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* 1. Should the JCF proposal to license judges to give tickets rather than approve them on a show by show approval basis be maintained or abandoned?

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* 2. Should existing previously approved CC judges be required to sit the five-yearly ‘Requirements of a Dog Show Judge'  (RDSJ) exam or should they be exempted - unless they have made procedural errors while judging or not judged at all for 5 years?

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* 3. Should an attempt be made to keep both the existing system and the JCF system in some form running in tandem for a number of years into the future, or should the existing system be phased out as planned?

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* 4. How should any individual's 'route' to qualification be determined

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* 5. Irrespective of the answer to question 3, should an element of practical hands-on judging experience (the ‘numbers game’) be involved?

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* 6. Irrespective of the answer to question 3, should starter judges be allowed to judge at small (Level 1/C list) open shows before having to sit any of the exams (Points of a Dog, Requirements of a Dog Show Judge, Conformation and Movement Seminar, Critique Writing, Breed Appreciation Day and Multiple Choice Exam) or should such exams be compulsory before a judge takes up any appointment?

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* 7. Should the stewarding requirement for CC judges be retained at 6 occasions or returned to the previous 12 or some other number?

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* 8. Is there sufficient merit in the following features of the JCF for them to be continued/developed.
a. Mentoring
b. Multiple choice questions on breed standards
c. Eye for a Dog assessment
d. Critique writing exam
e. Student judging
f. Observation and evaluation during judging
g. Breed appreciation days
h. Breed Competence Assessment

Editor's comment - we have added four further criteria which are integral to JCF but not included in the questions asked by the Independent Group.

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Mentoring
Multiple choice questions on breed standards
Eye for a Dog Assessment
Critique writing exam
Student judging
Observation and evaluation during judging
Breed appreciation days
Breed competence assessment

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* 9. Please tick those boxes which describe your involvement with the show scene

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* 10. Please indicate your age range

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