The Kennel Club General Committee recently reviewed Regulation
F(1)9.b. regarding the closing date of entries, and has made the
following amendment which will come into effect on 1st January
2016. Consequently shows are now permitted to close entries up
until seven days before the show opens.
'Entries for a Show must close at the time indicated in the
Schedule and at the latest on the seventh day
before the show opens.' (Amendment in bold)
When reviewing the regulation, the General Committee noted that
the wording had not been updated for a number of years and agreed
that, with advancements in technology and the addition of online
entries, in some instances it would now be possible for show
societies to process entries within a shorter time frame to that
which had previously been permitted.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: "Whilst it is
recognised that not all show societies and their associated
printers will be able to offer a later closing date, the General
Committee felt it was important that the facility was made
available to those who could operate on a later deadline and who
believe it may be of benefit to their show.
"It is hoped that the amendment to the regulation will
particularly assist smaller shows to attract a greater entry, by
allowing exhibitors to enter at a later stage and encouraging
entries to the show that societies may not have otherwise
Show societies are advised that the Kennel Club specimen schedules
have been updated to reflect the amended regulation, and that they
should liaise with the printing companies in order to reach a
mutual agreement as to an appropriate closing date.
For those shows taking place in 2016, for which a schedule has
already been published, please be advised that whilst the published
postal closing date of entries must continue to be adhered to,
societies may request to extend their online entries up until the
seventh day before the show opens. Request should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.