THE KENNEL CLUB OF
New no.28, AA-BLOCK,
REGULATIONS FOR SHOWS AS AMENDED AS OF 2002
In exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 6 of the Constitution and Rules of the Kennel Club of India, the following Regulations for Shows are framed:
I. Name and Application: These Regulations shall be called the REGULATIONS FOR SHOWS, and shall come into force at once and shall apply to all shows held by all Clubs registered with the Kennel Club of India, and to such other shows for which sanction of the Committee of the Kennel Club of India has been obtained.
II. Repeal: All Regulations in force here to before are hereby repealed.
III. Definitions: In these Regulations and in any Rules for the time being in force, unless the contrary intention appears:
a) Words importing the Male sex include the Female.
b) Words in the singular include the plural, and words in the plural include the singular.
c) The word “month” means a calendar month.
d) “The Committee” means the Members of the Committee of the Kennel Club of India, acting for the time being, and if and so far as any powers of the committee may be delegated includes the delegated authority.
e) “Delegated authority” means Members of the Committee of The Kennel Club of India, or other body, or person or persons to whom powers may be delegated by the Committee of The Kennel Club of India.
f) “Show” or “Dog Show” means a Show at which Dogs are exhibited for competition or awards, to which the public are admitted.
g) “Show Committee” means the Committee or other authority undertaking and duly authorised to manage a show.
h) “Recognised Show” means a Show held:
i) Under sanction of the Committee in accordance with The Kennel Club of India Show Regulations of the Committee, or:
ii) Any Field Trial, Coursing Meeting or other Dog Trials under an authority recognised by The Kennel Club of India.
I) Unrecognised Shows are shows that are held without the sanction of the Committee in accordance with the Kennel Club of India Show Regulations.
j) “Puppy” means a dog not exceeding 12 months of age.
k) “Litter” means the puppies born at one parturition.
l) “Brace” means two dogs of the same breed, or variety of a breed belonging to one owner.
m) “Team” means three or more dogs of the same breed, or variety of a breed, belonging to one owner.
n) The “Breeder” of any dog is as provided in the Regulations regarding Registrations.
o) “Prize” means a money prize or prize of any description won in a show, including a Special Prize.
p) “Class” includes a Special or a Stake or any competition at a Dog Show or Dog Trial
q) “Challenge Certificate” means a Certificate awarded at a Show, in accordance with the Regulations governing the award of Challenge Certificates by a judge, or by an authority abroad recognised by The Kennel Club.
r) “Secretary” includes Honorary Secretary, and vice versa.
IV. Delegation of Powers: The Committee may delegate all or any of their powers under these Regulations and their Rules to any Member or Members of The Kennel Club of India or to any other body, or person or persons provided that the Committee may not delegate to any Sub-Committee or to any other body the power to disqualify or suspend any person under Regulation 21 or 22; any penalty awarded by such delegated authority shall be subject to right of final appeal to the Committee, provided that the appeal be lodged within two months.
V. a) Permission to Hold Shows: No Show shall be held without the permission of the Committee. The Committee shall have power to grant withhold or cancel permission for the holding of any show. The Committee do not accept any legal or financial liability in respect of Shows. Such liability shall be entirely borne by Show Committee. It shall not be incumbent of the Committee to assign any reason for the refusal of any sanction or licence, and the decision of the Committee shall be final.
When a Club proposes to conduct a show in any other place within their own state such a club should have first held a show that year at the place where their club is situated before they propose to hold a show elsewhere within their own state. Such a club should apply to the KCI for holding of a show, accompanied by a no objection letter from the KCI Registered club in that place if there exists a club in that place. The KCI shall however reserve the right to grant or refuse permission. This rule shall not apply to specialist club or shows conducted by the KCI or at places where the local club has become defunct.
b) Application to Hold a Show: The application for a licence to hold a Show shall be in the prescribed form (See K.C.I. Form H in Appendix V of these Regulations) and must be forwarded to the Secretary of the Kennel Club of India at least two Calendar months before the proposed date of the Show, with the fee of Rs.400/- and a deposit of another Rs.200/- which shall be forfeited in the event of the Club not returning to the KCI. Award Cards and the Show Returns within a period of 21 days from the conclusion of the Show. The KCI shall refund the deposit of Rs.200/- within 15 days on receipt of the Show Returns and balance CC Cards. The Names of the Judges shall also be clearly stated in the Show Application form. A sum of Rs.5/- shall be levied on every CC card damaged/lost/not accounted. For this purpose all CC cards shall be serially numbered.
c) All terms and conditions mentioned in the Application to Hold a Show (K.C.I form H) shall be deemed as if embodied in these Regulations and failure to comply with the terms and conditions set forth therein shall render the members of the Show Committee jointly and severally liable to be dealt with under K.C.I. Rules and Regulations in force at the time being.
d) When an application to conduct a Dog Show is received from a new Club it shall be obligatory on the part of the new clubs to send in their proposal to the Kennel Club of India at least 3 months in advance with all relevant details as to how the new club proposes to run their show. This proposal would be scrutinised by the Kennel Club of India and if the proposal are in conformity with the Rules laid by the Kennel Club of India then sanction would be given to run the Dog Show. Further the new club should name a person who is willing to help the club to run their Show. Such person shall be one who should have had the experience of having run shows according to KCI Rules and Regulations. Further such person shall intimate to the Kennel Club of India his or her willingness to help the new club to conduct their show according to KCI Rules and Regulations.
e) The names of the judges should be intimated to the Kennel Club of India at least 3 months in advance. The copy of the judges contract should accompany the show application form which also serves as a letter of consent from the judge.
VI. Recognised Shows: Recognised Shows under The Kennel Club of India Rules and Regulations are Shows and Trials held under Licence or Sanction granted by the Committee, or matches permitted by the Committee and consist of:
a) Open Shows at which there is no restriction as to exhibitors making entries in such classes as are provided.
b) Championship Shows at which Challenge Certificates are awarded.
VII. Challenge Certificates: 1) Challenge Certificates may be awarded only to those breeds that are declared eligible for Challenge Certificates under the Kennel Club of India Rules and Regulations.
2) Challenge Certificates will be awarded only at such shows as the Committee may be authorise, under the following conditions.
a) Applications for the right to offer Challenge Certificates, must be forwarded to the committee by Show Secretaries, atleast two months before the dates proposed for the show.
b) At Championship Shows seperate Open Classes for each sex in each breed represented shall be provided.
3) At Championship Shows, Breed Class Judges approved by the Committee of The Kennel Club of India are empowered to award Challenge Certificates to:
a) The Winner in Open Breed Classes, provided that the Judge considers such winner entitled to a Challenge Certificate on the grounds of conspicuous merit.
b) It shall be within the power of the judge to call in the winner of the subordinate classes, viz. B.I, Intermediate, Junior, Puppy, etc., (if such winners be not entered in the Open Class) in competition with the winner in the Open Class. If in the Judge’s opinion a winner in the subordinate class or classes, is a better dog and of such conspicuous merit as to be entitled to the award, he may award such exhibit a Challenge Certificate, not withstanding the fact that the exhibit is not entered in the Open Class.
c) No more than two Challenge Certificates may be awarded in any one Breed or Variety of a Breed, and never more than one for each sex in a breed or variety, at any one show. Challenge Certificates and Reserve Challenge Certificates shall be written in black ink only.
d) No dog beaten in its Breed class by another of the same sex shall be awarded a Challenge Certificate.
4. If in the opinion of the judge, the winning dog in a breed class is not of sufficient merit to entitle such dog to be styled champion in the breed, such shall not be awarded a Challenge Certificate.
5. The award of Challenge Certificates, if any, shall be announced at the conclusion of the judging of the Breed classes of each breed, and no award of a Challenge Certificate shall be made thereafter.
Reserve Challenge Certificates: Not withstanding the right to award Challenge Certificates the right to award Reserve Challenge Certificates shall also be given in such cases where a Challenge Certificate has already been awarded to a Dog/Bitch or to both. The Dog/Bitch in that respective breed classes beaten by the Dog/Bitch awarded the Challenge certificate shall also be called in for a Reserve Challenge Certificate.
2. Not more than two Reserve Challenge Certificates may be awarded in one Breed and not more than one for each sex in a breed at a show shall be awarded.
3. The award of a Reserve Challenge Certificate if any shall be announced at the conclusion of the judging of the breed classes of each breed and no award of a Reserve Challenge Certificate shall be made thereafter.
4. a) A dog with unknown parentage (Dogs Registered under a Certificate of Opinion) cannot be considered for any trophy or the award of Best in Show Bred in
b) A dog with unknown parentage (Dogs Registered under a Certificate of Opinion) cannot be considered for any trophy or the award of Best Puppy in any KCI recognised Show.
No Challenge or Reserve Challenge Certificate shall be awarded at open shows. Regd Clubs may conduct open shows which could be judged by a judge on the KCI panel or by an Aspiring judge who is under training.
VIII.Panel of Judges: The Committee of the Kennel Club of India shall draw up and maintain a permanent Panel of Judges which shall consist of the names and addresses of such persons as are competent to judge at shows and the names of the breeds they are auhtorised to judge.
1) Judges on the panel may officiate at any Show on invitation, and shall be authorised to award Challenge Certificates in accordance with the Regulations, for such breeds as may be specified on the panel; and for other breeds if approved by committee.
Clubs are required to obtain a judging contract from the judges which should clearly state the terms of agreement between the judge and the Regd Club. (The Judges contract form will be issued by the KCI).
IX.Judges: Judges should as far as possible be non-exhibitors: However, a judge judging only Obedience classes at a Show may exhibit his dogs in the Breed classes, and a judge judging only Breed Classes may exhibit in Obedience Classes. The names of the judges with their breed shall, when possible be printed prominantly in the schedule.
a) A Judge must not be, directly, or indirectly, interested in any exhibit he is called upon to judge, and shall not exhibit for competition or handle in the ring any dog at the show where he is judging.
b) A Judge shall not adjudicate on any dog owned by him within a period of six months from the date of the show, except that this shall not apply to a substitute Judge if the judge of the breed be changed after the close of the entries.
c) A Judge shall not adjudicate on any dog which has been boarded by him or given attention to for payment within a period of three months prior to the date of the Show.
d) A judge shall not adjudicate on any dog which is either the property of or exhibited by husbands, wives and close relations such as sons and daughters, where he is in such relationship to the owner of a dog.
e) If evidence is placed before the Committee to its satisfaction that undue influence has been exercised by any person, or that improper means have been adopted to obtain or interfere with the judging or judging appointment of a judge at any show under KCI Rules the Show Committee shall produce all evidence in connection with the case before the committee of the KCI in order that it may be dealt with under Rule 22.
f) Show and/or Club Secretaries shall not judge at shows organized by them.
i) Judges shall hand to the Show Secretary before they leave the station, or in any case within one week of the date of the conclusion of the show, notes on the breeds judged, and
ii) sign the Challenge Certificate, Returns and the Certificates awarded before the conclusion of the Show.
iii) A Judge failing to comply with the above, shall be liable to pay a fine not exceeding Rs.50/- and until this amount is paid he shall not be entitled to any further judging appointment.
g) Judges shall declare Best Exhibit in the Breed and Best opposite Sex at the conclusion of the class judging, and such exhibits shall be given the Special Prize for the breed or sex if awarded.
h) A Judge shall be empowered to withhold any prize or Special Prize, if in his opinion, there is lack of sufficient merit, or if a Dog is not in a fit condition to win a Prize, but he must mark on his judging slips that the award has been so withheld, subject to Rule 13 a Judge is also entitled to withhold a prize for any proper reason.
i) Any alteration made by a Judge must be initialled by him and where such alteration is made the slips must bear the time and date of making such alteration endorsed in his judging book slips, letter or other documents.
j) If in the opinion of the judge any dog entered at a show is not of the breed or vareity in which it is registered, he shall report it to the Committee of the Kennel Club of India, and the Committee may cancel the registered in another Breed.
k) It is the duty of every judge judging at a show to send a confidential report to the KCI on the conduct of the show. Failure to do so will result in withholding further judging assignments.
1) Show Secretaries are responsible that:
a) a full and correct report of the Show is submitted to the Kennel Club of India in accordance with these regulations.
b) Three marked copies of the catalogue, and a list of all Challenge Certificates awarded are sent to the Kennel Club of India within 5 days after the close of the show.
c) The Judge’s Notes on their classes are collected within one week of the last day of the show. Overseas judges must submit their report to the Honorary Show Secretary within three weeks from the date of the show. The Judging Notes shall contain the name of the exhibitor and the exhibit along with its numbers. The judges shall comment on the winning dogs on each class in the breed. In shows where the number of exhibits are 100 and more should the judge require a stenographer, the club shall provide a stenographer to assist the judge in taking notes.
d) one marked copy of the Catalogue is sent to the official organ, INDIAN KENNEL GAZETTE, together with the Judge’s Note on their classes, and any report of the show that the Show Committee might wish published, immediately after the Judge’s Notes are received by him.
e) The Show Committee send in a report of the work of Judges immediately after their first meeting after the show; Judges adversely reported on may be removed from the Panel by the Committee; any non-panel judge whose work is satisfactorily reported on by a Show Committee may be added to the Panel at the discretion of the Committee.
2) Failure to comply with the provisions set forth above shall render the Show Secretary liable to be dealt with under the provisions of Regulation 23 and also under Rule 27 of the Constitution and Rules of the Kennel Club of India if considered necessary.
XI. Championship Title: 1. The title of Champion shall be attached to a Dog awarded three Challenge Certificates under three different judges, at shows held under the Kennel Club of India Regulations or awarded one Challenge Certificate and four Reserve Challenge Certificates or two Challenge Certificates and two Reserve Challenge Certificates under different judges.
2. The title of Obedience Champion shall attach to a dog awarded three Obedience Certificates under three different judges in accordance with the Regulations for Tests for Obedience Classes.
Nothing in this Regulation shall preclude a dog that has earned the title of Champion abroad from using that title provided the country is named.
XII Shows: 1) Schedule-A copy of the Kennel Club of India Regulations for shows or approved extracts thereof shall be printed and bound in and form part of all show Schedules.
2) Entries-A Dog, when entered for a show, must be solely and unconditionally the property of the exhibitor and except when specially excempted must be registered with the Kennel Club of India in his name.
a) The owner of a Dog may (during his absence from
b) Defaulters: No person who is under suspension or indebted to The Kennel Club of India, or to any Registered Club, or Show, shall be eligible to exhibit at any Show, and any prizes won at a Show by a defaulter shall be forfeited; subject to appeal to the Committee of The Kennel Club of India.
3) (a) All Dogs to be exhibited at a Show must be registered with The Kennel Club of India, and the registration number of all dogs must be given on the show entry form, and Show Committee are responsible that in every instance the Registration number is printed in the show catalogue in brackets after the dog’s name, with the pedigree. An imported dog must be entered at shows with an abbreviation in brackets to indicate the country of its origin.
A Dog may be entered as RAF (Registration Applied For) provided the Registration has been sent to the KCI at the time when the entry is made. RAF exhibitors should give an undertaking that they will provide to the Show Secretary, the KCI Registration Number within a week before the date of the show.
b) Dogs shall be exempted from registration in the following cases:
i) Entries in special classes sanctioned by the Committee.
ii) Hounds, the property of Recognised packs registered by the Masters of Fox Hounds Association of India.
4) A Dog may be sold with its engagements and exhibited in its new owner’s name, subject to the Transfer being registered previous to the show, with a declaration that the new owner undertakes to abide by the Rules and the conditions on the original entry form of the show except as regards the price/which the dog may be sold,/at and the right of the new owner to withdraw from classes defined by price, provided written intimation to this effect is given to the show Secretary prior to the day of the show.
5) Separate entry forms must be filled up for the exhibit of each person and must be signed by the exhibitor or his authorised agent in accordance with the provisions specified thereon.
a) No Show official may fill up any entry form except his own or alter any entry form after the entry has been made, except at the request of the owner.
6) All entries for a show must close at the time fixed by the Show Rules, unless the date is extended by permission of the Committee and no entry shall be accepted after the specified date. Late entries may be accepted upto a specified date which must be published in the Schedule at double the ordinary entry fee.
It should be specified in all Schedules that entries close on.... (Postmark). Late entries received in the Honarary Secretary’s Office upto (.....date) will be accepted at double the entry fee. Entries received thereafter will be refused.
7) Exhibits at unrecognised shows thereupon become disqualified for entry in any show held under the regulations of the Kennel Club of India. Such exhibitors shall be issued a Show Cause Notice asking why all the Registrations, Prefix/Affix etc., held by them should not be cancelled. If no reply is received within 30 days for the Show CAuse Notice or if the reply is not satisfactory the Secretary shall be empowered to cancel all regulations held by such an exhibitor, after having obtained the approval of the Kennel Club of India Committee. All such cancellations may be published in the Indian Kennel Gazette.
a) Unrecognised Shows mean such Dog Shows that do not have the sanction of the Kennel Club of India Committee and Shows conducted by such Clubs which are not registered with the KCI. This rule shall not apply to dogs owned by Government Forces such as Railway Protection Forces, Border Secruity Forces, Local Police Dog Squads and the Army. The dogs owned by the above forces and registered with the Kennel Club of India may be allowed to participate in the Obedience Trials conducted by their own Organisations or Government Sponsored shows.
8) A Show Committee may reserve the right to refuse any entry, but any such refusal shall be immediately reported to The Kennel Club of India.
a) No dog may be brought into a show which is not duly entered in the Catalogue. The word entered in the catalogue shall mean that the name of the dog should be printed or cyclostyled or written in ink in all the catalogues and entries that do not appear in the catalogue as stated above shall be clearly disqualified.
9) Removals: No exhibit may be removed from a Show before the hour fixded for the closing orf the show except by order of the Veterinary Surgeon under Regulation 14 or by permission in writing of the Show Secretary.
a) No dog shall be absent from its bench except for the purpose of being judged or exercised or by order of the Veterinary Surgeon or Show Committee.
b) No Dog shall be absent from its bench for the purpose of being exercised at any time for longer than fifteen minutes.
c) No Dog is to be exhibited in the ring except on a lead without the express permission of the judge.
d) No dog shall be allowed in a judging ring other than actual exhibits in the class being judged.
e) The Secretary of the show may require any dog off its bench to be placed on a lead.
f) Prize cards, award cards or rosettes may be displayed on the bench, but not in the ring.
10) Withdrawal from Competition: A Dog after admission to a show shall not be withdrawn from competition without the consent of the Show Committee; except when the judge announced in the schedule is changed or when the breed class judge has not been nominated in the schedule; in which case only, a dog may be withdrawn before the commencement of the judging of the breed, and it must immediately be removed from the show by the owner, or his accredited agent; in such case the entry fee shall not be refunded. Any dog whose owner refuses to bring him into the ring in any class in which he is entered when called for by the judge, shall be disqualified; the owner shall forfeit all prizes awarded at the show, and the case shall be repoted to the Kennel Club of India for action under Regulation 22.
11) Weighing of Dogs: Any Dog entered in a class limited by weight may beweighed in the presence of the judge or of a Steward or other Official delegated by the Judge, immediately before competition.
12) Judge’s Decision: An exhibitor does not have the authority to protest to the KCI or question the judges decision which is final and binding except only in case of fraud, misrepresentation committed by the exhibitor, or on grounds of technicality. If any misbehaviour by the exhibitor or his handler is reported to the KCI by the judge the KCI after verifying the facts from the registered club shall suspend the exhibitor and the handler for the period of 5 years and during this period of suspension no dog owned by the exhibitor shall be permitted to be bred, transfered or to be shown. It is a duty of all Regd Clubs to incorporate this rule in the show schedule.
a) As in all matters of sport, it is a recognised principle that the decision of a judge or Umpire shall be final and unquestioned. Any person taking part in a show or Field Trial who openly impugns the decision of the Judge or Judges shall be liable to be dealt with by the Committee under Regulation 22.
b) It is also a recognised principle that an exhibitor should not directly or indirectly, influence a Judge’s decision, and he must not speak to the Judge in the ring, except in reply to a bonafied question addressed to him by the judge; any breach of this principle shall render an exhibitor liable to be dealt with under Regulation 22. No person other than the Ring steward shall enter the ring or enter into any conversation with the judge while the judging is in progress.
c) An exhibitor or handler shall not willfully allow his or her exhibit to be attracted or influenced from outside the ring whilst in the ring for judging. In other words double handling is not permitted at any show. Any contravention of this rule shall render the exhibitor and/or handler liable to be dealt with under Regulation 22.
XIII. Classification of Prizes: The following are the definitions of Classes:
Ring Stewards: Two Ring Stewards must be appointed at every championship Show. One to attend in the Ring and the other to assist exhibitors, where necessary with information and advice. Such Ring steward shall be licenced by the Kennel Club of India. No person shall serve as Ring Stewards unless has acted as Waiting Ring Stewards at three All Breed Shows.
1) The following Classifications must not be used as the name, or part of the name, in connection with any classes other than as defined below, except that Variety Classes may be designate Any variety Open, Any Variety Limit & C.
Open Class: When confined to a Breed, or to a Variety of a Breed classified as such by the Kennel Club of India, is one in which all dogs of that breed or variety may compete.
B.I. Class: A Bred in India Class is a class in which only dogs bred and begotten in
Intermediate Class: is one in which dogs that are 19 months of age and not exceeding 36 months on the first day of the show be entered.
Junior Class: is one in which dogs that are 13 months of age and not exceeding 18 months on the first day of the show to be entered.
Puppy Class: is one in which dogs that are 8 months and not exceeding twelve months on the first day of the show to be entered;
Minor Puppy Class: is one in which dogs that are 4 months of age and not exceeding 6 months on the first day of the show.
Champion Class: All champions were eligible to enter only in the Champion Class. The CC winning dog and bitch shall be chosen in the normal method amongst the remaining classes. The dogs entered in Champion Class irrespective of class shall enter the ring along with the CC winning dog and bitch. The BOB and BOS is now chosen amongst the dogs entered in the champion class along with the CC winning dog and bitch. Dogs winning the BOB and BOS shall compete for the Best in Show lineup.
Variety Class: is one in which dogs of more than one breed or variety are entered for competition. No dog shall be eligible to compete in a variety class unless it is entered and competes in its breed class or classes, but an exhibitor wishing to enter and exhibit in “Any Variety Champion” or “Any Variety Veteran” Classes need not necessarily enter the exhibit in its breed class.
A Field Trial Class: is one confined to dogs that have won a prize or certificate of merit in actual competition at a recognised Field Trial.
Brace: For two exhibits of the same Breed or Variety (either sex or both) being the property of the same owner: provided such exhibits are respectively entered in their Breed Class or Classes.
Team: For three or more exhibits of the same Breed or Variety (either sex or both) being the property of the same owner, provided such exhibits are respectively entered in their Breed Class or Classes.
Obedience Classes: Where permission has been granted by the Committee to any Registered Club to hold such classes they shall be held in accordance with the Tests laid down in Appendix VII.
a) at and in conjunction with a Dog Show and subject to The Kennel Club of India Rules and Show Regulations, the Regulations of the Club holding the Show, and these Regulations.
b) as a separate event under Kennel Club of India show regulations for Championship. Open or Local Shows, the Regulations of the Club holding the show and these regulations.
c) at and in conjunction with Working Trials under Working Trial Rules and Regulations, the Regulations of the Club holding the Trial and these Regulations.
d) a dog may be entered in Obedience Classes only without being entered in its Breed Class.
2) Estimating Wins: All wins in Breed Classes previous to the date specified in the Schedule for closing of entries of the show shall be counted when competing for any class. The Owner shall advise the Show Secretary and the Ring Steward in any case in which a Dog is ineligible for the Class and it shall be withdrawn before the judging commenced, or it shall be disqualified. Equal awards shall count as a win for each dog so placed. No refund will be granted in respect of Entries cancelled or withdrawn on account of any dog being ineligible for any class in which it is entered.
3) Subject to the above provisions. Show Committees may offer such Special Prizes and make such classification as they desire provided that:
a) All Classes advertised in the schedule of a show shall be clearly specified and defined.
b) When Classes or Prizes are guaranteed the names of the guarantors shall be stated in the Schedule and Catalogue under such class or breed.
c) No Class or prize shall be offered for progeny sired by any specified Dog or Dogs. Specialist Clubs may offer classes, or prizes for “the Progeny of Dogs the Property of Members” but a Show or Club shall not specify any particular Member, Kennel, or Dog.
4) No puppy shall be eligible to compete in any class or for any prize, the competition for which is limited to exhibits not exceeding a certain stated weight or height unless such class or prize be confined to puppies only.
5) Classes at any show may be amalgamated or cancelled for lack of entries, but no show shall be postponed or abandoned except by permission of the Committee.
6) Special Prizes: All Challenge Trophies unless won out right shall remain in the oustody of Show Committee, and shall not be removed by winners. A record of wins shall be engraved on a shield attached to the Trophy or to the plinth, provided space permits, at the expense of the Show Committee.
7) No Dog shall be eligible to compete for a Special Prize, until it has been judged in its Breed Class or Classes or if it has been beaten in its breed class or classes by another of either sex, eligible and competing for the Special Prize.
a) i) Only dogs that have been awardef a Challenge Certificate at that show shall be!eligible to compete for the Best in Show Lineup.
(ii) A dog which is entered in Obedience Classes only is not eligible to compete for Best in Show or for any Special Prizes other than those offered in conjunction with Obedience Classes.
8) KCI Specials: The following Kennel Club of India Trophies will be offered for open competition at the KCI Show:
a) The “Patiala Challenge Cup” for the Best Exhibit in the show. Souvenir to winner.
b) The “Tehri Challenge Cup” for the Best Exhibit in the show, Opposite sex to the winner of (a) Souvenir to winner.
c) The “Dholpur Challenge Cup No.1” for the Best Imported Exhibit in the show. Souvenir to winner.
d) The “Dholpur Challenge Cup No.2” for the Best Exhibit Bred in
e) The “Dholpur Challenge Cup No.3” for the Best Terrier in the show. Souvenir to winner.
f) The “Dholpur Challenge Cup No.4” for the Best Exhibit in the show, other than Terrier. Souvenir to winner.
g) The “Bharatpur Challenge Cup” for the Best Exhibit, the property of a Lady, and handled by Owner. Souvenir to winner.
h) “Spratts Challenge Cup” for the Best Exhibit in Non-sporting Breeds. Souvenir to winner.
i) “Delhi Biscuit Co., Challenge Cup” - for the Best Exhibit in Toy Breeds. Souvenir to winner.
j) The “Dobson Trophy” for the best Dog imported since last KCI Show. Souvenir to winner.
k) The “Medley Challenge Shield” for the Best Exhibit Bred in
l) “Spitfire Challenge Cup” Presented by Miss.S.Agabeg for Best Terrier in the Show Opposite Sex. Souvenir to winner.
m) The “Jind Challenge Bowl” for the Best Gundog in the Show. Souvenir to winner.
n) The “
N.B: No exhibit may win more than three of the above Trophies at any one show.
Note: The above are perpetual Challenge Trophies and cannot be won outright. The Challenge Trophies shall not be removed from the custody of the Committee.
9) The Kennel Club of India also offers Special Prizes at Shows, competition for which is confiend to Members.
a) No member who subscription is in arrears shall be eligible to compete for KCI specials. Membership Cards need not be produced in the ring.
XIV. Veterinary Examination:
1) Atleast one qualified Veterinary Surgeon, or some person competent to act as a substitute, if specially permitted by the Show Committee, shall be appointed to a Show other than a Show under Regulation 3(h) (iii).
2) No Dog suffering from an infectious or contagious disease shall be allowed to enter or remain in a show The Veterinary Surgeon, or authorised substitute, shall:
a) The issue of certificate, supplied by the Show Executive at every Championship Show held in
b) Examine any Dog on the day it is objected to on the ground of being blind, deaf, etc., or suffering from contagious or infectious disease, vide Regulation 18, or that it has been prepared for exhibition in contravention of the Regulations made by the Committee vide Appendix I and shall give his opinion in writing, signed, to the Secretary before the Show closes. No such dog may leave the show before such examination.
c) Monorchid and Cryptorchid dogs will not be allowed to compete. Bitches in season shall be allowed to participate in the breed shows only and shall not compete for Obedience.
3) If any dog is exhibited which has been exposed to the risk of any contagious or infectious disease during the period of six weeks prior to exhibition and/or if any dog shall be proved to be suffering at a show from any contagious or infectious disease, including contagious results of inoculations against distemper, the exhibitor thereof shall be liable to be dealt with under Regulation No.22.
XV. Benching: At Championship Shows the exhibits must be benched in a proper manner, with a partition between each dog.
a) If an exhibitor has more than one exhibit in any one breed, his exhibits shall be numbered and benched consecutively without extra fee.
b) Dogs of different breeds shown by one exhibitor may, at the discretion of the Show Manager or Committee, be benched consecutively for the convenience of the exhibitor and to avoid delays in judging.
c) No person shall interefere in any way with the benching as erected in accordance with his Regulation, and in particular the partitions as erected between one pen and another must not be removed in any circumstances.
d) Toy Dogs must not be placed in front of the official space provided for them, nor must any private intimation or written or printed matter other than the official award cards be attached to or placed upon any bench or pen except notices of club meetings or sales of exhibits authorized by the Show Committee.
e) When a Dog is “Not for Competition”, a card with the words “Not for Competition” in plain letters not larger than three inches shall be placed over its bench, and the name of the dog may also be placed there in similar lettering.
f) When there is a double row benching, the gangway between each row shall be atleast 10 ft. wide, and where there is a single row of benches, the gangway shall be atleast 7 ft. wide.
g) Dogs may, at the discretion of the Show Committee, be benched in the owners’ own boxes provided such boxes are so constructed as to allow the public to view the dogs.
h) The size of the ring whether all breeds or speciality show shall not be less than 60 ft. x 80 ft.
XVI. Objections: Any objection to a Dog entered at a show may be any person, except by one who is under a term of suspension.
1) The objection shall be in writing and delivered to the Secretary at the Show grounds, or at his address as advertised in the schedule. If the objection is made by any person other than the Show Committee or the Committee of The Kennel Club of India the sum of Rs.1000/- shall be deposited at the same time, which sum shall be returned unless the Committee deem the objection frivolous, in which case it shall be forfeited.
2) Where an objection is made against more than one Dog, a separate deposit shall be lodged in respect of each dog. In the case of an objection to a Team, Brace or Litter one deposit only shall be lodged.
3) The times at which an objection shall be lodged are:
a) If on the ground of incorrect weight at the time of weighing.
b) If on the ground of being improperly tampered with, blind, deaf, etc. or suffering from any contagious or infectious disease, before the Show closes.
c) The Committee may lodge an objection at any time that an irregularity is brought to their notice.
4) A Show Committee or a Committee of a Registered Club, shall have power to hear and decide any objection or charge lodged before them in respect of any Exhibit or Exhibitor at the Show, or Member or the Registered Club; and to award any penalty which the Kennel Club of India Committee might be empowered under these Regulations to award, except only disqualification, suspension or expulsion under Regulation 21 or 22 subject always to appeal to the Committee of The Kennel Club of India, which must be lodged within 14 days; a Show Committee or Committee of a Registered Club may recommend to the Committee of the Kennel Club of India the disqualification of an exhibit, or the suspension or expulsion of an Exhibitor or Member, but such disqualification or suspension or expulsion shall not have effect unless confirmed by the Committee of The Kennel Club of India.
5) An objection shall be dealt with a Show Committee meeting, if possible within 48 hours, and in any case not later than seven days of its being lodged.
6) A copy of the objection shall be despatched by the Show Secretary within twenty-four hours of the objection being lodged to the owner of the Dog, and notice of the meeting shall be sent to the persons concerned.
7) The decision of the Show Committee shall be communicated to parties concerned within forty-eight hours, and immediately transmitted to the Committee of the Kennel Club of India, together with a copy of the proceedings in respect thereof.
8) No objection shall be invalidated solely on the grounds that any notice has not been given, or that any meeting has not been duly held under this Regulation.
9) An appeal shall lie to the Committee of The Kennel Club of India if posted within fourteen days of the decision, and in the decision is in his favour the amount shall be refunded. The decision of the Committee shall be final.
17.DISQUALIFICATION AND FORFEIT OF PRIZES: A Dog shall be disqualified for competition:
1) By the Committee of the Kennel Club of India direct or,
2) By the Show Committee on objection, subject to appeal to the Committee of The Kennel Club of India if it is proved to be:
a) Exhibited at an unrecognised Show.
b) Registered in the name of or owned by a person suspended for discreditable conduct as form the date of the charge on which he was suspended being lodged with the Committee and during the period of such suspension.
c) Exhibited by a person disqualified or lsuspended under Regulations 21 or 22.
d) Entered after the date fixed for the closing of entries.
e) Led into the ring or work at a Field Trial or taken charge of for a Show or Field Trial by a person suspended under Regulations 21 or 22.
f) Totally blind.
g) Totally deaf.
j) Prepared for exhibition in contravention of the Kennel Club of India Regulations, vide Appendix I.
k) Suffering from an infectious or contagious disease.
l) Entered in a manner not complying with the Schedule.
m) Exhibited before a judge, who is, directly or indirectly interested in the result of the judging, or who has handled it in the ring, in a previous class at the same show.
n) Not duly registered in the Registeres of The Kennel Club of India before exhibition.
o) Not duly transferred in the Registers of The Kennel Club of India before exhibition where a change of onwership of a Registered dog has taken place.
p) Entered at a Show not in accordance with the Regulations.
q) Imported in contravention of any Government Laws or Orders for the time being inforce.
r) The progeny resulting from the artificial fertilisation of a bitch, unless notification was sent to the Secretary of The Kennel Club of India at the time of the performance of the operation, together with a letter from the owner of the bitch stating that he had knowledge of the act; and a Certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon present at the operation.
3) If a Dog is entered in a Class for which it is ineligible and is not withdrawn from competition before the judging of the Class in question is begun, the Dog shall be disqualified. All such cases must be reported by the Show Secretary to The Kennel Club of India, and the exhibitor may be fined at the discretion of the Committee and, in addition to such penalty, the exhibitor shall be liable to be dealt with under Regulation 22.
4) The owner of a Dog disqualified for any of the above reasons shall be liable to forfeiture of all entry fees and prize money in respect of or won by!any or all of his Dogs at the Show or Shows in question.
5) The Committee shall have power to annual or remit all or any part of any disqualification under this Rule: also to inflict a warning or fines in lieu of disqualification, upon exhibitors who shall have made errors in the entry forms.
a) Irregular entries, and any other irregularities at Shows may be published in THE INDIAN KENNEL GAZETTE, and the Committee may disqualify and exhibit irregularly entered, regarding which a satisfactory explanation is not forthcoming.
b) The Committee may disqualify and exhibitor in respect of any irregularities, and may also impose such other penalities, including fines, as may be deemed suitable.
18. PAYMENT AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES: All money prizes offered and won outright shall be paid or delivered not later than thirty days from the close of a Show, except as otherwise provided in the Regulation. Where any money prize is offered in the Schedule it shall be paid in full, without deduction except in cases where amounts are legally due to a Show Executive.
1) Special Prizes may be delivered at the close of the Show at the discretion of the Show Committee, on the definite understanding that they will be returned when required to do so by the Committee, or in the event of an objection being lodged.
2) Prizes awarded to a Dog against which any objection is lodged, must not be paid or delivered until the objection has been finally determined and in the case of an Appeal to, or any objection by the Committee, not until permission is granted by the Committee.
3) In the case of violation of this Regulation the persons signing the Application upon which the Licence or permission for the Show is granted shall be held primarily responsible and may be dealt with under Regulation 22.
19. ORDER OF MERIT WHEN DOGS ARE DISQUALIFIED: If a prize winner be disqualified, the Dogs next in consecutive order of merit, and if so placed by the Judge, and awarded not less than Reserve, shall be moved into the higher places in the Prize List, and such placings shall thereupon become the Awards.
20. DISQUALIFICATIONS OF PERSONS OFFICIATING ETC., AT UNRECOGNISED SHOWS:
Any person promoting, exhibiting, judging or in any way officiating at an Unrecognised Show, shall, at the discrection of the Committee be disqualified from Judging, competing, winning a prize, making an objection, or taking any part at a Show or Dog Trials held under KCI Regulations.
1) All Dogs exhibited at an Unrecognised Show shall be disqualified from competition at any Recognised Show.
2) Such disqualification shall also apply to all Dogs registered in the name of, or owned, by any person whose dog is disqualified under this Regulation.
3) The Committee shall have power to remove any disqualification under this Regulation.
21. PENALITIES FOR DISCREDITABLE CONDUCT OR DEFAULT:
1) The Committee shall have power to enquire into a deal with any charge which may be made by or against any person (whether he has made any Registration at The Kennel Club of India or not) in respect of:
a) Any act or conduct in regard to a Dog or any matter connected with, arising out of or relating to a Dog show or Trials or Registered Club, or the Rules and Regulations of The Kennel Club of India or lany Show or Club, or any Regulations or Rules, made under same which, in the opinion of the Committee, is discreditable or injurious to those interested in canine matters.
b) Any default or omission in regard to any matter connected with any transaction in respect of a Dopg or Dogs, or arising out of or relating to a Dog Show or Trials or any Registered Club or these Regulations or any Regulations made hereunder.
2) The Committee shall have power to impound any pedigree, letter or document submitted to them by any persons, and to call for any pedigree or letter or other statement or document which in their opinion, may materially assist them in any other enquiry, in the interest of exhibitors and breeders.
a) Any person who declines or refuse to produce any pedigree, letter statement or document, so called for, which is in his possession or which he is able to produce, shall be liable under the provisions of this regulations.
3) The complaint shall be made to the Committee of the Kennel Club of India by the Secretary or by a Show or Club Committee or by anyu person who is not suspended or disqualified. This complaint, if made by an individual shall be accompanied by a complaint fee of Rs.250/-. This fee shall be refunded if the complaint is withheld. The deposit may be wholly or partly awarded if the complaint be dismissed, to the person complained of, or it may be otherwise dealt with as the Commission shall decide.
a) The Committee of The Kennel Club of India may on receipt of a charge under these Regulations either enquire into the charge or refer the matter to the Committee of a Registered Club, or depute lany member or members to investigate and enquire into the charge and to make recommendations.
4) The Committee, if any charge be proved to their satisfaction shall have power to inflict any or all of the following penalities.
a) To suspend the person charged from taking part in or having any connection with or attending any dog show or dog trial.
b) To disqualify from competition all dogs owned by him or registered in his name at the date when the charge was lodged.
c) To disqualify him from judging at or taking part in the management, of or attending any show or dog Trial, held under KCI Regulations.
d) Such suspension shall disqualify from entry, at any show, all dogs registered in his name or owned by him at the date of the charge on which he might he found guilty, being lodged and during the period of such suspension.
e) To impose a fine payable at such time, and in the event of non-payment, subject to such penalities asw the Committee may determine.
5) The penalities above provided may be for life or such shorter period as the Committee shall decide, and the Committee shall have plower from time to time to remove or modify any suspension or disqualification.
6) Any person suspended shall not, during the period of such suspension, be eligible to become or remain a member of any Club or Society registered at or affiliated with The Kennel Club of India or The Kennel Club,
7) If any lpersons suspended under this Rule shall take part in any Show the Commttee shall have power to increase the period of suspension and disqualification.
8) Any person who shall employ a person suspended or disqualified under the Regulation in any capacity in connection with dogs shall, if it be proved to the satisfaction of the Committee that he knew of such suspension or disqualification, be liable to be dealt with as an offender within the meaning of this regulation.
9) The Committee shall have power in any case under these Regulations to publish accounts of the same, or a report of the proceedings, or their decision in respect thereof in the official organ of the Kennel Club of India, viz., The Indian Kennel Gazette, together with the name, description and address, and further to publish the names, etc., of such disqualified or suspended persons in a “Black List” copies or extracts from which they shall have power to forward to any person or persons conerned as they may decide.
22. PENALTY FOR INFRIGEMENT OF REGULATIONS BY SHOW COMMITTEE OF HONORARY SECRETARIES OR MANAGERS OF SHOWS:
The Committee shall have power to inflict a fine not exceeding Rs.50/- on the Show Committee, or Honorary Secretary and/or Manager of a Show who may have failed to comply with Rules and Regulations in the conduct of a show. In the case of non-payment or any such fine, the Show Committee and/or Guarantors shall be held responsible, and the parties may be proceeded against under Regulation 22.
23. THE FINAL OF APPEAL: The Committee shall be the Final Court of Appeal or Umpire in the question of disputes of any kind whatsoever (except where such powers are delegated by the Committee) arising out of any Show or Trials held by permission of the Committee. A person attending, or entering a Dog at a Show or Trials, or registering the name or transfer of a Dog or referring any question or dispute to the Kennel Club of India, or appearing in any proceedings regarding same, shall by such act be deemed to have agreed with the Committee to refer any such question or dispute to the Committee, under the provisions of the Indian Arbitration Act, 1899, or any statutory modification thereof.
24. CONTROL OF FIELD TRIALS: Nothing in these Regulations shall affect the running of Field Trials, which shall be governed by Kennel Club (London) Field Trial Rules, in force for the time being (the words “The Kennel Club of India” being substituted for “The Kennel Club” wherever the latter words occur), or such other Rules as may be approved by the Committee.
a) The Card for all Field Trials with the awards correctly marked shall be sent to the KCI for record.
25) KCI COMMITTEE SOLE AUTHORITY: The Committee shall be the sole authority for the interpretation of these Regulations and of the Bye-laws made therein, and the decision of the Committee upon any querstion of interpretation or upon any matter affecting the Club or Dogs or Dog Shows and not provided for by these Regulations or by the Constitution and Rules and Bye-laws or any Regulations, shall be final and binding. A person attending or entering a dog for any show shall by such act be deemed to have agreed with the Committee to refer any such questions or dispute to the Committee.
26. CONTINUANCE OF PROCEEDINGS: All actions taken under the Regulations for Shows heretobefore in force and pending at the date when these Regulations came into force shall be continue as if taken under these Regulations.