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General Definition of Breed Classes for Championship Shows

as per The Irish Kennel Club - 2007.

(Any inaccuracies are my own)

Shetland Sheepdogs come under Group 1 - previous classification here

 

Please be aware of typical changes under the new guidelines...

  1. The dog's age is calculated on the day that the dog will be shown; definitions for classes differ for ages

  2. Dogs entered in Junior are not typically eligible to compete for CACIB, although do challenge for Green Star

  3. A dog or bitch may only be shown in a single breed class

  4. Champion veterans may be entered in either the veteran or champion class

  • Puppy - Confined to dogs six to twelve (nine for some shows!) 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 nine and eighteen calendar months of age on the day of the Show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.  

  • Intermediate - For dogs between fifteen and twenty-four calendar months of age on the day of the show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.

  • Open - For dogs over fifteen calendar months of age on the day of the show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.

  • Champion - For dogs which have been awarded the title of championship under IKC rules of a recognised kennel authority, confirmed by date of close of entries

  • Veteran - for dogs over eight years of age on the day of the show, computed from and inclusive of the date of its birth.

                            

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