IJA EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE RANKING SYSTEM

IJA continues to lead the way in establishing guidelines for competitions and judges on an international scale.

 

In 2018 IJA will implement a new system to train and accurately evaluate to rank new and experienced judges on their expertise as well as their experience in judging the art of bathing, grooming and styling the canine by coat types. The new system will also include training, evaluating and ranking judges for the new and exciting competition world of styling model dogs in pure breed, free style and creative trims. 

 

Established in 1979, IJA was the first in the industry to create a comprehensive judging manual and guidelines for classes for show promoters to follow to establish consistency in the industry.  Vivian Nash, cofounder of IJA, continues to set standards to established a qualifying and ranking system for new and experienced judges in various categories to assign the right judges to the right classes.  For example, to be qualified and ranked to judge Level 1 - 3 at an IJA Sanctioned National Competition is different than qualifications to judge an IJA Sanctioned World Championship Competition.  

 

The Expertise and Experience Ranking System will be posted on the bio for each judge for 2019. New IJA Certificates and IJA Pins will be issued to recognize the experience and expertise of the prestigious panel of judges.

 

In 2018 all Judges will be asked to complete the new IJA Experience and Expertise Ranking Form. A team of international judges will be appointed to oversee the ranking system to maintain consistency in placing judges in the correct categories and levels.

 

IJA Experience and Expertise Ranking International Team

To Be Announced !!!!!

IJA EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE  RANKING SYSTEM FOR JUDGES - Live Dog Competitions

New judges enter Level 1 - 3 Onsite and Online Training Programs on a national level. Experienced Judges are ranked and placed in a level by expertise in bathing, grooming and styling and the number of competitions judged and the locations. All experienced judges must complete the onsite and online training programs.

 

LEVEL 1 - LEVEL 2 - LEVEL 3 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING

Rank: Level 1- 3 Pet Expo Qualifying Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a Specialist  in 1 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 1- 3 Championship Qualifying Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist  in 1 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

TRAINING

Must successfully complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Online - Available first month of each quarter 

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Practical - Available at IJA Sanctioned Qualifying Competitions

 

Variations and Creations of Man’s Best Friend Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Bathing, Grooming Styling by Coat Type - Available first month of each quarter 

 

LEVEL 3 - LEVEL 4 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4 Championship Qualifying Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist  in 2 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4 State Team Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 2 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4  Regional Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 3 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4 National Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in all 4 coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

TRAINING

Must successfully complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Online - Available first month of each quarter 

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Practical - Available at IJA Sanctioned Qualifying Competitions

 

Variations and Creations of Man’s Best Friend Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Bathing, Grooming Styling by Coat Type Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Must successfully complete Level 4 Training:

You Be the Judge Onsite Training at National Competitions

Training Your Eye Online - Available first month of each quarter 

            

LEVEL  4 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING

Level 4 Ranking is for the highest level of experience.

Rank: Level 4 International Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in all 4 coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Must have experience Judging in 3 of the following:

Asia

Europe

North America

Australia

Other:

 

Rank: Level 4 World Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in all 4 coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Must have experience Judging in 3 of the following:

Asia

Europe

North America
Australia

Other:

 

TRAINING

Must successfully complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Online - Available first month of each quarter 

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Practical - Available at IJA Sanctioned Qualifying Competitions

 

Variations and Creations of Man’s Best Friend Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Bathing, Grooming Styling by Coat Type Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Must successfully complete Level 4 Training:

You Be the Judge Onsite Training at National Competitions

Training Your Eye Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Must successfully complete Level 4 World Judge Training:

AKC Breeds, Groups and Standards FCI Breeds, Groups and Standards Compare and Know the Difference (Available 2019)

LEVEL 1 - LEVEL 2 - LEVEL 3 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING MODEL DOGS

Rank: Level 1- 3 Qualifying Competition Judge - Pure Breed and Free Style

Requirement: Must be a Specialist  in 3 or more trim style categories. 

Specialist in Poodle Trim Styles

Specialist in Sporting Trim Styles

Specialist in Terrier Trim Styles

Specialist in Curly Coat Trim Styles

Specialist in Multitude of Trim Styles

 

Rank: Level 1- 3 Championship Qualifying Competition Judge - Creative Styling 

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 3 categories. 

Specialist in Abstract, People, Places and Things. 

Specialist in Animal Instincts - Real and Imaginary

Specialist in Gardens Around the World

TRAINING

Must successfully complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

Model Dog Pure Breed and Free Style Trim Styles Around the World Online

Model Dog Creative Trim Styles Around the World Online 

LEVEL 4 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING MODEL DOGS

Rank: Level 4 World Championship Model Dog Competition Judge - Pure Breed and Free Style

Requirement: Must be a Specialist  in all 5 trim style categories. 

Specialist in Poodle Trim Styles

Specialist in Sporting Trim Styles

Specialist in Terrier Trim Styles

Specialist in Curly Coat Trim Styles

Specialist in Multitude of Trim Styles

 

Rank: Level 4 World Championship Model Dog Competition Judge - Creative Styling 

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 3 categories. 

Specialist in Abstract, People, Places and Things. 

Specialist in Animal Instincts - Real and Imaginary

Specialist in Gardens Around the World

TRAINING

Must successfully complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

Model Dog Pure Breed and Free Style Trim Styles Around the World Online

Model Dog Creative Trim Styles Around the World Online 

Must have experience Judging in 3 of the following:

Asia

Europe

North America

Australia

Other:

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