The Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain
Judges' Lists & Judges Education Programe
 

 


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With effect from 1st January 2021 the system of allocating judges to various lists will begin to cease. The Kennel Club are introducing a revised scheme to educate judges and an individual judge's right to judge at various levels will be determined by clear criteria based on educational attainment and, to a limited extent, experience. The new scheme, called the Judges Education Programme, is to be phased in over a period of 5 years.

The Kennel Club are currently implementing an online facility for judges to record educational attainment as well as past and future appointments. This facility will then allow Show Societies to filter and identify judges who meet the criteria in order to judge at a particular show. A judge's availability and eligibilty to judge will depend on the number of classes, type of show and the individual judge's attainment. Full details of the scheme, for Pyrenean Mountain Dog judges can be found under 'Judges Education Programme - Pyrenean Mountain Dogs'.


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The criteria set out, below, remain current for 2020 but with effect from 1st January 2021 the Kennel Club's 'Judges Education Programme' will come in to force.


 

A1 List of Approved Judges

Criteria for judges:

  1. Approved by the Kennel Club to award CCs in the Breed.

  2. Has the support of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain.

A2 List of Approved Judges

Criteria for judges:

  1. Fulfils all requirements of the A3 List.

  2. Has been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements.

  3. Accepted by the Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 List.

  4. Has the support of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain.

A3 List of Approved Judges (Breed Specialists)

Minimum Criteria for judges:

  1. To have a minimum of seven years judging experience in the breed.

  2. To have judged at least one Breed Club Show.

  3. To have judged the breed at six Open Shows, with an adequate geographical spread.

  4. To have judged a minimum of twenty classes.

  5. To have judged a minimum of fifty dogs.

  6. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of three dogs when they obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances).

  7. To have have stewarded at 10 shows.

  8. To have met all of the B list criteria.
  9. To have the support of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain.

A3 List of Approved Judges (Non-Specialists)

Minimum Criteria for judges:

  1. To have a minimum of seven years judging experience in any one breed (to include five years in this breed)..

  2. To have judged at least one Breed Club Show.

  3. To have judged the breed at five Open Shows or Championship Shows without CCs, with an adequate geographical spread.

  4. To have judged a minimum of fifteen classes.

  5. To have judged a minimum of fifty dogs.

  6. To have awarded CCs in at least one other breed in the Working or Pastoral Groups.

  7. To have attended at least one breed-specific judging seminars, run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment, where applicable.

  8. To have stewarded at 10 shows.

  9. To have the support of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain.

B List of Approved Judges (Breed Specialists)

Minimum Criteria for judges:

  1. To have a minimum of five years experience owning and exhibiting the breed.

  2. To have judged ten classes in this breed at Open Shows.

  3. To have judged twenty dogs of this breed.

  4. To have attended a Kennel Club 'Requirements Of A Show Judge' seminar and passed the relevant examination or to have attended a seminar, given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.

  5. To have attended a seminar, given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, on Confirmation and Movement.

  6. To have attended and passed a Hands-on-Assessment delivered by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer.

  7. To have attended at least two breed-specific judging seminars, run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment, where applicable.

B List of Approved Judges (Non-Specialists)

Minimum Criteria for judges:

  1. To have a minimum of five years judging experience in any one breed.

  2. To have judged ten classes in this breed at Open Shows.

  3. To have judged twenty dogs of this breed.

  4. To have attended a Kennel Club 'Requirements Of A Show Judge' seminar and have passed the relevant examination or to have attended a seminar, given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.

  5. To have attended a seminar, given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, on Confirmation and Movement.

  6. To have attended and passed a Hands-on-Assessment delivered by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer. 

  7. To have attended at least two breed-specific judging seminars, run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment, where applicable, to have been approved, by the Kennel Club, to judge the Pastoral Group at Championship Shows.

C List of Approved Judges

Minimum Criteria for judges:

  1. To have shown an interest in the breed.

  2. To have the support of the Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britain.

The C List would normally include persons who have judged the breed at Limited or Open Shows but who do not yet qualify for the B List.

Roll Of Honour

Minimum Criteria for judges:

  1. To have previously been included in the A List of Approved Judges.

  2. To have elected not to accept further appointments.

 Last Updated : 27/03/2019


Judges Education Programme - Pyrenean Mountain Dogs

Level
Requirements to meet this level
Eligibility to judge
1
  • Minimum of five years proven interest in pedigree dogs
  • Attend a requirements of a dog show judge seminar (but not mandatory to take and pass examination)
  • Attend a conformation and movement seminar
  • Complete a minimum of two full-day stewarding appointments
Up to three classes (four if one is a puppy class) for any breed at limited or open shows.
2
  • Take and pass requirements of a dog show judge examination
  • Pass points of a dog assessment
  • Attend a breed appreciation day (BAD) and pass a multiple-choice examination (MCE) for the respective breed
  • View ring stewarding seminar and take online quiz
  • Complete critique writing seminar and take online quiz
Unlimited number of classes for the respective breed at limited, open or championship shows (no CCs)
Any variety classes, groups and best in show at limited shows
3
  • Undergo minimum of three mentoring sessions with a minimum of 12 months between first and third session
  • Be observed judging a breed club show, breed supported entry show or championship show without CCs
  • Complete remaining 10 full-day stewarding appointments (onetime qualification)
  • Have owned/bred a minimum of three dogs when they obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book – save for exceptional circumstances (one-time qualification for first breed in which a judge awards CCs)
  • Have achieved the relevant hands-on experience in line with the stated requirements for the relevant stud book band:
Band A minus1 – 15 dogs
Band A – 20 dogs*
Band B – 35 dogs
Band C – 60 dogs
Band D – 90 dogs
Band E – 125 dogs
[Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are, currently, Band A]
The following types of event may be used to claim hands-on experience numbers:
  • Breed classes at championship shows without CCs
  • Breed classes at open shows
  • Breed classes at limited shows
  • Mock/training classes at breed club shows (practical judging days) – only one occasion can be claimed and a maximum of five dogs
  • Dogs judged at Kennel Club approved assessments, maximum of five dogs – only one occasion and a maximum of five dogs. Cannot be used in addition to mock classes
  • Dogs judged at inter or intra-club single-breed matches
  • Special award classes at breed club shows
  • Supported entry shows
  • Dogs judged at single breed dog of the year competitions
  • Overseas appointments
Dogs judged at the following types of event may not be included in a judge’s hands-on experience:
  • AVNSC and variety classes
  • At fun days
  • Conjointly with other judges at events where the candidate judge is not required to give independent judgment on the dogs
  • Any JEP mentoring sessions
Unlimited number of classes for the respective breed at limited, open or championship shows (no CCs)
Any variety classes groups and best in show at limited shows
4
  • Attend and passed a breed-specific assessment for the specific breed run by The Kennel Club
Award Challenge Certificates in the respective breed
Any variety classes, groups and best in show at open and limited shows