A ttainable qualifications and titles at shows

Within each class, the following qualifications may be attained:

  • Excellent blue ribbon or card
  • Very good red ribbon or card
  • Good yellow ribbon or card
  • Acceptable green ribbon or card
  • Rejected judge"s critique
  • Non-qualifying judge"s critique

EXCELLENT can be attributed to a dog that is very close to the breed standard, puts up an excellent contour, possesses harmonic and balanced behavior and radiance, and is in good shape and condition.

VERY GOOD can be attributed to a dog that is distinctly typical to its breed, whose proportions are balanced and puts up an excellent contour. Certain minor errors are acceptable, but this qualification may only be given to a dog that is a typical representative of its breed.

GOOD can be attributed to a dog that is bearing the characteristics of its breed, but also possesses visible errors.

ACCEPTABLE can be attributed to a dog that is more or less corresponding to its breed characteristics, possesses visible errors and has a lacking in its physical appearance.

REJECTED is attributed to a dog that does not carry the characteristics of the breed standard, or behaves unlike the breed standard, or aggressive, or possesses a testicle error, or possesses a considerable teeth or mandible disorder, or has a color and/or hair mismatch, or possesses signs of albinism. This qualification is also to be given to a dog that possesses any disqualifying error as per the breed standard.

NON-QUALIFYING is attributed to a dog that is not falling under any of the above categories. An example to this is when the dog is immobile, or continuously leaps at the handler, or tries to leave the ring, so that its walk and movements cannot be judged, or when the dog is continuously avoiding the judge. The dog, in this instance, does not allow its frame, hair coat, tail keep or testicle to be touched or inspected, or such signs of surgical treatments or manipulations are visible that may mislead the judge. The same applies for the dog, whose owner is suspected to have the original form adjusted in any way (by means of surgical treatment, correcting eyelids, ears or the tail), as recognized by the judge. Judges shall provide for a written reason for a non-qualifying mark on the judge"s critique.

Within the framework of the current regulations, the awarding of the various champion titles in the individual classes is not obligatory. In the case of awarding champion titles, the judge shall be acting in compliance with the FCI rules and regulations for each breed and gender, especially in the cases of the breeds where various color, size and coating alternatives are available. In the case national CAC shows, for the breeds defined by the Board of MEOE, champion titles may be awarded by separate color alternatives, which differs from international regulations (please see Annex 7.)

Other awardable titles:

CACIB: gold braid in national colors, accompanied by a card, testifying that the dog has achieved the CACIB-in waiting title. The card shall bear the text of "subject to FCI confirmation."

  • CACIB-in waiting titles may only be awarded on shows for that FCI has specifically submitted its approved.
  • Any CACIB title may only be worn if FCI has submitted its due confirmation thereof.
  • The CACIB-in waiting title may be awarded to the best of CAC excellent I. champion dogs in the junior, open, working and champion class.
  • CACIB-in waiting titles are awarded per gender; within a given breed the applicable FCI regulations shall govern color, hair coating and size issue.
  • If a specific breed is judged by multiple judges on a show, than the person of the judge awarding the CACIB-in waiting title shall clearly be designated. The designated judge shall then be entitled to award the CACIB-in waiting title, and shall reach its decision independently, without the need of further counseling.
  • The confirmation of the CACIB title shall be subject to FCI rules and regulations, but the availability of such compliance shall not be revised by the judge on any given show.

Reserve CACIB: silver braid in national colors, accompanied by a card. Having awarded the CACIB-in waiting title, the judge calls in into the judging ring the dog that has won the excellent II. Res. CAC title in the given class of the dog having won the CACIB title, and chooses the canine for the Res. CACIB title from among this concurrence. Such title may only be awarded if the judge is convinced that the dog having received the Res. CACIB title could have won the CACIB-in waiting title, were the dog having awarded the CACIB-in waiting title not present.

HUNGARIAN BEST OF BREED (BOB): yellow braid, accompanied by a card. For this specific title, only dogs that have already won the highest available title (except for the baby and puppy classes) can compete. On national shows, HPJ and CAC award winners, while on international shows, HPJ, CACIB and Veteran CAC award winners may compete for this specific title. It is not obligatory to issue this title. If a specific breed is judged by multiple judges on a show, than the person of the judge awarding the BOB title shall clearly be designated

HUNGARIAN DERBY CHAMPION (HDC): braid in national colors, accompanied by a card. MEOE organizes a Derby conformation show once a year. For the HDC title, all dogs per breed and per gender may compete that have passed the age of 9 months no later than on the day preceding the show and have not passed the age of 24 months on the day preceding the show, and have already been classified as excellent in the junior, intermediate, open, working or champion classes. MEOE may, in the case of certain breeds, rule on the awarding of the HDC title as per size and color.

JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPION (JCC): this title may be awarded in the case of any given breed in one instance per year at a breed show, in a per gender manner for dogs having awarded the excellent I. HPJ title in the junior class. The judge"s critique shall, in all cases, register the year of the Junior Club Champion award.

CLUB CHAMPION (CC): this title may be awarded in the case of any given breed in one instance per year at a breed show, in a per gender manner for dogs having awarded the excellent I. CAC title in the intermediate, open, working or champion class. The judge awards this title for the dog it considers as the best among the above listed ones. The judge"s critique shall, in all cases, register the year of the award.

BREEDING GRAND TROPHY

BREEDING TROPHY

Rank I-II-III of the Breeding Grand Trophy may only be awarded at international CACIB conformation shows. Group rankings are defined by the homogeneity of the specimens run by the breeder. If the enrolled dogs are not the property of the breeder, then the breed group may only be enrolled with the express written permission of the breeder, and any enrolment may only be accepted if such permission is available. A precondition for the enrolment is that within a given breed group a minimum of three and a maximum of five specimens shall be displayed, originating from one single breeder and having at least two different fathers or two different mothers within. A further precondition for the enrolment is that the handled dogs have received at least two excellent and one very good qualification on the given show. Enrolment for the Breeding Grand Trophy is possible on location. For the enrolment fees please see Annex 6. On non-CACIB shows this competition may be organized along the same conditions, and the attainable titles are ranks I, II and III of the Breeding Trophy. In the case of shows covering two days, this competition can be organized independently on the two separate days.

BEST OF GROUP (BOG): this competition may be organized among breed champion dogs, as prescribed by the relevant rules and regulations of FCI and in compliance with the appropriate breed grouping. It is the task of the chief judge to request the breed group judges for the judgment, who, in turn, shall comply with the relevant judging rules and regulations of FCI. The actual breed group judge then selects the dogs in the first and in the second places, who shall then be awarded with the title of BOG and Res. BOG awards, respectively. The above titles shall be recorded on the judge"s critique of the show.

BEST OF DAY (BOD): in the case of CACIB shows covering two days, this competition can be organized independently on the two separate days, provided that no BIS title is awarded. The judge designated by the chief judge shall select the title winner from among the BOG award winners. The dog in the first place is awarded the title of Best of Day (BOD), while the dog in the second place is awarded the title of Reserve Best of Day (Res. BOD). Both titles shall be recorded on the judge"s critique of the show.

BEST IN SHOW (BIS): the judge designated by the chief judge shall select the winner from among the Best of Group title winners. The dog in the first place is awarded the title of Best in Show (BIS), while the dog in the second place is awarded the title of Reserve Best in Show (Res. BIS). Both titles shall be recorded on the judge"s critique of the show.

OTHER COMEPTITIONS

MEOE is entitled to organize other competitions on its shows, with enrolment allowed on location.

  • Kid-dog pair (for children under the age of 9)
  • Junior handler rally in two categories (for junior handlers between 9 and 13 years and for junior handlers between 13 and 17 years)
  • Offspring group competition: one male and his offsprings or one female and her offsprings are competing
  • Dog pair competition: two dogs of the same breed, owned by the same person are competing

Such competitions shall always take place before the selection of the Best of Group awards. Except for CACIB shows, it is also possible to sponsor individual competitions and awards, but the chief judge shall be duly notified about the existence of such competitions and awards the latest by the morning opening of the given show by the president of the organizing body.

Specific rules and regulations of champion conformity shows

MEOE organizes a Champion conformity show once every year, where enrolment is possible on condition of possessing the below titles:

  • Junior Champion title in any FCI country
  • National Champion title in any FCI country
  • International Beauty Champion title

On such a show the dogs receive no detailed judging descriptions. On a champion conformity show dogs may only enroll in the champion class, irrespective of their age and as per gender. The judge then ranks the enrolled canines and the dog in the first place is awarded the champion of the given year title. The judge compares the winner male and female and decides on which of them receives the Champion Show Breed Champion (CSBC) title.

Champion titles that may be won outside of conformity shows

HUNGARIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION (HJCH): honored by a diploma and a cup. In order to achieve this title, the dog should, between its 9 and 18 months of age, be in possession of three HPJ awards at shows held in Hungary, organized by MEOE. At least one of these awards should be won at an international or at a club show. The three awards should be received from at least two different judges. Dogs possessing the Hungarian Junior Champion title are not entitled to be entered into the Champion Class, except at the Champion Show.

HUNGARIAN CHAMPION (HCH): honored by a diploma and a cup. For breeds which are subject to the working exam: three CAC titles, won in intermediate, open or working classes at shows held in Hungary, organized by MEOE, awarded by at least two different judges. One of the three CAC titles should be won at an international or club show. At least one year and one day should pass between the dates when the first and the last CAC awards are won. The dog must possess the working certificate specified for its breed, with at least 75% of the total number of points.

For breeds which are not subject to the working exam: four CAC titles, won in intermediate, open or working class at shows held in Hungary, organized by MEOE, awarded by at least three different judges. Two of the four CAC titles should be won at an international or club show. At least one year and one day should pass between the dates when the first and the last CAC titles are won.

HUNGARIAN GRAND CHAMPION (HGRCH): honored by a diploma and a cup. After acquiring the Hungarian Champion title, the dog should be awarded with four winner titles in the Champion Class at shows held in Hungary, organized by MEOE, one of which should also be a Best of Breed title.

VETERAN CHAMPION (VCH): honored by a diploma and a cup. Three CAC titles won in Veteran Class, at least one of which should be won at an international or club show held in Hungary, awarded by at least two different judges. Dogs possessing the Veteran Champion title are not entitled to be entered into the Champion Class.

INTERNATIONAL BEAUY CHAMPION: Int.Ch.de Beaut diploma.

For breeds subject to working exam:

Two CACIB titles, confirmed by FCI, at least one year and one day should pass between the dates when the first and the last CACIB titles are won, awarded by two different judges in two countries. The dog must possess the working certificate specified for its breed, with at least 75% of the total number of points.

For breeds not subject to working exam:

Four CACIB titles, confirmed by FCI, at least one year and one day should pass between the dates when the first and the last CACIB titles are won, awarded by at least three different judges. The titles listed under Section 8 are not awarded at shows, but the owner of the dog should apply for them at the Central Office of MEOE, submitting the necessary documents (judge"s critiques and confirmation of the CACIB titles, working certificate.)

International champion titles

The conditions for obtaining the champion title are the same, compared to Hungary, in a number of European countries, nut certain exceptions do exist. One example is Serbia, where it is enough for a dog to already possess one national champion title and to win a Serbian CAC award alongside. When the dog possesses no national champion title, it is enough to obtain two Serbian CAC awards, won at CAC/CACIB shows.

The Romanian Champion Cum Laudae (Romanian Laurel Champion) may be awarded when a given dog has already been a champion class winner for three times, of which once it has obtained a BOB award on any international CACIB or club show. The Romanian Junior Champion title is attainable via three RPJ titles, obtained from at least two different judges. Out of the RPJ titles, at least one should be a result of an international CACIB or club show. The Romanian Champion (RO.CH) title is attainable via at least four CAC titles, obtained from at least three different judges, with at least a seven-month time differential between two titles (for those breeds that are not subject to a working exam), in accordance with the following requirements:

  • 2x CAC awards at CACIB or club shows,
  • CAC award at a CACIB Romanian Championship show
  • CAC award at a CACIB, CAC or club show
  • Maximum qualification obtained at a club show

* In the case of breeds not having a club, such qualifications may be substituted with a CAC award obtained at an international CACIB show.

Certain exceptional opportunities would surely be present this year as well, similar to the Zagreb CACIB show in 2008, where dogs having obtained the CACIB title on both days have automatically been awarded the Croatian Champion title as well. It would be possible to benefit from a similar opportunity at the CACIB Romanian Championship Show in 2009 as well for obtaining the Romanian champion title.

CAC awards obtained at this show are obligatory for the attaining of the Romanian Champion title.

If the given dog is already a champion in any other FCI country, and receives the CACIB award on any of their shows, than the Romanian Champion diploma may be requested on location.

 

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