Judge Lists

The Birmingham & District Dobermann Club, The Midland Dobermann Club,  The North of England Dobermann Club,  The South East of England Dobermann Club, The South West Dobermann Club & The Scottish Dobermann Club maintain the judging lists A1, A3, B & C.

If you wish to apply for inclusion on a judges' list, please see our 'Judge Information' page.

The information contained in the lists' is provided in good faith & has been taken from details provided by individual judges. Judges: please help us to keep this information relevant for secretaries looking to appoint future judges by providing us with any change of details & informing us of any contracts that you sign for future appointments.

From 1 January 2021, no one can judge unless they meet JEP level 1 requirements (existing CC judges excluded). The exception to this is where a valid contract was in place before the 24 February 2020 press announcement and the appointment complies with Kennel Club Regulation F(1)20.b. To be able to judge more than three classes of a breed (four if a puppy class is scheduled) at any show or any number of classes at a championship show without CCs, a judge must be listed on a breed club/council B list or above or meet JEP level 2 requirements.

Those judges listed as having either a Breed Credit Certificate for Dobermanns under the KC Judges Development Programme or those approved to judge Best In Show at General Championship Shows and ‘Policy Judges’ in the Working Group shall, upon submission of a fully completed application form, be automatically entitled to inclusion of the Non-Breed Specialist ‘B’ list.

The Clubs reserve the right to review and/or amend the lists as is deemed necessary. We are not required to include all Judges who qualify under this criteria, nor are we required to give any reasons for exclusion. Judges will be notified in writing of any changes to their status. Inclusion on a Judges list in one year does not automatically ensure subsequent inclusion.

A1 LIST
For people who have previously been approved by The Kennel Club to award CC’s in the breed, have completed their first appointment and have the support of the six breed clubs. The persons named on this list must have fulfilled the requirements of A3 list.

A2 LIST
For people who have undertaken the 3 (three) requisite A2 assessments and been approved by The Kennel Club to appear on an A2 list and have the support of the six breed clubs. The persons named on this list will not have completed their first CC appointment and must have fulfilled the requirements of A3 list.

A3 LIST
1. To have judged one (1) Dobermann Breed Club Show.
2. To have judged the breed at 10 (ten) all breed Open or Championship Shows without CC’s with an adequate geographical spread.
3. To have judged 40 (forty) classes of Dobermanns.
4. To have judged a minimum of 120 (one hundred and twenty) dogs of this breed.
5. To have attended at least 1 (one) Dobermann breed appreciation day (BAD; formerly known as breed specific educational seminar) run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice.
6. To have taken & passed a multiple choice question paper on the breed standard.
7. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.
8. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement.
9. To have attended a Points of the Dog Assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.
10. To have stewarded at 6 (six) Shows.
11. To have attended a Dobermann breed specific judging competence assessment run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed the assessment test.
12. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 (three) dogs when they obtained their first entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (Save in exceptional circumstances).

B LIST
1. To have judged 14 (fourteen) classes of Dobermanns at all breed Open or Championship Shows without CC’s.
2. To have judged a minimum of 40 (forty) dogs of this breed.
3. To have attended at least 1 (one) Dobermann breed appreciation day (BAD; formerly known as breed specific educational seminar) run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice.
4. To have taken & passed a multiple choice question paper on the breed standard.
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 & Movement.
7. To have attended a Points of the Dog Assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.
8. To have stewarded at 6 (six) Shows.

C LIST
1. To have 5 (five) years experience owning and exhibiting in this breed (breed specialist) or 5 (five) years judging experience in any one breed (non-breed specialist)
2. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures.
3. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation & Movement.
4. To have attended a Points of the Dog Assessment conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment.
5. To have stewarded at 6 (six) Shows.

OVERSEAS JUDGES
Must be approved by the governing body of the country in which they are domiciled to award CC’s (or the equivalent) in Dobermanns and complete the overseas questionnaire to the satisfaction of the six breed clubs.