ІKU Exhibition Rules

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

An application for holding an exhibition next year is accepted until November 1 of the current year. In writing, indicating the status (certified or not, for all breeds or specialized, open or in-club), dates, location, full name. the invited expert, if any, or a request for his allocation, with the address and telephone number of the organizer-applicant of the exhibition

1.1. Organization and holding of the exhibition is carried out in accordance with these "Rules"

1.2. Venue of the exhibition –______________________________________________________

1.3. The date of the ____________________________.

1.4. Exhibition status. Show international (CACIB), national certificate (CAC), championship (CAC), monobreed (CAC), club (CAC). 

1.5. The exhibition is open-ended or in-club. 

1.6. Dogs of all breeds are allowed to the show or a list of breeds is indicated. 

1.7. On the shows of all ranks are not allowed females and puppies, as well as dogs with obvious signs of dog fighting. 

1.8. Registration for the exhibition is preliminary with inclusion in the catalog and on the day of the exhibition without inclusion in the catalog. Ring numbers correspond to catalog numbers and numbers on score sheets.

1.9. Only those dogs that are included in the catalog receive certificates.

1.10 International CACIB Shows must be held indoors only. If there is no room in the venue that meets the conditions of the exhibition, it is allowed to hold the exhibition in open areas equipped with awnings from the sun and rain, a water source and bathrooms for exhibitors.

1.11. The ring brigade should include: a ring steward, a secretary for working with an expert, secretaries (no more than two) for working with documents and, if necessary, an interpreter. 

1.12. Only an expert, an expert-trainee, an interpreter, a ring steward, secretaries and those who show dogs can be in the ring. 

1.13. CAC shows can be held in open areas, but must have awnings from the sun and rain, must be equipped with places for walking dogs, have a source of water and bathrooms for exhibitors.

1.14. The organizing committee reserves the right not to accept any of those wishing to exhibit a dog to participate.

1.15. CAC shows are served by experts of at least the national category.

1.16. To participate in the exhibition, the owner of the exhibitor is obliged to fill out an application form. Indicating the show class, breed, nickname, abbreviation and pedigree number, brand or microchip number, date of birth, color, sex, father's name and pedigree number, dog's mother's name and pedigree number, breeder's name, surname, name and patronymic of the owner, full postal address with zip code, contact phone number. The application form must be signed by the owner of the animal.

1.17. Dogs that are late to the ring are allowed to be examined and evaluated, but without awarding a place, title and the right to participate in comparative competitions.

1.18. Judging in rings and competitions should not begin earlier than the time specified in the exhibition schedule.

1.19. Exhibition catalog of any rank must contain:

  • List of judges indicating the country of residence - List of the organizing committee of the exhibition.
  • Regulations on the holding of an exhibition of this rank, namely, this provision, the provision on the holding of national championships, the provision on the holding of a monobreed show, if any.
  • Schedule of exhibiting dogs by breeds, days, rings and judges.
  • Schedule of all events of the exhibition.
  • List of breeds by IKU group, in alphabetical order, with catalog numbers and the number of dogs for the respective breeds.
  • List of exhibitors, which begins with the name of the IKU group, the name of the breed, followed by a list of participants by gender and class in the order of their display:
  • BABY (males, then females),
  • PUPPIES (males, then females),
  • JUNIORS (males, then females),
  • MALES (sequentially by classes - young, open, worker, winners, champions, veterans).

- FEMALES (sequentially by classes - young, open, worker, winners, champions and veterans).

1.20. In those breeds where color judging is also provided, the color division is also carried out in the sequence indicated above.

1.21. Sequential numbering on all exhibitors, numbers are indicated on the badges and correspond to the catalog number.

1.22. Complete catalog data for each dog must include: catalog number, dog name, dog pedigree number, date of birth, color, father's name with pedigree number, mother's name with pedigree number, breeder's last name and initials, owner's last name and initials. The catalog is issued to all exhibitors free of charge.

1.23 The number of exhibition catalogs cannot be less than the number of exhibitors.

1.24. Additional lists and empty numbers are not allowed in the exhibition catalog.

1.25. The show veterinarian has the right to examine the dog, take tests for laboratory research both on the day of the show and within five days after its end.

1.26. It is forbidden to enter the territory of the exhibition of sick dogs and dogs that have not been declared for the exhibition

1.27. For providing false information when registering a dog for a show, its owner and dogs belonging to him may be disqualified from participating in all breeding events held by IKU.

1.28. An exhibitor can be disqualified if he:

2. EXHIBITION CLASSES

2.1. The examination is carried out in the following classes:

  • baby - from 3 to 6 months,
  •  puppies from 6 to 9 months,
  • juniors from 9 to 18 months,
  • young dogs from 15 to 24 months,
  • open from 15 months to 8 years,
  • worker from 15 months to 8 years old (with 2 diplomas in training or field tests),
  • winners from 15 months to 8 years old (dogs with 2 or more CAC certificates or a Junior Champion of Russia diploma are allowed),
  • champions from 15 months to 8 years old (in the presence of diplomas confirming the national champion or interchampion),
  • veterans from 8 years old and older. (Since 2017 Veterans are evaluated in the exterior rings, compared on the BOB).

3. EVALUATIONS, RANKS, TITLES

3.1. In all classes, except for baby, puppies and juniors, grades can be obtained: “excellent”, “very good”, “good”, “satisfactory”. Baby and puppies are given marks: exemplary raised, properly raised, satisfactorily raised. Juniors - the highest mark "very good" 

3.2. Dogs with disqualifying defects remain unappreciated.

3.3. The arrangement in the ring is made for dogs that have received the mark "excellent", and only the first three places are determined, the rest are at the discretion of the expert. In the class of puppies, only the first place in the ring is determined.

3.4. The dogs that took the first place in the ring, at the discretion of the expert, can be awarded the following titles:

3.5. Titles:

- CACIB (candidate for international champions of beauty) - is awarded only at international shows to a bitch and a dog who won in the comparative ring of winners of the classes of young, open, worker, winners and champions.

- R.CACIB (reserve candidate for international champions of beauty) - can be awarded to the male and female who took the 2nd place in the comparative ring for the best male and female of the breed.

- CAC (candidate for national champions of beauty) - awarded to the best bitch and male who took the first place with an EXCELLENT mark in the placement in the classes of young, open, worker, winners and champions. - R.САС (reserve candidate for the national champions of beauty) - awarded to the bitch and male who took the second place with an EXCELLENT mark in the placement in the classes of young, open, worker, winners and champions.

- BOB (Best of Breed) - awarded when comparing the best male and female of the breed. BOB - not awarded in junior class.

- ВJC - (candidate for the young national champions of beauty) - awarded to the best female and male who took first places with a VERY GOOD mark in the arrangement in the junior class. The best representative of the class is sent to participate in the competition - the best representative of the group of the junior class.

All reserve certificates can only be awarded provided that the core certificates have been awarded. Thus, a R.CAC cannot be awarded if a CAC is not awarded and a R.CACIB cannot be awarded if a CACIB is not awarded.

At International Shows, the judge may, at his discretion, assign a CAC to a dog, but not a CACIB. 

- the best baby, puppy, junior, veteran of the show are selected when comparing the best babies, puppies, juniors, veterans of all breeds participating in the show.

- BIG is the best in the IKU group, in each group, among the best representatives of breeds (BOB), the judge determines at least 3 best dogs, the first of which receives the BIG title, the best in show may not be held in groups at the discretion of the organizer, 

- BIS is the best dog in the show, when comparing the winners in IKU (BIG) groups, the first of which receives BIS, the second Res.BiS, two places are placed in total,

4. COMPARATIVE COMPETITIONS

4.1. Best Baby or Puppy of Breed. Males and females can be examined in the same ring. In the case of division of the rings by sex, a comparison is made between the male and the female who took the first place. The winner receives the title "Best Baby of Breed", "Best Puppy of Breed".

4.2. Best Baby or Puppy in Show. Puppies of all breeds, which received the title "Best Baby of Breed", "Best Puppy of Breed", are compared.

4.3. Best Junior of Breed. Comparison of the male and female, who took the first place.

4.4. Best Junior of Breed Group. The best juniors of breeds are compared.

4.5. Best Junior in Show. The best juniors of breed groups are compared.

4.6. Class winner. Compared dogs in the classes of young, open, working, winners, and champions.

4.7. Best male and Best female. Compared separately males and females who have received the title of Winner in the classes of young, open, working, winners and champions.

4.8. Best of Breed. Best male and Best female are compared.

4.9. The best representative of the group. The best representatives of the breeds in the group are compared.

4.9. Best in show. The group winners are compared. 

4.10. The best veteran of the exhibition. Veterans of all breeds are compared in one ring.

4.11. Only IKU certificates are accepted for participation in competitions.

4.11. In competitions for the title of Best Junior of a Breed Group, Best Representative of a Breed Group, three places are determined.

4.12 In the competition for the title of Best dog in the show, a dog from the best representatives of different breeds is determined. The judge determines at least 2 best dogs, the first of which receives the BIS title 

5. COMPETITIONS:

5.1 At the exhibition, contests for pairs, sires, nurseries, as well as contests, competitions and handling championships are held.

5.2 Participation of competitive couples, broodstock, nurseries is permissible if there is an entry in the catalog. Expertise in these rings is carried out by an expert. Participants are awarded a diploma indicating the occupied place.

5.3. Dogs of the same breed (male and female), of any age, having common descendants and belonging to the same owner (co-owners), take part in the competition of pairs.

5.4. Dogs of the same breed, of any age, obtained in the same kennel, registered with IKU, are presented for the kennel competition. The number of dogs in one kennel must be at least three.

5.5. Both male and female with their descendants can be presented to the competition of producers.

A) A male must have at least two offspring from each litter presented. The total number of descendants is at least four. A smaller number of offspring can be presented if these offspring have the title CAC, R-CAC, CACIB, R.CACIB, etc., but not less than two.

B) Females (taking into account decorative and infertile breeds) must have at least two offspring.

5.6. Two dogs of different breeds belonging to the same owner participate in the competition of original pairs.

5.7. In the competition "Lady with a Dog" the harmony of a lady and her dog is determined. 

5.8. Children under 8 years old participate in the "Child and Dog" competition; the child's ability to communicate with a dog is determined. In the contests, the young handler's professional skill in showing the dog is assessed. Young Handler competitions are divided into a junior group from 8 to 12 years old and an older group from 12 to 16 years old.

6. EXPERTISE

6.1. Qualified experts are involved in the examination at the exhibition.

6.2. The assessment of the dog is awarded by the expert alone, is final and not subject to appeal.

6.3. The judge has the right to refuse to evaluate the dog and to remove it from the ring if the owner or handler behaves unethically, as well as in the case of the dog showing cowardice or aggressiveness towards the judge.

6.4. The expert has the right to consult with colleagues when resolving controversial issues, but the final decision is made by him alone.

6.5. Dogs with which actions were taken to mislead an expert (correction of congenital defects and defects, the use of unacceptable chemicals, varnishes, paints, etc.) are disqualified.

6.6. Secretaries, assistants, ring trainees are not allowed to show dogs in the ring in which they work.

6.7. Dogs are brought to the ring for examination on a soft collar or a stranglehold. Examination of dogs on a strict collar, in a muzzle, with medals, on a harness is not allowed.

6.8. Dogs that are late in the ring are not allowed to be examined.

6.9. The main expert commission of the exhibition coordinates the work of experts in the rings.

7. AWARDS

7.1. Dogs that have received the marks "excellent", "very good" - get admission to breeding. 

7.2. Best in show participants receive "Best in show participant" rosettes

7.3. The best veteran is awarded a valuable prize.

7.4. The best dog in the show gets the main cup.

7.5. Additional awards and prizes may be established by the organizers of the exhibition.

8. LEGAL ISSUES

8.1. Claims for the results of the examination are not accepted.

8.2. Complaints about violation of the rules for conducting an examination or about unethical behavior of an expert are considered by the Main Expert Commission, if they are submitted before the end of the exhibition.

8.3. Transfer of dogs included in the catalog from one age group to another at the show is not allowed.

8.4. The registration fee, if the exhibitor refuses to participate in the exhibition, is refunded only in cases of death of the dog, at least 3 days before its opening

8.5. The organizers undertake to hold the exhibition within the specified time frame. In the event of civil unrest, natural disasters, epidemics and other force majeure reasons, the exhibition will not be held, the registration fee will not be returned.

  • - interferes with the order of the exhibition;
  • - does not comply with the exhibition position;
  • - is in the ring without permission;
  • - tries to influence the expert's decision;
  • - allows his dog to be aggressive towards other exhibitors;
  • - behaves unethically towards an expert or other exhibitors.
  • - The best dog in the show. (ЛСВ) BIS- Best in Show IKU 
  • - The best dog of the group of breeds. (LSG) BIG-IKU 
  • - Best of Breed (BOB) BOB 
  • - Best male of breed - (LKP) Best of Sex 
  • - Best female of breed (BSP) Best of Sex
  • - Best Junior in Show (Best Junior) BJS-IKU 
  • - Best junior of the group. (LYUH) BJG
  • - Best Junior of Breed (BOB) BJB 
  • - Best puppy in show (Best Puppy) BPS-IKU 
  • - Best puppy of the group (LSHG) BPG. 
  • - Best puppy of breed (Best Puppy) BPB 
  • - Best Baby in Show (LBV) BBS-IKU 
  • - Best Baby Group (LBG) BBG 
  • - Best Baby of Breed (BOB) BBB 
  • - Best Veteran of the Show (LVV) BVS-IKU