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October 2019  
Judges Competency Framework survey
The Kennel Club has launched a survey regarding the JCF and asks that you take a moment to complete it. This is the next phase in the review into the entire Judges Competency Framework scheme. 

The online survey can be found here or, if preferred, 
paper copies can be obtained from: jcf@thekennelclub.org.uk

Closing date for comments is 18th October. This is your chance to have your say!

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WOLFHOUND OF THE YEAR 2019 
Hosted by the Irish Wolfhound Club
Sunday 3rd November 2019 at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LZ
Dog food prizes sponsored by Royal Canin

TICKETS
Spectators and supporters £10 each (includes hot lunch, dessert, refreshments throughout the day)
Pre-paid catalogue £3
Booking form here.

Running order for the day
9.00 am Registration      10.00 am  Draw
Announcement and introduction of  judges
10.30 am  Special Puppy Match, followed by Youth Match
 Presentation of award for  Young Wolfhound of the Year 2019
(Further times are approximate)
12.30 pm  Lunch break,  followed by grand raffle
1.30 pm Veteran Wolfhound of the Year 2019:  competition and presentation of awards
2.00 pm   Wolfhound of the Year 2019:
competition and presentation of awards, followed by photos


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September 2019  
Irish Wolfhound Club of Scotland 2020 Gaitherin'
To take place on Sunday 16 August 2020, in Tealing, Angus. Full details here.

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Irish Wolfhound Health Group Breed Health Seminar, Saturday 9 November 2019
St Peter’s Church Hall, Holly Lane, Balsall Common, CV7 7EA
Additional speaker on vaccinations: Dr Steve Dunham, Associate Professor of Veterinary Virology at Nottingham University Veterinary School. 

For more information visit the IWHG website  or download flyer here. 

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July 2019
Judging arrangements during JCF review
The way in which judging appointments are dealt with for breed shows as of 2020 has had to be modified in view of the Judges Competency Framework (JCF) having been put on hold while a review is carried out, the Kennel Club has announced.

Until further notice, the Kennel Club has removed the requirement for all judges to have met JCF Level 1 or above or be on a B list or above in order to be able to judge from 1 January 2020. 

Show societies are also instructed that, during this interim period, future appointments should be offered based on the current criteria only, ie the traditional system involving judging lists, the number of dogs a judge has judged etc.

Due to the review, all judging appointments contracted on the presumption that judges would be on JCF Level 2 will be honoured. This is for judging contracts signed by 21 May 2019, the date of the Kennel Club AGM where it was resolved that a review of the JCF would take place. 

Judges who fit into the above category will be entitled to officiate over an unlimited number of classes of the relevant breed.

Championship shows are also asked that questionnaires be submitted for forthcoming CC appointments until further notice.

Any queries regarding the appointment of judges should be directed to jcf@thekennelclub.org.uk.

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Judging Lists
All judging lists have now been updated and can be accessed via the "Judging" button on the main menu. 

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Judges Competency Framework
The planned implementation of the JCF has been placed on hold pending a complete assessment of the scheme by an independent review body, For full details, click here.

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established in 1885 by Capt George Augustus Graham.
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