FAQs Show Certificate of Excellence

Q. When does the Show Certificate of Excellence start?
A. You can start claiming points for Best of Breed awards, Group placings and Best in Show awards at Open Shows during 2018 but you cannot make a claim for the Show Certificate of Excellence until 2019.

Q. Is the Show Certificate of Merit (ShCM) stopping?
A. Yes, at the end of 2018.  Points can be claimed for any open show up until 31st December 2018.

Q. My dog almost has 25 points, can I keep working towards my ShCM?
A. Yes, you have until the 31st December 2018 to gain points towards your ShCM.

Q. I have been working towards my ShCM but will not gain the full 25 points before 31st December 2018 can I use these points for my ShCEx?
A. Yes, you can use the points gained in 2018 towards your ShCEx providing the dog was 18 months or over on the first day of the show and that the points have not been used for the dog’s ShCM.

Q. My dog is under 18 months old can I claim points for the ShCEx?
A. No, unlike the Show Certificate of Merit points for the new Excellence award can only be gained once the dog is 18 months old.

Q. My dog already has its Show Certificate of Merit can I count those points towards the ShCEx?
A. No, you will need to gain 50 new points for your ShCEx.

Q. My dog has a ShCM if I get enough points for the ShCEx will he get both titles after its name?
A. Yes, your dog would have ShCM ShCEx after its name.

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