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General Definition of Breed Classes for Championship and Open shows

as per The Irish Kennel Club - 2001.

(Any inaccuracies are my own)

Shetland Sheepdogs come under the Pastoral Breeds

 

  • Minor Puppy - For dogs over the age of six months and under nine months of age on the day of the Show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.

  • Puppy - Confined to dogs over six and under twelve calendar months of age on the day of the Show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.

  • Junior - For dogs over the age of six and under eighteen calendar months of age on the day of the Show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.

  • Yearling - For dogs over twelve and under twenty-four calendar months of age on the day of the show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.

  • Maiden - For dogs that have never won a prize in any class at any show (Limited shows excepted) under the rules of any governing body recognised by the IKC.

  • Novice - For dogs which have not been awarded:

                            (a)      A Green Star or Challenge Certificate

                            (b)      Two first prizes - In any class other than Puppy, Junior, Beginners or Maiden                                                                   At a Members or Limited show under the rules of any                                                                   governing body recognised by the IKC.

  • Graduate - For dogs which have not won total of 5 first prizes in any one or combination of the following classes, viz: Open, Limit, or Gradute classes for the breed at a show or shows where a Green Star of CC was awarded for the breed or sex, as the case may be, or has won 23 or more points in Green Star competition or a CC.

  • Limit - For dogs which have not won total of 8 first prizes in any one or combination of the following classes, viz: Open or Limit Classes for the breed at a show or shows where a Green Star of CC was awarded for the breed or sex, as the case may be, or has won 38 or more points in Green Star competition or a CC.

  • Open - For all dogs eligible for entry at the show.

  • Veteran - For dogs of not less than seven years of age on the first day of the show.

  • Brace - For two exhibits (either sex or mixed) belonging to the same exhibitor, each exhibit having been entered in some class other than Brace.

  • Breeders - For dogs bred by the exhibitor.

 

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