Dog Shows

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CAC/CACIB Shows in Sweden

International Championship Shows: are all arranged by the SKK (The Swedish Kennel Club) or the regional sub units and are all breed shows sanctioned by the FCI to offer CACIB in addition to the national CAC. CACIB shows are never arranged by the Breed Clubs.

International Dog Show Schedules: Scandinavia in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Balticum in Estonia, Latvia and Lituania.

National Championship Shows: where national CACs are offered, are either all breed shows arranged by the SKK (The Swedish Kennel Club) units or they are Breed (Group) specialties arranged by the Breed Clubs for an example The Swedish Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (SRRS).

FCI – The Fédération Cynologique Internationale – Show schedules

Dog Show Schedules 2014 – World Dog Show 2014, 8-10 August, Helsinki (Finland)
Dog Show Schedules 2015 – World Dog Show 2015, 11-14 June, Milan (Italy)
Dog Show Schedules 2016 – World Dog Show 2016, 23-26 June, Moscow (Russia)
Dog Show Schedules 2017 – World Dog Show 2017, 9-12 November, Leipzig (Germany)
Dog Show Schedules 2018 – World Dog Show 2018, 9-12 August, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Dog Show Schedules 2019 – World Dog Show 2019, 1-3 May, Shanghai (China)
Dog Show Schedules 2020 – World Dog Show 2020, 23-28 April, Madrid (Spain)

Regulations by FCI – Documents
Dog Shows- (valid as from 01.01.2014)
Show Judges – (valid as from 01.01.2013)
FCI Basic Statement For Show Judges
FCI-Standard N° 146 – Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Classes

  • Puppy Class (unofficial) – 6-9 months
  • Junior Class – 9-18 months, not eligible to compete for CACIB
  • Intermediate Class – 15-24 months, excluding Swedish or International Champions
  • Working Class, – 15 months and over
  • Open Class – 15 months and over
  • Champion Class – 15 months and over, Swedish, International or other by SKK approved national champion titles 
  • Veteran Class – 8 years of age or more

Definition of The Quality Grades

  • Excellent: May only be awarded to a dog which comes very close to the ideal standard of the breed. To a dog 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: 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
  • 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: 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.
  • Disqualified: To be awarded to dogs which:
    • a) are untypical of the breed in appearance, or have faults that are listed as disqualifying faults in the breed standard.
    • b) have such anatomical defects that have a negative impact on the dog’s health and soundness, particularly with regard to the origin/function/use of the breed.
    • c) are male dogs that do not have normally developed and normally positioned testicles.
    • d) demonstrate aggression or a clear tendency to flight in the ring, i.e. a dog which has panicked and shied away from the judge, and where it has not been possible to approach the dog in a natural manner.

    The reason for awarding Disqualified should always be entered in the judge’s report and in the list of results too.

  • Cannot be judged: Dogs that are shown in such a condition that the judge cannot form a sound opinion of their quality may, in exceptional cases, be awarded Cannot be judged. Examples of this include dogs that have obvious deficiencies in show and ring culture or are shown in poor condition (are excessively underweight or overweight). The same may apply to a dog that has had its coat trimmed so recently that the judge cannot form a sound opinion of the quality of its coat. A dog may also be shown so badly as a result of an injury that its movement is hard to judge.

The following quality grades are awarded in competition classes:

Certificate quality (CQ/Ck): A dog that is typically and correctly built in every respect, with such outstanding merits and such insignificant faults that it is an excellent example of breeding, may be deemed to be of certificate quality (CQ/Ck). Certificate quality can be awarded to as many dogs as the judge considers being of such quality.

Honour Prize (HP): Exceptionally promising puppies can be awarded an Honour Prize (HP). In progeny classes and breeders’ classes, the Honour Prizes are awarded to those groups which are of uniform and excellent quality.

Best Male/ Best Bitch

This class is obligatory to all the dogs which have been awarded a CQ/Ck in the classes.
The best are placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th and the winner is declared Best Male or Best Bitch respectively.

Certificate

In the Best Male/Best Bitch class, a certificate CAC is awarded to the best exhibit that is entitled to compete for a certificate and a reserve-certifikat R-CAC to the second best.

The following may not compete for a certificate CAC:
– Swedish show champion
– Dogs that have received the necessary certificate for Swedish show champion

At international shows the CACIB and Reserve-CACIB are also given to the best and second best exhibits in sex, provided they are 15 months old. It is important to observe that a dog worthy of the national CAC (and thus of champion quality in this country) does not therefore necessarily deserve the title of champion in the country of origin, which is the definition for the quality of the winner of a CACIB (also applying for the Reserve-CACIB). For awarding CACIB and Reserve-CACIB there are similar restrictions to the awarding of the CAC.

Best of Breed Class

The Best Male and the Best Bitch compete for Best of Breed (BOB) and Best of Opposite Sex (BOS).

Progeny Class (Mixed class)

This class is open to stud dogs and brood bitches together with four offspring, all of which must have been entered in official classes at the present show and shall at least be assigned to the quality price Very good.

A written critique should be issued to each group. Competition is applied in this class, which in involves all the groups taking part in the class being ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Outstanding groups should be awarded an HP. The Best Progeny Group with HP goes on to compete in the group finals.

Breeders’ Class (Mixed class)

Kadamo Breeder ClassFour dogs bred by the same breeder are entered, all of which must have been entered in official classes at the present show and shall at least be assigned to the quality price Very good.

A written critique should be issued to each group. Competition is applied in this class, which in involves all the groups taking part in the class being ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Outstanding groups should be awarded an HP. The Best Breeders Group with HP goes on to compete in the group finals.

Group and Best in Show judging

Group finals are unofficial, and have the regular competition between the Best of Breed (BOB) winners in the nine groups. Finals will also include Best Puppy, Best Veteran, Best Progeny Group and Best Breeder ́s Group in Show. The winners of the nine FCI groups finally meet for Best in Show. As usual, four exhibits should be placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in each of the finals.

Prizes are identified by the following colors:

Quality grading:
Excellent – Red
Very good – Blue
Good – Yellow
Sufficient – Green
Certificate (CAC) quality – Pink
Honour Prize – Purple

Competition assessment:

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1st place – Red
2nd place – Blue
3rd place – Yellow
4th place – Green
Certificate – Blue/Yellow
Reserve certificate  – Light Blue
Champion – Red/Green
CACIB – White
Reserve CACIB – Orange
BOB – Red/Yellow
BOS – Green/White

A new champion, made up at the show, receives a Red/Green card/ribbon.