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There will be an on-line seminar on Wednesday May 3 at 8:00 pm Eastern time on the new Pekingese Club of America illustrated breed standard and comparison to the current CKC standard presented by Michael Hill. Log on through the members log-in section to join the presentation.

Reminder to all that there is a CKC Licensing Maintenance for All-Breed, Groups and Breed Judges 5 year cycle requirement.  Details on the requirements can be found on the CKC web site in the Policy and Procedures Manual Chapter 7 section 7. Please note that the current term expires on December 31, 2017.


Information from CKC Board Meeting March 18/19, 2017 for posting:

  • Conformation Show Rules & Regulations Chapter 4.2.2 on Judges -  Conflicts, has been amended to align with Chapter 2.2.5. "A judge must not accept an assignment to judge the same breeds, groups, or general specials at shows that are held less than 90 days apart if the distance between the shows is within 350 road miles (562 km)."

    This is effective January 1, 2018.  Contracts signed prior to this date will be grandfathered.

  • Judges are reminded that both the Poodle and the Shetland Sheepdog CKC breed standards have a Disqualification for size such that any dog that has been measured under or over the size limits (measured out) is to be excused and any dog that has been excused at three shows for this reason is disqualified.  This means that the presiding judge has the authority to measure all three sizes of Poodles and the Shetland Sheepdog.

  • Effective July 1, 2017 the Braque d’Auvergne will be eligible to compete as a Listed Breed in Group 1 (Sporting).

    In accordance with policy passed by the Board in March 2014, prior to receiving approval to judge this new breed, judges shall be required to write and successfully pass an open book test.

    The Open Book Test for the Braque d’Auvergne is now available on the CKC website at under the Events tab, then CKC Breed Standards, Conformation Open Book Tests.  Please print the test, complete it, and mail, fax, or e-mail to Head Office, as designated below, by June 30, 2017. Full details please click here.



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