Judging Criteria

A light Saluki

Criteria for inclusion of Judges on the Club list as from 1st January 2016.

A1 List

Persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed, have completed their first appointment, and who have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club.

A2 List

Persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list, who have been assessed in accordance with Kennel Club requirements and accepted by the Kennel Club for inclusion on an A2 list, and have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club.

A3 List (Breed Specialist)

Persons who meet the criteria to award CCs in the breed but who have not yet done so and who have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club.
Requirements for inclusion are:

  1. Minimum of 7 years judging experience in Salukis and have the support of the SGHC (KC Policy).
  2. To have judged not less than 32 classes with a minimum of 100 Salukis (hands on experience).
  3. To have judged a Saluki Club breed show.
  4. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs when each dog obtained its first entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book (save in exceptional circumstances) (KC Policy).
  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 (KC Policy).
  6. To have attended a seminar given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer on Conformation and Movement. (KC Policy).
  7. To have attended at least one Breed Assessment Seminar for Salukis, run in accordance with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice, at which they must have achieved the required standard.
  8. To have stewarded for a minimum period of 12 shows (KC Policy).
  9. To have attended a Conformation and Movement “Hands-on Assessment” conducted by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the assessment (KC Policy)

A3 List (Non Specialist)

Requirements for inclusion are:

  1. Minimum of 7 years judging experience in any one breed (to include 5 years in Salukis) and have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club (KC Policy).
  2. To have judged 32 classes with a minimum of 100 Salukis (hands on).
  3. To have awarded CCs in at least one other sighthound breed.
  4. To have attended at least one Breed Assessment Seminar for Salukis, run in accordance with the Kennel Club Code of Best Practice, at which they must have achieved the required standard.

Judges from Abroad

To be considered they must provide details of their experience in judging salukis and evidence that they hold a licence to judge Salukis in their own country.  The Committee of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club will then consider adding their name to the list appropriate to their experience.

B List (Breed Specialist)

Persons who have been approved by the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club to judge at Shows without CCs for the breed or at Open Shows.
Requirements for inclusion are:

  1. To have owned, co-owned or lived with and exhibited Salukis for 5 years and to have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club.
  2. To have judged Salukis for at least 3 years.
  3. To have attended at least one Saluki Breed Seminar run by one of the Breed Clubs.
  4. To have judged not less than 9 classes of Salukis at Limited, Open or Championship Shows without CC's with a minimum of 25 Salukis (hands on).

B List (Non Specialist)

Requirements for inclusion are:

  1. Minimum of 5 years judging experience in any one breed and have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club.
  2. To have attended at least one Saluki Breed Seminar run by one of the Breed Clubs
  3. To have judged not less than 9 classes of Salukis at Limited, Open or Ch. Shows without CCs, with a minimum of 25 Salukis (hands on).

C List (Breed Specialist)

Persons who aspire to judge the breed and have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club, but who do not qualify for the B or higher lists.
Requirements for inclusion are:

  1. Must have been associated with Salukis for 5 years and have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club.
  2. To have attended at least one Saluki Breed Teaching Seminar run by one of the Breed Clubs.

C List (Non Specialist)

Requirements for inclusion are:

  1. Must have judged other sighthound breeds for at least 5 years and have the support of the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club.
  2. To have attended at least one Saluki Breed Teaching Seminar run by one of the Breed Clubs.