The Kennel Club has prepared advice and guidance for show
organisers, judges, exhibitors and vets on all issues surrounding
Category Three Breeds and vet health checks, which can be found
in the Downloads section on the right hand side of the page.
Best of Breed Winners
Best of Breed Winners of Category Three Breeds at General and
Group Championship Shows must pass a Veterinary Health Check with
the Show Society Veterinary Surgeon before they can enter the group
This regulation applies to the following breeds; Basset Hound,
Bloodhound, Bulldog, Chow Chow, Dogue De Bordeaux, German Shepherd
Dog, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pekingese, Pug, Shar-Pei, St.
The Category Three Breeds must also undergo a Veterinary Health
Check before their Champion title is confirmed. Exhibitors are
advised to contact the Show Society Secretary of the General or
Group Championship Show they wish to attend in advance to ensure
the Secretary is aware that you intend to have a Champion title
For further information on the veterinary health checks, or to
see how they are carried out, why not view the video below.
Alternatively if you have any further questions, please