The Judges’ Education Council is delighted to announce that, in the recent breed Judges’ examinations, the pass rate was 100%! Warm congratulations to all these Candidates who may now celebrate the success of their perseverance and thorough preparation. Particularly encouraging for the future, were the Level 1 Candidates, almost all of whom scored Distinctions (90%+). Well done to all – may the path ahead open many more successes that acknowledge your hard work and may your continued studies in the field of cynology reward you handsomely.

Gérard Robinson: Chairman: Judges’ Education Council of KUSA

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IMPORTANT NOTICE for KUSA Licensed Judges When Officiating at FCI and Non-FCI Events

Earlier this year, KUSA reported on the judgement handed down by the District Court in Dortmund, Germany, which concluded that the Verband für das Deusche Hundewesen (VDH) had violated German and European antitrust laws by seeking to restrain the Verein für Deutsche Schäferhunde (SV) from releasing its German Shepherd Dog Specialist Judges to member organisations of the Weltunion der Vereine für Deutsche Schäferhunde (WUSV) that are not members of the FCI’s National Canine Organisations (NCOs) in various countries of the world. This decision came about as the result of a legal challenge mounted by three WUSV-affiliated Clubs in various countries against an earlier directive issued by the VDH.

The VDH appealed the Dortmund finding to the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf and, on 7 September 2020, the Higher Court ruled in favour of the VDH, causing the three claimants to lose their case.

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