Judge's Training

Conformation Judges Training Scheme

Members who wish to join the Conformation Judges Training Scheme are advised that applications to join the scheme must be submitted no later than OCTOBER 1ST. Please contact the Dogs NT office for an application form

Applicants will have been a member of Dogs NT for a minimum period of eight years during the ten years prior to the date of the application. Persons transferring from another state/territory/country will be required to provide evidence of their experience over a period of eight years as a member of the relevant Canine Controlling body to be considered for acceptance into the training scheme.

The applicant will provide sufficient evidence of experience as a breeder, exhibitor, steward or official in canine activity as outlined hereunder or meet the criteria as approved by the ANKC and affiliated National Breed Council:

i. Has bred at least three litters under their own or a shared prefix.

ii. The applicant must have owned and made up and/or bred a minimum of two Champions Applicants can define any other success in the Show Ring (i.e. any major awards or achievements by dogs bred and/or exhibited by the applicant).

iii. Show evidence of practical experience as a Steward which shall consist of at least 20 hours stewarding prior to making application.

iv. has been approved by the Council of Dogs NT.

Fees will be advised on application ……. full details of the ANKC Regulations can be found here


Retrieving Trial Judges Training Scheme

RT1. REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE AS A TRAINEE JUDGE

(a) Eligibility:

Applicants must:

1. Have been a financial member of an ANKC Member Body for a minimum period of five (5) years prior to the date of application.
The Member Body will consider an application from a person transferring from another State or Territory of Australia, or overseas, who can provide evidence that their canine experience extends over a minimum period of five consecutive years as a member of the Controlling Body for the State, Territory or Country of prior residence.

2. Be a financial member of their State/Territory Member Body.

3. Have officiated as a Trial Manager, Judges Steward or Gun Steward at five (5) ANKC recognised Trials in the preceding three (3) years.

4. Have successfully trained and competed with a dog at the level for which he/she is applying.

5. Be the holder of an appropriate gun licence if required.

(b) Applications:

Applications must be made to the Executive Officer of DOGS NT on the prescribed form, accompanied by the designated fee.


Obedience Judges Training Scheme

Members of Dogs NT who aspire to become obedience judges must, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

1. Have been a member of either Dogs NT(or another Controlling body )for at least five (5) years and be a current Dogs NT member.

2.  Be at least 21 years of age.

3. Be resident in the NT.

In addition, the following specific qualifications are required:

1. Has a comprehensive Knowledge of the rules and has actively participated in the organising of trials.

2. Novice- Aspirant to have personally trained and trialled a dog to its Novice or higher title;

3. Open – Aspirant to hold an ANKC Novice Judge’s licence and to have personally trained and trialled a dog to its OPEN or higher title;

4. Utility – Aspirant to hold and ANKC Open Judge’s licence and has personally trained a dog to UD level and to have personally trained & trialled a dog in the UD ring on at least three (3) occasions.

5. Utility Dog Excellent – Aspirant to hold and ANKC Open Judge’s licence and has personally trained a dog to UDX  level and to have personally trained & trialled a dog in the UDX ring on at least three (3) occasions.


Agility, Jumping and Games Trial Judges Training Scheme

Members of Dogs NT who aspire to become Agility Jumping and Games Trial judges must, at the time of application, meet the following requirements;

1. Have been a member of either Dogs NT or another controlling body for at least five (5) years and be a current Dogs NT member.

2. Be at least 21 years of age.

3. Be resident in the NT.

4. Have trained and titled a dog to a minimum standard of Agility Dog.

5. Have been an active instructor in the sport of Agility for a minimum period of two (2) years.

6. Recognition of equivalent experience and/or qualifications as approved by Council on recommendation of  the Agility Sub Committee.

7. Agility Judges licence is required before a Games licence is issued.

Revalidation of Agility/Jumping Judges Licences.

All Agility and Jumping Judges Licences are required to be revalidated each 5 years to coincide with the introduction of new rule books or the like.

Revalidation procedures will be determined by Council.


Rally O judges Training Scheme

Members of Dogs NT who aspire to become Rally O judges must, at the time of application, meet the following requirements:

1. Have been a member of either Dogs NT(or another Controlling body )for at least five (5) years and be a current Dogs NT member.

2. Be at least 21 years of age.

3. Be resident in the NT,

 In addition, the following specific qualifications are required:

1. Has a comprehensive Knowledge of the rules and has actively participated in the organising of trials

2. RN- RA- RE Aspirant to have personally trained and trialled a dog to its RN or higher title;