REGULATIONS FOR THE PREPARATION OF DOGS FOR EXHIBITION F (ANNEX B)
- These Regulations must be observed when a dog is prepared for exhibition for any Kennel Club Licensed 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 A11.
- a) A dog found to be exhibited in breach of these Regulations will automatically be disqualified from exhibition at the show and from any award gained thereat. b) Unless the exhibitor provides satisfactory explanation for the dog being exhibited in breach of these Regulations then he / she may be subject to further penalties of either a fine or a listed under Rule A11
- No act or operation which alters the natural conformation of a dog or any part thereof may be performed and nothing may be done, calculated in the opinion of the General Committee to deceive 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.
- 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 written directive from the Kennel Club in their possession. Samples may be taken for further examination and analysis.
- 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 any official of the show or by anyone deputed by the Kennel Club. It will be the responsibility of the individual who lodges the objection or the officials (as appropriate), to substantiate the grounds for the objection. The Kennel Club will substantiate the grounds for and objection made on its behalf.
- . Any objection by an individual to an infringement of the 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.
The attention of exhibitors is drawn to the fact that any coat preparation or shampoo or similar in either Schedules or Catalogue does not imply that the use of such preparations may not contravene Kennel Club Regulations for the Preparation of Dogs for Exhibition F (Annex B). This also applies to any coat preparation or shampoo or similar on sale at the show. The attention of exhibitors is directed to the Declaration they are required to sign on the entry form.
I Health and Safety: A nominated Safety Officer will be in attendance throughout the show. Exhibitors and Spectators are reminded that just as The Affenpinscher Club has a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all those attending their event, all those present have a duty and responsibility for their own safety. They are therefore expected to take the greatest care to avoid guy ropes, uneven surfaces and other hazards which are inevitable and integral elements of a dog show. Those bringing and using portable items of equipment such as folding chairs, trolleys, cages and grooming tables also have a responsibility to ensure that their tools, equipment and furniture is used and erected safely and does not constitute a hazard to others. Exhibitors are also reminded that they should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the prevailing conditions on the site. Exhibitors show at their own risk and if they consider conditions are not ideal or unsafe they may withdraw their dog(s) from competition. Use of Electrical Equipment at Shows: The Kennel Club is becoming increasingly concerned at the amount of electrical equipment being used by exhibitors at shows, including hair dryers and hair straighteners and other grooming devices. Electrical equipment should not be brought to shows unless absolutely necessary. In rare instances where it might be required, it should be PAT tested and permission sought from the secretary of the show before it is used. The Kennel Club has also been informed of recent instances of exhibitors commandeering certain areas of a venue in order to have access to power points so as to use electrical grooming equipment. This is totally unacceptable and particularly unfair on the breeds whose allocated areas have been cramped because of this selfish behaviour. Security at Shows: In light of recent events the Kennel Club would like to issue a reminder to all Societies of the importance of security at dog shows. The Kennel Club understands that due to the nature of dog shows and the quantity of paraphernalia exhibitors bring it would be extremely difficult for show organisers to take on the issue of security alone, therefore we would reiterate the advice being given by the Police and security services, that everyone in the UK should remain vigilant and this applies to those organising and taking part in dog shows. The importance of exhibitors feeling that they and their dogs are safe when attending a show cannot be underestimated. We would therefore remind you of the importance of the need for show organisers and exhibitors to remain mindful of potential dangers and that all visitors generally need to be vigilant and alert. Furthermore the society should provide robust notification informing exhibitors of where to report to should they see anything suspicious or of concern, and of the evacuation procedures in place.
DOGS IN HOT VEHICLES
Your dog is vulnerable and AT RISK if left in a vehicle in high temperatures and even on days considered as lightly warm. Please take care of your dog. If your dog is found to be at risk forcible entry to your vehicle may be necessary without liability for any damage caused.