Before you become a breed show judge you must have sufficient knowledge and experience of our breed. The Greyhound Club & The Kennel Club suggests a minimum of five years' involvement in pedigree dogs before stepping into the centre of the ring and officiating.
The Judges Education Programme introduces a structured and logical approach to the training of judges, incorporating a step-by-step approach. Kennel Club Regulations implementing the Judges Education Programme came into force on 1 January 2021.
Each breed were required to nominate a breed education co-ordinator (known as the BEC) to co-ordinate all points of breed-specific education and support for judges up to CC awarding level. This co-ordinating role is held on behalf of the breed clubs in order to support the breed clubs’ obligations under the Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows) for the education and training of judges.
The role of the BEC is, therefore, to assist and monitor level 1–3 judges who wish to progress through the breed-specific judging levels, with the purpose of helping each judge to identify opportunities for them to enhance their knowledge of the breed right through to achieving level 4.
The BEC is a key co-ordinating role on behalf of the Judges Education Programme (Breed Shows) for the education and training of judges. The BEC will also organise the Breed Appreciation Days (BAD) and subsequent multiple-choice breed standard examination (MCE) to educate individuals interested in the breed, whether they are exhibitors, aspiring judges or breeders, and provide them with the information to make informed decisions to preserve and safeguard the breed.
The Breed Education Co-ordinator (BEC) for The Greyhound Club is Mrs J Mackenzie and can be contacted on email@example.com
Since Jan 2021 The Kennel Club Judges Education Programme (JEP) announced that all judges must meet level 1 of the JEP before the can judge.
Further information on judging at a dog show can be found;