Champion classes at breed club championship shows were introduced at the beginning of 2018 and were due to be reviewed by the Show Executive Committee (SEC) after a three-year trial period which expired at the beginning of 2021.
These classes, which are not compulsory, were brought in by the SEC following a recommendation from the Dog Show Promotion Working Party. The winner of the champion class, provided it is unbeaten, joins all other unbeaten dogs or bitches to compete for the relevant Challenge Certificate.
Breed clubs when submitting results to The Kennel Club are required to indicate whether champion classes were scheduled at their championship show. They should also indicate the number of champions entered in the champion classes as well as the number of champions entered in other classes.
Any queries regarding providing The Kennel Club with data in relation to champion classes should be emailed.