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Issue: 19/10/2018

October 20: The British Briard Club Judges Seminar And Assessment at Bearley Village Hall, Bearley, CV37 0SR. Proposed programme: 9.30am: Welcome, tea and coffee. 10am: Elaboration of the Breed Standard by Darren Clarke. 11am: Questions and answers. 12-1pm: Lunch. 1pm: Written Test for assessment Candidates. 1.30pm: Hands on assessment followed by individual interview. 3pm: Afternoon refreshments. All Briard owners and persons interested in the breed, whether or not they intend to judge, are encouraged to attend the Seminar. Places for the Assessment are strictly limited on a first come basis. Contact: Max Jones, Briards, Cheddar Head, Priddy, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3BU Tel: 01749 870440 email:
October 21: Wickford, Basildon & DCS Seminar on "Requirements Of A Dog Show Judge" and the practice of Critique Writing by Christina Chapman, KC accredited Trainer. To be held at The Grange Community Centre, Little Wheatleys Chase, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9EH. Lunch/refreshments incl. Morning session (Req.Dog Sh Judge) 8.45 for 9am prompt start 1.30pm. Lunch 1.30-2.15pm. Afternoon session (Judges Critiques) 2.15-4.45pm. Cost First session 25.00, 15.00 for the second session, Judges Critiques. If both sessions booked, cost 35.00. Advanced bookings/payment (cash or cheque) only please. To book a place, or for more information, please contact Secretary Mrs Nicky Hughes, Aymsbury 33, Bardenville Road, Canvey Island, Essex SS8 8LL Tel 01268 695667, email
October 21: Lagotto Romagnolo Assoc Judges Training at Briars Centre, Briars Avenue, Lightwater, Surrey, GU18 5UN. Starting 9.30am Trainers - Steve Dean (C&M, am). Rob Dix (Stewarding, pm). The Conformation & Movement module is part of the three Kennel Club Judges Modules and necessary knowledge for any judge of any breed and a requirement for JCF progression. This module will be the morning session starting at 9.30am. The Stewarding seminar will be in the afternoon, starting at approximately 1.30pm. Each session will cost 25 individually, or if both sessions attended, 40 per candidate (which includes a light lunch). Refreshments provided. For details contact Ann Stephenson or 01276 471064.
October 27: York Canine Association Seminars on "Requirements of a Dog Show Judge" and "Critique Writing" by Christina Chapman, KC Accredited Trainer. To be held at Shipton Community Centre, Main Street, Shipton by Beningbrough, York, YO30 1AA. Requirements of a Dog Show Judge from 9.15 to 13.30 cost 25, Critique Writing from 14.00, cost 15. Both seminars together, cost 30, which incudes lunch. To book, or for more information contact: M W Thornton, 19 The Pastures, Dringhouses, York YO24 2JE. Tel: 07919 050636. E-mail:
October 28: Loughborough & DCS, KC Requirements of a Dog Show Judge Seminar (Rules & Regs.) followed by an exam with KC Accredited Trainer Dr Brian Hill, to be held at Stanton under Bardon, Village Hall, St Johns Cole Crescent, Stanton under Bardon, Markfield, Leics. LE67 9AE (just off M1 J/22) cost 20 to include lunch / refreshments. Please contact Mrs Sam Jarram, 01530 243030 mobile 07730 401440, email
November 10: The British Toy Poodle Club Conformation and Movement Seminar with K.C. Accredited Trainer Ann Woodrow at Benson Parish Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Wallingford. Oxon. OX10 6LZ Time 1.15pm for 1.30pm prompt start. 15 members, 20 non-members. Refreshments provided. To book a place or for more info please contact Secretary Mrs Sandra Martin, Green Acres, Runwell Chase, Runwell, Wickford, Essex. SS11 7PU Tel:01268 735714 email:
November 11: Border Counties Gundog Club Breed Specific Seminar on the American Cocker Spaniel at Mddlebie Community Centre, Middlebie, Lockerbie, DG11 3HT. Breed specific talk, multiple choice paper, hands on assessment & judging assessment. Suitable for all and those who wish to progress onto a B list or A3 list. Please contact Mrs Kay Douglas, Honorary Secretary, 01228 576501
November 18: Breed Appreciation Day & (The Subsequent Multi - Choice Breed Standard examination (BAD & MCE) for Clumber Spaniel at Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Rd, Birmingham B46 2EH. All info please contact Secretary Eunice King on 01246 476059 or for Form
November 18: KC Seminar Conformation and Movement presented by The Northern Japanese Spitz Club (speaker Christina Chapman); 10.00am-3.30pm at Wetherby District Social Club, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby, LS22 7DN. 25.00 including lunch and all documentation. Please contact Julie Edmondson for more information - 07788 236082
November 18: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of GB Health Seminar on Mating & Breeding. 10.30am start. Bulkington Village Community Centre CV12 9JB. Prices for seminar & lunch are Members: 20. Non Members 25. We have enlisted the expert knowledge of Kathryne Wrigley - she's an experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse and Health Co-ordinator for the Gordon Setter Club. Book your place by going to or by emailing Alison Fallon at

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