Judges Code of Practice

  1. A Judge shall act with professional decorum at all times.

    2 A Judge shall give every exhibit and exhibitor fair and equal opportunity in each and every class.

    3 A Judge shall act in a polite manner whilst carrying out each judging assignment.

    4 A Judge is required to be punctual in availability to fulfil their judging assignment.

    5 Should a judge be approached with an inducement to favour or disfavour, and/or a bribe to advantage or disadvantage an exhibit or exhibitor, the Judge is to report the matter in writing immediately to the Controlling Body.

    6 A Judge shall not solicit a judging appointment.

    7 A Judge shall not influence or seek the entry of any particular dog or dogs for a class in which they are judging.

    8 A Judge shall complete all relevant requirements of the judging contract. Any verbal acceptance of an assignment by a Judge shall be subject to receipt of the contract within 14 days.

    9 A Judge shall honour each contract and is not free to accept an alternative contract that will affect his or her availability to fulfil the original contract except with the written dispensation of the contracting body.

    10 Accommodation provided for the Judge to fulfil an assignment is for the Judge only except where prior mutual agreement has been reached with the sponsoring body for variation.

    11 A Judge shall be responsible for the cost of all telephone calls, alcoholic beverages and any personal laundering except where mutual agreement has been reached with the sponsoring body at the time the contract is accepted.

    12 A Judge who withdraws from a contracted appointment shall not be permitted to judge at any other canine event wherever held on a date which would prevent him/her from attending the original contracted event.