JUDGES CRITERIA - PBGV AND GBGV          

Honorary List               In recognition of those previously included on the A list of approved judges who have elected not to accept further appointments.

A1 List
For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed and who have completed their first appointment.  To have the support of the Basset Griffon Vendéen 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 Basset Griffon Vendéen Club.

A3 List

Breed Specialists:

To have a minimum of 7 years' judging experience in the breed and have the support of the Basset Griffon Vendéen Club.

PBGV   To have judged a minimum of 20 classes and a minimum of 50 dogs (dogs gone over at one assessment are included).
GBGV   To have judged a minimum of 20 classes and a minimum of 50 dogs (dogs gone over at one assessment are included).

To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant examination on KC Regulations and Judging Procedures.

To have attended a seminar given by a KC Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement.

To have attended at least one BGV Club judging seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment.

To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry into the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances).

To be prepared to write critiques and submit them for publication within 4 weeks of the show date.

To have stewarded over a minimum of 12 days at shows.

A3 List

Non- Specialists:

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 Basset Griffon Vendéen Club.

PBGV    To have judged a minimum of 20 classes and a minimum of 50 dogs (dogs gone over at one assessment are included).
GBGV   To have judged a minimum of 20 classes and a minimum of 50 dogs (dogs gone over at one assessment are included).

To have awarded CCs in at least one other breed.

To have attended at least one BGV Club judging seminar run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an examination and/or assessment.

To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when they obtained their first entry into the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances).

To be prepared to write critiques and submit them for publication within 4 weeks of the show date.

​A List - Overseas Judges​   Overseas Judges must be approved to award Challenge Certificates or their equivalent in the Hound Group in their native country, have demonstrated an involvement in the breed and have the support of the BGV Club.

B List

Breed Specialists:

To have 3 years' experience owning and exhibiting in this breed and have the support of the Basset Griffon Vendéen Club.

PBGV  To have judged a minimum of 4 classes and a minimum of 10 dogs of this breed  (dogs gone over at assessment are NOT included).
GBGV  To have judged a minimum of 4 classes and a minimum of 10 dogs of this breed (dogs gone over at assessment are NOT included).

To have attended at least one BGV Club judging seminar and passed an examination and/or assessment.

To be prepared to write critiques and submit them for publication within 4 weeks of the show date.

B List

Non-Specialists:

To have a minimum of three years' experience in any one breed and have the support of the Basset Griffon Vendéen Club.

To have judged a minimum of 24 hound classes and to have judged a minimum of 4 PBGV classes and a minimum of 10 dogs (dogs gone over at assessment are NOT included).

To have judged a minimum of 24 hound classes and to have judged a minimum of 4 GBGV classes and a minimum of 10 dogs (dogs gone over at assessment are NOT included).

To have attended at least one BGV Club judging seminar and passed an examination and/or assessment.

To be prepared to write critiques and submit them for publication within 4 weeks of the show date.

​B List - Overseas Judges​   Overseas Judges must have demonstrated an active involvement with the breed or other Hound breeds, be approved to judge BGVs in their own country and have the support of the BGV Club.

C List

Breed Specialists:

For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Basset Griffon Vendéen Club to judge a maximum of three classes of the breed (four if a Puppy class is included).  Applicants must have attended one breed specific seminar with a hands-on training session run in accordance with the KC Code of Best Practice. Applicants whom the committee feel do not have the requisite experience for the "B" list may be placed on this list.

C List

Non-Specialists:

For aspirant judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of the Basset Griffon Vendéen Club to judge a maximum of three classes of the breed (four if a Puppy class is included).    Applicants must have attended one breed specific seminar with a hands-on training session run in accordance with the KC Code of Best Practice. Applicants whom the committee feel do not have the requisite experience for the "B" list may be placed onto this list.

C  List​ - Overseas Judges

For aspirant judges who do not have the required qualifications to be placed on any other list and whom the Basset Griffon Vendéen Club would support to judge a maximum of three classes of the breed (four if a Puppy class is included).



*  Note:  REGULATION F(1).21 update, 2017
Non B List Judges are permitted to judge a Puppy class in addition to the 3 classes currently permitted.
Judges' Application Form
Form for supplying your judging details
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS

Inclusion on any list is at the BGVC Committee's discretion - voting on your acceptance to be carried out by ballot of the Judges Sub-Committee where necessary and ratified by the full Committee.

Transfer between the "B" and "A" lists is on Committee's ratification, entry straight onto the "A" list as per the criteria.

It is your responsibility to keep adequate records of classes/dogs actually judged, seminars attended and assessment passes to support your application, as well as details of any stewarding completed.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you familiar with any Kennel Club requirements.