The General Committee has recently approved a number of changes to obedience regulations, the Kennel Club has announced.
With effect from 1st January 2017, the following amendments to the regulations have been made:
Amendment to Regulations G9.d and G27 and addition of new Regulation G9.g
The following amendments and addition to the regulations are made in order to remove the necessity for the publication of catalogues, and will instead require show organisers to submit a marked running order (for Championship Class C only) to the Kennel Club, detailing the name of each dog, and its owner(s) and handler. Clubs will be required to retain all results for a 12 month period following the show but it is not necessary that this be in catalogue format.
At every Obedience Show the following documents must be available:
d. A copy of the Schedule and Catalogue for the Show.
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The show organisers must publish a Catalogue for the Show containing:
a. On the front outside cover or title page, the name of the show organisers, the type of Show as described on the Licence, and any additional title for which prior permission has been given by the General Committee of the Kennel Club; the names and addresses, or email addresses, of the Guarantors of the Show, except in the case of G 9 Shows where classes are provided for exhibits other than dogs, where the names and addresses need only be printed at the head of the dog section.
b. The classes for each test, the numbering of which must follow that of the Schedule.
c. Championship Obedience Shows Only, Classes with Obedience Certificates on offer must be specified.
d. The names of the judges of each class.
e. An alphabetical index containing the names of exhibitors, the number and name of each exhibit and the numbers of the classes in which it is entered, giving a separate line to the name of each exhibitor, and particulars of each exhibit as given on the entry form completed by the exhibitor. The number and name of each exhibit must be given in each class for which it is entered.
f. Name, address and telephone number of the Veterinary Surgeon, Practitioner or Practice supporting the Show.
Championship – Within 14 days of the close of the show, a copy of the official Catalogue for the show, containing a full and correct list of all the entries, with all the awards correctly marked, must be submitted to the Kennel Club.
Open and Limited – A copy of the official Catalogue for each show, containing a full and correct list of all the entries, with all the awards correctly marked, must be retained by the organisations for at least one year from the date of the show and must be forwarded to the Kennel Club if requested, together with any other documents.
Marked Running Orders Championship Class C - The Show Society must publish a marked running order containing the following:-
a. On the front outside cover or page, the name of the Society, the type, venue and date of the competition as described on the licence and any additional title for which prior permission has been given by the General Committee of the Kennel Club; the names and addresses of the Guarantors of the competition, and the Secretary's name, address and telephone number where appropriate, and the name of the Chief Steward.
b. Championship Class C - An alphabetical index containing the names of competitors, the number and name of each exhibit and the number of the Championship Class C in which it is entered, giving a separate line to the name of each competitor, and the full particulars of the exhibit as given on the entry form completed by the competitor.
c. Submission of Running Order - Within fourteen days of the close of the Show, a copy of the official marked running order, containing a full and correct list of the entries in the required classes as detailed above, with all the awards correctly marked, must be submitted to the Kennel Club.
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New Regulation G9.g.
A list of results for each class must be retained by the Society for at least 12 months from the date of the Show.