KENNEL CLUB AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS
In this Section we will list the changes to The KC Rules & Regulations as they are printed in the Kennel Gazette and are related to Showing or Judging. Changes relate to the current issue of the Kennel Club Year Book and are in bold text. Queries relating to the interpretation of any Rule should be directed to the Kennel Club.
The Kennel Year Book 2016/2017 has now been published.
Copies can be obtained from The Kennel Club Publications Department at £6:00.
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KC SHOW REGULATIONS 2016 – a copy of the KC Show regulations F can be downloaded at no cost from the KC web site - Click to download a copy from the KC website.
THE KENNEL CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT - download to read.
KENNEL CLUB JUDGES BRIEFING NOTE – Important information for all dog show Judges - read the briefing note..
JUDGES’ CRITIQUES – Important information for all judges - read more.
CAGES AT SHOWS – Important information for all dog show exhibitors about displaying exhibit/bench numbers - read more.
DOGS IN CARS IN HOT WEATHER - KC Warning - Read more.
EXHIBITING DOCKED DOGS AT UK SHOWS - read more.
KENNEL CLUB EXTENDS SUSPENSION OF AV STAKES CLASSES & UNBEATEN DOG REGULATIONS.
The Kennel Club has extended by a year (until January 2018) the suspension to the regulations which stipulate that dogs must be entered and exhibited in a breed class before exhibiting in an Any Variety Class/Stakes Class, and the regulation that only unbeaten dogs are eligible to compete in a group or best in show competition.
REGULATION F(1).21. – Judges and Judging. – Effective 1st January 2017
"(1) For non Challenge Certificate breeds at Championship Shows and for General Canine Society Open Shows, Affiliated Organisations Open shows and Breed Club Open Shows scheduling more than three1 breed classes for a particular breed (five2 classes for Stud Book Band E breeds),...."
1. Non B List Judges are permitted to judge a puppy class in addition to the 3 classes currently permitted.
2. Non B List Judges are permitted to judge a puppy class in addition to the 5 classes currently permitted.
REGULATION B22G – Sale of Dogs
There is a new regulation, B22g, to be introduced.
"A Breeder must not sell Kennel Club registered dog/s to or via a commercial dog wholesaler or retail pet dealer or shop. Neither may a breeder indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind. If this regulation is contravened then the General Committee may refuse to accept litters for registration and/or refer the matter as a complaint under Rule A11."
PROOF OF POSTING - The Kennel Club wishes to remind exhibitors of its Proof of Posting (POP) policy. The Kennel Club is aware that on occasion entries do get lost in the post. However, a small number of exhibitors may be exploiting the Proof of Posting system by various means. In order to address this unsportsmanlike behaviour, the Kennel Club uses a Proof of Posting database which lists everyone who makes an entry on the day of a show, and, in particular, whether Proof of Posting was provided on the day. The Kennel Club will contact exhibitors who have not provided Proof of Posting or Proof of Online Entry following the show. read more.
THE KENNEL CLUB TO EXTEND PERIOD BETWEEN CC JUDGING APPOINTMENTS – effective 1 January 2018
The minimum period of time between CC appointments to the same sex and breed is to be extended from 12 to 18 months. The regulation change comes into effect on January 1, 2018 and will relate to all nominations received by the Kennel Club on or after January 1, 2018.
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