ASCUK

ASCUK is the foundation Australian Shepherd Club in the UK and was formed in 1986 by a few dedicated breed enthusiasts.

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Latest News

OCTOBER 2017

  • Championship Show critique added. Photos  to follow
  • Exciting event planned for 2018
  • Open Show critique added. Photos to follow
  • Judges lists updated

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Championship Show results added. 
  • Male Australian Shepherd looking for a new home

MAY 2017

  • ASCUK trip to the World Dog Show 2018 - flyer available

APRIL 2017

  • Gallery of Events held ~ photos throughout the years now being added
  • Limit Show results and critique added

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ASCUK Breed Judging List

ASCUK currently have judging lists which cater for everyone from the novice judge to the experienced breed specialist.

**PLEASE NOTE IT IS A JUDGES RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM ASCUK OF ANY CHANGES TO THEIR JUDGING CV's. THE CV's SHOULD BE UPDATED WITH THE CLUB EVERY TWO YEARS AT LEAST**

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The following is guidance for inclusion on our Judging Lists. No consideration will be given unless the
information requested is completed in writing.

There are currently 7 ASCUK judging lists with their criterias, as listed below:
Listings would normally include persons who have judged the breed in its own right but do not
qualify for the B List.

The following is guidance for inclusion on our Judging Lists. No consideration will be given unless the
information requested is completed in writing.

A1 List

For persons who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award CCs in the breed and
have completed their first appointment. To have the support of the Australian Shepherd Club of the
UK. (KC Policy).

A2 List

For persons who fulfil all the requirements for the A3 list and who have been assessed in accordance
with the Kennel Club requirements and accepted by The Kennel Club for inclusion on the A2 list and
have the support and approval of the Australian Shepherd Club of the UK. (KC Policy).

A3 List (Breed Specialist)

To qualify for the A3 List (Breed Specialist) you must already be on the B List (Breed Specialist)
Applicants must fulfil points 1‐8

1. Minimum of 7 years judging experience in the Australian Shepherd breed and have the support
and approval of the Australian Shepherd Club of the UK (KC Policy)
2. To have attended a seminar by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer, and passed the relevant
examination on Kennel Club Regulations and Judging Procedures. (KC Policy 2001)
3. To have attended a 'Points of the Dog Assessment (formally the Conformation and Movement
Hands On Assessment) given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the Assessment (KC
Policy 2005)
4. To have attended a seminar on Conformation and Movement including the KC Hands on
Assessment. (KC Policy 2004)
5. To have attended at least 1 Australian Shepherd breed specific judging seminar recognized by
ASCUK run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an
examination and/or assessment (KC Policy 2001)
6. To have stewarded at a minimum of 12 Shows (KC Policy)
7. To have judged a minimum of 75 Australian Shepherds (KC Policy)
8. To have judged at least 1 Australian Shepherd Breed Club Show and/or 3 Australian Shepherd
Breed Club ‘supported entry’ shows (Requirement by ASCUK)
9. To have judged Australian Shepherds at 6 Open or Championship Shows without CCs with an
adequate geographical spread. (Requirement by ASCUK)

A3 List (Non Specialist)

To qualify for the A3 List (Non Specialist) Applicants must fulfil points 1‐5 plus 2 others.
1. Minimum of 7 years judging experience in any one breed (to include 5 years in Australian
Shepherds and have the support and approval of the Australian Shepherd Club of the UK (KC Policy)
2. To have attended at least 1 Australian Shepherd breed specific judging seminar recognised by
ASCUK run in accordance with the relevant Kennel Club Code of Best Practice and passed an
assessment (Requirement by ASCUK)
3. To have attended a 'Points of the Dog Assessment (formally the Conformation and Movement
Hands On Assessment) given by a Kennel Club Accredited Trainer and passed the Assessment (KC
Policy 2005)
4. To have attended a seminar on Conformation and Movement including the KC Hands on
Assessment. (KC Policy 2004)
5. To have awarded CCs in at least one other breed (KC Policy)
6. To have stewarded at a minimum of 12 shows (KC Policy)
7. To have judged 100 Australian Shepherds (KC Policy)
8 To have judged at 1Australian Shepherd Breed Club Show and/or 2 Breed Club ‘supported entry shows’ (Requirement
by ASCUK)
9. To have judged Australian Shepherds at 6 Open Shows or Championship Shows without CCs,
either Breed Classes or Variety Classes which have included a minimum of 12 Australian Shepherds
with actual hands‐on with an adequate geographical spread (Requirement by ASCUK)
10. To have bred and/or owned a minimum of 3 dogs of any breed when they obtained their first
entry in The Kennel Club Stud Book (except in exceptional circumstances)

B List (Breed Specialist)

To qualify for the B List (Breed Specialist) Applicants must fulfil points 1, 2 & 3.
1. To have a minimum of 5 years’ experience owning and exhibiting in the breed and have the
support and approval of the Australian Shepherd Club of the UK (except in exceptional
circumstances).
2. To have attended an Australian Shepherd breed specific judging seminar organised by ASCUK and
to have passed an exam / assessment.
3. To have judged 20 Australian Shepherds at Open or Championship Shows without CCs.

B List (Non Specialist)

To qualify for the B List (Non Specialist) Applicants must fulfil points 1 and 2 plus one other.
1. To have attended an Australian Shepherd breed specific judging seminar organised by ASCUK and
to have passed an exam / assessment. The person should also have the support and approval of
ASCUK.
2. To have judged 8 classes of Australian Shepherds at Open Shows or Championship Shows without
CCs Either in Breed classes or Variety Classes (except in exceptional circumstances).
3. To have judged 25 Australian Shepherds at Open or Championship Shows without CC’s
4. To have a minimum of 5 years judging experience in this breed or any breed within the Pastoral
Group.

C List (Breed Specialist / Non Specialist)

For aspiring judges who have shown an interest in the breed and have the support of ASCUK


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