Kennel Club Requirements for Working Trials and Bloodhound Trials

Requirements for Working Trial & Bloodhound Trials © The Kennel Club
 

Licence

  • All show dates must be applied for either in writing on club headed paper or by completing a Show Date Application form, which is sent out to all Registered Societies in June (i.e. a year and a half in advance of the show year in question).
  • On receipt of the request at the Kennel Club, a pre printed licence application form will be produced and forwarded to the Secretary, subject to confirmation of the show.
  • The completed licence application form must be submitted to the Kennel Club: for Working Trials - 60 days notice is required
  • The licence must be displayed at the show.

Schedule

All Schedules must conform to the Kennel Club specimen schedules.

Championship Working Trials

  • Two copies of the Working Trial Schedule must be sent to the Kennel Club once published and no later than 3 months prior to the Trial date.
  • Two copies of the Bloodhound Trial Schedule must be with the Kennel Club 1 month prior to the Trial date.
  • No Schedule required for Kennel Club Working Trial Championships.

Open Working Trials

  • Two copies of the Trial Schedule must be with the Kennel Club 1 month prior to the Trial date.

All Bloodhound Trials

  • Two copies of the Trial Schedule must be with the Kennel Club 1 month prior to the Trial date.

Catalogue

All Working Trials and Bloodhound Trials

  • A marked Catalogue and the Judge's Certification must be submitted to the Kennel Club within 7 days of the Trial. This applies for all Trials.
  • It is essential that qualifying marks for the dogs placed in Championship TD and PD Stakes are notified to the Office.

Judges

Championship Trials

  • Nomination forms must be with the Kennel Club 9 months prior to the date of the Working Trial.
  • Nomination forms must be with the Kennel Club 6 months prior to the date of the Bloodhound Trial.
  • All first time appointments must be applied for 12 months prior to the date of the Trial.
  • For first time Championship TD and PD appointments should be sent to the Kennel Club, the nomination should be accompanied by a completed Judges Questionnaire.

Open Trials

  • The Kennel Club does not need to approve Open level judging appointments.   However, the Trial committee must be satisfied that the person is qualified in accordance with Kennel Club I Regulations.  
  • Invitations to judge must include a declaration to be signed by the judge stating they are so qualified.

Insurance

Society Committees must ensure that they have adequate cover for all the Society's activities.  A current Public Liability Insurance document must be clearly displayed at all Kennel Club licensed Trials.

Risk Assessment

It is the responsibility of the Organiser to address matters concerning health and safety, and fire prevention at all licensed Kennel Club Trials.

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