At its recent meeting, the Kennel Club General Committee agreed
that no breed would lose any sets of CCs for the 2016 allocation.
Instead, the 2015 allocation will be used for 2016, with additional
CCs allocated but no reductions.
The Kennel Club has decided against making any reductions in the
number of CCs available to a number of breeds in 2016, having noted
the results of the consultation with breed clubs and having
listened to comments and concerns expressed whilst attending shows.
The General Committee felt that to reduce the allocation at this
time could be considered detrimental to the current show scene.
The additional sets of CCs will be made to eight breeds - Boston
Terrier, Finnish Lapphund, Bull Terrier (Miniature), Chihuahua
(Long Coat), Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla, French Bulldog,
Portuguese Water Dog, Pug - with an extra 14 sets of CCs to be
added to the allocation.
During its debate, the General Committee agreed that a working
party would be established under the chairmanship of Keith Young to
investigate ways to re-popularise exhibiting at dog shows. Its
remit will include a comprehensive review of the protocols used to
establish the number of CCs to be allocated for each breed and the
criteria used to decide which shows and clubs the CCs are allocated
The Kennel Club would like to thank all of the breed clubs and
councils which participated in the consultation; all the comments
and proposals were very much appreciated. The full allocation will
be published on the Kennel Club website in November (once all the
paperwork has been dispatched to all the show societies and breed
clubs) and in the December issue of the Kennel Gazette.