Rules

SPECIAL CONDITIONS / RULES OF THE EXHIBITION (SHORTLIST)

  1. The exhibitions are held according to the rules and regulations of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and the Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland.
  2. (The rules of the Dutch Kennel Club are applicable, but not available in English).
  3. The exhibitions will take place on 24th and 25th August 2019 in the Ahoy complex, Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam.
  4. Entry forms have to be received by the secretary on the mentioned address no later than 3rd August 2019.
  5. Entry forms and information can be obtained at the secretary. Only dogs that have an official pedigree – recognized by the FCI – can be entered.
  6. Registration should always be according to the name and address of the first owner, as recorded on the pedigree and/or owners certificate.
  7. The exhibitor undertakes to pay the entry fee.
  8. Sending in the entry form will be considered as your signature and therefore your agreement with the rules. By doing so you force yourself to pay the entry fee.
  9. For all dogs entering the exhibition area (incl. visiting dogs and/or dogs for demonstration) one must have -and be able to show- proof of vaccination(or bloodtest)/European dog passport.
  10. Withdrawal and/or replacing for another dog is not permitted.
  11. By entering for the show you agree with the fact that the data of the dog and the owners will be used for the show, the catalogue, the Dutch Kennel Club and the Champion department.
  12. The exhibitor states that, by enrolling for the Show, he accepts the legal authority of the “Vereniging Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied in Nederland” (Dutch Kennel Club) and the operation of the “Kynologisch Reglement” (Kennel Club Rules) and that he may be considered to be familiar with these rules.
  13. The exhibitor states that the dog he has entered is completely vaccinated against distemper, parvo and HCC and, coming from abroad against rabies. Proof of vaccination can be asked for (Proven protection through bloodtest, registered in the European dog passport by a practicing veterinarian with due date will be accepted). Furthermore the exhibitor states that the dog he has entered has not, to his knowledge, during the last 12 weeks been in circumstances where there might have been danger of infection with canine distemper, or any other disease, and that he will not present his dog if such circumstances should occur between now and the day of the Show. Although vaccination against Leptospirosis is not required by the Dutch authorities, vaccination is advised by the Dutch veterinarians.
  14. The exhibitor states that the dog he has entered, born in any country whatsoever  is NOT CROPPED OR DOCKED. Dogs with docked tails can participate in this show providing the docking was the result of a medical necessity. The statement concerning the required amputation has to be made out by a practicing veterinarian. This statement should be made available for inspection during the exhibition. For the time being  for dogs born and docked abroad before 1-12-2016 applies that it is still allowed to be entered.
  15. Dogs with ear or skin condition and/or dogs that do not have two normal testicles are not allowed.
  16. Classes that can be entered. For the age you need to count to the exact day the dog will be judged. It is not permitted to enter the same dog in more than one class.
    1. Minor Puppy class: for dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of minimum 4 months but not yet 6 months (CAC/CACIB not possible).
    2. Puppy class: for dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of minimum 6 months but not yet 9 months (CAC/CACIB not possible).
    3. Junior class: for dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of minimum 9 months but not yet 18 months (CACIB not possible).
    4. Intermediate class: for dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of minimum 15 months but not yet 24 months.
    5. Open class: for dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of minimum 15 months.
    6. Working class: for working dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of minimum 15 months. There must be attached a copy of the statement that the relevant dog is permitted to compete in the working class, issued by the ruling organization of the country of residence of the owner of the dog. If the copy of this statement is not attached the dog will be entered in the open class.
    7. Champion class: for dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of minimum 15 months with a National or International champion title (This class is not open for dogs with other titles). The Champion titles must be stated on the entry form. Attached to the entry form there must be a photocopy of one of the awards, officially issued by the ruling organization. If the copy of this statement is not included the dog will be entered in the open class.
    8. Veteran class: for dogs that at the day of the event have reached the age of 8 years. CACIB is not possible in this class.
      K. Brace/Couple Competition: a dog and a bitch of the same breed and variety and belonging to the same (first mentioned) owner. The dogs entered in brace class must also been entered in one of the other classes.
  17. The entry fee is € 55,00 per dog. For minor puppy- and puppy class it is € 35,00. For brace class the fee is € 8,00 (per brace). One catalogue per exhibitor is given for free. The entry fee has to be paid as stated on the entry form. Entering the same dog for both shows we give you a discount of € 10.00. Payments received after 12th August 2019, a surplus of € 10.00 per dog/per show will be added for administration purposes and the discount for 2 shows expires. For payments at the show we will charge € 15.00 extra per dog (handlings fee) and the discount for 2 shows expires. Payments credited to our account after August 20, 2019 are considered NOT RECEIVED and will be refunded after the exhibition. Data of our bank: RABO bank IBAN NL40RABO0106617370 BIC: RABONL2U in name of St. Hondententoonstelling Rotterdam. 
  18. In case of a calamity the organization is not obligated to partly or fully refund the entry fee.
  19. Exhibitors and dogs are allowed to enter the exhibition center from 08.00 hrs. till 09:30 hrs. and from 11:00 hrs. till 12:00 hrs.
  20. Judging starts at 09.30 hrs. and from there at the starting times we will publish in due cours (subject to force majeure or calamities). Judging in the main ring will start at around 15.00 hrs.
  21. For visitors, the exhibition centre is opened from 08.00 hrs till around 18.00 hrs. Prices are € 11,00 per person and for children (4-11) and elderly/disables € 7,50. The price of the catalogue is € 7,00. Visitor dogs are allowed, under the same rules that apply for entered dogs (vaccination, health etc.), the price is € 7,00 per dog.
  22. The information/secretary will be open from 08.00 till 17.00 hrs.
  23. Every exhibitor accepts the findings of the judge. Every shown dog will be considered to be judged. If the judge dismisses dog, for whatever reason, this dog is considered to be judged.
  24. Par-force and/or other material to force the dogs are forbidden at the Dutch Shows. Also Double-handling is not allowed.
  25. Every entered dog will be qualified and receive a written report. At this show for every officially recognized breed proposals to grant a certificate of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (CACIB) and proposals to grant a championship of the Raad van Beheer (CAC) can be earned.
  26. In the exhibition centre it is possible to place shops. Reservations have to be made upfront.
  27. Any damage by/at visitor, shop owner, exhibitor or dog, can never be claimed with the organization of this show.