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The Judges Lists; A1, A2, A3, B and C will be compiled annually and revised regularly. Any person wishing to be considered for inclusion on any of the Lists may make application to the Honorary Secretary at any time. The club will expect written details of the applicant's experience.

Judging Lists Requirements

A1 List

For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award CC’s in the breed and have completed their first appointment and have the support of the NIWHWT Club.

A2 List

For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 List and who have been assessed in accordance with the Kennel Club requirements and accepted by the Kennel Club for inclusion on the A2 List and have the support of the NIWHWT Club.

A3 List (Breed Specialists)

Judges who are recommended by the NIWHWT Club as being suitable to award CC’s in the breed but are not yet approved by the Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 List.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and have the support of the NIWHWT Club (KC Policy)
  • To have judged a minimum of 50 classes, to include a Breed Club Show and/or a Breed Club Supported Entry Show or a Show with a comparable entry, with an adequate geographical spread.
  • To have judges a minimum of 100 dogs.
  • To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulation and Judging Proceedures. (KC Policy as of 01.7.2001)
  • To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy)
  • To have attended a Conformation & Movement ‘Hands-on Assessment’ conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment. (KC Policy as of 01.07.2005)
  • To have attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy)
  • To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their 1st entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book. (KC Policy, save in exceptional circumstances)
  • To have stewarded at 12 shows. (KC Policy)

A3 List (Non-Specialists)

Requirements include:

  • Minimum of 7 years judging experience in any one breed (to include 5 years in West Highland White Terriers) and have the support of the NIWHWT Club.
  • To have judged a minimum of 50 classes of West Highland White Terriers with an adequate geographical  spread and entry .
  • To have judged a minimum of 100 dogs of this breed.
  • To have awarded CC’s in at least one other breed. (KC Policy)
  • To have attended at least one breed specific judging seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or a assessment where applicable.
  • To have stewarded at 12 shows
  • To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs of any breed when they obtained their 1st entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book, (KC Policy, Save in exceptional circumstances)
  • B List (Breed Specialists)

Requirements include:

  • To have 5 years experience owning and exhibiting West Highland White Terriers and have the support of the NIWHWT Club.
  • To have judged 8 classes of this breed at Open Shows
  • To have attended at least one breed specific judging seminar and passed an assessment where applicable
  • To have stewarded at 3 shows.
  • B List (Non- Specialists)
  • To have a minimum of 5 years judging experience in any one breed and have the support of the NIWHWT Club
  • To have judged 8 classes of this breed at Open Shows
  • To have stewarded at 3 shows
  • C List (Specialist & Non-Specialist)

For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the NIWHWT Club.

01-02-2005

 

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