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In the following definitions a Challenge Certificate includes any Show Award that counts towards the title of Champion under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club. Show awards issued by the Irish Kennel Club which count towards the title of Champion, shall be five point Green Stars or more wins at Championship Shows in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are not on offer shall be counted as wins at Open Shows. In the case of a dog owned in partnership and entered in Members classes or competing for Members Specials each partner must at the time of entry be a member of the Society. In estimating the number of awards won. All wins up to and including the seventh day before the date of closing of entries shall be counted when entering for any class. i.e. FRIDAY, 3rd MARCH, 2006.
Wins in variety classes do not count for entry in Breed Classes, but when entering for variety classes, wins in Both Breed and Variety classes must be counted. A first prize does not include a Special Prize of whatever value. A dog is not eligible for entry in variety classes unless also entered and subsequently exhibited in a breed class. Such a class is provided for which it is eligible. Exemptions from this regulation are:-
1) A puppy, unless a class for dogs under twelve months of age for which it is eligible is provided for the breed.
2) A dog in any variety Veteran class.
3) As provided in Kennel club Definitions of classes.
4) A dog, which is withdrawn from exhibition in a breed class as a result of the appointment of an emergency judge.
If an exhibitor reports before the judging of a class or classes that a dog has been entered which is ineligible. The exhibitor may choose one of the following options:-
1) WITHDRAWAL: The dog may be withdrawn from competition subject to the conditions of Regulations 9 (J) and 20.
2) TRANSFER: a) If a dog is ineligible for a class or classes as regards its breed, colour, sex, weight or height the Show Secretary shall transfer it to the equivalent class. Minor Puppy and Puppy excepted to the Open class for the correct breed, colour, sex, weight or height.
b) For an exhibit entered incorrectly in a Minor Puppy class or Puppy class which is over age but under twelve months of age or eighteen months of age respectively, the Show Secretary shall transfer the exhibit to the Puppy class or Junior class respectively for correct Breed, colour, weight, height and in the event of there being no Puppy or Junior class to the Open class for the breed.
c) For any reason other than above, the show secretary shall transfer it to the Open class for the breed.
If an exhibit arrives late and misses a class, even if it is the only class in which the dog is entered, the dog may not be transferred to any other class.
MINOR PUPPY: For dogs of 6 and not exceeding 9 calendar months of age on the first day of the show.
PUPPY: For dogs of 6 and not exceeding 12 calendar months of age on the first day of the show.
JUNIOR: For dogs of 6 and not exceeding 18 calendar months of age on the first day of the show.
MAIDEN: For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or a first prize at any Open or Championship Show (Minor Puppy, Puppy, and Special Puppy classes excepted whether restricted or not).
NOVICE: For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or 3 or more first prizes at any Shows (Minor Puppy, Puppy, and Special Puppy classes excepted whether restricted or not).
GRADUATE: For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate 4 or more first prizes at Open or Championship Shows in Graduate, Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open classes whether restricted or not.
POST GRADUATE: For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or 5 or more first prizes at Championship Shows in Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open classes.
LIMIT: For dogs which have not won three Challenge Certificates under 3 different Judges or 7 or more First prizes in all at Championship Shows in Limit and Open classes confined to the Breed at shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the Breed.
OPEN: For all dogs of the breed for which the class is provided and eligible for entry at the show.
VETERAN: For dogs of not less than Seven Years.
SPECIAL OPEN TRI-COLOUR: Confined to exhibits with Tri-colour coat colour
SPECIAL OPEN BLUE-MERLE: Confined to exhibits with Blue-Merle coat colour
S.C.C. AND A.C.C. JOINT COMPETITION: To qualify for Best Puppy Points in the joint competition, Awards must be gained in Puppy classes.