Order of judging

Breed Level

The order of judging is as follows

Dogs

Baby Puppy Dogs– For dogs aged three months and under six months (not eligible for CACIB)

Minor Puppy Dogs– For dogs aged six months and under nine months. (not eligible for CACIB)

Puppy– For dogs aged six months and under twelve months (not eligible for CACIB)

Junior– For dogs aged nine months and under eighteen months. (providing the winner is 15 months of age or over a CACIB may be awarded)

Intermediate– For dogs aged eighteen months and under thirty-six months a CACIB may be awarded)

Open– For dogs 15 months and over that are not Champions

Champion– To enter a dog in Champion Class, the title must have been confirmed by the issue of a Registered Pedigree Certificate with the title added by the day of the official closing date of entries; a Champion that has not attained 15 months of age may not be awarded a CACIB

Challenge/CACIB

The order of judging is as follows:

All class winners (except Baby Puppy) are eligible for the ANKC Ltd Challenge and are to enter the ring.

The judge selects the Challenge winner from those dogs in the ring. Should the Challenge winner be eligible for the CACIB (Junior 15 months or over, Intermediate, Open, Champion 15 months or over and awarded excellent then they will automatically be awarded the CACIB.

The second placed dog from the class of the Challenge winner then enters the ring.

The judge selects the Reserve Challenge winner. Should the reserve challenge winner be eligible for a CACIB then if the Challenge winner was not eligible it will be awarded the CACIB.

Should neither the Challenge or Reserve Challenge winners be eligible for the CACIB then if any of the class winners were eligible they then remain in the ring for the judge to award the CACIB from those eligible only.

Bitches – Repeat steps as for dogs.

Best of Breed:

Best of Breed judging is conducted in the normal manner for the Alternate judging procedure which is Best and R/U Best of Breed followed by only Baby Puppy and Puppy Classes.

Best in Group and Best in Show:

Best in Group and Best in Show judging is judged in accordance with the current regulations for the Alternate method. That being Best in Group 4, 3, 2, 1, followed by Baby Puppy and Puppy.

Similarly, Best in Show is judged 4, 3, 2, 1, followed by Baby Puppy and Puppy.