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1. These Regulations must be observed when a dog is prepared for exhibition for any Kennel Club Licenses event. Objections may be referred to the General Committee whose decision shall be final and may include reference for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Rule A 42.
2. (a) No substance which alters the natural colour, texture or body of the coat may be present in the dog's coat for any purpose at any time during the Show. No substance which alters the natural colour of any external part of the dog may be present on the dog for any purpose at any time during the Show.
(b) Any other substance (other than water) which may be used in the preparation of a dog for exhibition must not be allowed to remain in the coat or on any other part of the dog at the time of exhibition.
3. No act or operation which alters the natural conformation of a dog or any part thereof may be performed except:
(a) operations certified to the satisfaction of the General Committee;
(b) the removal of dewclaws of any breed;
(c) the shortening of tails of customarily docked breeds but only up to an acceptable age limit which shall be prescribed from time to time;
(d) operations to prevent breeding provided that such operations are notified to the Kennel Club before neutered dogs are shown.
Nor must anything be done calculated in the opinion of the General Committee to deceive.
4. The General Committee without previous notice may order an examination of any dog or dogs at any Show. Any examination thus ordered will be made by a person having executive authority who shall have a written directive from the Kennel Club in their possession. Samples may be taken for further examination and analysis.
5. An individual has the right to lodge an objection to a dog only if he/she is the owner or handler of a dog competing in the same breed or class. An objection may, however, be lodged by an official of the Show or by anyone so deputed by the Kennel Club. It will be the responsibility of the individual who lodges the objection or the official (as appropriate) to substantiate the grounds for the objection. The Kennel Club will substantiate the grounds for an objection made on its behalf.
6. Any objection by an individual related to an infringement of these Regulations must be made in writing to the Show Secretary at his/her office before the close of the Show and the individual must produce evidence of identity at the time of lodging the complaint.