Regulations on IKU Experts

The expert is one of the most important figures in dog breeding. The assessment of the condition and the further development of the breed (s) of dogs largely depends on his activities.
An expert must be professionally trained, have high moral and ethical qualities.

1. Classification of experts:

1.1 Depending on the specification for dog breeds, experts can be subdivided into experts:
- For one breed
- For a group (several) breeds in accordance with IKU groups
- For all breeds.

1.2 Depending on the length of service and the number of dogs that have passed the examination by a particular expert, experts are distinguished:
-3rd category
-2nd category
-1st category
National category
International category

1.3 An expert in one breed can have any category.
The Breed Group Expert can have a category starting from the 2nd.
An All Breed Expert can only have a national or international category.

1.4 The initial status of an expert is defined as a Category 3 Breed Expert.
1.5 The international category is assigned by the IKU High Qualification Commission.

2. Qualification / Expert / Commission

2.1 The Qualification (Expert) Commission or the Bureau of the Panel of Experts consists of experts of the highest category (not lower than the National)
2.2 The Qualification Commission accepts for consideration the documents of applicants for the award of the title in accordance with
clause 4 2.3 The Qualification Commission sends for a recommendation the reports submitted by the applicant with the description of the dogs.
2.4 By the decision of K.K. The (Bureau) confers titles to applicants and issues a Certificate of a certain sample and an expert's registration card.
2.5 K.K. (Bureau), when considering documents, may decide:
- to assign the title of an expert to the category - to
refuse - to
postpone consideration

The title is awarded if all submitted documents meet the necessary requirements. A refusal to award the title may be made if the applicant does not fulfill the requirements. Consideration may be postponed if the applicant does not present at least one required document.
2.6 K. K. (Bureau) recommends experts for exhibitions, breeding shows, according to their qualifications.
2.7 K. K. Sends applicants as trainees to the ring by breed or breed group.
2.8. The expert's record cards are filled in at each show with a list of breeds and an indication of the number of dogs.
The seal of the organization that held the exhibition and the signature of the Chief Expert or the Chairman of the Exhibition Committee are required.

3. Expert training

3.1. A candidate for expert must undergo theoretical training and pass exams in courses organized by public canine associations, which are legal entities and have the right to organize courses.
Courses can be either full-time or part-time.
Courses offered by commercial or private organizations will not be recognized.
The age to be accepted for the courses must be at least 18 years old.
3.2. After passing the theoretical training and passing the exams, the applicant receives an appropriate document (diploma or certificate), must undergo practice (internship) at exhibitions with an expert of at least category 1, submit a report describing the dogs to him and receive a written review.
3.3. An applicant who has completed the course and has a trainee practice, as well as experts who raise the category in accordance with clauses 4.1.-4.6. submit the following documents to the Qualification (Expert) Commission:

  • copy of general education document
  • statement of a certain sample) with an indication of dog training in the club)
  • copy of general education document
  • statement of a certain sample) with an indication of dog training in the club)
  • a copy of the expert's certificate and registration card
  • a report with a description of the dogs (in form) in hard copy (clauses 4.1.-4.6.)
  • expert reviews
  • expert recommendation in accordance with clause 2.3.
  • 2 photos 3x4.
4.Conditions for conferring titles

4.1. The title of expert is assigned to applicants under the condition: -
not younger than 21 years of
age; - experience in dog breeding (having a dog, participation in the work of a club, society)

4.2. less than 3 years at 3 exhibitions. In the presence of 3 reviews, at least from 2 different experts not lower than the 1st category.
-a report with a description of the dogs in printed form must be submitted for one breed of dogs in the amount of at least 50.
-the documents must be submitted in accordance with clause 3.4; 4.1
after awarding the title, the applicant receives a certificate of an expert of the 3rd category for the breed: .. and an expert registration card

4.3. To obtain the 2nd category, it is necessary within 5 years after receiving the title of expert of the 3rd category, to conduct an examination at least at 3 shows at least 150 dogs of the same breed and submit a printed report for 75 dogs.
The examination is carried out independently, and also partially (no more than 50%) as a trainee with an expert, not lower than the 1st category.
To obtain the title of expert of the 2nd category in several breeds, the same conditions are observed.

4.4. To obtain the title of expert of the 1st category, it is necessary to conduct an examination independently at least at 5 exhibitions within 5 years. The number of dogs tested must be at least 300 of the same breed. A dog description report must be submitted for 100 dogs of the same breed. Receive a review from an expert of at least the Republican category.
To obtain the title of expert of the 1st category in several breeds, the same conditions are met.

4.5. To obtain the title of an expert of the National category, it is necessary to conduct an independent examination as an expert of the 1st category at 6 exhibitions within 6 years, at least 500 dogs of the same breed. Submit a report on the form for 100 dogs of the same breed. Feedback on the report should be obtained from 2 experts not lower than the National category.
To obtain the title of expert in several breeds, the same conditions are met.

4.6. To obtain the title of expert for a group of breeds (several groups), starting from the 2nd category, it is necessary to conduct an examination of at least 30% of the breeds included in the group.

5. Rights and obligations of an expert

5.1. The expert has the right to:

-conduct an independent examination of dogs at the invitation of the organizing organization or on behalf of the expert commission of the cynological association in accordance with his qualifications - improve his qualifications by working as an assistant in the rings of other breeds -
participate in the training and advanced training of experts.
It is allowed to make an examination of individual representatives of dogs of a different breed at small shows in the absence of a specialist expert.
Provide feedback (in printed form) on the work and report of a junior expert or trainee.

5.2. The expert is obliged:
- to be tactful, correct, benevolent in the ring
- to carry out an examination in accordance with the approved breed standards, the examination methodology and the rules for holding exhibitions in canine organizations of the IKU system, be sure to note in the description of the dog both the positive and negative qualities of each displayed dog.

5.3. The expert is prohibited:

- to get acquainted with the pedigrees of the dogs on display before the end of the examination
 - to examine individual dogs before the ring
- to be distracted during the examination by extraneous matters, personal conversations
- to smoke in the ring; examination, as well as a dog of joint ownership.

6.responsibility of experts

6.1 The expert bears moral and administrative responsibility for the quality of the examination.
6.2.Za foul exhibitions, poor-quality expertise, unethical behavior in the ring on the expert may be imposed a penalty:
notice messages
-diskvalifikatsiya for a period of 1 to 3 years
-full disqualification

6.3.Vzyskanie imposed:
-on the expert of the international category IKU expert commission.

7.The procedure for remuneration of experts

 7.1. All settlements with an expert are carried out by the organizing organization. Transport and travel expenses of nonresident and foreign experts are subject to compulsory payment in accordance with the legislation of the country where the exhibition is held.
7.2. Payment for the expert's work in the ring is made on the basis of a preliminary decision of the exhibition committee.
7.3 The expert is not entitled to set conditions for payment for his work.
7.4 The Chief Judge is paid based on the total number of dogs that have passed the examination. Approved by the Exhibition Committee.

April 13, 1999 Moscow