CLASSES: CONFORMATION, OBEDIENCE, RALLY O, JUNIOR EVENTS
CONFORMATION CLASSES REGULAR

Below is one section of many with respect to classes.  ConformationPlease refer to Section 12 of the current CKC Dog Show Rules and Regulations  and the premium list for complete information. Some areas have been paraphrased.  
12.2.1 REGULAR CLASSES
Regular official classes at a CKC conformation show shall be as described in (a) to (i) of this section.  All classes must be divided by sex (except for Specials Only).  Only dogs entered in one of the regular, non-regular or unofficial classes shall be allowed with the show precincts.
(a) Baby Puppy Class (optional)
Dogs 3 months of age and under 6 months of age on the day of the show. 

(a) Junior Puppy Class
Dogs 6 months of age and under 9 months of age on the day of the show.
(b) Senior Puppy Class
Dogs 9 months of age and under 12 months of age on the day of the show.
(c) 12-18 Month Class (All Breed Shows)
Dogs 12 months of age and under 18 months of age on the day of the show.
(e) Canadian Bred Class
Dogs born in Canada.  Champions of any country are excluded.
(f) Bred by Exhibitor Class
Dogs owned ad handled in the ring by the breeder.  The handler must be the owner/co-owner and breeder/co-breeder of the dog.  The owner/breeder must handle the dog in this class, but need not handle the dog for further awards.
(g) The Open Class
All dogs.  Dogs may be divided by colour if permission of the CKC is obtained.
(i) Specials Only
    (i) Dog which have a recorded CKC registration, Event Registration Number or Miscellaneous Certification Number and have attained the required points for Championship status.  All awards earned at the show will be canceled if it is found that the dog is not registered or has not completed the requirements for a CKC Championship.  Dogs entered in this class will compete for Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex and Best Puppy if eligible.
12.2.2 Puppies 3-6 Months
(b) Puppies in this category, exhibition only, may not compete in any official, unofficial or non-regular classes including parades nor are they required to be listed in the catalogue. 

12.6.1 NON-REGULAR CLASSES
The non-regular classes allowed in a CKC conformation show shall be described in this section.  If offered, these classes must be included in the premium list.  A dog entered in the Brace or Team Class that is spayed/neutered must be entered in an Altered Class or in Exhibition Only. Check the premium list to see if it is offered.
(a) BRACE CLASS
......This class shall be for 2 dogs of the same breed (not necessarily of the same sex).......
(b) TEAM CLASS
The requirements for this class are the same as those for the Brace Class except that 4 dogs shall be entered.  Order of judging will also be the same.
(c) EXHIBITION ONLY
.......Dogs entered in this class may not compete in any Regular class but may enter and compete in Non-Regular classes and/or Parades if provided for in the premium list. .......


SPECIALTY CLASSES
Clubs may offer additional classes such as those listed below.
Review the premium list if the are offered and Section 12 of the CKC rules.

12.2.1 (d) 12-18 Month Class may be divided into:
(i) 12-15 Month Class
Dogs 12 months of age and under 15 months of age on the day of the show.
(ii) Dog 15 months of age and under 18 months of age on the day of the show.
12.2.1 (g) The Open Class
Dogs may be divided by colour if the permission of the CKC is obtained.
12.2.1 (h) Veterans Class
Dogs 7 years of age and over on the day of the show.  Dogs entered in this class may be spayed or neutered.

12.6.1 A specialty club may elect to offer ....
(i) Best Canadian Bred in Specialty.....
(ii) Best Canadian Bred Puppy in Specialty.....
(iii) Stud Dog and Get .....
(iv) Brood Bitch and Progeny ......
(v) Award of Merit
12.9.2 Gun Dog......Field Dog.....
13.1 ALTERED DOG CLASS


JUNIOR HANDLING 
Below are two  section of many with respect to classes.  Please refer to the current CKC Junior Handling Rules and Regulations and the premium list for complete information. Some areas have been paraphrased.
 
4.1 (a) Pee Wee Class
This class is for handlers 4 years of age up to 6 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year.  This class is optional and non-competitive.  No placements are to be awarded; only participant ribbons, rosettes and token trophies may be presented.
(b) Junior Novice Class
This class is for handlers 7 to 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition, who have not won 6 first places in the same class with competition.
(c) Junior Open Class
This class is for handlers 7 to 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year who have won  6 first places with competition.
(d) Intermediate Novice Class
This class is for handlers 11-14 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have not won 6 first places in the same class with competition.
(e) Intermediate Open Class
this class is for handlers 11 to 14 years of age as of December 31 of the year preceding the competition year, who have won 6 first places with competition and for any handler who has progressed through the Junior Open level and feels that he has enough experience to compete at this level.
(f) Senior Novice Class
This class is for handlers 15 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year and up to 18 years of age, who have not won 6 first place with competition in this class.  Handlers from the Intermediate levels progress to this class. 
(g) Senior Open Class
This class is for handlers 15 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year and up to 18 years of age, who have won 6 first places with competition in the Senior Novice Class, and for any handler who has progressed through the Intermediate Open level and feels that he has enough experience to complete at this level.
4.1.2 Method of moving between classes shall be as follows:
(a) If a handler achieves 6 first place wins with competition, he must move to the Open Class within his age group. 

JUNIOR OBEDIENCE
9.1 (a) Junior Obedience Pre Novice
Open to handlers 7 years of age and up to an including 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have not achieve 500 score points in any Pre Novice Competition.
(b) Intermediate Obedience Pre Novice
.........11 years of age and up to including 14.....
(c) Senior Obedience Pre Novice
......handlers 15 years of age.......up to 18 years of age.....
(d) Junior Obedience Novice
Open to handlers 7 years of age and up to and including 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year, who have achieve 500 score points in any Pre Novice competition or for any Pre Novice Competition or for any junior of relevant age to which to compete in this class.
(e) Intermediate Obedience Novice
.......11 years of age and up to and including 14.....
(f) Senior Obedience Novice
.......handlers 15 years of age.....up to 18 years of age......
(g) Junior Obedience Open
Open to handlers 7 years of age and up to and including 10 years of age as of December 31st of the year preceding the competition year.
(h) Intermediate Obedience Open
......11 years of age and up to and including 14......
(i) Senior Obedience Open
.....handlers 15 years of age....up to 18 years of age.......
9.2
Any dog may be used at the Pre-Novice, or Novice level including those with any Obedience titles.  A dog used at the Open level must have a CD title (either CKC and/or AKC).
9.5 Once a junior competes in Novice or Open they may never enter Pre Novice.  Should such occur any points would be disallowed and any ribbons or prizes must be retruned to the trial giving club.
 

OBEDIENCE CLASSES REGULAR

Below is one section of many with respect to classes.  Please refer to Section 9-15 of the current CKC Obedience Trial Rules and Regulations and the premium list for complete information. Some areas have been paraphrased.

9.1 PRE-NOVICE
9.1.1 The Pre-Novice Class is an elective class and earning the title is not a requirement to enter Novice Classes.
9.1.2 The Pre-Novice Class shall be for any dog of any recognized or listed breed which has not earned the title of P.C.D.
9.1.3 Dogs in this class may be handled by the owner or any other person.
9.1.4 A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
9.1.6 Only dogs that have not earned the title of C.D. enter the Pre-Novice class.
9.2 The tests and order of judging shall be:
Heel on Leash, Figure 8, Sit for Examination, Recall and Long Sit.
10.1 NOVICE A
10.1.1 The Novice A Class shall be for any dog of any recognized or listed breed which has not earned the title of C.D.
10.1.2 Only one dog per handler is allowed in this class, and that person must handle the dog in all exercises.
10.1.3 The handler of any dog in this class must be the owner, co-owner, or a member of their immediate families, and must be eligible to handle under section 10.1.4
10.1.4 No person who as trained or exhibited a dog that has earned a C.D.X. title shall be allowed to handle a dog in this class.
10.2 NOVICE B
10.2.1 The Novice B Class shall be for any dog of any recognized or listed breed which has not earned the title of C.D.
10.2.2 Dogs in this class may be handled by the owner or any other person.
10.2.3 A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
10.2.5 No dog may be entered in both the Novice A and Novice B Class at any one trial.
10.3 NOVICE C
The Novice C Class shall be for any dog of any recognized or listed breed that has earned the title C.D., C.D.X., U.D. or any Obedience Trial Championship Title prior to the closing date of the trial in which it is to be entered.
10.3.2 Dogs in this class may be handled by the owner or any other person.
10.3.3 A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
10.3.5 Dogs may compete in the Novice C class indefinitely.
10.3.6 Scores earned by dogs entered the the Novice C Class are not eligible for High in Trial and do not qualify a dog for any title.
10.3.7 Dog may be entered in the Novice C Class in addition to any other Official or Unofficial classes for which they are eligible.
11.1 NOVICE INTERMEDIATE CLASS
11.1.1 The Novice Intermediate Class is an elective class and earning the title is no a requirement to enter the Open Classes.
11.1.2 Novice Intermediate Class shall be for any dogs of any recognized or listed breed which has earned the title of Companion Dog, Companion Dog Excellent, Utility Dog or any Obedience Trial Championship.
11.1.3 Scores earned by dogs competing in this class are not eligible for High in Trial.
11.1.4 Dogs in this class may be handled by the owner or any other person.
11.1.5 A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
11.2 Order of judging: Heel Free and Figure 8, Stand for Examination, Drop from Heel, Recall holding dumbbell, Recall over high Jump holding dumbbell, Recall over broad jump.

12.1 OPEN A
12.1.1 The Open A Class shall be for any dog of any recognized or listed breed which has earned the title of C.D. but has not earned the title of C.D.X.
12.1.2 The handler of any dog in this class must be the owner or a member of their immediate families.
12.1.3 Only one dog per handler is allowed in this class, and that person must handle the dog in all exercises.
12.1.4 Any person who has trained or exhibited a dog that has earned a U.D. title may not handled a dog in this class.
12.1.5 A dog which has eared its C.D.X. title is not eligible for entry in this class but my be entered in the Open B Class.
12.2 OPEN B
12.2.1 The Open B Class shall for any dog of any recognized or listed breed which has earned the title of C.D.
12.2.2 Dogs which have earned the title of C.D.X or U.D. must enter in the Open B Class.
12.2.3 Dogs in this class may be handled by the owner or any other person.
12.2.4 A person may enter or handled more than one dog in this class.
12.2.6 No dog may be entered both the Open A and Open B classes at any one trial.
12.2.7 A dog eligible for entry in the Utility Class at any obedience trial held under these rules is also eligible for entry in the Open Class B at the same trial.
12.2.8 Prior to the start of judging, the judge will decide the order of exercises to be performed.  This order will not be disclosed to exhibitors until it is posted at ring side, approximately 30 minutes before the start of the class.
13.1 UTILITY CLASS A

13.1.1 the Utility A Class shall be for any dog of any recognized or listed breed which as earned the title of C.D.X. but has not earned the title of U.D.
13.1.2 Any person who has trained or exhibited a dog that has earned a M.O.T.Ch. title may not handle dogs in this class.
13.1.3 The handler of any dog in this class must be the owner or a member of their immediate families.
13.1.4 Owner may enter more than one dog in this class. The same person must handle the dog in all exercises.
13.2 Utility Class B
13.2.1 The Utility B Class shall be for any dog of any recognized or listed breed which as earned the title of C.D.X. or U.D.
13.2.2 Dogs in this class may be handled by the owner or any other person
13.2.3 Owners may enter more than one dog in this class. The same person must handle the dog in all exercises.
13.2.4 No dog may be entered in both the Utility A and Utility B classes at any one trial.
13.2.5 Prior to the start of judging, the judge will decide the order of exercises to be performed.  This order will not be disclosed to exhibitors until it is posted at the ring side, approximately 30 minutes before the start of the class. 
EXHIBITION ONLY CLASS
15.1.1 EXHIBITION ONLY
This is an official class.  A dog may be entered for Exhibition Only,which must be specified, on the entry form. .......No dog so entered can compete in any Regular class, however, it may be entered in and compete in any Unofficial class or Parade if provided for in the classification of the trial.....

UNOFFICIAL OBEDIENCE CLASSES
16.1.1 Unofficial obedience classes may be offered at the option of the trial-giving club..........
All dog entered in the Unofficial Classes must be entered in one of the Official Classes or Exhibition Only.  Please check the premium list!!
16.2 GRADUATE NOVICE CLASS
16.2.1 The Graduate Novice Class is open to any dog that has not earned a qualifying score toward the C.D.X title in Canada, but which has obtained the title of C.D. prior to the closing date of the trial in which it is to be entered. 
16.2.2 The owner or  any other person may handle dogs in this class.
16.2.3 Exhibitors may enter more than 1 dog in this class.
16.2.5 Order of judging: Heel on Leash, Stand for Examination, Heel Free and Figure 8, Drop on Recall, Long Sit and Long Down
16.3 GRADUATE OPEN CLASS

16.3.1 The Graduate Open Class is open to any dog that has not earned a qualifying score toward the U.D. title in Canada, but which has obtained the title of C.D.X. prior to the closing date of the trial in which it is to be entered.
16.3.2 The owner or any other person may handle dogs in this class.
16.3.3 Exhibitors may enter more than 1 dog in this class.

16.3.5 Order of Judging: Heel Free and Figure 8, Stand for Examination, Drop on Recall, Select and Retrieve, Directed Jumping, Long Sit.
16.4 VERSATILITY CLASS
16.4.1 The Versatility Class is open to any dog that has attained the title of C.D.X. and at least 1 qualifying score towards the Utility title, prior to the closing date of the trial in which it is to be entered.
16.4.2 The owner or any other person may handle dogs in this class.  More than one (1) dog may be entered in this class.
16.4.3 A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
16.4.4 These exercises will be performed and judged as specified for the Regular classes.
16.4.5 The exercises to be performed by each dog will be determined by the handler's drawing 1 of a set of 4 cards listing a combination of 6 exercises after the handler has entered the ring.
16.5 BRACE CLASS
16.5.1 The Brace Class is open to any 2 dogs of any breed that have earned the title of C.D. or higher.
16.5.2 It is not necessary  that the same person owns both dogs, nor that they be the same breed, except when entered in a breed specialty obedience trial.
16.5.3 The owner or any other person ma handle dogs in this class.
16.5.4 A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
16.5.6 The Brace Class is performed and judged in the same manner as the Novice Class.  The 2 dogs shall be hitched together with a brace chain or coupling and are judged on the performance of the 2 dogs as though they were one.
16.6 TEAM CLASS
16.6.1 The Team Class is open to any 4 dogs of any breed that have earned the title of C.D. or higher.  It is not necessary that the same person own all dogs in the team or that they be of the same breed, except when entered in a breed specialty obedience trial. 
16.6.2 Five dogs may be entered, one to be considered as an alternate. However, the same 4 dogs must compete in all exercises.
16.7 VETERAN CLASS
16.7.1 The Veterans Class shall be for any dog that has earned the title of C.D. or high ans is 7 years or older on the day of the trial.
16.7.2 The exercises shall be performed and judged as in the Novice classes.
16.7.4 The owner or any other person may handle dogs in this class.
16.7.5 A person may enter more than one dog in this class. 

 RALLY O CLASSES 
Below is one section of many with respect to classes.  Please refer to Section 9-15 of the current CKC Rally Obedience Trial Rules and Regulations and the premium list for complete information. Some areas have been paraphrased.

9.1.1 RALLY NOVICE A
Dogs competing in this class may not have won a CKC Rally Novice (R.N.) title or any CKC Novice Obedience title.  No handler who has exhibited a dog through its CKC CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) title or instructed dog training classes shall be eligible to enter this class.  The handler of any dog in this class must be the owner, co-owner, or a member of their immediate families.  As person may enter more than one dog in this class.
9.1.2 A dog may continue to compete in this class after the owner has been notified by at least 2 different judges that the dog has won 3 qualifying scores in this class.  However, a dog may not be entered or exhibited in this class in any rally trial after the owner has received official notification from the CKC that the dog has won the title.  No dog may be entered in both Rally Novice A and Rally Novice B at any one trial.
9.2.1 RALLY NOVICE B
Any dog may compete in this class until a qualifying score in the Rally Advanced Class is earned.  The owner or any other person may handle dogs in this class.  A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
10.1.1 RALLY ADVANCED A
This class shall be for dogs that have won the Rally Novice (R.N.) title but have not won the Rally Advanced (R.A.) title or any CKC Novice Obedience title.  No handler who has exhibited a dog through its CKC CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) title or instructed dog training classes shall be eligible to enter this class.  The handler of any dog in this class must be the owner, co-owner, or a member of their immediate families.  A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
10.1.2 A dog may continue to compete in this class after the owner has been notified by as least 2 different judges that the dog has won 3 qualifying scores in this class.  However, a dog may not be entered or exhibitied in this class in any rally trial after the owner has received official notification from the CKC that the dog has won the title.  No dog may be entered in both Rally Advanced A and Rally Advanced B at any one trial.
10.2.1 RALLY ADVANCED B
This class will be for dogs that have won the Rally Novice (R.N.) title.  A dog completing the Rally Advanced (R.A.) title may continue to compete in this class indefinitely.  The owner or any other person may handle dogs in this class.  A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
11.1.1  RALLY EXCELLENT A
This class shall be for dogs that have won the Rally Advanced (R.A.) title, but have not won the Rally Excellent (R.E.) title or any CKC  Novice Obedience title.  
No handler who has exhibited a dog through its CKC CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) title or instructed dog training classes shall be eligible to enter this class.
The handler of any dog in this class must be the owner, co-owner, or a member of their immediate families.  A person may enter more than one dog in this class. 
11.1.2 A dog may continue to compete in this class after the owner has been notified by at least 2 different judges that the dog has won 3 qualifying scores in this class.  However, a dog may not be entered or exhibited in this class in any rally trial after the owner has received official notification from the CKC that the dog has won the title.  No dog may be entered in both Rally Excellent A and Rally Excellent B at any one trial.
11.2.1 RALLY EXCELLENT B
This class will be for dogs that have won the Rally (R.A.) title.  A dog completing the Rally Excellent (R.E.) title may continue to compete in this class indefinitely. The owner or any other person may handle dogs in this class.  A person may enter more than one dog in this class.
12.1 Upon completion of the Rally Excellent title, qualifying score may be accumulated from the Rally Advanced B Class and the Rally Excellent B Class to earn the Rally Advanced Excellent  (RAE) title.

 
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