All conformation judges training paperwork emailed to the office is to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 188.8.131.52
(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.
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:
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
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)
Chairperson - Cathy Camac
Ph: 0415 990 422
Deputy Chair - Esther Joseph
Ph: 0407 330 270
Toys (Group 1)
Ph: 0418 539 377
Terriers (Group 2)
Ph: 0423 403 205
Gundogs (Group 3)
Ph: 0402 318 638
Hounds (Group 4)
Ph: 5428 1444 or 0417 368 621
Working Dogs (Group 5)
0405 453 361
Utility (Group 6)
Ph: 0407 830 710
Non Sporting (Group 7)
Ph: 0433 796 333
Ph: 0407 830 710