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United Kennel Club, UKC

(USA) The United Kennel Club is the second oldest and second largest all-breed dog registry in the United States.
Founded in 1898 by Chauncey Z. Bennett, the registry has always supported the idea of the "total dog", meaning a dog that looks and performs equally well.

UKC dog shows may be held for one breed, several breeds or all breeds, depending on the experience of the club in managing such events. Because of the U.K.C.'s strong commitment to promoting breeder/owner-handling, professional handling is not allowed at U.K.C. conformation events. Showing in UKC is also done without the use of any bait or with only very limited use of food or small toys at the judge's discretion.

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UKC Sporting Clip
In UKC Poodles may be shown in the "Sporting Clip".
Face, feet, throat and base of tail are shaved. There is a pompon on the end of the tail.
Coat on the top of the head is scissored into a cap. The rest of the body and legs are trimmed following the outline of the dog.
The body coat shall be no longer than 1 inch in length. Leg hair may be slightly longer.


To earn a UKC Champion title, a dog must

1.Earn a minimum of 100 championship points,

2.Earn points under at least three different UKC-licensed Judges, and

3.Win three Best Male/Female (or higher) classes with competition at three different shows under three different UKC-licensed Judges
(Championship competition is defined as more than one male/female entered and shown in any one of the regular classes).

Licensed Conformation classes consist of:

A. Regular Classes. Classes for intact dogs:
Puppy (6 mos., under 1 yr.); Junior (1 yr., under 2 yrs.); Intermediate (Senior)
(2yrs., under 3 yrs.); Adult (3 yrs. And up); Breeder/Handler (6 mos. and up, handled by breeder or member of breeder’s
family); Champion; and Grand Champion.

B. Altered Classes. Classes for altered dogs. Altered Puppy (6 mos., under 1 yr.); Altered Junior (1 yr., under 2 yrs.);
Altered Intermediate (Senior) (2yrs., under 3 yrs.); Altered Adult (3 yrs. And up); Altered Breeder/Handler (6 mos. and up,
handled by breeder or member of breeder's family); Altered Champion; and Altered Grand Champion.

C. Junior Showmanship Classes. Consist of: Pee Wee (over 2 yrs., under 4 yrs.); Sub-Junior (4 yrs., under 8 yrs.); Novice
Junior, Open Junior (8 yrs., under 13 yrs.); Novice Senior, Open Senior (13 yrs., under 18 yrs.)


Championship points for Standard Poodles are awarded in accordance with the Point Schedule for breeds without varieties.

Point Schedule for Regular and Alter Classes

You must earn 100 points and 3 compettition wins to achieve a UKC Championship

1st place in Regular Class - .............................................................10 pts
Best Male - ......................................................................................15 pts (may be awarded even if there is no opposite sex)
Reserve Best Male - ............................................................................0 pts
Best Female - ...................................................................................15 pts (may be awarded even if there is no opposite sex)
Reserve Best Female - .........................................................................0 pts
Best of Winners - ..............................................................................10 pts (only awarded if there is a male and female of your breed)
*** 35 points is the maximum points that a dog may earn per show

Best Of Breed: No additional points are awarded, but a Best Male/Best Female who has no competition of the same or opposite sex in the regular classes may still earn a competition win, by defeating a Champion or Grand Champion of either sex for Best of Breed.
** Top Ten points are automatically awarded to each Best of Breed winner that won with competition at breed level **

No Competition at "Breed" level
You will receive 10 points for a First Place in your class and 15 points for Best Male/Female.
You may also take a Best of Breed ribbon. This entitles you to go on to Group competition.

No Competition at "Breed" but in "Group"
Group 1-4 is only awarded competition wins, if it beats another breed for placement.
That one competition win and the 25 points now count towards your dog's championship, even though your dog was the only one of its breed competing at that show.

Reserve and Best in Show
A dog that has no competition in either it's Breed Classes or the Group can still take a competition win
by going Best In Show or Reserve Best In Show, if there is competition at that level.

Best in Multi-Breed Show or Best in Show competition is offered, a Best Male/Best Female with no competition in its breed may still earn a win with competition by winning Best in Multi-breed Show, Reserve Best in Multi-breed Show, Best in Show or Reserve Best in Show.


The UKC Grand Champion Title
To achieve a Grand Championship Title
1. A dog must be a UKC Champion
2. Win five Champion classes with competition at five different shows, under at least three different UKC-licensed Judges.
(Competition is defined as at least three dogs correctly entered and shown in the Champion class)
3. A Champion dog may earn a competition win towards its GRCH title if it wins BOB over a Grand Champion
and the total number of dogs entered in the both the Champion class and the Grand Champion class
meets or exceeds the minimum 3 dog requirement.

Matches

UKC Matches or Fun Matches are informal events held by local clubs as a way to expose young or inexperienced dogs to showing. Matches are also used as preparation for the club to hold a Specialty or Multi-breed show. No championship points are awarded at UKC Matches.



Top Ten Competition
*A. Top Ten points.
Top Ten points are automatically awarded at all UKC regular licensed conformation events to each Best of Breed winner
(with the exception of Coonhounds), who receives one point for each dog defeated in breed competition,
(provided that there are at least two dogs of any sex correctly entered and shown in that breed)
Dogs that are disqualified or excused from competition do not count, and shall be deducted from the total number of dogs
shown in the breed when calculating the number of Top Ten points earned.
Top Ten points are calculated by UKC based on the official event report submitted by the Event Secretary.
FOR EXAMPLE: The Standard Poodle at a show who is awarded Best of Breed
will earn a point for every poodle in that breed defeated.
If you have 5 in Puppy Class and 4 Adult Class and 5 Champions
the Poodle who earns Best of Breed out of this group of Solid Poodles would have earned 13 Top Ten points.

B. Top Ten competition year
Top Ten points are calculated from January 1 to December 31 of each year.

E. Top Ten Invitational.
The ten top-ranked dogs in each breed may be invited to participate in a Top Ten Invitational
competition held in the year following the competition year.
2011 Top Ten
UKC Divides Poodles into 4 separate Poodle listings which are:
1. Poodle (toy, miniature are grouped together)
2. Poodle M/C (Multi Colored toy and miniature are grouped together)
3. Standard Poodle
4. Standard Poodle M/C (Multi Colored)


TOTAL DOG AWARD
A club (or with special written approval by UKC, a combination of clubs holding events in conjunction with each other) offering conformation and at least one eligible performance event may apply to offer the Total Dog Award when submitting its "Event Application for a Scheduled Weekend"?. Clubs hosting more then one conformation and/or performance event on the day Total Dog awards are offered may have all events considered eligible when determining Total Dog qualifiers.

a. Eligible dogs. Dogs that are permanently registered with UKC as of the day of the show and dogs that have a valid Temporary Listing (TL) number as of the day of the show are eligible to compete for the Total Dog Award.

b. Requirements for Total Dog Award. To be eligible for this award, a dog must meet the requirements listed below.

i. Compete in conformation with competition and win one of the following classes:
(a) Best Male/Female of Variety
(b) Best Male/Female
© Best of Winners
(d) Champion
(e) Grand Champion
(f) Best of Breed
(g) Group 1 through 4 (Note: Group 4 win only counts if there are five or more breeds in the Group class.)
(h) Best in Multi-Breed Show
(i) Reserve Best In Multi-Breed Show
(j) Best in Show
(k) Reserve Best in Show

ii. Earn a qualifying score in a licensed class at a UKC Performance Event (Agility,*Dock Jumping (Air Dog), Obedience, Rally Obedience, Weight Pull, Terrier Race or UKC licensed Hunt events **Hopefully in 2012 Lure Coursing **).
c. For the purpose of this award, competition through Best of Breed is defined as defeating another dog of the same breed. If there is no competition of the same breed, a Best of Breed winner who defeats another dog of a different breed by placing in the Group, by winning Best or Reserve Best in Multi-breed Show, or by winning Best or Reserve Best in Show shall be considered to have a win with competition.



Non-licensed Conformation Classes

(Optional for Clubs to hold)

1. Novice Puppy Classes
All Puppy classes shall be divided individually by breed and by sex.
An individual judge's book shall be prepared for each breed, consisting of the following classes:

a. Novice Male and Novice Female Classes
For intact dogs 3 months of age and under 6 months of age that are permanently registered with UKC as of the day of the show or that have a valid Temporary Listing (TL) number as of the day of the show, or that are not yet permanently registered but that are from litters registered with UKC as of the day of the show. The Judge shall give up to four placements, where possible, in these classes.

b. Best of Breed Novice Puppy. This class shall consist of the winners of the Novice Male class and the Novice Female class. The judge shall select a single winner in this class.

2. Stud Dog and Brood Bitch Classes.
Classes shall be divided by breed and judged separately by sex. These classes shall be judged on the quality of the progeny and not the individual stud dogs and brood bitches. Stud dogs and brood bitches must be permanently registered with UKC as of the day of the show to be eligible for this class. Progeny may compete if they are permanently registered with UKC, are out of UKC Registered litters, or have a valid Temporary Listing number on the day of the show. Spayed bitches and neutered dogs are eligible to compete in these classes but not as progeny. The Judge shall give up to four placements, where possible, in these classes. Only the exhibitors of the stud dogs and brood bitches are required to wear armbands in these classes.
a. Stud Dog. Each entry in this class shall consist of a stud dog and at least two but not more than four dogs sired by that dog. The progeny must be at least three months of age and may include both sexes. At least two of the progeny must be entered in the licensed classes. Stud dogs entered in this class may not be counted as progeny for their sires in the same class. Entries shall be made in the name of the stud dog.
b. Brood Bitch. Each entry in this class shall consist of a brood bitch and at least two but not more than four dogs produced by that bitch. The progeny must be at least three months of age and may include both sexes. At least two of the progeny must be entered in the licensed classes. Brood bitches entered in this class may not be counted as progeny for their dams in the same class. Entries shall be made in the name of the brood bitch.

3. MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES
These classes shall be divided by breed.
a. Brace Class
Each entry in this class consists of two dogs of the same breed handled by a single handler.
This class shall be judged on the basis of the overall quality of the entry and the similarity of the two dogs in type, size, and markings. The purpose of this class is to reward high quality within consistent type. The Judge shall give up to four placements, where possible, in this class. Dogs must be six months of age or older, intact and permanently registered with UKC or have a valid Temporary Listing number on the day of the show in order to be eligible for this class.

b. Veteran Class
This class consists of dogs seven years of age, or older and shall be divided by sex. The purpose of this class is to reward dogs that maintain good breed type and good condition as they age, and to give other breeders an opportunity to see the top dogs of the past. The Judge shall give up to four placements, where possible, in this class. The Best Veteran Male shall compete with the Best Veteran Female for Best Veteran of Breed. Dogs must be permanently registered with UKC or have a valid Temporary Listing number on the day of the show in order to be eligible for this class. Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible for this class. UKC Conformation Rule Book

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Rally Obedience Information

RALLY OBEDIENCE ALL-STARS (Rally Top Dogs)
For rally, you get one point for each point your score is over 90.
1 pt for 91, 2 pts for 92, right up to 9 points for 99, and 10 points for a perfect 100.
Points are calculated separately by class, so there is a top 25 for Rally 1, RO2 and RO3.
The top 25 are the dogs with the most total points for the year in each class.


Rally Titles Explained
UKC Rule Books
Obedience Rule Book 2011
Rally Rule Book 2011
UKC Rally Signs

UKC RALLY OBEDIENCE

UKC Rally Obedience Rule Book


(Truffle earning points towards her UROC)


XIX. Rally Titles of Excellence. UKC Rally Obedience titles may be earned only in licensed UKC Rally Obedience events. Rally Obedience titles must be earned successively. Equivalent titles from other venues must not be substituted for UKC Rally Obedience titles.

A. United Rally Obedience 1 (URO1). This title must be earned from the A or B divisions of the Rally Obedience 1 class or any combination of the two. To earn this title, a dog must: 1. Earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC licensed Rally Obedience trials; 2. A qualifying score requires the successful completion of all obstacles and a score of 70 points or more; and *3. There is no restriction on the number of qualifying scores that may be earned under the same Judge.

B. United Rally Obedience 2 (URO2). A dog must earn the United Rally Obedience 1 title (URO1) before it is eligible to earn legs toward the United Rally Obedience 2 title. This title must be earned from the A or B division of the Rally Obedience 2 class, or a combination of the two. To earn this title, a dog must:
1. Earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC licensed Rally Obedience trials;
2. A qualifying score requires the successful completion of all obstacles and a score of 70 points or more; and
*3. There is no restriction on the number of qualifying scores that may be earned under the same Judge.

C. United Rally Obedience 3 (URO3). A dog must earn the United Rally Obedience 2 title (URO2) before it is eligible to earn legs toward the United Rally Obedience 3 title. This title must be earned from the A or B sections of the Rally Obedience Level 3 class, or a combination of the two. To earn this title, a dog must:
1. Earn three qualifying scores at three different UKC licensed Rally Obedience trials;
2. A qualifying score requires the successful completion of all obstacles and a score of 70 points or more; and
*3. There is no restriction on the number of qualifying scores that may be earned under the same Judge.

D. United Rally Obedience Champion title. (UROC).
9 UKC Rally Obedience
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1. Eligibility. Accumulation of points toward the title of United Rally Obedience Champion (UROC) title begins at the next trial following the completion of the requirements of URO3 title. Scores obtained in the Rally Obedience 2 class at the same trial at which a dog obtained its third qualifying score towards the URO3 title, and vice-versa must not be used toward the accumulation of UROC points.

2. Requirements. Rally Obedience Championship points are earned in the URO2-B and URO3-B classes by successfully completing all obstacles and obtaining a minimum qualifying score of 91 points or more in either or both. To earn this title a dog must:
a. Accumulate 100 Rally Obedience championship points,
b. At least 40 points must be earned in the URO2-B class, and
c. At least 20 points must be earned in the URO3-B class.
d. The remaining points may be earned from either class.
e. There is no restriction on the number of scores or Rally Obedience championship points that may be earned under the same Judge.
f. The number of Rally Obedience championship point's increases as the qualifying score increases in accordance with the following table:

*E. United Rally Obedience Excellent (URX).
1. Eligibility. A dog must earn the United Rally Obedience 3 title (URO3) before it is eligible to earn legs toward the United Rally Obedience Excellent titles. There is no limit to the number of Excellent title levels a dog can achieve.
2. Requirements. This title must be earned from B division of the Rally obedience 2 and Rally obedience 3 classes. To earn the Excellent titles, a dog must:
a. Combined wins. At ten (10) different UKC Licensed Rally obedience trials, earn a qualifying score in each of the Rally obedience 2-B and Rally obedience 3-B classes in the same trial.
1) A qualifying score requires a minimum score of 70 points earned from each class (RO2-B and RO3-B) and
2) The successful completion of all obstacles.
b. Advanced Excellent Titles. For every consecutive set of ten (10) combined wins the dog achieves, a numerical designation will be added to the dogs URX title on record. For example URX1, URX2.

*F. United Rally Obedience Grand Champion. (UROG).
1. Eligibility. A dog must earn the United Rally Obedience Champion title (UROC) before it is eligible to earn legs toward the United Rally Obedience Grand Champion title.
2. Requirements. This title must be earned from B division of the Rally obedience 2 and Rally obedience 3 classes. To earn the Rally Obedience Grand Champion title, a dog must:
a. Combined wins. At fifteen (15) different UKC Licensed Rally obedience trials, earn a qualifying score in each of the Rally obedience 2-B and Rally obedience 3-B classes in the same trial with combined scores of 192 or above;
b. There is no restriction on the number of qualifying scores that may be earned under the same Judge.


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