The Kennel Club has announced, with immediate effect, a
suspension to the regulation which stipulates that dogs must be
entered and exhibited in a breed class before being entering in a
Young Kennel Club (YKC) handling class.
The decision is the result of the work of the Kennel Club's Dog
Show Promotion Working Party, which is looking at ways to improve
and increase the popularity of dog shows. It is hoped that this
regulation will encourage additional entries from young people who
may not wish, or be eligible to enter their dogs in the scheduled
breed classes for some reason.
The Young Kennel Club has published a Frequently Asked Questions
sheet to assist show societies and exhibitors with the implications
of this new policy. This can be found on the YKC website at
Please note that this regulation does not apply to Junior
Handling Association classes.
Anyone requiring further information about the changes should