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Friday, July 1, 2016 - by KC Press Release

The General Committee has recently approved an amendment to the rally regulations, the Kennel Club has announced.

The amendment highlighted below was deferred for 12 months and will now come into effect on 1st January 2017:

Amendment to Regulation S17.f

As entries increase for rally shows, show organisers have been finding it more difficult to accommodate those judges wishing to split their time between judging and competing on the same day. Additionally, the working party considered that, as entries are increasing and the judges’ pool expands, not competing and judging on the same day will help prevent the conflict of interest which might arise.

The wording of the regulation allows for the partner of a judge to work a co-owned dog at the same level being judged by the co-owner, but not in the part of a class being judged by the co-owner. A competitor may ask to be put in a part of a class that their partner is not judging. However, show organisers may specify that the entries would be returned where an entry had been made by the partner of a judge where the class had not been split.

Regulation S17.f


Judges at a Rally competition may enter a class they are not judging, provided it does not conflict with their judging assignment. However, host associations will not interrupt or delay any class to accommodate judges must not enter for competition a dog which is recorded in their sole ownership, or handle a dog, at the Competition at which they are judging. A dog recorded in part ownership with the Judge may be entered for competition in any part of a class other than the part which the judge is judging.

(Deletion struck through. Insertion underlined)

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