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ON LINE SEMINAR - Next on line educational seminar will be October 4 at 8:00 pm EDT on the Manchester Terrier with presenter Amanda Kelly. 
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.

*NOTE*  The 2017 CKC/CDJA Conference is limited to 70 attendees. It is filling quickly so please submit your registration form as soon as possible if you wish to attend.

The CKC/CDJA Conference for Licensed Conformation Judges will be held on November 25 and 26, 2017 at the Toronto International Convention Centre.  Registration form now available!!

This conference will be held in conjunction with the Caledon Kennel Association All Breed Dog Show to take advantage of the many Specialties and Boosters for ringside mentoring sessions in the afternoon.  Our Keynote speaker is Mr. William Shelton with support from Guest Speakers Dr. Richard Meen and Cheryl Meyers-Egerton.  The theme for this years conference is "Judging for Breed specific type and gait".  Complete information available on the Annual Conference page of the web site.

Reminder to all that there is a CKC Licensing Maintenance for All-Breed, Groups and Breed Judges 5 year cycle requirement.  Details on the requirements can be found on the CKC web site in the Policy and Procedures Manual Chapter 7 section 7. Please note that the current term expires on December 31, 2017.

Information for CDJA Members for posting:

  • 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.
  • Judges are reminded that both the Poodle and the Shetland Sheepdog CKC breed standards have a Disqualification for size such that any dog that has been measured under or over the size limits (measured out) is to be excused and any dog that has been excused at three shows for this reason is disqualified.  This means that the presiding judge has the authority to measure all three sizes of Poodles and the Shetland Sheepdog.  
  • Effective July 1, 2017 the Braque d’Auvergne will be eligible to compete as a Listed Breed in Group 1 (Sporting).

             In accordance with policy passed by the Board in March 2014, prior to receiving approval to judge this new breed, judges shall be required to
             write and successfully pass an open book test.

The Open Book Test for the Braque d’Auvergne is now available on the CKC website at under the Events tab, then CKC Breed Standards, Conformation Open Book Tests.  Please print the test, complete it, and mail, fax, or e-mail to Head Office, as designated below, by June 30, 2017. Full details please click here.

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