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In accordance with the FCI/ANKC Ltd Associate Membership Agreement the ANKC Ltd is required to conduct a minimum of 2 Certificats d’Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté (CACIB) shows per year.
These shows are to be conducted using the 10 FCI Groups and the FCI Breed Standards for each of the breeds.
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This is an exhibition of registered dogs at which best of breed and challenge certificates are awarded. A best of breed and challenge certificate evidences the number of points awarded at the fixture towards the title of Australian champion. At these shows only qualified judges officiate.
This is an exhibition of registered dogs at which no best of breed or challenge points are awarded, but dogs which have been awarded the title of Australian champion may compete. At these shows trainee judges officiate and it is considered the training ground for all young dogs and owners. It is particularly good to help socialise your dog as you may show your puppy from the age of three months.
This is defined as the same as an open show except champions cannot compete.
These are separated into the following categories:
The show schedule provides all the information that the beginner, and indeed the veteran, needs. In addition to the above items, it sets out the names of the judges, entry fees, admission prices, judging times and sequence, catering arrangements and a wealth of other information. Admission is generally free.
We strongly recommend that new members join the breed club catering for their particular breed of dog. The breed clubs often conduct activities which will assist the new member to quickly acquire knowledge and a better understanding of the sport of dogs. Some breed clubs run obedience classes. However, if not, there are many obedience clubs affiliated with the Dogs Victoria.
A dog show is divided into several classes which are based on either age of exhibit or prior qualifications.
The following are the specifications of classes approved for show fixtures.
Please note where separate classes are provided for each sex, the class numbers for bitches are followed by the letter 'a', i.e. Baby Puppy Bitch Class 1a.
Note: Occasionally desexed exhibits sweepstakes are conducted at shows.
Age classes are occasionally reviewed and altered by the Australian National Kennel Council and notification printed in the Gazette