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CHANGES TO OBEDIENCE REGULATIONS

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - by KC Press Release

The Kennel Club has recently approved changes to the regulations for obedience.

With effect from 1st January 2018, the following amendment to the regulations has been made to allow for entry in to a special class without also having to enter a standard class at obedience show:

Amendment to Regulation G(A)3

TO:

A dog not qualified to enter Championship Class C must be entered in the lowest available class for which it is eligible and may also be entered in another class if desired plus one additional class at the society’s discretion. Only qualified dogs may be entered in Championship Class C and these dogs may also enter Open Class C and one additional class at the society’s discretion. (Note the qualifications for Championship Class C and Obedience Warrant.)

Exemptions from this regulation are:-

A dog entered in a Good Citizen Dog Scheme Special Pre-Beginner Obedience Stakes Class or

A dog entered into a Young Kennel Club (YKC) Obedience Class which may also be entered in a maximum of two other scheduled classes (including YKC classes) for which it is eligible or

A dog only entered in a special class (or classes) provided such a class (or classes) are defined in the schedule. Such entries must be made in line with the show’s closing date for entries.

(Insertions underlined.)

With effect from 1st January 2018, the following amendment to the regulations has been made to remove the provision for dogs to wear a slip chain whilst in the ring as their use was not consistent with modern and progressive training methods. Additionally, it allows for a dog to wear a flea collar in the ring as well as a half-check or smooth collar:

Amendment to Regulation G35.h

TO:

Dogs may only wear a slip chain, a half-check collar or a smooth collar when in the ring. A medicated collar may also be worn in the ring.

(Deletion struck through. Insertion underlined.)

With effect from 1st January 2018, the following amendment to the regulations has been made to reduce the stay times in Class B and Class C:

Amendment to Regulation G(A)10.b Class B and G(A)11.d Class C

TO:

(4) Sit 2 minutes, handler out of sight.                   20 points

(5) Down 5 4 minutes, handler out of sight.          30 points

TO:

(4) Sit 2 minutes, handler out of sight.                   20 points

(5) Down 10 5 minutes, Handler out of sight.       50 points

(Deletions struck through. Insertions underlined.)

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