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Gundog group judges move on to spaniels

The National Gundog Association is working together with breed clubs to organise breed specific seminars for prospective Gundog Group Judges.

The third of such seminars will take place on Tuesday 25th February 2003, which will cover English Springer Spaniels and Welsh Springer Spaniels. The second day Wednesday 26th February 2003 will cover Cocker Spaniels and American Cocker Spaniels. The seminars will take place at the Canine Academy, Tollerton, Nottingham. You must enrol for both days.

The successful candidates will be expected to have a thorough working knowledge of the pertinent breed standard and have a working knowledge of canine anatomy and the dynamics of movement.

The tutorials will be based on a Post Graduate/University style with considerable ‘hands on’ opportunity. The main emphasis will be placed on the understanding of breed type and be restricted to twenty four persons, those already having attended previous courses will be given priority.

Assessment will be made at various stages during the tutorial and positive feedback will be available if requested.


Awards will be made and a certificate will be issued when the required standards have been achieved.

Prospective candidates entitled to apply for the courses.

1.Must not be Gundog Group judges already
2.Must award CCs in at least three breeds within the Gundog Group.
3.Preferably under 65 years of age
4.Must have the necessary time to devote to the preparation work involved prior to the seminar.
5.However, there will be a limited number of places available for new candidates who already award CC’s in two gundog breeds and is on a further A2/A3 breed club judging list for another Gundog breed.

The two days seminar will be £70 per person. This will include all refreshment and pre-course literature.

All applications should be forwarded by 1st qFebruary 2002 at the latest.

On acceptance to the scheme an information pack will be sent out to each candidate. No application will be accepted without the appropriate remittance.

All cheques should be made payable to the National Gundog Association.

Please apply to Chris Bexon, Oldfield, 10 Bourne Avenue, Selston, Nottinghamshire, NG16 6BH. Cheque/PO for £70 should be enclosed.