NEWSSC JUDGING LIST CRITERIA

A1 List:

For persons who have previously awarded Kennel Club Challenge Certificates in the breed and have the support of the North of England Welsh Springer Spaniel Club.

A2 List:

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 North of England Welsh Springer Spaniel Club.

A3 List:

For persons whom the North of England Welsh Springer Spaniel Club would support to award Challenge Certificates and who broadly fulfil the following criteria:

Breed Specialist Requirements include:

1. Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed.
2. To have judged the breed at 10 Open shows with an adequate geographic spread.
3. To have judged a minimum of 60 classes in the breed.
4. To have judged a minimum of 175 dogs in the breed.
5. To have owned and exhibited the breed for 10 years and to have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their entry in the Kennel Club Stud book (save in exceptional circumstances).
6. To have stewarded at 12 Shows.
7. A judging appointment at 2 WSS breed club shows is a requirement.
8. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedure.
9. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement and to have passed a Hands on Assessment given by a KC Accredited Trainer.
10. To have attended at least one breed seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.
11. To have attended a working test

Non-Breed Specialist Requirements include:

1. Minimum of 7 years judging experience in any on breed (to include 5 years in this breed) /
2. To have judged the breed at 10 Open shows with an adequate geographical spread.
3. To have judged a minimum of 40 classes in the breed.
4. To have judged a minimum of 150 dogs in the breed.
5. A judging appointment at a WSS breed club is a requirement.
6. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their entry in the Kennel Club Stud book.
7. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedure.
8. To have attend a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement.
9. To have attended at least on breed seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.
10. To have awarded Challenge Certificates in at least one other breed.

B List:

For Judges whom the North of England Welsh Springer Spaniel Club would support to judge the breed
at Open shows and Championship shows with Challenge Certificates and who broadly fulfil the
following criteria:

Breed Specialist requirements include:

1. A minimum of 3 years judging experience in the breed.
2. To have judged the breed at 7 Open shows with an adequate geographical spread.
3. To have judged a minimum of 15 classes in the breed.
4. To have judged a minimum of 40 dogs in the breed.
5. To have owned and exhibited the breed for 5 years and to have bred and/or owned a minimum of one dog when they obtained their entry in the Kennel Club Stud book.
6. To have attended at least one breed specific seminar.

Non-Breed Specialist requirements include:

1. A minimum of 7 years judging experience in other Gundog breeds.
2. A minimum of 3 years judging experience in the breed (WSS).
3. To have judged the breed at 5 Open shows with an adequate geographical spread.
4. To have judged a minimum of 15 classes in the breed.
5. To have judged a minimum of 50 dogs in the breed.
6. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of one dog when they obtained their entry in the Kennel Club Stud book.
7. To have attended at least one breed specific seminar (WSS).
8. To have judged at least 10 Open shows over a minimum 7 year period in another Gundog breed.
9. To have displayed an interest in Welsh Springer Spaniels.

C List:

For persons whom the North of England Welsh Springer Spaniel feel have displayed an interest in the
breed and are capable of  judging at Open shows, but who do not yet meet the requirements for
inclusion on the B List.

January 2013