So you want to be a judge?

This is a very rewarding part of being involved and caring about a breed, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility.

To become a judge the AHA asks that you attend 3 approved breed lectures, followed by an exam. These can be with any Afghan Hound breed club.

You will also need to take the relevant Kennel Club lectures and exams. Once you have passed your exams and fulfilled the criteria you can apply to go onto our judging list.

We also invite overseas judges who are already approved within their own country or have awarded the equivalent of the UK’s Challenge Certificates (CCs) to join our overseas judges list.

Thinking of applying ?

This notice is for all judges whose names are currently on AHA judging lists but mainly to anyone who is thinking of applying to the AHA for inclusion.

Please take care that when applying you refer to the AHA criteria to ensure you have fulfilled all the requirements for the AHA judging lists. Please support your application with copies of certificates  where applicable.

Apologies to experienced judges who will be aware of the following , but it is worth reminding any aspirant judge of the need to keep judging records very carefully. Judging books and catalogues will always provide the facts and figures that are needed throughout a judging career.

We look forward to your application and/or request for upgrading to higher lists where applicable.

Please send your application forms to Secretary, Claire Parker as detailed on the forms.

Application forms and judges list criteria are available to download below.

Judging forms

Judging Criteria

Multi Choice Breed Exam

In order to comply with GDPR the AHA’s current judging lists can only be obtained by contacting the AHA Secretary