dog, The Structure of the Dog and The Conventional Measurements of the Dog. (KC Policy as of 1.1.2007 for A3 Breed Specialists lists)
  • To have attended at least two breed specific seminars run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and the applicant passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable - KC Policy as of 1.7.2001)
  • 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 over a minimum of 12 days at either Limited, Open or Championship shows
  • In the case of overseas judges, broadly similar criteria will apply

A3 list criteria - Non Breed Specialists  (re numbers judged; all the other requirements of the A3 list criteria to remain the same as before):

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 the number of Border Terriers in breed classes as currently required by the Kennel Club  for the Stud Book Band allocated to the breed (Band D - 160 dogs as at 2015) over an adequate geographic spread of venues (the exact wording of this amendment subject to agreement/ratification by all seven Border Terrier Clubs in due course)
  • Attended at least one 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

B List 

Indicates persons who have been approved by the Border Terrier Club to judge the breed at Open Shows or at Championship Shows without CCs and have completed the Club's questionnaire.

CRITERIA:-

B List Specialist Judges

To have the support of the club 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 a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on the Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures: Requirements of a dog show judge (applicable to all B List Breed Specialists applicants from 1 January 2013) - item 3.1 on the Border Terrier Club Judges Questionnaire
  • Attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Anatomy, Conformation and Movement (applicable to all B List Breed Specialists applicants from 1 January 2013) - item 3.2 on the Border Terrier Club Judges Questionnaire
  • Attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the "Hands on" assessment of judges' knowledge of Conformation and Movement, covering Points of the Dog, The Structure of the Dog and The Conventional Measurements of the Dog (applicable to all B List Breed Specialists applicants from 1 January 2013) - item 3.3 on the Border Terrier Club Judges Questionnaire
  • Attended at least 1 seminar on the Border Terrier Breed Standard - item 3.4 on the Border Terrier Club Judges Questionnaire
  • Stewarded over a minimum of 2 days at Limited, Open or Championship Shows.
  • Submitted an application/questionnaire if requested to do so
  • Undertaken to write show critiques as customarily requested by the weekly dog press
  • In the case of overseas judges, broadly similar criteria will apply

B List Non Specialist Judges

To have the support of the club 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
  • Undertaken to write show critiques as customarily requested by the weekly dog press

C List

Persons included on the C List are aspirant judges who do not fall into any of the previous categories and who have completed the Club's questionnaire

CRITERIA:

C List Specialist Judges

To have the support of the club 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

C List Non-Specialist Judges

To have the support of the club 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
Lists of names, addresses and telephone numbers of Judges now available on this website, so no longer posted unless requested. Full lists, with criteria, also included in the Club's Year Book.

Please note:-

If you have submitted a questionnaire and wish to check whether you have been placed on any of the Club's lists, you may contact the Secretary (as no letters will be sent out), but neither the Secretary, nor any member of the Committee can enter into discussion concerning a particular applicant’s inclusion or non-inclusion on the lists.

The submission of a completed questionnaire will allow the Border Terrier Club’s Judges Sub-Committee to consider the candidate for inclusion on the Judges Lists, but does not guarantee or imply inclusion to any of the Club’s Judges Lists, whose stated criteria the candidate may satisfy.




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