Amendments to Definition of Mid Limit and Limit Classes

The Kennel Club has agreed amendments to the definition of the Mid Limit and Limit classes at breed shows, with effect from 1st January 2018.

The amendments are as follows:

Mid Limit – For dogs which have not become show Champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of any governing body recognised by the KC, or won 3 or more CC/CACIB/CAC/Green Stars or won 5 or more First Prizes in all at Championship Shows in Mid Limit, Limit and Open classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not, at Shows where CCs were offered for the breed.

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Limit – For dogs which have not become show Champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club, or won 3 or more CC/CACIB/CAC/Green Stars or won 7 or more First Prizes in all at Championship Shows in Limit and Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not, at Shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.

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Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: β€œThe SEC has noted that exhibits can have won three or more CCs, CACs, CACIBs or Green Stars without having qualified for a Champion title, whether they are resident in the UK or abroad. Therefore they were still able to qualify for Mid Limit and Limit classes giving them an unfair advantage over exhibitors whose dogs have been made Champions with the same number of awards. It is for this reason that these amendments have been brought in, to make these classes fairer for exhibitors.”

These amended class definitions will be reviewed by the SEC after they have been in operation for a period of 12 months.

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