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IWC JUDGING CRITERIA and KC REQUIREMENTS

Listed below are the criteria required before consideration can be given for inclusion on the Club's List of Judges. If updating of your CV please ensure that it is received by the Secretary during the first week in October each year.

A1 LIST BREED SPECIALIST & NON BREED SPECIALIST
For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed and have completed their first judging appointment and who have the support of the Irish Wolfhound Club.
 
 
 
A2 LIST BREED SPECIALIST & NON-BREED SPECIALIST
For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the 'A3' list and who have been assessed and accepted by the Kennel Club for inclusion on an 'A2' list and who have the support of the Irish Wolfhound Club.
 
 
 
A3 LIST BREED SPECIALIST
  1. Minimum 7 years' judging experience in the breed and have support of the Irish Wolfhound Club. (KC Policy).
  2. Minimum 30 classes with a minimum of 110 Irish Wolfhounds judged.
  3. Have bred and or owned a minimum of three Irish Wolfhounds when they obtained KC Stud Book entry (save in exceptional circumstances). (KC Policy)
  4. Have attended a seminar by KC Accredited Trainer and passed relevant examination on KC Regulations and Judging Procedures. (KC Policy 01/07/2001)
  5. Have attended a seminar by KC Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement (KC Policy 01/07/2001) and passed a Conformation and Movement Hands–On Assessment conducted by KC Accredited Trainer. (KC Policy 01/07/2005).
  6. Have attended at least one breed specific seminar run in accordance with relevant KC Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy 01/07/2001)
  7. Agree to submit a written critique to the dog press for all future Irish Wolfhound judging appointments. (The submission of a copy of a critique from any previous Irish Wolfhound judging appointments would be appreciated.)
  8. Provide a full judging CV.
  9. Have stewarded over a minimum of three years and 12 times (2 or 3 days at one show counts as 2 or 3 times). (KC Policy)

 
 
 
A3 LIST NON-BREED SPECIALIST
  1. Minimum 7 years' judging experience in any one breed (to include five years in Irish Wolfhounds) and have the support of the Irish Wolfhound Club.
  2. Minimum 30 Irish Wolfhound classes with 110 Irish Wolfhounds judged.
  3. Have bred and/or owned a minimum of three dogs of any breed when they obtained their first KC Stud Book entry (save in exceptional circumstances). (KC Policy)
  4. Have attended at least one breed specific judging seminar run in accordance with relevant KC Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable. (KC Policy).
  5. Have attended a seminar given by KC Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy 01/07/2001) and passed a Conformation and Movement Hands–On Assessment conducted by KC Accredited Trainer. (KC Policy 01/07/2005)
  6. Have awarded CCs in at least one other breed. (KC Policy)
  7. Agree to submit a written critique to the dog press for all future Irish Wolfhound judging appointments. (The submission of a copy of a critique from any previous Irish Wolfhound judging appointments would be appreciated.)
  8. Provide a full judging CV.   
 
 
 
B LIST BREED SPECIALIST
  1. Minimum five years in the breed.
  2. Minimum 15 classes with 30 Irish Wolfhounds judged.
  3. Irish Wolfhounds owned or bred qualified for the Stud Book.
  4. Attendance at minimum of two Irish Wolfhound Club seminars (one educational and one assessment of hands-on) demonstrating understanding of breed type, how to assess an Irish Wolfhound, how to go over the dog and how to recognise important features of the breed.
  5. Agree to submit a written critique to the dog press for all future Irish Wolfhound judging appointments. (The submission of a copy of a critique from any previous Irish Wolfhound judging appointments would be appreciated.)
  6. Provide a full judging CV.
 
 
 
B LIST NON-BREED SPECIALIST
  1. Minimum of five years in own breed.
  2. Minimum of 15 classes and 30 Irish Wolfhounds judged.
  3. Dogs owned or bred qualified for the Stud Book. (At the discretion of the Irish Wolfhound Club Committee, applicants may be considered for inclusion on the B List when they do not fully meet the above criteria, provided they are on the A1 list of a related sighthound breed club - Afghan Hound, Borzoi, Deerhound, Greyhound, Ibizan Hound, Pharaoh Hound, Saluki, Whippet.)
  4. Attendance at minimum of two Irish Wolfhound Club seminars (one educational and one assessment of hands-on) demonstrating understanding of breed type, how to assess an Irish Wolfhound, how to go over the dog and how to recognise important features of the breed.
  5. Agree to submit a written critique to the dog press for all future Irish Wolfhound judging appointments. (The submission of a copy of a critique from any previous Irish Wolfhound judging appointments would be appreciated.)
  6. Provide a full judging CV.
 
 
 
C LIST BREED SPECIALIST
For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Irish Wolfhound Club. Also might include those who have judged the breed at Limited and Open Shows but do not yet qualify for the A and B lists.
  1. At least three years' exhibiting the breed.
  2. Have attended at least one Irish Wolfhound Club breed specific educational seminar (non-assessment).
  3. Have taken and passed the KC Hands-on 50 Points of the Dog Assessment.
  4. Brief statement of involvement in the breed.
 
 
C LIST NON BREED SPECIALIST
For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Irish Wolfhound Club. Also might include those who have judged the breed at Limited and Open Shows but do not yet qualify for the A and B lists. Must be included on own breed B list or above.
  1. Have attended at least one Irish Wolfhound Club breed specific educational seminar (non-assessment)
  2. Have taken and passed the KC Hands-on 50 Points of the Dog Assessment or already award CCs in own breed.
  3. Provide a full judging CV.

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