A small breeder of quality Pugs in Norway
New definitions of prizes from 01.01.2011.
Exellent (Excellent) in quality class
EXCELLENT may only be awarded to a dog which comes very close to the ideal standard of the breed, which is presented in excellent condition, displays a harmonious, well-balanced
temperament, is of high class and has excellent posture. Its superior characteristics in
respect of its breed permit that minor imperfections can be ignored; it must however have
the typical features of its sex.
Very Good (Very Good) in quality class
VERY GOOD may only be awarded to a dog which possesses the typical features of its breed,which has well-balanced proportions and is in correct condition. A few minor faults may be tolerated but none of a morphological nature. This award can only be granted to a dog that shows class.
Good (God) in quality class
GOOD is to be awarded to a dog that possesses the main features of its breed however
showing faults provided these are not concealed.
Sufficient (acceptable) in kvalitesklasse
SUFFICIENT must be awarded to a dog which corresponds adequately to its breed, without possessing the generally accepted characteristics or whose physical condition leaves
something to be desired.
0. premium (disqualified) in quality class
DISQUALIFIED must be awarded to a dog which does not correspond to the type required bythe breed standard; which shows a behaviour clearly not in line with its standard or which
behaves aggressively; which has testicular abnormalities; which has dental flaw or a jaw
anomaly; which shows a colour and/or coat imperfection or clearly shows signs of albinism.
This qualification shall also be awarded to dogs that correspond so little to a single feature of
the breed that their health is threatened. It should furthermore be awarded to dogs that
show eliminating faults in regard to the breed standard.
Dogs that cannot be awarded one of the above qualifications shall be released from the ring
with the rating.
KIP (not awarded)
CANNOT BE JUDGED. This rating is to be given to any dog which does not move, constantly jumps up and down on its handler or tries to get out of the ring, makes it impossible to assess the gait and the movement or avoids constantly to be examined by the judge and makes it impossible to inspect teeth, anatomy and structure, tail or testicles. This rating is also to be given if traces of operations or treatment can be observed which seem to indicate that the exhibitor wanted to deceive the judge.
The same applies if the judge has ample reason to suspect operations that were intended to
correct the original condition or feature (e.g.: eyelid, ear or tail). The reason why the dog
was rated CANNOT BE JUDGED has to be stated in the judge’s report.
General Rules for Quality and Competition Classes
There’s individual judging of quality in all classes. The prizes are as follows: excellent, very good, good, sufficient as well as. 0 prize and KIP (cannot be assessed). There are competition judging in all classes, 4 (four) placements.
Participants in the Junior or Veterans class do not compete for CACIB.
The Junior Class – JK:
Dogs must have reached the age of 9 months, but be under the age of 18 months at the first day of exhibition. NB: Dogs that are entered to the junior class do not compete for the CACIB.
Junior Competition Class – JKK:
The class is open for dogs that have gained an excellent in the Junior Class (1JK). The judge may grant a champion Quality (CK) to dogs of champion quality. Only dogs with CK may participate in the Best Dog/Best Bitch Class.
Intermediate Class – UK:
The dog must have reached the age of 15 months but not yet the age of 24 months on the first day of competition.
Intermediate Competition Class – UKK:
The class is open for dogs that have gained an excellent in the Intermediate Class (1UK). The judge may grant a champion Quality (CK) to dogs of champion quality. Only dogs with CK may participate in the Best Dog/Best Bitch Class.
Open Class – AK:
The dogs must have reached the age of 15 months at the first day of the exhibition and not have gained the title Norwegian Show Champion.
Open Competition Class – AKK:
The class is open for dogs that have gained an excellent in the Open Class (1AK). The judge may grant a champion Quality (CK) to dogs of champion quality. Only dogs with CK may participate in the Best Dog/Best Bitch Class.
Champions Class – CHK:
The class is mandatory for dogs that are Norwegian Show Champions. Dogs with other National and International Show Champion titles may also be entered to this class.
Champion Competition Class – CHKK:
The class is open to dogs that have gained excellent in the Champions Class (1CHK) The judge may grant champion quality (CK) to dogs of champion quality. Only dogs with CK may participate in Best Bitch/Best Dog class.
Veterans Class – VK:
The class is open for dogs that have reached the age of 8 years on the first day of the show.
Veterans Competition Class – CHKK:
The class is open for dogs that have gained an excellent in the Veterans Class (1VK). The judge may grant champion quality (CK) to veterans found in excellent condition. Only dogs with CK may participate in Best Dog/Best Bitch class. NB: Dogs entered to the Veterans Class do not compete for the CACIB.
Best Dog Class – BHK / Best Bitch Class – BTK:
The classes are open for all the breed’s dogs of the same sex that have gained CK in the classes JK, UK, AK, CHK, BK, VK.
Competition judging: 4 placements: 1BHK, 2BHK, 3 BHK, 4BHK. The Certificate is handed out in BHK/BTK to the best dog that is not yet a Norwegian Show Champion, to the dog after there will be handed out a reserve certificate, that will qualify as a certificate if the certificate winner is disqualified later. At International exhibitions one also competes for the CACIB and ResCACIB in this class.
CACIB is granted the best placed dog from the classes UK, AK, BK, CHK. ResCACIB is granted the next best dog from the same classes.
CACIB regarding breeds with colour variations: Also dogs that have not been placed in BHK/BTK may be considered for the CACIB/ResCACIB.
Best of Breed – BIR and Best of Opposite Sex – BIM:
The best dog (1BHK) and the best bitch (1BTK) compete for the BIR/BIM. If a breed is being judged by more than one judge, one of the judges is appointed to judge the BIR/BIM, Best Veteran, Best Progeny Class and Best Breeders Class. The appointment must be announced before the show.
Results from the finals are not entitled to be registered in the studbook. The finals are a competition of the groups’ and the show’s best dog – BIG and BIS, 4 dogs are placed. Dogs that have been BIR compete for the Best in the Group (BIG). Dogs that have been placed 1.BIG compete for the Best in Show (BIS). If the arranging party finds it convenient, for instance due to the number of participating breeds, two or more groups may be judged as one. A merging of two or more groups in the group finals must be announced in the prior announcement of the judges.
The competition for the show’s Best Veteran is open for dogs that have been placed as BIR Veteran. The competition for the best Progeny and Breeders Class is open for the best group of the breed with HP.
Prize of Honor (HP)
Could be awarded to equal breeders and progeny classes.
Certificate/CK (Champion Quality):
Typical all through, and all in all a correctly built dog with so distinct advantages and so insignificant faults that the judge finds it to be of champion quality.
CACIB/Reserve CACIB (Nomination for the International Show Champion Title):
May only be handed out at International shows and only to dogs that really excel (and which compete in classes/breeds where CACIB may be given and where the dog has at least 3 registered generations of ancestors in its pedigree). Normally the requirements for CACIB are higher than for the certificate. For Norwegian breeds there is no difference in quality for CERT/CK and CACIB.
All prizes are shown with ribbons:
BIS= National coloured, broad
BIG= White and blue
BIR= Red and yellow
BIM= White and green
BIR Veteran= Grey and pink
Reserve CACIB= Orange
Certificate (Cert)= National coloured, narrow
Reserve Certificate= light blue
Certificate quality (CK)= Pink
Champion= Red and green
Honorary Prize (HP)= Lilac
Honorary Prize for Progeny and Breeder’s Class= Lilac and white
KIP (cannot be judged) in quality class = Brown
To winners of BIS, BIG, Best Veteran, Best Progeny Group and Best Breeders Group as well as for certificate, CK and HP there shall be given additional prizes/gifts. The arranging party is free to hand out prizes to other dogs as well as it sees fit. The exhibitors will be given the ribbons as well as the judge’s written critique in the ring.
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