English Setter Judging Lists
& Judges Education
The JJC, which includes representatives from the six breed clubs, has been very successful in providing a consistent
and unbiased approach for developing judges, agreeing Judging List criteria and an effective format for education/training programmes.
The JJC is also a single body for English Setters when dealing with the Kennel Club on all judging related matters.
The Kennel Club Board is delighted to announce, following consideration of the recommendations put forward by the Independent Review Panel together with
the output from the survey commissioned by the Kennel Club, that agreement has been reached on how to take the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) forward.
Full details of this announcement are available to download by clicking the following:- Feb 2020 Way forward for JCF
JUDGE REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY ANNOUNCED
Following the recent announcement about the future of the Judges Competency Framework, further details have now been issued which outline future judge requirements and eligibility.
Judges may be appointed by societies based on either the current judge regulations or the new system until the end of the transition period, i.e. judges must be on the required list
and/or at the required Level.
From 1 January 2021, no one can judge unless they meet the new Level 1 requirements.
Otherwise, judges can accept appointments either in accordance with current Kennel Club regulations or Judges Competency Framework requirements.
In both cases, an exception can be made where a valid contract is in place prior to the date of this announcement (24 February 2020).
For futher details of this announcement click:- Judge Requirements and Eligibility Feb 2020
Letter to Joint Judges Committee regarding above information:- JJC Letter
Please find a link to the latest Press Release on hands-on judging experience under both the current judges approval system and the Judges Competency Framework (JCF).
This link is shown in JJC letter above. https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/press-releases/2020/february/hands-on-judging-experience/
Please feel free to contact the JJC secretary or any of the breed club representatives if you need help or advice on any judging related issues.
The JJC reviews the judging list criteria annually. A number of factors are taken into account such as; falling entries at open shows, Kennel Club directives (e.g. attending Field Trials), judging experience, comparison with other gundog breeds in similar stud book bands, attendance and passing of breed specific seminars and the need to encourage new judges onto the lists.To download the Judging Criteria click 2020 Judging Criteria
Application forms for new nominations or updates can be obtained from any of the Breed Club Secretaries, the JJC Secretary, or from one of the Breed Club web sites. Please contact the JJC secretary if you have any updates or corrections to the current judging lists
All ‘B’ & ‘C’ List judges should continue to send updated judging CV’s to the JJC secretary on a regular basis.
In the spring of 2017 the Kennel Club announced a new system for the education, approval and listing of every level of judge, from those who aspire to judge, right through to open show judges and those who go on to award Challenge Certificates and judge championship show groups and best in show. This is known as the Judges Competency Framework (JCF).
The JCF formally started in January 2019 on a phased basis, and runs alongside the current system for a three-year transition period, and will be fully operational from January 2022. Breed clubs will remain responsible for providing breed-specific education, and the JCF will also require judges to undergo mentoring and ringside observation. Breed clubs will be required to support this activity and to work with the Kennel Club to facilitate organising Breed Competence Assessments
The English Setter JJC is one of the Pilot Breeds for JCF and the implementation of the new system is progressing well. Two Breed Appreciation Days (BADs) were held in 2018 and a further BAD is being planned for 2020. Mentoring of judges who meet the JCF Level 2 requirements started in April 2018 and is progressing at a significant pace with some 20 judges currently going through the mentoring process. The list of English Setter mentors are avail to download here by clicking Mentors
More details about the new JCF system can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk/jcf or by speaking to the Breed Education Co-ordinator.Letter to ‘B’ & ‘C’ Judges (September 2018), click Letter