Judging Criteria for Rough and Smooth Collies

The list is divided into five parts namely A1, A2, A3, B and C.

A list of judges approved by the judges sub-committee for the A1, A2, A3, B & C lists, shall be maintained in accordance with the following formats.

Judges listed are those who have the support of the London Collie Club.

Any nominee must receive a two-thirds majority vote from the judges sub-committee or committee members in order to be placed on the judging list at any level.

These judging lists will expire at the beginning of every year and new judging lists will be formed.

The judges sub-committee or committee reserve the right to waive the minimum qualification as they see fit, for the Rough and Smooth collie judging lists.

Attainment of the relevant qualifications or previous approval does not entitle any candidate to automatic entry onto any of the Club’s list of judges.



Last Updated October 2018
 

ROUGH AND SMOOTH COLLIES

A1 List

For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in Rough or Smooth Collies and have completed their first appointment. These persons will have the support of the London Collie Club.

A2 List

For persons who fulfil all the requirements of 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 London Collie Club.

A3 List

All persons the London Collie Club supports to award Challenge Certificates, but whom, as yet, the Kennel Club has not approved.

 

The following qualifications are required for inclusion

 

ROUGH COLLIE AND SMOOTH COLLIES (Specialist & Non Specialist)

A1 List

For persons who have been approved by the Kennel Club to award CC’s in the Rough or Smooth Collies and have completed their first appointment. The have the support of the Club.

 

A2 List

For the persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list and who 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.

 

ROUGH COLLIE (SPECIALIST)

A3 List

  1. To have a minimum of ten (10) years judging experience in Rough Collies and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have bred and or owned 3 Rough Collies when they obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book. (Save in exceptional circumstances)

  3. To have judged 80 Rough Collie classes with an adequate geographical spread.

  4. To have handled a minimum of 200 Rough Collies.

  5. To have judged 2 Breed Club open shows, one of which may be a Championship show without Challenge Certificates where a minimum of 24 exhibits are handled in an adequate geographical spread.

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

  7. To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer on Confirmation and Movement.

  8. To have attended and passed the relevant examination for the Kennel Club ‘Hands On’ assessment.

  9. To have attended a breed specific seminar and have been assessed by three (3) KC approved assessors on at least two separate occasions. (See note below regarding assessments)

  10. To have stewarded a minimum of twelve shows.

Assessments

The three assessments can be carried out at:-

  • Breed Club open show by two assessors (counts as 2 assessments)

  • General Open Show or Championship show with no CC allocation where a minimum of 12 Rough Collies were handled by one assessor (counts as 1 assessment)

  • Rough Collie Breed Council Assessment day (counts as 1 assessment) – Rough Collies only.

ROUGH COLLIE (NON-SPECIALIST)

A3 List

  1. To have a minimum of seven (7) years judging in any one breed (to include 5 years in Rough Collies) and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have handled a minimum of 200 Rough Collies

  3. To have judged on Rough Collie Breed Club Open Show or one Championship Show without Challenge Certificates where a minimum of 25 exhibits were handled.

  4. To have attended a Rough Collie Breed specific seminar.

  5. To have award Challenge Certificates in one other breed (preferably in the Working or Pastoral Group)

  6. To have stewarded a minimum of twelve shows.

 

ROUGH COLLIE (SPECIALIST)

B List

  1. To have seven (7) years experience owning and exhibiting Rough Collies and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have judged a minimum of 20 classes of Rough Collies at open shows.

  3. To have handled a minimum of 60 Rough Collies.

  4. To have attended a Rough Collie Judging/Training Seminar.

  5. To have stewarding experience.

ROUGH COLLIE (NON-SPECIALIST)

B List

  1. To have five (5) years experience in any one breed in the Working/Pastoral Group and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have judged a minimum of 20 classes of Rough Collies at open shows.

  3. To have handled a minimum of 120 Rough Collies.

  4. To have attended a Rough Collie Breed Specific Seminar

  5. To have stewarding experience.

ROUGH COLLIE (SPECIALIST/NON-SPECIALIST)

C List

  1. For aspiring judges who have shown interest in Rough Collies over a minimum 5 year period and have the support of the Club.

SMOOTH COLLIE (SPECIALIST)

A3 List

  1. To have a minimum of seven (7) years judging experience in Smooth Collies at Open show level (including Championship Shows where Challenge Certificates were not on offer in the breed) and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have judged a minimum of 25  Smooth Collie classes.

  3. To have handled a minimum of 50 Smooth Collies.

  4. To have judged the breed at least once at a Breed Club show with a minimum number of 8 classes.

  5. To have bred and/or owned at least three (3) Smooth Collies when they obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances)

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

  7. To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer on Confirmation and Movement.

  8. To have attended and passed the relevant examination for the Kennel Club ‘Hands On’ assessment.

  9. To have attended a breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant KC code of best practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.

  10. To have stewarded a minimum of twelve shows.

 

SMOOTH COLLIE (NON-SPECIALIST)

A3 List

  1. To have a minimum of seven (7) years judging experience in any one breed and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have judged Smooth Collies over a 5 year period at Open Show level (including Championship Shows where Challenge Certificates were not on offer in the breed)

  3. To have judged a minimum number of 25 classes.

  4. To have judged a minimum of 50 Smooth Collies.

  5. To have judged a Breed Club or Championship show where Challenge Certificates were not on offer for the breed.

  6. To have awarded Challenge Certificates in at least one other breed (preferably in the Working/Pastoral Group)

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

  8. To have stewarded at a minimum of twelve shows.

SMOOTH COLLIE (SPECIALIST)

B List

  1. To have seven (7) years experience owning and exhibiting Smooth Collies and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have judged a minimum of 3 classes of Smooth Collies at open shows.

  3. To have handled a minimum of 12 Smooth Collies.

  4. To have attended The Smooth Collie Club training seminar and been awarded a certificate.

SMOOTH COLLIE (NON-SPECIALIST)

B List

  1. To have ten (10) years experience owning and exhibiting any one breed in the Working/Pastoral Group and have the support of the Club.

  2. To have a minimum five (5) years judging experience in any one breed.

  3. To have judged a minimum of 3 classes of Smooth Collies at open shows.

  4. To have handled a minimum of 12 Smooth Collies.

  5. To have attended The Smooth Collie Club training seminar and been awarded a certificate (save in exceptional circumstances)

SMOOTH COLLIE (SPECIALIST/NON-SPECIALIST)

C List

  1. For aspiring judges who have shown interest in Smooth Collies over a minimum 5 year period and have the support of the club.

Please find our current 2018 judging list here

To apply for our judging list in one or both breeds, please send your latest CV to us for consideration at judging.list@londoncollieclub.co.uk noting that our lists are updated annually at our Spring AGM.

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