NATIONAL BEDLINGTON TERRIER CLUB.


Code of Best Practice Updated For Breed Appreciation Days and Multiple Choice Exams

30th March 2020 - 2:59 PM


The Kennel Club has announced that, following consideration of the recommendations put forward by the JCF Independent Review Panel together with the results from the JCF survey commissioned by the Kennel Club, the Code of Best Practice has been updated for Breed Appreciation Days (BADs) and Multiple Choice Exams (MCEs).

The code, respective annexes and updated mentoring record form can be found on the Kennel Club website at bit.ly/2wPi3Dr.

As previously announced, a new/starter judge must have first met the following Level 1 criteria in order to be eligible to sit the MCE for a breed:

  • Minimum of 5 years proven interest in pedigree dogs
  • Attend the Requirements of a Dog Show Judge seminar but not mandatory to take and pass the examination at this stage
  • Attend a Conformation and Movement seminar
  • Complete a minimum of two full-day stewarding appointments

For JCF candidates details of the criteria to achieve each Level and the judging eligibilities accompanying these Levels can be found at bit.ly/3dG5fju.

It is now recommended that breed clubs hold a group mentoring session as part of a Breed Appreciation Day. Candidates undertaking this must have met Level 2 criteria, which could be attained on the day through passing the MCE.

For those candidates wishing to progress down the traditional system, breed clubs should continue to hold hands-on assessments if there are judges requiring this to meet the A3 list criteria, particularly in view of ‘grandfathering’ arrangements. Breed clubs are recommended to review their judging lists to determine if there is a demand for this.

Breed Education Coordinators are also being asked to review their MCEs in line with amended criteria and resubmit amended banks of questions to the Canine Activities Team jcf@thekennelclub.org.uk.

Due to the JCF having being placed on hold and the current situation regarding COVID-19, the requirement for breed clubs to have an involvement in a BAD at least once every two years will now come into force from 1 January 2021, as well as the requirement for breed clubs to nominate at least two general or group open show supported entry shows per year.

Further press releases concerning the new judges’ education and approval systems will follow in due course.

All enquiries should be directed to email jcf@thekennelclub.org.uk.

 

Download the current judging 'A' lists here


Download the current judging 'B & C' lists here

 

Bedlington Terrier judging list qualifications.

Honesty and integrity are a prime consideration


The NBTC Judging List is in 5 parts: A1, A2, A3, B & C. The NBTC also distinguishes between Breed & Non Breed Specialist.

The minimum qualifications for each part is as detailed below,

 in addition there is an agreement to write & submit a critique to the Canine Press & if requested, also to the club.

 

A1  List

      For persons who have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed

      and have completed their first appointment and have the support of the club.

 

A2 List

      For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list and who have been assessed in

      accordance with KC requirements and accepted by the KC for inclusion on an A2 list and

      have the support of the club.

 

A3 List (Breed specialist).

1.        To have a minimum of 7 years experience judging the breed and have the support of the club.

2.        To have judged at 1 Breed Club show.

3.        To have judged the breed at 6 open shows or championship shows without CC’s.

4.        To have judged a minimum of 30 classes of the breed.

5.        To have judged a minimum of 60 dogs.

6.        To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on KC Regulations and Judging Procedures. (KC policy).

7.        To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC policy)

(a)     To have attended a Confirmation and Movement “Hands-on Assessment” conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment. (KC Policy)

8.       To have attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practise and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy )

9.        To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (Save in exceptional circumstances).

10.     To have stewarded over a minimum of 12 days at shows.

11.     To have been actively involved in breeding/exhibiting the breed for a minimum of 10 years.

 

A3 List (Non-Specialist)

1.        To have a minimum of 7 years judging experience in any breed (to include 5 years judging Bedlington Terriers) and have the support of the club.

2.        To have judged at 1 Breed Club show.

3.        To have judged the breed at 5 opens shows and 1 championship show without CC’s.

4.        To have judged a minimum of 40 classes in this breed.

5.        To have judged 80 dogs in this breed.

6.        To have awarded CC’s in at least one other breed. 

7.        To have attended at least 1 Breed specific judging seminar run in accordance with the relevant KC code of best practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.

8.        To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs of any breed when they obtained their 1st entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances).
 
 

 

B. List (Breed Specialist)

1.        To have 5 years experience owning and exhibiting in this breed and have the support of the club.

2.        To have judged 12 classes of this breed at open shows or championship shows without CC’s.

3.        To have judged 24 dogs of this breed.

4.        To have attended at least one Breed specific judging seminar and passed an assessment where applicable.

 

B List (Non-Specialist)

1.        To have a minimum of 5 years judging experience in any one breed, three years in this breed and have the support of the club.

2.        To have judged 16 classes of the breed at open shows or championship shows without CC’s.

3.        To have judged 32 dogs of this breed.

 

C LIST.

For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the club. Listings would normally include persons who have judged the breed at limited and open shows but do not yet qualify for the B list.

 

3 PART APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE CLUB JUDGING LISTS  ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FORMS PAGE OR  FROM THE SECRETARY.

 

Please apply to the secretary: Mrs P Garbutt    bedlingtonnational@gmail.com