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Judging

As with all breed clubs, this club maintains its own Judging List so if you wish to join or update to a new list please download the Application Form which is in Adobe PDF format.

Please take time to read Bill Bunce's considered view on judging the breed. You can read it here which is in Adobe PDF format.

Judging Lists

The full Judging Lists can be found in the the Judging list document for 2017 which is in Adobe PDF format.

Judging List Criteria - (as at 8/2017)

Below is the criteria for the appropriate list. If you require a hard copy then download the Judges List Criteria which is in Adobe PDF format.

The HCACC have recently had our proposed new judges criteria approved by the Kennel Club (02/08/2017) and comes into immediate effect, having been passed by HCACC committee in November 2016 and at the AGM in April 2017.
The criteria has been amended to come in line with current KC guidelines around numbers of dogs etc. This criteria is valid till the introduction of the new KC Judging program in 2019 which will then of course take precedence and replace our existing criteria.
The HCACC is committed to demonstration of dedication to constant learning and development, as well as building a credible experience in the breed which will only be enhanced by the new KC scheme when it launches.

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 Home Counties American Cocker 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 an A2 list and have the support of the Home Counties American Cocker Club.

A3 List (Breed Specialists)

(1) To have a minimum of 7 years judging experience in the breed and have the support of the Home Counties American Cocker Club.
(2) To have judged at one breed club show, or one Championship show without CC’s. (3) To have judged the breed at 8 Open shows or Championship Shows without CC’s with an adequate geographical spread.
(4)To have judged a minimum of 60 dogs, such dogs actually being present and not including absentees. (5) To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.
(6) To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on ‘Conformation and Movement’, and also to have attended a ‘Points of the Dog Assessment’, conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.
(7) To have attended at least one breed specific seminar on the breed, run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.
(8) To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their 1st entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (Save in exceptional circumstances)

A3 List (Non Breed Specialists)

(1) To have a minimum of 7 years judging experience in any one breed (to include 5 years in this breed) and have the support of the Home Counties American Cocker Club.
(2) To have judged one breed club show or a Championship show without CC’s.
(3) To have judged 60 dogs in this breed.
(4) To have awarded CC’s in at least one other breed within the Gundog Group or two breeds outside that Group.
(5) To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar on the breed run accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice, and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.

B List (Breed Specialists)

(1) To have 3 years experience owning and exhibiting in this breed and have the support of the Home Counties American Cocker Club.
(2) To have a minimum of 3 years judging experience.
(3) To have judged a minimum of 25 dogs, such dogs actually being present and not including absentees.
(4) To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar on the breed run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Practice, and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.
(5) To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.

B List (Non Breed Specialists)

(1) To have a minimum of 5 years judging experience and have the support of the Home Counties American Cocker Club.
(2) To have judged a minimum of 25 dogs, such dogs actually being present and not including absentees.
(3) To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar on the breed run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Practice, and passed an examination and/or assessment where applicable.
(4) To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.

C List (Breed Specialist & Non Breed Specialists)

(1) For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Home Counties American Cocker Club.
(2) To have attended at least one Breed Specific Seminar on the breed run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Practice.
(3) To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.

If you have any queries please contact the Secretary:-

Simon Whincup,
64 Bunkers Hill Lane, Bilston, Wolverhamptopn, West Mislands, WV14 6JR
Tel: 07739 358 077
or Email hcacck9@outlook.com

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