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The Kennel Club announces changes to Working Trials regulations

18 January 2016    00:00
 

The following amendments to the Working Trials 'I' Regulations have been approved by the Kennel Club and became effective from 1st January 2016.

This supersedes the previous press release of 30th December 2015 where Regulation I(A)6.b was included in error.

Regulation I(A)9. Schedule of Exercises and Points.

This amendment is to clarify that a qualifying certificate will only be awarded when a dog has gained a qualifying mark of at least 70% in each group of exercises, and at least 80% overall. This regulation amendment is to clarify the minimum mark required for each group and overall.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

a.         INTRODUCTORY AND COMPANION DOG (CD) STAKE

Minimum qualifying mark (70% in each section and 80% overall)

 

 

80

b.         UTILITY DOG (UD) STAKE

Minimum qualifying mark (70% in each section and 80% overall)

 

 

160

c.         WORKING DOG (WD) STAKE

Minimum qualifying mark (70% in each section and 80% overall)

 

 

160

d.         TRACKING DOG (TD) STAKE

Minimum qualifying mark (70% in each section and 80% overall)

 

 

176

e.         PATROL DOG (PD) STAKE                   

Minimum qualifying mark (70% in each section and 80% overall)

 

 

256

(Insertions in bold.)

Insertion of new Regulation I29.h

This is to ensure that dogs are not allowed to compete more than once in the same stake.

A dog must not compete in the same stake more than once, including special Stakes.

(Insertion in bold)

Regulation I(C)10.e. Agility

The aim of this amendment is to reduce the likelihood of injuries occurring, especially in inclement weather where a dog may be more likely to slip. Therefore, Regulation I(C)10.e is amended as follows: 

TO:

The scale should be a vertical wall of wooden planks which must be grooved or chamfered along their bottom edge to assist the dog.

(Insertion in bold.)

Regulation I.23 Championship

The Kennel Club only requires the Tracking Dog and Patrol Dog results to be sent in after a trial. Therefore, this regulation is amended accordingly:

TO:

Within 14 days of the close of the trial, a copy of the official Catalogue for the trial, containing a full and correct list of all the entries, with all the Tracking Dog and Patrol Dog awards correctly marked, must be submitted to the Kennel Club.

(Insertions in bold)

Regulation I(D)4 Championship

The Kennel Club only requires the Senior Stake results to be sent in after a trial. Therefore, this regulation is amended accordingly:

TO:

Within 14 days of the close of the trial, a copy of the official Catalogue for the trial, containing a full and correct list of all the entries, with all the Senior Stake awards correctly marked, must be submitted to the Kennel Club.

(Insertions in bold)

Regulation K Stud Book Qualifications

The following amendments are to help provide clarity for the Kennel Club when processing results as follows:

Regulation K.1.e (4)

TO:

Winners of Qualifying Certificates in TD or PD Stakes at Championship Working Trials held under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.

Regulation K.1.e (5)

TO:

Winners of Qualifying Certificates in the Senior Stake for Bloodhounds at Championship Working Trials held under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.

ENDS


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