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Conformation - Trainee Judges Program

Dogs Victoria Conformation Judges Training Program 2022/2023

All conformation judges training paperwork emailed to the office is to be sent to 

Click on the following link to access the 'Glossary of Canine Terms'

Aspiring Judges Training Program 2023
The required six (6) stewarding appointments may be completed during the year whilst enrolled as an Aspirant Judge. They MUST be completed prior to the date applications open to enter the Training Program for the following year. The six stewarding appointments must be checked by the Aspiring Group Leader before being accepted by the Dogs Victoria Office.

Dogs Australia Regulation

(a) Where a Member Body requires formal training to become a Steward, a Member must successfully complete that training in the two (2) years prior to applying to become an Aspiring Judge.

(b) In any State where no formal training is required, in the two years prior to enrolling, an Aspiring Judge must officiate as a ring steward on no less than six (6) occasions of which three (3) must be full groups.

Trainee Program

2023 Conformation Aspiring Judges Training Application 

2023 Conformation Judges Training Application 

Conformation Judges Training Club Declaration 

**Trainee Manual**

Coming Soon  

Lecture Dates 2023







  • Conducted at Bulla Exhibition Centre
  • 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 August 2023 (the day for groups to be confirmed)

Missed a Lecture?

You must forward a 1000 word essay on the breed/s dealt with in the lectures you have missed this year, as per Dogs Australia Regulations Part 3 Judges Training & Examination Program Regulation 6.1.1b which states:

Should a Trainee miss any breed lecture, they must within 14 days, of the lecture, submit to the member body, a minimum one thousand (1000) word essay on the breed/s dealt with in the missed lectures.
Essays on a maximum of 25 percent of the breeds within the group may be submitted over the period of the lecture series for missed lectures

Trainees must send a total of 3 copies of essays to:

  1. The group leader for checking
  2. Dogs Victoria office
  3. CJC Chair   

    Dogs Australia Regulation 6.1.2 Module 2. Practical Experience
    To be able to count the 50 ‘dogs judged’ for an application to sit Practical

    Exam, there must be only one (1) trainee judge in the ring and the exhibits must be physical placed, discussed and signed off by an accredited assessor ONLY.

    There will be a written record kept by the Trainee Judge of the Date, Fixture and number of dogs judged. The Trainee Judge’s Judging Record Card must be signed by the accredited assessor after a discussion on the dogs and the number of dogs has been recorded. (Not by a Show official)

    Approval must be obtained from the Affiliate conducting the Show.
    List of accredited assessors click here (amended 12/10/20)

2023 Group Leader Details

Chairperson - Cathy Camac
Ph: 0415 990 422

Deputy Chair - Esther Joseph
Ph: 0407 330 270

Toys (Group 1)
John Hutchison
Ph: 0418 539 377

Terriers (Group 2)
Glenys Alexander
Ph: 0423 403 205

Gundogs (Group 3)
Stephanie Rickard
Ph: 0402 318 638

Hounds (Group 4)
Judy Oliver
Ph: 5428 1444 or 0417 368 621

Working Dogs (Group 5)
Barbara Doyle
0405 453 361 

Utility (Group 6)
Julie Keenan
Ph: 0407 830 710

Non Sporting (Group 7)
Shellie Marshall
Ph: 0433 796 333

Aspiring Program
Julie Keenan
Ph: 0407 830 710



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