classification


Subject to the following and to any individual Show Regulations, Show Committees may offer such prizes and make such classification and definitions thereof as they think fit except that:
(a) All classes advertised in the Schedule of the Show must be clearly defined in the Schedule, in accordance with the Kennel Club Show Regulations.
(b) If any class be provided with a definition other than those defined below, the word "Special" must precede the name of such class.
(c) The words Grand or Challenge must not be used in the designation of F(A) 37 any class or prize for which an entrance fee is charged and for which entry has to be made prior to the day of the Show. The word "Champion" can only be used in the designation of the Champion Variety class as previously defined, and further explained in the Champion class definition in these Regulations.
(d) Sweepstake Classes may only be scheduled in respect of Brace, Team, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Veteran and Breeders Classes only; entry fees may be given as prize money in such proportion as the Committee of the Show may determine.

In the following definitions:
* applies to Championship and Open Shows only.
** applies to Limited Shows only.
Where there is no qualification, the Definition applies to all types of Shows.

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 calendarmonths of age on the first day of the Show.
JUNIOR
For dogs of 6 and not exceeding 18 calendarmonths of age on the first day of the Show.
YEARLING
For dogs of twelve and not exceeding twenty-four calendar months of age on the first day of the Show.
BEGINNERS
* For owner, handler or exhibit not having won a first prize at any Show.
** For owner, handler or exhibit not having won a first prize at any Show.
MAIDEN
* For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or a First Prize at an Open or Championship Show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
** For dogs which have not won a First Prize at any Show (Minor Puppy, Special 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 Open and Championship Shows (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
** For dogs which have not won 3 or more First Prizes at any Show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
TYRO
* For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or 5 or more First Prizes at Open and Championship Shows (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
** For dogs which have not won 5 or more First Prizes at any Show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
DEBUTANT
* For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or a First Prize at a Championship Show where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy, Special Puppy classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
** For dogs which have not won a First Prize at an Open or Championship Show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
UNDERGRADUATE
* For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or 3 or more First Prizes at Championship Shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
** For dogs which have not won 3 or more First Prize at Open or Championship Shows (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted, whether restricted or not).
GRADUATE
* For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or 4 or more First Prizes at Championship Shows in Graduate, Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes, whether restricted or not where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.
** For dogs which have not won 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, whether restricted or not where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.
** For dogs which have not won 5 or more First Prizes at Championship and Open Shows in Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes, whether restricted or not.
MINOR LIMIT
* For dogs which have not won 2 Challenge Certificates or three or more First Prizes in all at Championship Shows in Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not at Shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.
** For dogs which have not won 3 or more First Prizes in all at Open and Championship Shows in Minor Limit,Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not.
MID LIMIT
* For dogs which have not become show Champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club or won five or more First Prizes in all at Championship Shows in Mid Limit, Limit or Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not, at shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.
** For dogs which have not won 5 or more First Prizes in all at Open andChampionship Shows inMid Limit, Limit and Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not.
LIMIT
* For dogs which have not become show Champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club or won 7 or more First Prizes in all, at Championship Shows in Limit or Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not at shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.
** For dogs which have not won 7 or more First Prizes in all at Open and Championship Shows in Limit and Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not.
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 7 years of age on the first day of the Show.
CHAMPION
For dogs which have been confirmed a Champion, Show Champion or Field Trial Champion. Champion Classes may not be scheduled for individual breeds or varieties of breeds.
BREEDS
Confined to those breeds not granted Challenge Certificates in the current year, with the exception of those breeds whose registration is confined to the Imported Register.
FIELD TRIAL
For dogs which have won an award, Diploma of Merit or Certificate ofMerit in actual competition at a Field Trial held under Kennel Club or Irish Kennel Club Field Trial Regulations.
WORKING TRIAL
For dogs which have won an award in competition at a Bloodhound Working Trial and Kennel Club licensed Working Trials, held under Kennel Club Regulations.
STUD DOG
For stud dogs and at least two progeny of which only the progenymust be entered and exhibited in a breed class at the Show.
BROOD BITCH
For brood bitches and at least 2 progeny of which only the progenymust be entered and exhibited in a breed class at the Show.
PROGENY
For a dog or bitch, accompanied by at least three of its registered progeny. The dog or bitch not necessarily entered in another class however, all progeny having been entered and exhibited in another class. The dog or bitch and the progeny need not be registered in the same ownership.
BRACE
For 2 exhibits (either sex or mixed) or one breed belonging to the same exhibitor, each exhibit having been entered in some class other than Brace or Team.
TEAM
For 3 or more exhibits (either sex or mixed) of one breed belonging to the same exhibitor, each exhibit having been entered in some class other than Brace or Team.
BREEDERS
For dogs bred by the exhibitor.
IMPORTED REGISTER
For breeds confined to the Imported Breeds Register and only when an Interim Breed Standard has been published by the Kennel Club. Such breeds may be exhibited in this class only, and are ineligible for any other competition whatsoever.
ANY VARIETY NOT CLASSIFIED
For breeds of dog for which no separate breed classes are scheduled.
YOUNG KENNEL CLUB STAKES
For Any Variety dog or bitch exhibited and handled (YKC) by a fully paid up member of the Young Kennel Club. The dog should be registere either:
a. Solely or jointly in the member's name, or b. In the name of a member of the family and under these circumstances the dog must be resident at the YKC member's address.
GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME CLASS
For dogs that have achieved their GCDS Bronze Award Certificate or above.
NOT FOR COMPETITION
Societies may at their discretion, accept Not for Competition entries. Societies may accept such entries from Breeds of dog not included within the title of the Society and at Shows held over more than one day, such entries may be accepted on any day from any breed.
ANY VARIETY COMPANION DOG CLUB CLASS
For Any Variety of purebred dog having been entered at a Companion Dog Show held in conjunction with the show at which this class is scheduled.