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Amendments to entry form declaration


Earlier this year two changes were published to Kennel Club Regulations which affect the declaration all exhibitors and competitors sign when entering for shows or trials.

These changes confirmed that all registered owners must sign the entry declaration or there must be satisfactory written evidence of the consent of one owner to sign on behalf of one or more of the other joint owners and stated that a dog’s owner(s) will not bring to a Show/Trial any dog which is suffering from a visible condition which adversely affects its health or welfare.
The revised declaration for Breed Shows is given below with the relevant changes in bold for ease of reference:

‘I/We agree to submit to and be bound by Kennel Club Rules & Regulations in their present form or as they may be amended from time to time in relation to all canine matters with which the Kennel Club is concerned and that this entry is made upon the basis that all current single or joint registered owners of this dog(s) have authorised/consented to this entry. I/We also undertake to abide by the Regulations of this Show and not to bring to the Show any dog which has contracted or been knowingly exposed to any infectious or contagious disease during the 21 days prior to the Show, or which is suffering from a visible condition which adversely affects its health or welfare or to bring any dog which has been prepared for exhibition contrary to Kennel Club Regulations for the Preparation of Dogs for Exhibition F(Annex B). I/We agree without reservation that any Veterinary Surgeon operating on any of my/our dogs in such a way that the operation alters the natural conformation of the dog or part thereof may report such operations to the Kennel Club. I/We declare that where any alteration has been made to the natural conformation of the dog(s) the relevant permission to show has been granted by the Kennel Club.

I/We further declare that I/we believe to the best of my/our knowledge that the dogs are not liable to disqualification under Kennel Club Show Regulations.’

The following declaration is relevant to all other canine activities except Breed Shows:
I/We agree to submit to and be bound by Kennel Club Rules & Regulations in their present form or as they may be amended from time to time in relation to all canine matters with which the Kennel Club is concerned and that this entry is made upon the basis that all current single or joint registered owners of this dog(s) have authorised/consented to this entry.

I/We also undertake to abide by the Regulations of this Activity* and not to bring to the Activity* any dog which has contracted or been knowingly exposed to any infectious or contagious disease during the 21 days prior to the Activity*, or which is suffering from a visible condition which adversely affects its health or welfare.

I/We further declare that, I believe to the best of my knowledge that dogs are not liable to disqualification under Kennel Club Activity* Regulations.**

Note: Activity* being as relevant: Show/Trial/Competition

Additional ** being as relevant: I also declare that I am full conversant with the Field Trial/Gundog Working Test Regulations and have studied the Guide to the Conduct of Field Trials.
These changes should be actioned as soon as practically possible and in any event within the next six months.

The specimen schedules on the Kennel Club website are in the process of being updated and these changes to the entry form declaration will be posted as soon as possible.

 

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