classification


A dog can only be entered in one (1) class at the same show (except for progeny classes and breeders classes). Age is calculated so that the dog must have reached the set age of the class on the day it is shown.

26. Puppy class (unofficial class which is not included in the SKK Dog Register) 6–9 months
This class is only open to dogs which, on the day of being shown, have reached the age of 6 months but have not reached the age of 9 months.
This is a competition class. Hp can be awarded to exceptionally promising puppies. The best puppy awarded Hp carries on to compete in the final competition for the best puppy of the day.
Disqualified and Cannot be judged also apply to puppy class.
The unofficial puppy class 4-6 months may be arranged at breed club shows.

27. Junior class 9–18 months (junkl)
This class is open to dogs which, on the day of being shown, have reached the age of 9 months but have not reached the age of 18 months. (N.B. Dogs in this class are not entitled to compete for CACIB.)
Quality grading is applied in this class. Dogs that are awarded excellent carry on to compete in the junior competition class.

28. Junior competition class (junkk)
This class is mandatory for dogs that have been awarded excellent in the junior class at the current show.
Competition assessment is applied in this class. Certificate quality (Ck) is awarded to a dog that is typically and correctly built in every respect, with such outstanding merits and such insignificant faults that it is an excellent example of breeding.
Dogs that are awarded Ck carry on to compete in the Best Male/Best Bitch class.

29. Intermediate class 15-24 months (ukl)
This class is open to dogs which, on the day of being shown, have reached the age of 15 months but have not reached the age of 24 months.
Quality grading is applied in this class. Dogs that are awarded excellent carry on to compete in the intermediate competition class.

30. Intermediate competition class (ukk)
This class is mandatory for dogs that have been awarded excellent in the intermediate class at the current show.
Competition assessment is applied in this class. Certificate quality (Ck) is awarded to a dog that is typically and correctly built in every respect, with such outstanding merits and such insignificant faults that it is an excellent example of breeding.
Dogs that are awarded Ck carry on to compete in the Best Male/Best Bitch class.

31. Working class, 15+ months (bkl/jkl)
This class is arranged for breeds for which there are breed-specific trials, and is open to dogs with trial merits that have reached the age of 15 months on the day they are shown.
The “specific regulations” chapter lists the breeds for each group and the trial merits required.
Quality grading is applied in this class. Dogs that are awarded excellent carry on to compete in the working class.

32. Working competition class (bkk/jkk)
This class is mandatory for dogs that have been awarded excellent in the working class at the current show.
Competition assessment is applied in this class. Certificate quality (Ck) is awarded to a dog that is typically and correctly built in every respect, with such outstanding merits and such insignificant faults that Dogs that are awarded Ck carry on to compete in the Best Male/Best Bitch class.

33. Open class 15+ months (ökl)
This class is open to dogs which, on the day of being shown, have reached the age of 15 months.
Quality grading is applied in this class. Dogs that are awarded excellent carry on to compete in the open class competition.

34. Open class competition (ökk)
This class is mandatory for dogs that have been awarded excellent in the open class at the current show.
Competition assessment is applied in this class. Certificate quality (Ck) is awarded to a dog that is typically and correctly built in every respect, with such outstanding merits and such insignificant faults that it is an excellent example of breeding.
Dogs that are awarded Ck carry on to compete in the Best Male/Best Bitch class.

35. Champion class 15+ months (chkl)
This class is open to dogs that have been awarded international, Swedish or other SKK recognised national show champion title, and that have reached the age of 15 months on the day they are shown.
Dogs that have been named Swedish show champion may only be entered in champion class or veteran class if the dog has reached the age of 8 years on the day it is shown.
Quality grading is applied in this class. Dogs that are awarded excellent carry on to compete in the champion competition class.

36. Champion competition class (chkk)
This class is mandatory for dogs that have been awarded excellent in the champion class at the current show.
Competition assessment is applied in this class. Certificate quality (Ck) is awarded to a dog that is typically and correctly built in every respect, with such outstanding merits and such insignificant faults that it is an excellent example of breeding.
Dogs that are awarded Ck carry on to compete in the Best Male/Best Bitch class.

37. Veteran class (vetkl)
This class is open to dogs which, on the day of being shown, have reached the age of 8 years.
(N.B. Dogs that have been entered to this class are not entitled to compete for CACIB.)
Quality grading is applied in this class. Dogs that are awarded excellent carry on to compete in the veteran competition class.

38. Veteran competition class (vetkk)
This class is mandatory for dogs that have been awarded excellent in the veteran class at the current show.
Competition assessment is applied in this class. Certificate quality (Ck) is awarded to a dog that is typically and correctly built in every respect, with such outstanding merits and such insignificant faults that it is an excellent example of breeding.
Dogs that are awarded Ck carry on to compete in the Best Male/Best Bitch class.
The best veteran awarded excellent competes in the final competition for the best veteran of the day.

39. Best Male class (bhkl) and Best Bitch class (btkl)
These classes are mandatory for male dogs and bitches awarded Ck at the current show.
Competition assessment is applied in these classes. The best male dog and the best bitch carry on to compete for Best of Breed (BIR) and Best of Opposite Sex (BIM).
Certificate
In the Best Male/Best Bitch class, a certificate is awarded to the best dog that is entitled to compete for a certificate.
The following may not compete for a cetificate:
a) Swedish show champion
b) dogs that have received the necessary certificate for Swedish show champion.
(Note that at least one certificate must be won after the age of 24 months.)
For breeds where a working trial or field trial merit is required in order to win a certificate (see list B under paragraph 47), a certificate will be awarded to the best dog in the Best Male class and the Best Bitch class that meets the trial merit requirements.
Only one (1) certificate is awarded per sex.
In addition, one (1) reserve certificate is awarded per sex (to the second best placed dog that is entitled to compete for the certificate).
For those breeds that have a trial merit requirement, the dog that is awarded the reserve certificate must also meet the trial merit requirement.
If none of the four placed dogs in the Best Male or Best Bitch class are entitled to compete for the certificate, the certificate will be awarded to the dog that the judge consider to be the best of the unplaced dogs, and the reserve certificate will be awarded to the dog that the judge consider to be the second best of the unplaced dogs in the Best Male or Best Bitch class.
It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to notify the Ring Steward if the dog in question is not entitled to compete for the certificate.
Certificat d’Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté (CACIB)
At international shows, male dogs and bitches shall compete individually for international show certificates, the CACIB and the reserve CACIB.
The CACIB can be proposed for the best dog in the Best Male class and the Best Bitch class that is entitled to compete for the CACIB.
The reserve CACIB can be proposed for the second best dog in the Best Male class and the Best Bitch class that is entitled to compete for the CACIB.
The FCI will not confirm the CACIB if it is proposed for dogs that:
• have already been awarded one of the titles IntUCh, CIB or CIE by the FCI
• do not have three generations of parentage registered in an FCI-approved Dog Register
Dogs competing in a junior or veteran class are not entitled to compete for the CACIB.
Note: A number of breeds have specific regulations for the CACIB.
Note: The FCI is the organisation that makes the ultimate decision on awarding the CACIB.

40. Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex (BIR and BIM)
This class is mandatory for the best male dog and the best bitch from the Best Male class and the Best Bitch class. In this class, the Best of Breed (BIR) and Best of Opposite Sex (BIM) are chosen.
A dog that has been named Best of Breed goes on to compete in the finals for Best in Group (BIG).

41. Progeny class (avelskl)
This class is open to:
a) Male dogs taking part with a group of four offspring from at least two bitches.
b) Bitches taking part with a group of four offspring.
The stud dog/brood bitch must take part in the progeny class and be presented together with the group.
The stud dog/brood bitch must have been awarded at least the quality grade good or 3rd prize at the current show or a previous show. All the offspring included in the group must be judged at the current show in an official class, and must not have been awarded Disqualified or Cannot be judged (KEP) in this class.
A single stud dog/brood bitch may only take part with one progeny group for the breed/breed variety.
The offspring included in the group must be of the same breed variety (hair type and/or size), except for breeds where the breed varieties compete for joint BIR.
Competition assessment is applied in this class, which involves the groups taking part in the class being ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
The group’s average quality in terms of uniformity of type and overall impression are decisive, rather than the individual quality of the dogs included in the group.
Groups of uniform and excellent quality are awarded Hp. The best progeny group with Hp goes on to compete in the finals.
Owners of stud dogs/brood bitches should notify the owners of the relevant offspring as far in advance as possible that the dogs will be included in the progeny group and will take part in the progeny class. It is good cynological practice to take part with one’s dog in a progeny class. Owners of stud dogs/brood bitches must notify the Ring Steward of desired participation.

42. Breeders class (uppfkl)
This class is open to a group of four dogs of the same breed or breed variety (size and/or size hair type), with the same kennel name or which are bred by a single person or group of people.
If more than one person is the breeder, they should all be named as breeders. If a person both carries out his or her own breeding and is included with other people as a breeder of another litter, dogs from litters from these different instances of breeding may not be combined in a single breeders group.
A single breeder may only take part with one group of the same breed or breed variety. The dogs included in the group must be of the same breed variety (hair type and/or size), except for breeds where the breed varieties compete for joint Best of Breed.
All the dogs included in the group must be judged at the current show in an official class, and must not have been awarded Disqualified or Cannot be judged (KEP) in this class.
Competition assessment is applied in this class, which involves the groups taking part in the class being ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
The group’s average quality in terms of uniformity of type and overall impression are decisive, rather than the individual quality of the dogs included in the group.
Groups of uniform and excellent quality are awarded Hp. The best breeders group with Hp goes on to compete in the finals.
Breeders should notify the owners of the relevant dogs as far in advance as possible that the dogs will be included in the breeders group and will take part in the breeder class.
It is good cynological practice to take part with one’s dog in a breeder class. Breeders, or their representatives, must notify the ring secretary of desired participation.

43. The Finals
The Finals are an unofficial competition form that, in addition to competing for Best in Group (BIG) and Best in Show (BIS), also includes competing for the best puppy, veteran, progeny group and breeders group of the day, as well as junior handling.

Junior handling
Separate regulations apply to junior handling, and these can be requested from the Sveriges hundungdom (SHU).

Best in Group (BIG)
The winners of Best of Breed compete within their own groups (breeds that are not recognised by the FCI are not permitted to take part in group finals at international shows):
Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle dogs
Group 2 Schnauzers and Pinschers, Molossoid breeds, Swiss mountain and cattle dogs
Group 3 Terriers
Group 4 Dachshunds
Group 5 Spitz and Primitive types
Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds
Group 7 Pointing dogs
Group 8 Retrievers, Flushing dogs and Water dogs
Group 9 Companion and Toy dogs
Group 10 Sighthounds

Competition judging is applied to the group competition.
The 4 (four) best dogs in each group are placed, and the winner is awarded the title of Best in Group (BIG).

Best in Show (BIS)
All the BIG winners compete against each other for Best in Show (BIS).