classification


BREED CLASSES
No dog may be shown under the age of three calendar months.
In estimating the number of prizes won, all wins previous to the midnight preceding the day specified in the Schedule for closing entries shall be counted when entering for any class.
Definitions and class identifying number.
Dog Classes state number only; Bitch Classes state the number followed by 'a'.

Class No. 1: 'Baby Puppy Dog' - No. 1a 'Baby Puppy Bitch' (For dogs or bitches three calendar months and under six months of age, on the first day of the show).
Class No. 2: 'Minor Puppy Dog' - No. 2a 'Minor Puppy Bitch' (For dogs or bitches six and under nine months of age on the first day of the show).
Class No. 3: 'Puppy Dog' - No. 3a 'Puppy Bitch' (For dogs or bitches six and under twelve months of age on the first day of the show).
Class No. 4: 'Novice Dog' - No. 4a 'Novice Bitch' (For Novice dogs that have not won a first prize except in a Baby Puppy Class under six months of age at any Open or Championship Show, up to the time of closing of general entries at any Recognised Show whatsoever). A Dog or Bitch must be six months of age or over on the first day of the show.
Class No. 5: 'Junior Dog’ - No. 5a 'Junior Bitch' (For dogs or bitches twelve and under twenty four months of age on the first day of the show).
Class No. 6: 'Intermediate Dog' - No. 6a 'Intermediate Bitch' (For dogs or bitches twenty four months of age and under thirty six months of age on the first day of the show).
Class No. 7: 'Limit Dog' - No. 7a 'Limit Bitch' (For dogs or bitches which have not won more than four Challenge Certificates up to the time of closing of general entries at any Recognised Championship Show. Overseas Champions cannot compete in Limit Class in New Zealand). A Dog or Bitch must be six months of age or over on the first day of the show.
Class No. 8: 'New Zealand Bred Dog’ - 'New Zealand Bred Bitch’ (For dogs or bitches born in New Zealand six months of age and over on the first day of the show).
Class No. 9: 'Stud Dog' (For dogs which have sired one or more registered litters) - No. 9a 'Brood Bitch' (For bitches which have whelped one or more registered litters).
Class No. 10: 'Veteran Dog' - No. 10a 'Veteran Bitch' (For dogs or bitches seven years or over on the first day of the show).
Class No. 11: 'Open Dog' - No 11a 'Open Bitch' (For dogs or bitches six months of age and over on the first day of the show).

The above class identification numbers for breed classes for dogs and bitches must be used on Show Schedules, to identify the breed class.