|FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (AISBL)
Place Albert 1er, 13, B ? 6530 Thuin (Belgique), tel : +188.8.131.52.38, fax : +184.108.40.206.29, email : email@example.com
|These regulations supplement the General Rules of the F.C.I.
only in respect of those dog shows in which a "Certificat
d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté de la F.C.I."
(award for the title "International Champion"- CACIB
) can be awarded. домашний текстиль
For these events a fee is charged by the F.C.I., the amount of which is to be determined by the General Assembly of the F.C.I. This fee is due on receipt of the catalogues and the CACIB/Res.-CACIB lists of the show in question, for every dog appearing in the catalogue. It must also be paid even if no awards are granted.
|Every federated member must hold at least one CACIB-show per
year, up to four shows without any restriction. An application
can be made for an additional CACIB-shows for every 3.000 puppy-registration
with the stud book the year preceding the application. The number
of registered puppies is reported to the F.C.I. secretariat
general by the respective member country associations as a binding
The members are solely responsible for determining in which Dog Shows the competition for the CACIB can be held.
It is the task of the F.C.I. General Secretariat to draw up and publish a CACIB show schedule.
The shows which have been sanctioned by the F.C.I. must be indicated and designated as follows:
"International Dog Show with attribution of the CACIB of the F.C.I."
The catalogue of these shows must be clearly marked with the F.C.I.-logo and the following expression :
"Fédération Cynologique Internationale (F.C.I.)"
|Applications to get a CACIB International Dog Show sanctioned by the F.C.I must be sent to the General Secretariat of the F.C.I. latest 12 months before the show or earliest four calendar years before the show.|
|Only one CACIB can be awarded for each sex and breed - in
accordance with the F.C.I. Breed Nomenclature for Dog Breeds
- on the same day and at the same place.
No CACIB show can be held on the day of a World or Section show which takes place on that particular continent.
If a show has to be cancelled, the organiser must partly refund the entry fees which have been paid.
The F.C.I. will only authorise shows to be held on the same day provided that these events be held at an air distance of at least 300 km or that the organiser who first submitted an application gives his consent to the second applicant. In this case, agreement and appropriate dividing up of the F.C.I. groups is recommended.
In CACIB-shows, a breed must be judged in one single day and breeds of the same F.C.I.-group should also be judged in one day. However, it is possible to divide the groups in two days if needed for organisational reasons. In this case, in the final ring, the group competitions must be judged on the same day with all the breeds of the group, according to the FCI Breed Nomenclature.
The decision regarding sanctioning CACIB shows is the responsibility of the Executive Director of the F.C.I.
|4 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS / ADMISSION OF DOGS|
|The organisers must ensure that the only breeds that may appear
in the catalogue are those for which breed standards have been
accepted by the F.C.I. and which are registered with the studbook
or with the annexe (waiting list) of an F.C.I. member country
or of a F.C.I non-member country whose studbook is, however,
recognised by the F.C.I..
At all shows in which the CACIB of the F.C.I. is awarded, the division into groups in accordance with the current F.C.I Breed Nomenclature is obligatory. These groups are as follows:
Group 1 Sheepdogs and Cattle dogs except Swiss Cattle dogs
Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer ? Molossians and Swiss Mountain- and Cattle dogs
Group 3 Terrier
Group 4 Dachshunds
Group 5 Spitz and primitive types
Group 6 Scent hounds and related breeds
Group 7 Pointing Dogs
Group 8 Retrievers ? Flushing Dogs ? Water Dogs
Group 9 Companion and Toy Dogs
Group 10 Sight hounds
At all shows with few entries the organisers are allowed to have different Groups judged together in the main ring for ?Best of Group? competitions; however this does not apply to World and Section Shows.
At all shows, in addition to the designation of the breed in the relevant language of the organising country, the schedule and the catalogue should also include the origin of the breed and should be in one of the F.C.I.'s four working languages.
Only the titles of International and National Champion which have been confirmed may be published in the catalogue, as well as the official titles obtained at FCI World and Section Shows (World Winner, Junior World Winner, Section Winner and Junior Section Winner, name of the section indicated).
Sick or lame dogs, or those which show atrophy of the testicles, and bitches which are clearly on heat or lactating or which are accompanied by their puppies, must be excluded from any Dog Show.
Dogs which are not in the catalogue can not be judged unless authorisation be given by the organising committee (problem in the printing process etc.)
Dogs with docked tails or cropped ears are to be admitted in accordance with the legal regulations of their home countries and those of the country where the show takes place. The judging of docked and undocked or cropped and uncropped dogs must be done without any discrimination and solely in accordance with the valid Breed Standard.
Micro-chips (ISO-standard) and tattoos are accepted equally. If in the relevant country there are no scanners for reading, the exhibitor has to bring his own scanner.
|Double entries as well as late entries after the closing date
are not permitted. Additional shows or competitions, when commonly
held in the country where the CACIB show takes place, are permitted
within the framework programme on the same showground, outside
the official competition.
Only the following classes are recognised at CACIB shows sanctioned by the F.C.I.:
a. Classes in which the CACIB can be awarded:
- Intermediate classes (from 15 to 24 months) optional
- Open Class (15 months and over) obligatory
- Working Class (15 months and over) obligatory
- Champion Class (15 months and over) obligatory
To enter a dog in working class, the entry form must be accompanied by a copy of the F.C.I. compulsory certificate containing the confirmation -by the member country in which the holder and/or owner has his permanent place of residence- that the dog has passed the test as well as details about this test. It must be ensured that the result of this working test is valid in accordance with F.C.I. regulations.
To enter a dog in Champion Class, one of the following titles must have been confirmed by the day of the official closing date of entries; proof of this, by copy, must be enclosed with the entry form.
? International Champion of the F.C.I.
? National Champion (this title must have been earned in an F.C.I. member country with at least 2 awards).
? Champion-titles of Non-F.C.I.-countries may be recognized.
b. Classes in which the CACIB cannot be awarded:
- Puppy Class (from 6 to 9 months) optional
- Junior Class (from 9 to 18 months) obligatory
- Veteran Class (from 8 years old and over) optional
The decisive date in respect of age is the day before the Show.
|6 QUALIFICATIONS AND PLACINGS|
|The qualifications given by the judges must correspond to
the following definitions:
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, and 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 awarded to a dog which possesses the typical features of its breed and 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 which shows class.
GOOD is to be awarded to a dog which possesses the main features of its breed however showing faults, subject to that 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 must be awarded to a dog which does not correspond to the type required by the Standard, which shows a behaviour clearly not in line with its standard or aggressive behaviour, which has testicular abnormalities, has dental flaw or a jaw anomaly, 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 its health is threatened. It should furthermore awarded to dogs that show eliminating faults in regard to the Breed Standard.
Dogs that can not be awarded one of the above qualifications shall be released from the ring with:
CANNOT BE JUDGED : This rating 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 which makes it impossible to assess the gait and the movement or if a dog avoids constantly to be examined by the judge and makes it impossible to inspect bite and teeth, anatomy and structure, tail or testicles, or if traces of operations or treatments can be observed that seem to make attempted deception likely. Same applies if the judge has ample reason to suspect operations that were intended to correct the original condition or feature (e.g. of the eyelid, ear or tail). The reason why the dog got rated CANNOT BE JUDGED has to be stated in the written report.
The four best dogs in each class are placed provided that they have been awarded at least the qualification of "VERY GOOD".
|7 TITLES AND AWARDS|
|The only dogs which can be considered for the CACIB are those
which have been awarded "EXCELLENT 1st". A CACIB can
only be awarded if the dog in question has been assessed as
being of superior quality. The CACIB is not automatically linked
to the "EXCELLENT 1st? .
The Reserve CACIB can be awarded to the second-best dog which was given the qualification "EXCELLENT".
The judge awards CACIB and RESERVE-CACIB according to the quality of the dogs without checking whether they meet the conditions regarding age and/or registration with studbook recognised by the FCI.
The granting of all awards, including CACIB, is carried out by only one judge for each sex and breed, and this judge shall be appointed in advance.
The dog and the bitch which were proposed for the CACIB compete for the Best of Breed, as well as the best junior dog and the best junior bitch which have received the qualification ?Excellent? in the Junior class.
Best in Group, Best in Show, Breeders Group, Progeny Group, Couple Class (Brace), Best Veteran, Junior Handling must be judged by only one judge, who must be appointed in advance.
The only judges who may be used to this end are those who were allowed to do so by their respective national canine organisation which issued an appropriate written permission.
Allrounders from federated members of the F.C.I. are allowed to judge, without any authorisation from their national canine organisation, any breed, any competition, including Best of Group and Best in Show .
Group judges from federated members of the F.C.I. are allowed to judge, without any authorisation from their national canine organisation, all the breeds of the groups for which they are qualified as well as Best of Group for the groups for which they are qualified. They may judge the Best in Show competitions in accordance with the permission of their national canine organisation and provided that the inviting country approves it.
|8 CONFIRMATION OF THE CACIB|
|The CACIB proposals will be issued by the appropriate judges.
The final confirmation will be made by the F.C.I..
It is the F.C.I. duty to check whether the dogs proposed comply with the conditions laid down for confirmation of the CACIB.
The cards handed to the exhibitors represent proof that the relevant dog has been proposed for a CACIB award. They must read : "Subject to confirmation by the F.C.I.".
The General Secretariat must make sure that the CACIB was correctly awarded. At the latest, three months after the show two copies of the catalogue and the lists of the dogs proposed for the CACIB and the Reserve CACIB must be forwarded by the show organiser.
This lists must contain the following information:
Catalogue number, name of the dog, studbook and studbook number, sex, breed and variety, date of birth, name of the owner and name of the judge.
The breeds will be listed according to the name used in their country of origin, followed by the name normally used in the country in which the show takes place.
Dogs and bitches must be entered separately. Numbering must start at no.1 and shall not be interrupted.
If a dog is not included in the CACIB list (for example because it was overlooked), the proposal card can be accepted as proof provided that no other dog of the same breed and sex is included in the list.
|Only the officiating judge is authorised to make decisions
regarding the awarding of qualifications, placing and CACIB.
In this respect, he is obliged to do this without outside help
and/or interference by anybody else. For organisational support,
a ring writer and/or a ring assistant, and if necessary an interpreter,
are available to the judge. The above assistants should speak
one of the F.C.I. languages, as requested by the judge.
Judging and evaluation of dogs may only be carried out by judges who are authorised by their national organisation to judge said breeds. While on assignment, they are obliged to judge solely in accordance with the current F.C.I. standard which is currently valid.
With regard to judging of breed(s) and/or final competitions in the main ring, a judge can only officiate in another country after he has been authorised to do so, in writing, by the national canine organisation of his country of residence, prior to the event.
Judges from countries which are not members of the F.C.I. can only take part in F.C.I. shows if the national organisation to which they belong is connected with the F.C.I. by contractual arrangement or gentleman´s agreement. These judges can judge at F.C.I. shows provided that their name is included in the official list of the national canine association.
The following also applies:
a. If invited to judge at an F.C.I. show, all judges from countries which are not members of the F.C.I. must fill in the standardised questionnaire issued by the F.C.I. It shall be sent to them in due time and must be returned signed for approval.
b. It is part of the responsibility of the national organisation of the country where a judge from a non-member country of the F.C.I. is scheduled to judge to check the validity of the information contained in the questionnaire.
c. Judges from countries which are not members of the F.C.I. must under all circumstances follow the F.C.I.'s breed standards when they are officiating at shows which have been sanctioned by the F.C.I. The F.C.I. standards for the breeds they will be judging must be sent to them by the organiser who has invited them.
d. Judges from non-F.C.I. countries and from associate member countries are only licensed to judge the breeds recognised by their national Kennel Clubs when officiating at F.C.I.- shows.
e. Judges from countries which are not members of the F.C.I. must be fully informed in advance and in detail of the F.C.I. Show Regulations, as well as other important procedural matters and regulations. It is the responsibility of the national organisation of the country where the show is held to provide these judges with these information beforehand.
a. The organisers of shows shall send a written invitation to a judge. The judge is obliged to advise the organisers, in writing, about his accepting or refusing the invitation. He should always carry out his obligations to act as a judge unless prevented for an important serious reason.
b. If the judge is unable to meet his obligations for any important reason, the organiser of the show must be informed immediately by telephone, fax, telex or telegram. The cancellation must be confirmed in writing.
c. Equally, the organiser of a show is also bound to keep to his invitation ; cancellation is only permitted for reasons of force majeure or by mutual agreement with the judge.
d. Should the organisers of a show be forced to cancel the event, they are obliged to refund to the judge the costs which have already been incurred. If a judge, for any reason whatsoever, decides that he is not able to meet his obligations to officiate as a judge, he is obliged to pay for any costs which may have been incurred. For this reason, the judges are recommended to take out insurance against cancellation of their journey while arranging their travel.
e. An agreement which corresponds to the F.C.I. sample agreement must be concluded between the organiser and a judge.
f. A judge may not enter a dog registered in his name on the day of the show where he is officiating as a judge.
A judge may not handle any dog on the day of the show where he is officiating as a judge.
A partner, any member of his/her immediate family or any person living with him/her in his/her household may enter and handle any dog of such breed(s), which this judge is not judging on that day of the show
The dogs that the judge handles at a CACIB-show, where he/she is not acting as a judge must be either bred, owned or co-owned by him, by a partner, by a member of his immediate family or any person living with him in his household.
He cannot judge any dog that he has either owned, co-owned, conditioned, kept or sold in the six months preceding the show where he is officiating. The same applies to dogs owned by a partner, a member of his immediate family or any person living with him in his household.
RIGHTS OF THE JUDGES
a. A judge must be informed well beforehand about the breeds and numbers of dogs he is scheduled to judge. It is the responsibility of the show organiser to send these information in advance and in writing to the judge.
b. Judges are free to make private arrangements with show organisations which may differ from those stated below. However, when such personal arrangements have not been made, they should expect to be provided with the benefits given by these regulations.
Judges' rights when travelling to FCI International Shows outside the country of residence are as follows:
a. The show organisation or the inviting club must take care of the judge, according to previous agreement, from the time of his arrival in the country where he is judging until the time of his departure; this normally includes the day before and the day after the show is due to take place.
b. A judge should always be provided with first-class accommodation in addition to all regular meals and a small amount of pocket-money (at least BEF 1.000 = 25 ?) for each day of judging).
c. All normal travelling expenses incurred by a judge should be reimbursed immediately upon arrival or, by previous arrangement, should be provided beforehand.
d. Liability insurance must be provided by the show organisation.
e. Refunding of costs for airline transportation is calculated on the basis of Apex rate or reduced airfare. Refunding of the cost of flying can, in accordance with the above provision, only be made if the distance exceeds 300 km (one-way). In case the distance is shorter but it would be anyway cheaper for the organizer to refund airline transportation, the less expensive alternative should always be used.
It is advisable that financial arrangements should be laid out in advance in the form of a contract or written agreement between the judge and the show organisation, and should be honoured by both parties.
Judges' fee arrangements depend on the individual regulations of the national organisation where the show is held.
DUTIES OF THE ORGANIZERS
- is forbidden to consult the catalogue of the show before or during his judging. To this extent, no organiser shall make a catalogue available to a judge before the end of the show.
- is forbidden to smoke in the show ring while judging the classes;
- is forbidden to drink alcohol in the show ring;
- is forbidden to travel to a show where he is judging, with the exhibitors who will be showing under him at this event. In this respect, the organiser is not allowed to entrust any person who will be showing a dog with the task of looking after a judge prior to the judging process;
- is forbidden to socialise with any exhibitor, to stay at his/her home or at his/her expenses if he is expected to judge his/her dog(s). Staying with an exhibitor whose dogs should be judged by him is only permitted -if this was agreed- after the end of the show. The same applies by analogy in the case of private meetings with exhibitors;
- should not be expected to judge more than approximately 20 dogs per hour and up to 80 dogs per day if the national organisation requests an individual written report for each dog. He should not have to judge more than 150 dogs per day if such a written report is not required. Following previous agreement between the judge and the national organisation, these figures can be slightly reduced or increased. If a judge is expected to judge 80 dogs (with a report) or 150 dogs or more (without a report) then he must be informed accordingly and his agreement stating that he is prepared to judge this number of dogs is necessary;
- with regard to his work, the judge is in charge of the ring. In matters of organisation the chief steward is responsible, but all activities can only take place with the agreement of the judge;
- Toy breeds and some other small breeds have to be examined on a table provided by the organisation.
|10 RING ASSISTANTS|
|During his work in the ring a judge should always be assisted
by at least one steward and/or ring secretary, who must be provided
by the organiser of the show.
These assistants should be fluent in the preferred language of the judge which must be one of the four working languages of the F.C.I..
An assistant must have a good knowledge of the F.C.I. show regulations as well as of the show rules of the country where the show is held.
A steward should provide the following service to the judge:
- to collect the classes;
- to check the absentees in each class;
- notify the judge of any change of handler or any irregular entry;
- write the critique if required and under dictation given by the judge in the language of his choice (as above);
- organise all the necessary paperwork and distribution of awards
- follow all the judge's instructions.
|Any decision made by a judge regarding the merits of a dog,
the placing, as well as the awarding of titles and certificates
is final and indisputable, unless the judge has violated formalities
and existing rules.
Such complaints as well as complaints about how the show was run, the awarding of titles and certificates, have to be made immediately in writing and against the deposit of a sum of money as surety. If the complaint is found to be unjustified, this surety will be handed over to the organiser of the show.
|Infringements against these regulations can be punished with disciplinary measures. The F.C.I. can exclude the organiser concerned for one or for several years from arranging CACIB events. Such a decision depends on the FCI General Committee after an oral or written hearing of the organiser concerned has been conducted. Any appeal against the penalty imposed by the F.C.I. General Committee shall be decided upon by the General Assembly of the F.C.I. as a final instance.|
|13 BAN ON SHOWING|
|Each member and all partners of the F.C.I. are obliged, in
accordance with country-legislation, to publish a list of all
dogs and/or exhibitors who are banned from shows.
All organisers are bound by this ban.
|14 ENFORCEMENT DISPOSITIONS|
|Each organizer of a CACIB show has to follow the rules and
laws of the relevant country.
The General Committee of the FCI, under specific complaints, may, on its own final decision, take action on the breaking of these regulations by FCI judges and FCI international show organisers in order to ensure the validity of the FCI international events held under FCI rules and to enforce the application of these regulations.
These regulations were approved by the FCI General Committee in Mexico, June 1999 and in Brussels, November 1999. They are effective from January 1st, 2000.
The changes in bold have been approved by the FCI General Committee, Madrid, November 2001
The English text is the authentic document.
of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (F.C.I.)
Supplementary rules for Section and World Shows of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (F.C.I.).
|Once each year, at an International Show determined by the
F.C.I. General Assembly, it is permissible to award the title
of "World Winner" for all breeds recognised by the
F.C.I.. Once each year, at a International Show which is determined
by each section of the F.C.I., the title of "Winner of
the Section ..." can be awarded for all breeds recognised
by the F.C.I.. There is no ?Reserve? for World Winner or Section
Winner. Theses shows must be conducted in strict observance
of the F.C.I.Regulations.
The World and Section Shows can only be organised by the FCI federated members.
On the day a World or Section Show takes place it is forbidden to hold another show with CACIB awards on the same continent. Irrespective of the section in which these shows take place, there must be a period of at least 6 weeks between the World Show and the Section Show.
Between a World and Section Show (when being held in the same section), there shall be an interval of three months. The date of the World Show prevails.
Entry fees in the World and Section Shows have to be the same for all the exhibitors. However a possible discount is allowed for people who are members of the national organising club.
|The title "World Winner" or "Section Winner"
shall be awarded to the dog and bitch which are proposed for
the CACIB (see the award regulations of the F.C.I. show regulations).
The awarding of this title is irrespective of the number of
entries for this particular breed.
The title "World Junior Winner" or "Section Junior Winner" shall be awarded to the best young dog and bitch provided that they have received the qualification "EXCELLENT".
The dog and the bitch which were proposed for the CACIB are in competition for the Best of Breed, as well as the best young dog and the best young bitch which have received the qualification "EXCELLENT" in the Junior Class.
The above titles as well as the Best of Breed are awarded by one judge who must be named in advance.
All dogs must be judged according to the F.C.I. Show Regulations. A judge's report is obligatory, and must be written in one of the working languages of the F.C.I.; the organiser decides on the form of the report.
For World and Section Shows, the division into groups according to the current F.C.I. Breed Nomenclature is obligatory. The individual groups are to be judged completely on the same day.
A competition for a "Winner of the day" may not be held. All Group Winners shall compete on the last day of the show for "Best in show".
During each World Dog Show, the organiser also should hold a World Obedience competition.
|2 SHOWGROUNDS AND RINGS|
|The world and section shows must be held on a show ground
which is suitable for such a purpose.
Each individual ring must be large enough so that the dogs can be judged standing and to give them ability to move around freely in the ring, according to the size and the quantity of the dogs.
The organisers of the World and Section Shows must provide an honorary ring which is sufficiently large to give room for all the dogs to be judged in accordance with the F.C.I. groups.
The organisers must make sure that the exhibitors get easy access to the main ring.
If other activities are taking place during the show, these may not interfere with the smooth running of the Show.
The organising committee must ensure sufficient protection in case of outdoor showing.
|Judges who officiate in World or Section Shows must be especially
experienced with the breed(s) they are to judge and should have
great experience in large and important F.C.I.-shows. Proof
of this experience should be provided.
Best of Group (BOG) and Best in Show (BIS) competitions must be judged by only one judge who is authorised to do so.
At World and Section Shows, only an allrounder from a federated member of the FCI may judge the BIS competition. The BOG competitions may only be judged by a group judge approved for this group or an allrounder.
A balanced international panel of judges must be nominated for World and Section Shows. For World Shows at least one judge from each section of the F.C.I. should be invited. Qualified judges from countries which are not members of the F.C.I. may also be used in a limited number.
Schedules for World and Section Shows must clearly identify the assigned breeds to the relevant judges.
For World and Section Shows, the national canine organisations of the countries must nominate and engage the judges.
|4 DELEGATE OF THE F.C.I.|
|A A representative of the F.C.I. will be nominated by the
F.C.I. General Committee for each World Show as the official
For Section Shows the relevant section nominates the official representative to the F.C.I. General Committee for final approval.
B The F.C.I. Delegate has the following authority:
a. to assist and advise the organising clubs during the preparations for the show
b. to ensure that the national canine organisation in the host country has followed all rules and special regulations of the F.C.I. and that these rules and special regulations of the F.C.I. are correctly applied during the shows
c. to write down details of all complaints which are made during the show and which relate to infringements against F.C.I. rules and special regulations
d. to inform the F.C.I General Committee by a comprehensive written report about the activities, to communicate the relevant complaints to this Committee and to help the F.C.I. General Committee deal with these matters, if be necessary.
C If the F.C.I delegate is also a member of the F.C.I General Committee, he will represent the F.C.I. at the show provided that the President or Vice-President are not present in their official capacity.
D All the F.C.I. delegate's travelling, accommodation and meal expenses must be borne by the national canine association of the country.
|These regulations were approved by the FCI
General Committee in Mexico, June 1999 and Brussels, November
1999. They are effective from January 1st, 2000.
The changes in bold have been approved by the FCI General Committee, Madrid, November 2001
The English text is the authentic document.