Companion (the old Exemption!)
These are a wonderful starting point and great fun!
will usually find them dotted around the country
in the summer and we strongly advise you to give
them a try.
You will meet other doggy people and have
a good day out!
Your dog does not need to be Kennel Club registered for these.
Any dog may enter these (including Champions).
They vary in size, some of the
established breed clubs hold these specifically
for Rottweilers and do attract a large entry.
More pressurised than exemption shows but
another excellent starting point for your
potential show career.
dog can work up to two awards in Open Shows
(those these hold in the Championship Shows on
the point system), the
Junior Warrant and the Certificate of Merit.
Junior Warrant -
Your dog must be between 6 and not exceeding 18 months and a total
of 25 point must be gained. A minimum of 3
points must be won at from Championship Shows
where Challenge Certificates for the breed are
on offer and a minimum of 3 points won at Open
Shows or Championship Shows where Challenge
Certificates are not offered for the breed.
Shows - 3 points for each 1st place in a
||Open Shows (or
Ch. Shows without CC's) - 1 point for each
1st place in a breed class.
Certificate of Merit -
must gain 25 points, In General and group Open
shows, a minimum of 5 points must be won in
group competition. the scale is as follows:
points for Best in show
Four points for Single group Best in Show
placings will obtain the following points:
1st-four points, 2nd- three points, 3rd two
points & 4th -one point
One point for BEST
AVNSC. (AVNSC Hound,Gundog, etc Winner of Overall BEST
One point for Best of breed
Kennel Club Challenge Certificates are only on offer at
A dog must win three CC certificates
under three different judges to be “made up”
i.e. gain champion status.
There is no limit to the amount of CC’s
a dog can have but he will require the three to
be made up.
do attract very large entries and the atmosphere
is much more pressurised however the more you
do, the more relaxed you will become!
you are starting out, let us know and we'll
offer you some moral support! We remember
what it was like when we started showing and
know that encouragement goes a long way!