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General Definition of Breed Classes for Championship and Open shows

as per The Kennel Club, GB - 2001.

(Any inaccuracies are my own)

Shetland Sheepdogs come under the Non-Sporting, Pastoral Breeds

 

  • Minor Puppy - For dogs of six and not exceeding nine calendar months of age on the first day of the show.

  • Puppy - For dogs of six and not exceeding twelve calendar months of age on the first day of the show.

  • Junior - For dogs of six and not exceeding eighteen 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.

  • Maiden - For dogs which have not won a CC or first prize at Open or Championship show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy & Special Puppy classes excepted, whether retricted or not).

  • Novice - For dogs which have not won a CC or 3 or more first prizes at Open or Championship show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy & Special Puppy classes excepted, whether retricted or not).

  • Tyro - For dogs which have not won a CC or 5 or more first prizes at Open or Championship show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy & Special Puppy classes excepted, whether retricted or not).

  • Debutant - For dogs which have not won a CC or first prize at a Championship show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy & Special Puppy classes excepted, whether retricted or not).

  • Undergraduate - For dogs which have not won a CC or 3 or more first prizes at Championship shows (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy & Special Puppy classes excepted, whether retricted or not).

  • Graduate - For dogs which have not won a CC or 4 or more first prizes at Championship shows in Graduate, Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit & Open classes, whether restricted or not.

  • Post Graduate - For dogs which have not won a CC or 5 or more first prizes at Championship shows in Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit & Open classes, whether restricted or not.

  • Minor Limit - For dogs which have not won 2 CC's or 3 or more first prizes in all at Championship shows in Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit & Open classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not at Shows where CC's were offered for the breed.

  • Mid Limit - For dogs which have not won 3 CC's or 5 or more first prizes in all at Championship shows in Mid Limit, Limit & Open classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not at Shows where CC's were offered for the breed.

  • Limit - For dogs which have not won 3 CC's under 3 different judges or 7 or more first prizes in all at Championship shows in Limit and Open Classes, confined to the breed, whether restricted or not, at shows where CC's were offered for the breed.

  • 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 seven years of age on the first day of the show.

  • Stud Dog - For stud dogs and at least two progeny of which only the progeny must be entered and exhibited in a breed class at the show.

  • Brood Bitch - For brood bitches and at least two progeny of which only the progeny must 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 two 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.

  • Team - For three 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.

 

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