BAD - Breed Appreciation Day MCE - Multiple Choice Exam Hands On Assessment

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The Whippet Club Of Wales have applied to the Kennel Club to hold a BAD/MCE day on 14th September 2019 at Little Mill Village Hall near Pontypool and this will take place in the morning, actual times to be confirmed.
It is also proposed to hold a Hands On assessment in the afteroon.

BAD - a breed talk which is open to all, even if you are not a Judge, given by an appointed Breed Speaker, Jo Whitehead, with the use of a powerpoint presentation on the Breed Standard. This presentation follows a pre set format compiled by the Breed Education Co ordinator (Pam Marston-Pollock), with a live model (s) and a question and answer session following. There is no limit to the numbers for the BAD but it will have to be pre booked and paid for at the time of booking. This is a great opportunity to come along and learn about the Breed even if you don't Judge or don't wish to Judge but just want to know more about the Whippet.
Attendance certificates will be issued on the day and this is a very good starting point to learn much more about the Whippet.

MCE - this is an exam of 20/25 questions on the Breed Standard with a pass mark needed of 80%. The papers will be double marked with the result given on the day and a pass certificate issued if applicable. Again the questions are pre set by the Breed Education Co ordinator & each are of a diiferent set of three options.
Those eligible to take this exam must have passed the Requirements of a Dog Show Judge, Points of the Dog Assessment and Conformation and Movement Seminar. Copies of these certificates will be requested when registering for this exam & be on a B list. The MCE will follow the BAD but numbers will be limited for the MCE and again pre booked and paid for at the time of booking.
It would be good to see those on our Judging list apply for this if eligible.

Hands On - this is an ongoing discussion but something that the Club feels it should offer. The assessment will take place in the afternoon with a minimum of 5 dogs and these will be 'Judged and critiqued' by the attendees and three CC Judges who will be the assessors for the afternoon. Those eligible to take this assessment must have passed the Requirements of a Dog Show Judge, Points of the Dog Assessment and Conformation and Movement Seminar & be on a B list. Again limited numbers (TBC), again pre booked and paid for at the time of booking and ceritificates will be issued.

Timings are yet to be totally confirmed but the BAD & MCE will take place in the morning with Hands On in the afternoon.

Costs for the sessions have been agreed at;

£15 for those attending just one session but lunch not included
£25 for those attending two sessions including buffet lunch
£30 for those attending three sessions including buffet lunch

An application form for one or all of the sessions will be available for download here once the details are totally confirmed. On acceptance to any of the above an Extended Illustrated Breed Standard will be emailed, if possible, to all those attending plus any relevant paperwork to help with your learning & understanding of the Breed prior to the day. It is also suggested that for the MCE & Hands On that you utilise the learning aids for the Whippet on the KC Academy.

Although on 7th June 2019 the Kennel Club announced the suspension of the JCF awaiting an independent body review they also state the following;

Many breed clubs have committed to activities including the holding of Breed Appreciation Days, providing mentoring opportunities and carrying out observations whilst judging. The Board recognises that these activities provide opportunities to gain further knowledge and understanding that will be of value to judges irrespective of the mechanisms by which approval to award Challenge Certificates etc. is ultimately attained. The advice to breed clubs is therefore that they continue with these activities should they be so minded.

Link to the Kennel Club JCF information;

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