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ABNA APPRENTICE JUDGE PROGRAM

 

Please forward any questions / queries regarding the ABNA Apprentice Judge Program

to the ABNA Judges Committee Chairman

 

 

ABNA APPRENTICE JUDGE PROGRAM
Revised 2010

Step 1.

Any person wishing to begin a ABNA Judging apprenticeship must first contact the ABNA Secretary and request an ABNA Judges apprentice application form.


Step 2.
The completed application form should be returned to the ABNA Secretary where it will be studied by the ABNA Judges Committee and a decision will be made on whether the applicant can begin an ABNA Judging apprenticeship.

This decision will be based on various criteria including the applicant’s prior involvement and good standing within the breed.


Step 3.

A) Upon a positive decision being made, the apprentice must complete a minimum of six apprenticeships, three apprenticeships under three different Senior Judges for each type.

Example 1.
Judge A - 1 x Bully, 1 x Standard
Judge B - 1 x Bully, 1 x Standard
Judge C - 1 x Bully, 1 x Standard

Example 2.
Judge A - 1 x Bully, 1 x Standard
Judge B - 1 x Bully, 1 x Standard
Judge C - 1 x Bully
Judge D - 1 x Standard

Example 3.
Judge A - 1 x Bully, 1 x Standard
Judge B - 1 x Bully
Judge C - 1 x Bully
Judge D - 1 x Standard
Judge E - 1 x Standard

Example 4.
Judge A - 1 x Bully
Judge B - 1 x Bully
Judge C - 1 x Bully
Judge D - 1 x Standard
Judge E - 1 x Standard
Judge F - 1 x Standard

B) All six apprenticeships must cover all classes, from 3-6 months to 4 years and over, plus, all Best of classes, Best of Breed, Working and Champion class, for the apprenticeship to be valid.

C) The apprentice must arrange with the host of the show the apprentice wishes to apprentice at.

D) The apprentice must request and obtain approval prior to each of the apprenticeships being taken from the ABNA Judges Committee.


Step 4.
The Judges apprenticed under will be contacted following each apprenticeship by the ABNA and asked to give a report regarding their opinion on various aspects of the apprentice in question...


Step 5.
Upon completion of the six apprenticeships, a review will take place which will incorporate the reports given by the Judge’s apprenticed under. In this review a decision will be made to either move on to the next stage of the apprentice program, require that more apprenticeships are to be taken or to terminate the apprenticeship.


Step 6.
Following a positive outcome to this review a written test containing 50 questions picked at random from a much larger list will be forwarded to the apprentice. This test once completed must be returned to the ABNA.


Step 7.
Upon receiving the completed test, a review of the test will take place followed by a decision to either appoint the apprentice as a Junior Judge, return the apprentice to one of the other stages of the apprentice program or to terminate the apprenticeship.

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ABNA APPRENTICE JUDGES GUIDELINES - GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT

 

 

 

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