Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Welcome
to the Vancouver Island
Dog Judges Study Group

Dedicated to furthering the knowledge of the purebred dog.

Starting with a small group of like-minded individuals who sought to increase their knowledge of the purebred dog, we have grown to become one of the country’s most active judges’ educational groups. We became a regional study group of the Canadian Dog Judges Association when that Association was formed with the mandate to provide educational opportunities to aspiring conformation judges and promote conscientious and knowledgeable conformation dog judging.

Membership is open to licensed and aspiring conformation judges. All members must be in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club and licensed judges must be members of the Canadian Dog Judges Association. “Aspiring judges” are defined as individuals who are within two years of meeting the requirements for an initial judging permit.

Visit these pages soon (still building!)


Events

Future plans, and an archive of our past seminars

Our Members

Brief bios and contact information

Becoming A Judge

Basic information on starting the process of becoming a CKC conformation judge

Useful Links

Various educational and reference links to national and international organizations

Questions & Answers

Are there any Seminars planned for 2021?

Unfortunately, with pandemic restrictions, we are not able to plan any kind of events. We look forward to putting on another weekend of education as soon as we are able!

I would like to join VIDJSG, how do I do that?

Membership is open to licensed and aspiring conformation judges. All members must be in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club and licensed judges must be members of the Canadian Dog Judges Association. “Aspiring judges” are defined as individuals who are within two years of meeting the requirements for an initial judging permit.

Do you teach handling classes?

No, we leave that to the professional handlers! We focus on providing education to conformation judges, normally holding an annual weekend seminar plus 1-day seminars when possible.