ALLOCATION OF CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES BY THE KENNEL CLUB
The Kennel Club grant Championship Show status to twenty-seven General Canine Societies, and ten Group Associations, of which three relate to Working and Pastoral Breeds. Of this number only four General Societies, commonly referred to as ‘Representative Shows’ are automatically granted Challenge Certificates for all qualifying breeds, to which can be added each National Group Society which is usually granted Challenge Certificates for all qualifying breeds within their Group. The remaining shows are only granted Challenge Certificates for a limited allocation of breeds, the final decision being the jealously
Rough Collies are currently allocated 35 sets, or pairs, of Challenge Certificates divided between General, Group and Breed Club societies as follows:
20 General Championship Show Societies, including the four Representative Shows
2 Group Societies with classes confined to breeds in the Working and Pastoral Groups
13 Breed Clubs both single breed and sub-group.
During this period the Rough Collie Breed Council made many proposals for solving the situation including recording entry details at all Championship shows since 1991, this practise continuing today.
The Rough Collie Breed Council continued to monitor the situation advising the Kennel Club of the numbers of Challenge Certificates available in particular areas and the low entry figures received at some General Championship Shows. The Kennel Club noted all of our comments but declined to adjust the now unfair Breed Club Allocation.
Despite a special allocation of Challenge Certificates issued to the West of England Collie Society, to allow it to celebrate an anniversary year, the allocation remained at 13 sets of Challenge Certificates to be shared between 14 clubs.Related links - Challenge Certificate rotation