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Forms for consideration for inclusion on the Judges List and a questionnaire for applicants can be downloaded from the Club Downloads page. The next meeting of the Judges Sub-Committee is on 17th November 2018.

Qualifications and Criteria for the Club's Judging Lists

A1 List

For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed and have completed their first appointment. To have the support of the Bearded Collie Club.


A2 List

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


A3 List (Breed Specialists)

Applicants must fulfil the following qualifications:

  1. Have been on any Bearded Collie Club Open Show List for at least three years or already be approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in the breed. Minimum of 7 years judging the breed and have the support of the Bearded Collie Club.
  2. Have judged at least 40 classes of Bearded Collies in at least 8 separate Open Shows with a minimum of 180 dogs present in the classes, and an adequate geographical spread.
  3. To have stewarded over a minimum of 12 days at shows.
  4. Have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 Bearded Collies when they obtained their 1st entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances).
  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.
  7. To have attended at least one Bearded Collie club breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment.
  8. To have attended a 'Points of the Dog' assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.

A3 List (Non Specialists)

Applicants must fulfil the following qualifications

  1. Minimum of 7 years judging experience in any one breed (to include 5 years in Bearded Collies) and have the support of the Bearded Collie Club.
  2. Have judged at least 40 classes of Bearded Collies in at least 8 separate Open Shows with a minimum of 180 dogs present in the classes, and an adequate geographical spread.
  3. Have awarded CCs in at least one other breed.
  4. To have bred or qualified three dogs for the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances).
  5. To have attended at least one Bearded Collie club breed specific seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment.
  6. To have attended a ‘Points of the Dog’ assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.

B List (Breed Specialists)

Applicants must fulfil qualification 1, 2, 5 & 6 and one other qualification

  1. Have had 3 years experience of judging Bearded Collies.
  2. Have judged a minimum of 50 Bearded Collies in total in Breed Classes, in at least 2 licensed shows, with an adequate geographical spread and have the support of the Bearded Collie Club.
  3. Have owned or handled Bearded Collies for at least 5 years.
  4. Have bred or qualified two Bearded Collies for the Kennel Club Stud Book.
  5. To have attended one Bearded Collie Breed Judging Seminar.
  6. To have attended a 'Points of the Dog' assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.

B List (Non Specialists)

Applicants must fulfil the following qualifications

  1. Have had a minimum of 5 years judging experience, including 3 years experience of judging Bearded Collies, and have the support of the Bearded Collie Club.
  2. Have judged a minimum of 50 Bearded Collies in at least 12 classes at Open Shows with an adequate geographical spread.
  3. To have attended one Bearded Collie Breed Judging Seminar.
  4. To have attended a 'Points of the Dog' assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment or have awarded CCs in other breeds.

C List

For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Bearded Collie Club. This list would normally include persons who have judged dogs at Match nights or Companion Dog shows or Bearded Collies at Limited and/or Open Shows but who do not qualify for the B List.
Applicants to have ideally attended a 'Points of the Dog' assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.



NOTE: Overseas equivalents will be considered where appropriate. Club Judging Lists will be reviewed on an annual basis. Judges failing to provide a written critique may be withdrawn from the list.

If you wish to apply for the A, B, or C judging lists or if you are interested in being assessed for the A2 list, you can contact the Club Secretary.

To be considered for any list, you will be required to complete a Bearded Collie Club 'Judges List Questionnaire'.

Questionnaires are available from the Club Secretary or from the Club Downloads page.


Club Secretary:
Miss Maureen Sale, 2 Moss Way, Streetly, West Midlands B74 2BT
Email : maureen.sale2@gmail.com


(Criteria revised Nov. 2015)

Page last edited: 22 July 2018