Following a number of queries received, relating to baiting
exhibits in the ring at Kennel Club licensed events, the Kennel
Club wishes to clarify its position.
Baiting is the use of food or other items in the ring by
handlers to encourage and keep the interest of their exhibits.
Whilst this activity does not contravene Kennel Club Regulations,
it should be carried out only in a discreet manner and not result
in distracting or disturbing another exhibit.
The Kennel Club has received a number of complaints that
excessive amounts of food are being left on the floor in show rings
which has, in some cases, ultimately affected the performance of
The Kennel Club hopes that all participants at licensed shows
will refrain from dropping food on the floor in the ring.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "We ask that all
exhibitors please take great care in the use of food, or any other
item that may cause distraction, in the ring and make every effort
to ensure that food is not dropped to avoid potentially distracting
other exhibits, in the interests of fairness."