|JCF review panel members confirmed
All 14 people invited to serve on the panel formed to carry out a review of the JCF have accepted their invitation.
The panel members, the community they represent and their contact details are as follows:
Those wishing to supply feedback on the JCF are asked to address this to one of the above panel members representing their particular community group. Initially they ought to concentrate their comments on the questions posed for Phase 1 of the review which can be accessed online at bit.ly/2S2s3Qb
The panel has been formed as a result of a resolution passed at the Kennel Club AGM in May of this year that the JCF be placed on hold pending a complete assessment of the scheme by an independent review body.
The objectives of the review group and the terms of reference of the review were listed in a recent Kennel Club announcement which can be accessed online at bit.ly/2S2s3Qb. Also contained in this announcement was an initial list of questions which are to be answered during phase 1 of the review.
There is still one more vacancy to fill, for a novice judge, to which end the Kennel Club had advertised asking for interested parties to make an application by July 30 so that this community, which is absolutely vital to the future of dog shows, has its views heard along with all the other areas.
The Board has also approved the establishment of a robust Kennel Club consultation for the JCF which will be open to all involved in pedigree dog shows. This along with the work of the review panel will inform the Boardâ€™s decisions on the future education and training of dog show judges. Further details of this consultation will be released in due course.
The first meeting of the review panel is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 21 August at the Kennel Club in London. However, this does not mean that those wishing to forward their views to panel members must do so by this date; further meetings will be held, details of which will be announced