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Dog Showing Terminology - DEFINITIONS OF CLASSES
« on: November 25, 2009, 05:01:51 PM »

NB.—The word ‘dog’ includes both sexes.
PUPPIES UNDER SIX CALENDAR MONTHS OF AGE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SHOW ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
In the following definitions a Challenge Certificate includes any show award that counts towards the title of
Champion under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club.
Wins at Championship Shows in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are not on offer shall be counted as wins at Open Shows.
In the case of a dog owned in partnership and entered in Member’s classes or competing for Members specials, each partner must, at the time of entry, be a Member of the Association.
In estimating the number of awards won, all wins up to and including the seventh day before the date of closing of paper entries shall be counted when entering for any class (i.e. 7th October, 2009).
Wins in Variety Classes do not count for entry in Breed Classes, but when entering in Variety Classes, wins in both Breed and Variety Classes must be counted. A Variety Class is one in which more than one Breed or Variety of a Breed can compete. A First Prize does not include a Special Prize of whatever value.
A dog is not eligible for entry in Variety Classes unless also entered and subsequently exhibited in a Breed Class where such a Class is provided for which it is eligible. Exemptions from these Regulations are:-
(a) A Puppy, unless a Class for dogs under twelve months of age for which it is eligible is provided for the breed.
(b) A dog in Any Variety Veteran Class.
(c) A dog in Any Variety Champion Class.
(d) A dog which is withdrawn from exhibition in breed classes as a result of the appointment of an emergency
judge.
(e) A dog in Good Citizen Classes.
If an exhibitor reports before the judging of a class or classes that a dog has been entered which is ineligible, the
exhibitor may choose one of the following options:-
(1) Withdrawal. The dog may be withdrawn from competition subject to the conditions of Regulations 9(j) and 20.
(2) Transfer. (a) If a dog is ineligible for a class or classes as regards its breed, colour, sex, weight or height, the Show Secretary shall transfer it to the equivalent class or classes for the correct breed, colour, sex, weight or height or, in the event of there being no equivalent class, Minor Puppy and Puppy excepted, to the Open class for the correct breed, colour, sex, weight or height; (b) For an exhibit entered incorrectly in a Minor Puppy Class,
Puppy Class or Junior Class, which is over age but under twelve calendar months of age, eighteen calendar
months of age or twenty four calendar months of age respectively, the Show Secretary shall transfer the exhibit to the Puppy Class, Junior Class or Yearling Class respectively for the correct breed, colour, sex, weight, height and in the event of there being no Puppy, Junior or Yearling Class to the Open class for the correct breed, colour, sex, weight or height; (c) For any reason other than the above, the Show Secretary shall transfer it to the Open Class for the correct breed, colour, sex, weight or height. (d) If an exhibit arrives late and misses a class, even if it is the only class in which the dog is entered, the dog may not be transferred to any other class.
With these provisos the following are the definitions of certain classes—

MINOR PUPPY—For dogs of six and not exceeding nine calendar months of age on the FIRST day of the Show.

PUPPY—For dogs of six and not exceeding twelve calendar months of age on the FIRST day of the Show.

JUNIOR—For dogs of six and not exceeding eighteen calendar months of age on the FIRST day of the Show.

YEARLING—For dogs of twelve and not exceeding twenty-four calendar months of age on the FIRST day of the Show.

GRADUATE—For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or four or more First Prizes at Championship Shows in Graduate, Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes, whether restricted or not.

POST GRADUATE—For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or five or more First Prizes at
Championship shows in Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes, whether restricted or not.

MID LIMIT—For dogs which have not become show champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of any governing body recognised by The Kennel Club or won five or more First Prizes in all at Championship Shows in Mid Limit, Limit or Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not, at Shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.

LIMIT—For dogs which have not become show champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of any governing body recognised by The Kennel Club or won seven or more First Prizes in all, at Championship Shows in Limit or Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not, at Shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.

OPEN—For all dogs of the breeds for which the class is provided and eligible for entry at the Show.

VETERAN—For dogs of not less than seven years of age on the FIRST day of the Show.

SPECIAL BEGINNERS - For owner, handler or exhibit not having won a Challenge Certificate or a Reserve Challenge Certificate.

IMPORTED REGISTER—For breeds whose registration is confined to the Imported Register and which consequently may only be entered in this class.

ANY VARIETY NOT SEPARATELY CLASSIFIED—For breeds of dog for which no separate breed classes are
scheduled.