The judges list is updated yearly. Any person
who has been passed and put on the list is not guaranteed
to remain there forever. The Club can remove, replace or re-grade
a judge without giving any reason. However, it is the TTBOC's
intention to help promote better and more competent judging
and in most cases would give an explanation as to their decision
on receipt of a written request by the judge concerned. Any
action on the re-grading of a judge would be based on non-compliance
of the Club's criteria, extracts of which are given below.
- All judges should be aware
of the Kennel Club Code of Practice for judging
- If it is brought to the
attention of the TTBOC that any information supplied by
an applicant has been falsified in any way, we retain the
right to refuse inclusion on our list and may report the
matter to the Kennel Club.
- Judge's entries at Championship shows will
be monitored. Number of entries must be above 50 (geographical
situation to be taken into consideration) & a consistent
drop in entries would result in a review by the Committee.
- The judge must have a true & genuine interest
in the breed. A person who has judged for a number of years
should retain a willingness to increase their knowledge
of the breed by attending club seminars, teach-ins etc.
- Other club examinations or seminars attended
by a judge will be taken into account.
- Feedback from members & exhibitors is
to be encouraged. Any comments, whether positive or negative,
should be made in writing, should be corroborated &
not contain rude or libellous remarks.
- The Club would appreciate a copy of a judge's
critique & number of dogs judged following an appointment.
Yearly updates should be sent in to enable the Club to keep
accurate records. This is particularly relevant for those
on the A3, B & C lists.
for the judging list should be made initially by filling in
the judges Questionaire which can be found in Forms.