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 The 2018 CKC/CDJA Conformation Judges Conference will be held in Winnipeg Manitoba on October 27 and 28.  More details to follow when available......

ON LINE SEMINAR - The next on line educational seminar is scheduled for Wednesday March 7, 8:00 pm EDT, with Gail Forsythe presenting on the Japanese Chin.

2018 Line-up:

  • Christine Heartz  - Pomeranian - Wednesday April 4.

Patrick Mudge is our on-line coordinator.  If your breed club is interested in putting on an on-line educational seminar please contact Patrick. 

If you have an educational seminar coming up or are able to offer ringside mentoring at a specialty, please send an e-mail to the CDJA Secretary and your educational opportunity will be posted on the Upcoming Seminars page.


Important Information for CDJA Members:

  • Recently, the CKC Event Officiating Committee was questioned with regard to the CKC/CDJA Advanced Judges seminar and the ability to use the breeds presented within the seminar towards relevant education for conformation judges.
    Our practice is that the CKC/CDJA Advanced Judges seminar can only be used as one (1) seminar.  However, the breeds presented within the seminar can be used separately for education related to a conformation judge’s permit application.
    While we do not issue separate certificates for the individual breeds, if the permit applicant indicates on the application that they attended a CKC/CDJA Advanced Judges Seminar where a specific applicable breed was presented and the date, CKC staff will verify that person was in attendance and which breeds were presented  that could be used.
    The Event Officiating Committee agreed that it was not necessary to add or amend the policy in this regard, but wanted to ensure that permit judges were made aware.
    Please note that individual breed presentations or ringside mentoring presented within the CKC/CDJA Advanced Judges Seminar cannot be used for the 5 Year Education Portfolio.  Only the entire seminar as a complete package can be used to fulfil a Category for the 5 Year Education Portfolio. 
    The updated Conformation Judges Permit Education Checklist is available on the website for reference. 

  • Conformation Show Rules & Regulations Chapter 4.2.2 on Judges -  Conflicts, has been amended to align with Chapter 2.2.5. "A judge must not accept an assignment to judge the same breeds, groups, or general specials at shows that are held less than 90 days apart if the distance between the shows is within 350 road miles (562 km)." This is effective January 1, 2018.  Contracts signed prior to this date will be grandfathered.

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