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(Updated 27/7/01)

Dogs at events under four months of age

Last year The Kennel Club introduced a new Regulation allowing dogs of 4 months and over to be entered ‘not for competition’ (NFC) at Obedience Shows, Agility Tests and Working Trials.

This Regulation was introduced following consultation with the various Liaison Councils to stem the practice of very young puppies being taken to events. It was the General Committee’s view that for the well being of such puppies it was better they spend the early months of their life at home rather than being taken to dog events.

It is not expected that such puppies are taken to Kennel Club licensed events whether they are kept in car parks, caravan parks or to the competition areas of the venue.