Kennel Club Regulation Changes For Breed Show And Working Dog Activities Schedules And Catalogues

The Kennel Club has made changes to its regulations on the submission of schedules and catalogues for breed shows, agility, obedience, heelwork to music, working trials, bloodhound trials and rally.

The Kennel Club General Committee agreed that, with over 2,500 licenced events taking place each year, the Kennel Club no longer has the facility to retain either hard or electronic copies for every event. Therefore, with effect from 1st January 2015, the regulations will be amended to reflect the following changes:

Working Dog Activities

For the disciplines of agility, bloodhound trials, heelwork to music, obedience, working trials and rally, societies and clubs will no longer be required to submit any schedules to the Kennel Club. Organisers will still need to retain their schedules for at least one year.

Societies and clubs will also no longer be required to send in marked catalogues for Open shows/trials to the Kennel Club. Organisers will still need to retain marked catalogues for these shows for at least one year. Marked Championship show/trial catalogues will still be required by the Kennel Club in order for the various award certificates to be issued. 

Field Trial clubs and societies will still be required to send schedules and marked cards for their trials but this may be reviewed at a later date.

Breed Shows

For Breed Shows, clubs and societies will no longer be required to submit any schedules to the Kennel Club. Organisers will still need to retain their schedules for at least one year.

Societies and clubs will also no longer be required to send in marked catalogues for Open and Limited Shows to the Kennel Club. Organisers will still need to retain marked catalogues for these shows indefinitely. Marked Championship Show catalogues will still be required by the Kennel Club in order for the various award certificates to be issued. 

Details of all Regulation changes for 2015, including those affected in this press release, can be found on the relevant discipline's website pages on the Kennel Club website, visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities.

For any breed show or judging related enquiries, or to request up to date approved judges lists, please email breedshows@thekennelclub.org.uk.

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