2017 Judging Seminars


The English Setter Breed Clubs are planning to run a number of breed specific seminars in 2017. If you are interested in attending any of these Modules (details below) please contact Steve Collier at 


MODULE 1 & 2 on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at TATENHILL VILLAGE HALL (near  Burton on Trent)This will be a combined seminar aimed at potential Judges aspiring to learn more about the breed and qualify for either the joint breed club ‘C’ or ‘B’ List (depending on experience). It is designed to give participants a better understanding of the breed history, breed function and basic requirements of judging, allowing them to judge English Setters more competently and confidently.


MODULE 3 Workshop on Sunday 1st October 2017 at WOODFORD MEMORIAL and COMMUNITY CENTRE (near Stockport, Cheshire) – This workshop is to help mentor and support people who have previously failed Module 3 or for people who are thinking of taking Module 3 for the first time. The workshop will provide an informal setting to practice and understand what is required when doing Module 3. The candidates will have 1 to 1 time with the trainers for discussion and interpretation of the breed standard.


MODULE 3 on Sunday 22nd October 2017 at NORTON PARISH HALL (near Littleworth, Worcs.)This seminar is aimed at potential Judges aspiring to qualify for the joint breed club ‘A3’ List. It is a breed specific seminar designed to assess each candidates understanding of the breed and their skills to judge English Setters at Ch. Show level prior to being asked to award CCs in English Setters for the first time. The seminar is focused around individual assessment and not training and will be run in accordance with The Kennel Club’s “Code of Best Practice for the Running of a Breed Seminar and Judging Competence Assessment”.


 Linda Taylor our breed health coordinator, has forwarded the message below from Dr Tom Lewis Post-doctoral Quantitative Geneticist Animal Health Trust,

“As you may know, we have been involved in compiling a health survey for the Irish Setters with a particular focus on Bloat, which hopefully will mean we are able to determine how heritable this condition is. This survey is going to be online, which will considerably cut the costs and manpower required to collate the data gathered. We feel that the web is the ideal format to conduct such health surveys, and would like to extend this survey to the other Setter breeds.

Therefore, I am hoping, with the help of the Kennel Club, to generate an online health survey for English Setters. The flexibility availed by conducting surveys online means that the survey will appear tailored to English Setters once the user has indicated their dog is of this breed. “

If you have any questions or topics you would like to be put forward for inclusion, please let Pat Mellish have them and she will forward these to Linda for her consideration.


The Kennel Club and Royal Canin Breeder Education Seminars, which now replace the Breeders Symposium.   These 12 days of seminars are spread throughout the UK and are being held at The Royal Veterinary College – Hertfordshire (28th and 29th Sept), Bristol Veterinary School (5th and 6th Oct), Royal Dick Veterinary College – Edinburgh (19th and 20th Oct), The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science – Nottingham (2nd and 3rd Nov), the University of Liverpool (16th and 17th Nov) and the University of Glasgow (30th Nov and 1st Dec).

Full details are here   kcbreederseminars