The Kennel Club’s Judges’ Competency Framework (JCF) for the education, progress
and approval of judges was announced on 28 April 2017. Current A1, A2, B & C lists
will eventually be replaced by Levels 1-
So, until 2021, EACA’s Judges’ lists will continue to be updated annually and the
Club welcomes new applications for both Rough and Smooth Collie Judges’ A, B & C
lists (breed specialists and non-
Our Show/Membership Secretary must be in receipt of all Judging CV’s by February
and these will be reviewed by the EACA’s Judges’ sub-
pdf icon to the right.
Alternatively, you can apply to the Show Secretary by post, but
please remember to include an A4 SAE.
As part of the changes to the judges’ training scheme, aspiring judges will no longer have to judge a specific number of classes/dogs to progress through the new levels, as a system of mentoring and regular assessments will be introduced.
The ‘beginner’ level of judging will be Level 1 and, to attain entry, an aspiring
judge will have to first gain some stewarding experience, attend a KC ‘Conformation
and Movement’ seminar, pass the ‘50 Points of a Dog’ assessment, and attend the ‘Requirements
of A Dog Show Judge’ (RDSJ), passing the exam (this exam must then be re-
All judges will also have to subscribe to the Canine Academy at a cost of £26 per year.
Please note that between now and 31st Dec 2021, the EACA’s process of compiling its A,B & C Judging lists will remain unchanged. In 2022 all Club lists will be replaced by the KC’s ‘Find A Judge’ database.
Ms Lisa J. Pettitt
(EACA Show Secretary)
3 Waterville Mews,