The British Chihuahua Club Judges List
The Club maintains a list of approved persons qualified to judge Long and
Smoothcoat Chihuahuas at various levels, which is reissued annually at the time of
our Annual General Meeting, usually held in March each
year. For a description of the criteria for being eligible for inclusion on each
section of the list, see below.
Interested Societies and Associations wishing to obtain a copy of our Judges
List to select Judges for Chihuahua classes should apply to the below address, kindly enclosing
an A4 stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively a copy in printable PDF format can be
downloaded by clicking this link.
New applicants welcome
The British Chihuahua Club welcomes applications from experienced or aspirant judges wishing to
be considered for inclusion on one of our lists. To apply, please write to the Secretary at the
above address, clearly indicating for which list and coat(s) you wish to be considered and
providing a CV demonstrating your compliance with the requirements as shown below. Applications
will be added to the list if approved by the committee at their next meeting.
Criteria for Inclusion
on Judges List
text in red indicates requirement is Kennel
This list includes judges who, having been approved by the Kennel Club
to do so, have awarded Challenge Certificates in Long or Smoothcoat
Chihuahuas, and have the support of the British Chihuahua Club.
This list would include judges who have met the requirements of the Kennel
Club to award CCs in Long or Smoothcoat Chihuahuas, but have not yet
done so, and who have the support of the British Chihuahua Club.
This list includes experienced judges who would have the support of the
British Chihuahua Club to award CCs but have not yet been approved by the
Kennel Club to do so.
To be considered for inclusion on this list you should:
- have a minimum of 7 years' judging experience in the breed;
- have judged a minimum of 10 Open Shows and/or BCC breed club supported
entry shows, with an adequate geographical spread;
- have judged a minimum of 40 classes for Longcoats or 30 classes for
- have judged 125 Longcoats or 100 Smoothcoats;
- have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer,
and passed the relevant examination on Kennel Club Regulations and
- have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on
Conformation and Movement;
- have passed a Conformation and Movement 'Hands-on Assessment'
conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer;
- have attended at least one breed-specific seminar run in accordance
with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice, and passed an
examination and/or assessment where applicable;
- have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs (for non-specialists, of
any breed) when they obtained their first entry in the Kennel Club
Stud Book; and
- have stewarded at 12 shows
This list includes judges who have the support of the British Chihuahua
Club to judge Long or Smoothcoat Chihuahuas at Open Shows, or at
Championship Shows with no CC for the breed.
To be considered for inclusion you should:
- have a minimum of 3 years' experience judging the breed at open
- have judged this breed at 6 Open Shows;
- have judged a minimum of 18 classes of this breed;
- have judged 50 dogs - actually present and not just entered;
- for non-specialists, have attended at least one breed specific judging
seminar and passed an assessment where applicable.
This list includes aspirant judges looking for their first appointment,
and those without sufficient judging experience to qualify for the B list.
To be considered, you should have shown an interest in the breed and
have had a minimum of two years' experience of owning and exhibiting in
this breed, or for non-specialists, a minimum of three years' experience
of owning and exhibiting in any breed.