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ACCC Board Meeting
November 29, 2022

Zoom Virtual 

 

Meeting called to order by President Lara Hill at 7:33 pm Eastern standard time

ROLL CALL Lara Hill, Peg Shaw, Gina Rector, Liz Keimon, Patricia Buckelew, Ginny Dorris, Kathy Nusz Shelley Hennessy, and Sophia Kaluzniacki. Steve Kelly and Angie Patchen not present.

AGENDA
Motion #1: Gina Rector motioned to approve the agenda. Ginny Dorris seconded. Motion Carried

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
There were no corrections to the minutes and they were approved as distributed.

REPORT OF THE RECORDING SECRETARY
Nothing to report

REPORT OF THE CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Voting in new members
Motion #2: Kathy Nusz motioned to enter executive session. Sophia Kalunzniacki seconded.
Motion #3: Kathy Nusz motioned to leave executive session. Patricia Buckelew seconded.
Motion #4: Ginny Dorris motioned to approve new member applicants R. Landon Stafford of Brandon, FL & Jill Parascandola of Gilbert, AZ. Sophia Kaluzniacki seconded. Motion Carried

New Member Applicants to be read into minutes and posted for membership review:

Lisa Thomas
1102 Bay Street
Tybee Island, GA 31328
(317) 441-9798
Email: lisa@southernrailfarm.com
Occupation: Accountant

Ms. Thomas acquired her first Chinese Crested in 2019 and has participated in Conformation for one (1) year. Ms. Thomas also participates in Rally. Ms. Thomas is a member of the Savannah Kennel Club. Sponsors: Justin Davis and Linda Bowers.

REPORT OF THE TREASURER
See attached report
Motion #5: Peg Shaw motioned to bring the Health & Genetics funds back to the main ACCC account and close the independent account. Ginny Dorris seconded. Motion Carried.

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES
National Show Chair
Discussion: Increase entry fees due to cost of expenses.
Motion #6: Ginny Dorris motioned to increase the 2023 National / Regional Class fees by $5 except Juniors, Kathy Nusz seconded. Motion carried

Policy Development – see attached report
The Policy Development report submitted by Loui Reyes was received for filing.

Orlando Show Chair – see attached report
The show chair report submitted by Samantha Carter for the Orlando Specialty was received for filing.

Brooksville, FL Show Chair – see attached report
The show chair report submitted by Samantha Carter for the Brooksville Specialty was received for filing.

Hall of Fame – Conformation – see attached report
The Hall of Fame – Conformation report submitted by Jennifer Young Johnson was received for filing.

Health & Genetics – attached report
Discussion: Change mission statement to “The Mission of the ACCC Health & Genetics Committee is to set objectives and develop plans to protect and improve the health and welfare of the Chinese Crested”.
Motion #7: Peg Shaw motioned to remove the current mission statement on the website. Ginny Dorris seconded. Motion carried.
Motion #8: Sophia Kaluzniacki motioned to accept the mission statement as discussed. Ginny Dorris seconded. Motion carried.

Judge’s Education – see attached report
The Judge’s Education report submitted by Teresa Campbell was received for filing.

Sunshine – see attached report
The Sunshine report submitted by Kathy Nusz was received for filing.

Website – see attached report
The Website report submitted by Liz Keimon was received for filing.

AKC Delegate – see attached report
Discussion: Items being voted on is bringing AKC Bylaws into alignment with current practice of establishing the Nominating Committee by the AKC Board and clarifies that the AKC CFO manages the day-to-day financial operations of the AKC. ACCC Delegate recommendation is to vote yes for these two items.
Motion #9: Ginny Doris motioned to move with the Delegates suggestion on Voting on the establishing the Nominating Committee by the AKC Board and the AKC CFO managing the day-to-day financial operations. Peg Shaw seconded. Motion Carried

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS
Proposal for Legal Review
Discussion: Proposal presented for Centerpoint Law Firm for club review and advisement regarding clubs operating process.
Motion #10: Liz Keimon motioned to accept the proposal from the Centerpoint Law Firm. Ginny Dorris seconded. Motioned carried

Nominating Committee
Discussion: Nominating Chair, Steve Kelly presents Wendy Ryan and Michelle Portaluppi. The alternates presented are Cindy Jones and Todd Clements.
Motion #11: Peg Shaw motioned to approve the Nominating Committee and Alternates. Sophia Kaluzniacki seconded. Motion Carried

Membership Dues Late Fee
Motion #12: Ginny Dorris motioned that Membership Renewals of all levels postmarked or web paid receipt after December 31, 2022 will acquire a $10 late fee until January 30, 2023. Sophia Kaluzniacki seconded. Motion Carried

Next meeting January 17, 2023

ADJOURNMENT
Motion #13: Gina Rector motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:52 pm Eastern standard time. Sophia Kaluzniacki seconded. Motion Carried 

 

Treasurer’s Report 

 

Policy Development Report 

 

  1.  The end product will be a formal ACCC policy manual.  Trying to minimize the current location of policies, they are everywhere in minutes, papers, statements, and in people’s minds. 
  2. Policy should set the expectations for club members.  
  3. Policy helps in addressing future developments and its process aid in getting policies revised and approved.  
  4. the list goes on.  

Regarding the sample template

  1. The information reflected in the 1st policy is from the AKC.  The information in 2nd policy is copied and pasted from current H&G policy.
  1. Key risk perhaps is a conversation the board can have or maybe its not applicable.  

 

Policy Information  
Organization American Chinese Crested Club 
Scope of policy
Policy operation date 
Policy prepared by 
Date approved by Board 
Policy review date 
Purpose of policy 
Policy statement 
Key risks 

 

American Chinese Crested Club Specialty- Orlando, FL December 16th, 2022

 

As of right now we are on track for the specialty.  Unfortunately, Mary Napper, our judge, had to cancel due to her husband’s health.  In order to get the new judge into the information into our judging program, the board did have to act fast on a replacement.  In Mary’s absence will be Mrs. April Clyde doing the breed and her husband Todd Clyde will be doing our juniors.  The Clyde’s were already attending seminars.  Mrs. Clyde is provisional, but I believe she will still have a good entry that does not pull due to the change.  On that note, our entries are 12-22-25-16 and 4 non regular entries.

 

The towels Ginny’s company is providing should be almost complete with the embroidery Terry Smalley is doing.  I am due to pick those up no later than the week after Thanksgiving so they are with me for the show.  Amy Bray also reached out and the pendants offered by the Chinese Crested Club of Nashville and in their adorable pouches and packed for her to bring when she comes as well.  Gift cards are being purchased for our judges and I personally am giving them each a couple Scentsy items as a thank you from the ACCC. 

 

I reached out to Marcia Tucker, who is looking forward to being our steward and will be there early enough to go over trophies and ribbons.  Ribbons have also been ordered thanks to help from Lara and also the MBF team for the flat ribbons.  I know there will be members attending that are not showing that I will possibly be leaning on for assistance if needed.  At this time, I think we are just about ready for this to take place.

 

American Chinese Crested Club Specialties- Brooksville, FL January 16th & 22nd, 2023

 

The majority of prizes are in- beautiful crate pads and specialty beds.  Ginny’s company normally donates prizes to Cresteds at the Manatee Kennel Club shows, but certainly upped her game for the ACCC specialties with these crate pads!  We will have flat ribbons for our first through fourth placements through MBF and Rosettes for the winners (BOB, BOS, BOW etc) also sponsored by Ginny.  These specialties are happening within an All Breed show, everything is pretty much completed at this time except some last minute prizes.

 

Thank you to the Board for this opportunity to serve the club.

 

Samantha Carter

 

Hall of Fame Conformation

 

The Hall of Fame is doing great. The website updates that Liz has been doing are a real asset. 2021 website and book update will be coming soon. Life and business have been busy with the world coming back to life. All certificates are up to date through 2021 and the 2021 report is posted.

Robin has been getting a copy of the AKC titles every month for use in the performance Hall of Fame.

Looking forward to processing the 2022 year end reports before the next national. 

Respectfully,

Jennifer Young-Johnson 

Hall of Fame Stewart (Conformation)

Shidacresteds@yahoo.com 

 

H&G committee meeting 11/15/22

In attendance: Amanda Roop, Peg Shaw, Norma Feldman, Joyce Enlow, Dr. Wendy Ryan

 

-The request to change mission statement to  “The Mission of the ACCC Health & Genetics Committee is to set objectives and develop plans to protect and improve the health and welfare of the Chinese Crested”.

-Mission to provide each national with an educational seminar.  We understand the our time is limited but the health of our breed is important. 

 

(Current Mission for reference) 

ACCC Health & Genetics Mission

The Mission of this Committee is to support research and education regarding the health of the Chinese Crested. Funds are derived from donations from various fundraising activities. The stated goal is to donate a minimum of $3,500 per year to such studies approved by the Committee

 

-Webinar with Myra Savant-Harris to be available as a membership perk  to have first access. Launch date: Jan 1 2023 (whelping and neonatal nursing care) 

(Stud dog health and breeding)  

The cost to complete these webinars was 500.00. 

We would like to charge 25.00 per session or 40.00 for both sessions. 

-Passing out flyers at the Orlando, FL shows to provide information about the Webinar. A voucher could be donated as a prize for the BBE winners in Orlando’s specialty. 

 

-Dr. Wendy will be providing cardiac and patella screenings at the national specialty. (We will be providing 2 nights at the hotel for her) Dr. Wendy would also like a few minutes after our annual meeting to explain the importance of health testing. 

-Contacting Pawprint Genetics to check if they are seeing trends in our breed testing. 

 

 

Next meeting: 12/6/22 at 3:30 EST

 

Judge’s Education Report 

 

   I would first like to take a moment to say thank you for this opportunity to support the ACCC and this wonderful Breed by Chairing the Judges Education Committee. I understand how important education is to any breed and I hope to do this position justice.

   I did hear from Penny to welcome me and let me know she is available for any questions, as we know each other thru Xolos as well . I have gone thru the information I received and wanted to give you an outline of what I will be working toward.

 

  1. Updating powerpoint will be most involved project of course as it will be the main tool used during Judges education seminars , it was sent in PDF format so I will be creating as powerpoint as well as updating slide photos and wording within.
  2. The trifold is actually in good shape and I feel it only needs the Clubs website added . It has very good example photos and information .
  3. I will be creating an illustrated diagram that highlights the important aspects of structure that can be used by judges as a quick reference.
  4. Once the powerpoint is completed and approved , I will contact AKC to setup a new Webinar .
  5. I would like to also update the truncated exam questions ( the test the judges take when applying for breed), as they are quite outdated, so I am going to contact AKC for process to do so.
  6. I would also create the AKC Canine College Course for Chinese Cresteds.
  7. I will be contacting AKC to discuss glitches on Breed page – the video overtakes page and user is unable to navigate to any other info available.

 

I am very open to suggestions or ideas that you feel are needed and I missed…I appreciate any input…

Thank you again for this opportunity,

Teresa Campbell

 

P.S.    Can you contact AKC to update them of this position so they can update their website too please?

        Appreciate it in advance 

 

Sunshine Report

Cards to Marlene Ponder and Mary Napper.

 

Website Report for November 2022

 

  • Recorded and Edited 2 Health & Genetic Seminar Videos 
  • Created Product with price variants for H&G Seminars
  • Created Social Media posts for Halloween, Orlando Specialty x2, Veteran’s Day, World Kindness video, Thanksgiving, & Giving Tuesday. 
  • Created December Social Media posts for Veterinary Professionals Day, Royal Canin Safe Travels, Holiday Safety Tips, First Day of Winter, Happy Holidays, & Merry Christmas. 
  • Created Product for Membership Renewals
  • Created Product for General Fund Donations
  • Created Product for Membership Renewals with Late Fee
  • Waiting for Hall of Fame information to be added in December per Hall of Fame Chair – Jennifer Young Johnson

 

Website Analytics

There is an increase in viewing due to Membership Renewal time as you will see the Breeders Directory and Renewal products were in the Top 3. 

 

 

AKC Delegates Report 

 

The next meeting of the AKC Delegates is scheduled for December 15 and 16 in Orlando, Florida.  I plan to attend these meetings on behalf of the ACCC.  I have attached the following documents for your review:

 

  1. Delegate Meeting Agenda
  2. Delegate Committee Agenda
  3. A list of the items up for a vote along with those items set to be read at the meeting and voted on at the March meeting.

 

As you can see there are only two items up for a vote.  The first item brings the Bylaws into alignment with the current practice of establishing the Nominating Committee by the AKC Board.  The second item clarifies that the AKC CFO manages the day-to-day financial operations of the AKC.  My recommendation is to vote yes for these two items.  The rest of the items listed in the vote/read report will be voted on at the next meeting in March.

 

I hope that you and your families have a happy Thanksgiving.

 

Regards,

Neil H. Butterklee, Esq.

nbutterkle@aol.com

631-804-5185

 

Attachments

 

AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB 

DELEGATE MEETING 

AGENDA 

Friday, December 16, 2022 

Rosen Centre Hotel 

Orlando, Florida 

The Forum will begin at 9:00 a.m. 

“Q & A for Board of Director Candidates” – Moderated by Gina M. DiNardo 

Meeting will be called to order no earlier than 10 a.m. ET. 

Introduction of persons on dais. 

Delegates seated since last meeting; introduction of Delegates attending their first meeting.  Approval of minutes. 

Chairman’s Report 

President’s Report 

Financial Report  

Vote on the proposed amendment to Article VIII, Section 1, of the Charter and Bylaws of The  American Kennel Club, which brings the bylaws into alignment with the current practice for  designating the Nominating Committee by the Board of Directors.  

Vote on the proposed amendment to Article X, Section 1, of the Charter and Bylaws of The  American Kennel Club, which reflects the current state of business where the Chief Financial  Officer manages the day-to-day financial operations of the AKC. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6, Section 2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17; Chapter  9, Section 10; and Chapter 11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows will be read/voted as  one amendment. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 6, Section 2A, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Premium Lists and Closing of Entries, which deletes verbiage eliminating outdated  means of production and inserts distribution methods consistent with current technology and  

practices. It also inserts show secretary as a required contact to be included in notice published  in premium lists where applicable.  

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 7, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Judges, which inserts “show secretaries” to bring current with existing and long-standing  expectations for those serving as a show secretary. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 7, Section 7, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows – Judges, which inserts “show secretaries” to bring current with existing and long-standing  expectations for those serving as a show secretary. It also replaces gender pronouns for  consistency within the Rules. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 7, Section 9, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Judges, which inserts “Superintendent or Show Secretary” to the list of individuals  responsible to ensure notice of a change of judge is posted at an event. It also replaces gender  pronouns for consistency within the Rules. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 7, Section 13, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Judges, which replaces the word “other” with “another” for clarity. It also replaces  gender pronouns for consistency within the Rules. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 7, Section 17, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Judges, which inserts “Superintendent or Show Secretary” to the list of individuals who  may be in possession of judge’s books. It also replaces gender pronouns for consistency within  the Rules. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 9, Section 10, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Superintendents and Show Secretaries, which inserts “show secretaries” to bring  current with existing and long-standing expectations for those serving as show secretary. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dogs Affecting Eligibility, which revises and inserts  language for clarity about who may make a correction to an entry after closing, and under what  conditions. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 8 and Chapter 10, Section 2, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows will be read/voted as one amendment. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 8, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows – Selection of Superintendent, Show Secretary and Veterinarians, which replaces “obedience trial  or tracking test” with generic “companion event” per the recommendation of the Companion  Events Committee. It also inserts content from the deleted Chapter 9, Section 3, addressing the  event committee’s responsibility to complete arrangements with a veterinarian to service its show  either in attendance or on call. Additionally, it is revised to be consistent with current application  procedures which do not ask or require for the name of the Show Veterinarian. Lastly, it relocates  content into Chapter 8 which is proposed to be deleted from Chapter 10, Section 2. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 10, Section 2, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Show Veterinarians, which deletes verbiage related to duty of the club proposed to be  inserted into Chapter 8. It also replaces “On call” veterinarian with Show Veterinarian, clarifying  that whether in attendance or on call, the Show Veterinarian must be available to examine dogs  during show hours. Lastly, the word “treat” is replaced with “examine” for veterinary procedural  purposes. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 11, Section 8, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows – Dog Show Entries, Conditions of Dogs Affecting Eligibility, which inserts “and all other  single entry non-regular classes” to expand the classes in which neutered dogs or spayed bitches  may be allowed to compete. It maintains the allowance to only be permissible at independent  specialties or All-Breed dog shows where there is no competition beyond Best of Breed. It also  maintains that to achieve a Conformation title, a neutered or spayed entrant must have first 

attained its Championship title by competing unaltered in the regular classes. It corresponds to  the proposal to Chapter 6, Section 2, which adds verbiage to clarify that information must be  included in the premium list if the club elects to permit neutered dogs and spayed bitches to  compete in Veterans, or any other single-entry non-regular class. 

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 6, Section 2, of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows – Premium Lists and Closing of Entries, which inserts “and/” to reflect the need, when applicable, to list both a superintendent and individual show secretary in the premium list. It also inserts for  clarity that notification must be included in the premium list for an independent specialty or All Breed dog show that does not offer Groups or Best in Show, if the club has elected to allow  neutered dogs or spayed bitches to compete in non-regular classes.  

Read on the proposed amendment to Chapter 14, Section 11, of the Field Trial Rules and  Standard Procedure for Retrievers, which will not allow Local Retriever Field Trials that award  championship points to do so during the two National Championship events. This provision does  not prohibit clubs from holding derby stakes, qualifying stakes or owner-handler qualifying stakes.  

General Orders 

New Business

 

December 15, 2022 Delegate Committee Meeting Agendas 

Please check the hotel signs for room assignments 

  

New Delegates & Mentors Briefing – Thursday, December 15th8:15 to 8:50am   

General Caucus – Thursday, December 15th– 5:00 to 6:15pm  

 

Legislative Caucus – Friday, December 16th– 7:30 to 8:45am 

  

Coordinating Committee 3:45 to 5:00pm  

  1. Report of Chair 
  2. Reorganization of Coordinating Committee  

(1) Chair 

(2) Secretary 

  1. Reports from Committee Chairs  
  2. ALL-BREED: Nancy Fisk  
  3. BYLAWS: Gretchen Bernardi 
  4. CANINE HEALTH: Susan LaCroix Hamil 
  5. COMPANION EVENTS: Gail LaBerge 
  6. DELEGATE ADVOCACY & ADVANCEMENT: Mary Lou Olszewski f. DOG SHOW RULES: Cindy Miller  
  7. FIELD TRIAL & HUNTING TEST EVENTS: Jim Corbett 
  8. HERDING, EARTHDOG, COURSING & SCENT WORK EVENTS: Bob LaBerge i. PARENT CLUBS: Peter Piusz  
  9. Reports of Staff & Board Representatives  
  10. Discussion of Future Forum Topics 
  11. December 2022: Board of Directors Candidates Q & A 
  12. March 2023: No Forum – Board Election 
  13. June 2023: Preservation Breeders (Dr Charles Garvin) 
  14. September 2023 (To be discussed further): Genetic Diversity Testing & the Proposed Preservation Bank (Dr Charles Garvin)  
  15. Future Topic suggestions: 

(1) Rehabilitation & Canine Sports Medicine – Dr. Samuel Franklin 

(2) Museum of the Dog – What to do with our DOG & breed specific  

memorabilia, ephemera & art  

(3) Club Insurance – presented by AKC Insurance providers & AKC’s General  Counsel Heather McManus  

(4) Procedure for Misconduct Proceedings  

  1. Old Business  
  2. Group Realignment Subcommittee 
  3. New Business  

All-Breed Clubs Committee 9:00 to 11:30am  

  1. Board Liaison Report 
  2. Staff Liaison Report 
  3. Update from Junior Committee 
  4. Legislative Update  
  5. Communication & Community Outreach 
  6. Stewarding – New Canine College Course 
  7. Planning for the future – developing & following a plan for your club  
  8. Report from Realignment subcommittee  
  9. Report from Companion Event/All-Breed Clubs Joint subcommittee  
  10. Request for New Discussion Topics – Comments from the Floor 

Bylaws Committee – 9:00 to 11:30am  

  1. Discussion of possible proposed change to Article VI, Section 6, Delegate Eligibility  2. Report from Bylaws Review Subcommittee  
  2. Revisiting some to consider new language and/or withdrawing others  (1) Article VI, Section 4 

(2) Article VIII, Section 8 

(3) Article X, Section 9 

(4) Article X, Section 12 

(5) Article XI, Section 4 

(6) Article XII, Section 1 

(7) Article XII, Section 2 

(8) Article XIII, Section 2 

(9) Article XIII, Section 6 

(10) Article XIII, Section 5 

(11) Article XIII, Section 8 

(12) Article XIV 

  1. Report from DNA work group  
  2. Discussion of the Rule that allows Delegates to act as show secretaries  

Canine Health Committee 9:00 to 11:30am  

  1. CHF Updates 
  2. Parent Club Health Conference  
  3. Canine & Cocktails – tonight (Thursday) 
  4. Dog Aging Project 
  5. Club MOUs 
  6. CHIC DNA  
  7. OFA Updates 
  8. BOAS Updates 
  9. DNA Whitepaper  
  10. CHIC numbers now on pedigrees 
  11. Veterinary Outreach  

4 Semen Preservation Bank  

  1. Low Entry Breeds 
  2. Multiplex testing – new players  
  3. Continued challenges 
  4. FCI World Congress Report 
  5. AKC Marketplace  
  6. Old Business 
  7. New Business 

Companion Events Committee 9:00 to 11:30am  

  1. Report of the Chair  
  2. Staff report 
  3. Liaison report  
  4. Old Business 
  5. Update on sub-committee on All-Breed Clubs dropping Obedience b. Shortage of New Judges  
  6. Update on progress/system in place for new judges to apply  
  7. Update on Judges Seminar 
  8. New Business  
  9. Non-Clubs offering AKC Obedience Trials 
  10. Type of Support AKC provides to Groups/Clubs who are not AKC Sanctioned, Licensed or a Member Club to allow them to sponsor AKC ATT, AKC Fit Dog c. Suggestion on how to improve entries

Delegate Advocacy and Advancement Committee 1:00 to 3:30pm  

  1. Report of Chair 
  2. Committee Reorganization & Changes 
  3. Board & Staff Liaisons Updates 
  4. New Delegate Mentoring Sub-Committee Report 
  5. Annual New Delegate Orientation 
  6. Name Badges Report 
  7. Delegate Handbook 
  8. Feedback from Delegates  
  9. Revisions & Update 
  10. Video Expansion  
  11. Progress Update  
  12. Junior Joint Committee  
  13. Role of Parent Clubs 
  14. Google List  
  15. Hot Topics 
  16. Updates on DAAC List  
  17. Standing up for Delegate Judges 
  18. Survey 
  19. Results 
  20. Presentation 
  21. Best Practices for Committee Work 
  22. Old Business  
  23. Committee Stipend 
  24. Board Candidates 
  25. New Business  
  26. Review Votes & Reads for December 

  

Dog Show Rules Committee 1:00 to 3:30pm  

  1. Chairman Housekeeping Items  
  2. Items sent to AKC Board  

(1) Chapter 8 

(2) Chapter 10, Section 2 

(3) Chapter 6, Sections 2 & 2A 

(4) Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 & 17 

(5) Chapter 9, Section 10 

(6) Chapter 11, Section 6 

  1. Items to be voted on this meeting – None  
  2. March 2023 deadlines 
  3. Board of Director Liaisons reports 
  4. Staff Updates  
  5. Chapter 15, Section 1 (Protests against Dogs) & Chapter 10, Section 5 (Show  Veterinarians) 
  6. Chapter 2, Section 8 (Making Application to Hold a Show – Specialties) 6. Chapter 2, Section 14 (Making Application to Hold a Show – Book Requirements) 7. Chapter 7, Section 1 (Judges – Eligibility) 
  7. Chapter 9, Section 12A (New Section- Show Secretary Application) 
  8. Chapter 11, Section 8 (Alterations of Dog Appearance) 
  9. Open Discussion / Q & A from audience

Field Trial and Hunting Test Events Committee 1:00 to 3:30pm  1. Report from AKC Board Liaison 

  1. Meet The Breeds In The Field  
  2. Report from AKC Staff Liaison 
  3. AKC Government Relations  
  4. Current Issues (Concerns for Performance Clubs/Events) 
  5. Impact of 2022 Mid-Term Elections  
  6. Best Practices for Performance Events/Clubs (Continuing Discussion) a. Discussion – Concerns from Hunting Test Retriever Participants  5. Inflation & Supply Line Issues (Event Supplies & Operating Materials) 6. Committee Members Reports  

Herding, Earthdog, Coursing & Scent Work Events Committee 1:00 to 3:30pm  1. Report of the Chair  

  1. Report of the Secretary  
  2. Herding 
  3. Prioritizing of Herding Initiatives  
  4. New Herding Issues  
  5. Earthdog  
  6. New Earthdog Issues  
  7. Coursing  
  8. New Coursing Issues  
  9. Scent Work 
  10. New Scent Work Issues  
  11. Staff Liaison Communications 
  12. Board Liaison Communications 

Parent Clubs Committee 1:00 to 3:30pm  

  1. Memorial for Pat Laurans  
  2. Legislative Update 
  3. Parent Club Health statements for AKC.org
  4. Campaign to get more Parent Clubs to Member Status 
  5. Veterinary Outreach by AKC 
  6. AKC Juniors committee report 
  7. Promote Parent Clubs naming a Junior Coordinator 
  8. Promote Parent Clubs to update Registration Breed Flyer  
  9. PCC Best Practices Project  

10.Specialty Show Site sub-committee report 

11.AKC Archives for Parent Clubs 

12.Parent Club Breeder’s Development sub-committee report  

  1. Developing Parent Club Programs for Breeder Mentoring & Breeder Education b. Filming/recording breeders of the year by AKC  
  2. Encourage Parent Clubs to interview & video their iconic breeders  d. Research into Parent Club use of database pedigree programs 
  3. Mentoring Jrs on becoming breeders  
  4. AKC Purebred Preservation Bank 

14.Promote AKC Pupdate for Parent Clubs  

15.New Business 

  1. Meet The Breeds 

(1) 2023 – NYC  

(2) Results of Columbus OH October 2022

Parent Clubs Committee – 1:00 to 3:30pm (continued) 

  1. “5-year plans” as a Parent Club tool 
  2. Group Realignment subcommittee  
  3. Breed Health through the Breed Standard 
  4. Parent Clubs & their licensed & unlicensed specialty clubs  
  5. Need for an AKC Directory of all departments & contacts with phone & email

 

CHARTER AND BYLAWS of THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB, Inc. ARTICLE VIII, Section 1 

(To be voted at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

 

Rule (Bylaw or Regulation) 

(Line Out) 

ARTICLE VIII 

SECTION 1. The Board of Directors before  August fifteenth of each year shall designate five  Delegates to be a Nominating Committee. No  Delegate designated to serve on the Nominating  Committee may be an officer of the AKC or a  member of its Board of Directors. The duty of the  Nominating Committee is to nominate candidates  for vacancies on the Board of Directors which are  to be filled at the next annual meeting of the AKC.  The names of the Delegates on the Nominating  Committee are to be published on the Secretary’s  Page of the September AKC Gazette. 

Proposed 

(Line In) 

ARTICLE VIII 

SECTION 1. The Board of Directors before  August fifteenth of each year shall designate  five Delegates to serve as principal members and two Delegates to serve as alternates to be a  

Nominating Committee. No Delegate designated to serve on the Nominating Committee may be an  officer of the AKC or a member of its Board of  Directors. The duty of the Nominating Committee is to nominate candidates for vacancies on the Board  of Directors which are to be filled at the next annual  meeting of the AKC. The names of the Delegates on  the Nominating Committee and their roles as either  principal members or alternates are to be published  on the Secretary’s Page of the September AKC  Gazette. 

Comments 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Bylaws Committee. 

The amendment brings the bylaws into  alignment with the current practice for  designating the Nominating Committee by the  Board of Directors.

 

CHARTER AND BYLAWS of THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB, Inc. ARTICLE X, Section 1 

(To be voted at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

 

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SECTION 1. The Board shall have supervision of  the funds, assets and property of the AKC and shall  determine how much thereof shall be left in the  hands or under direct control of the Treasurer for  current needs, and how the balance thereof shall be  deposited or invested and shall have power to  withdraw or transfer said deposits or dispose of or  change said investments for the benefit of the AKC. 

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SECTION 1. The Board shall have supervision of  the funds, assets and property of the AKC and shall  determine how much thereof shall be left in the  hands or under direct control of the Chief Financial  Officer for current needs, and how the balance  thereof shall be deposited or invested and shall have  power to withdraw or transfer said deposits or  dispose of or change said investments for the benefit  of the AKC. 

Comments 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Bylaws Committee. 

This change reflects the current state of  business where the Chief Financial Officer  manages the day-to-day financial operations  of the AKC.

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SECTION 2A.  

RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS 

PREMIUM LISTS AND CLOSING OF ENTRIES (To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 2A.  

Comments 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

Previous portions of this section are unchanged 

The conditions of all prizes and trophies offered  must conform to the provisions of Chapter 5 of these  rules and Chapter 1, Sections 19, 20, 21 and 30 of the  Obedience Regulations. A club using a condensed  form of premium list is obligated to prepare lists of  the breed and obedience prizes and trophies for  distribution to prospective entrants and exhibitors on  request. Such lists can be printed, multilithed,  multigraphed, mimeographed or typed (and  photostated) on paper of any suitable size with both  sides of the paper being used if the club wishes. In  each condensed form of premium list there must be  the notation: “A list of breed and obedience prizes  and trophies offered can be obtained by writing to  (name and address of club secretary and/or  superintendent and address).” 

Remainder of this section is unchanged. 

Previous portions of this section are unchanged 

The conditions of all prizes and trophies offered  must conform to the provisions of Chapter 5 of these  rules and Chapter 1, Sections 19, 20, 21 and 30 of the  Obedience Regulations. A club using a condensed  form of premium list is obligated to prepare lists of  the breed and obedience prizes and trophies for  distribution to prospective entrants and exhibitors on  request. Such lists can be printed and distributed by  US mail or in person or emailed. In each condensed  form of premium list there must be the notation: “A  list of breed and obedience prizes and trophies  offered can be obtained by writing to (name and  address of club secretary, show secretary and/or  superintendent and address).” 

Remainder of this section is unchanged. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6  Section 2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17; Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter  11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows will be read/voted as one amendment. 

Deletes verbiage eliminating outdated means  of production and inserts distribution  methods consistent with current technology  and practices.  

Inserts “show secretary” as a required  contact to be included in notice published in  premium lists where applicable. 

 

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JUDGES 

(To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 6. Event committees or superintendents  shall, in every instance, notify appointed judges of  the breeds and group classes upon which they are to  pass, and such notifications shall be given before the  publication of the premium lists 

SECTION 6. Event committees, show secretaries, or superintendents shall, in every instance, notify  appointed judges of the breeds and group classes  upon which they are to pass, and such notifications  shall be given before the publication of the premium  lists 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6  Section 2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17; Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter  11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows will be read/voted as one amendment. 

Inserts “show secretaries” to bring current  with existing and long-standing expectations  for those serving as a show secretary. 

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JUDGES 

(To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 7. Event committees or superintendents  shall not add to or subtract from the number of  breeds or variety groups which a selected judge has  agreed to pass upon without first notifying said judge  of and obtaining his consent to the contemplated  change in his assigned breeds or variety groups, and  the judge when so notified may refuse to judge any  breeds or variety groups added to his original  assignment. 

SECTION 7. Event committees, show secretaries, or superintendents shall not add to or subtract from  the number of breeds or variety groups which a  selected judge has agreed to pass upon without first  notifying said judge of and obtaining his consent to  the contemplated change in his assigned breeds or variety groups, and the judge when so notified may  refuse to judge any breeds or variety groups added to  his/her original assignment. 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6  Section 2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17; Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter  11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows will be read/voted as one amendment. 

Inserts “show secretaries” to bring current  with existing and long-standing expectations  for those serving as a show secretary.  

Replaces “his” with “his/her” for  consistency within the Rules.

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SECTION 9. Should an Event committee be  informed at any time within ten days before the  opening of its show, or after its show has opened,  that an advertised judge will not fulfill his or her  engagement to judge, it shall substitute a qualified  judge in his or her place and shall obtain approval of  the change from The American Kennel Club if time  allows. No Notice need be sent to those exhibitors  who have entered dogs under the advertised judge.  

The Event Committee will be responsible for  having a notice posted in a prominent place within  the show precincts as soon after the show opens as is  practical informing exhibitors of the change in  judges. An exhibitor who has entered a dog under an  advertised judge who is being replaced may  withdraw such entry and shall have the entry fee  refunded, provided notice of such withdrawal is  given to the Superintendent or Show Secretary prior  to the start of the judging of the breed which is to be  passed upon by a substitute judge. 

SECTION 9. Should an Event committee be  informed at any time within ten days before the  opening of its show, or after its show has opened,  that an advertised judge will not fulfill his or her  engagement to judge, it shall substitute a qualified  judge in his/her place and shall obtain approval of  the change from The American Kennel Club if time  allows. No Notice need be sent to those exhibitors  who have entered dogs under the advertised judge.  

The Event Committee, Superintendent, or Show  Secretary will be responsible for having a notice  posted in a prominent place within the show  precincts as soon after the show opens as is practical  informing exhibitors of the change in judges. An  exhibitor who has entered a dog under an advertised  judge who is being replaced may withdraw such  entry and shall have the entry fee refunded, provided  notice of such withdrawal is given to the  Superintendent or Show Secretary prior to the start of  the judging of the breed which is to be passed upon  by a substitute judge. 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6  Section 2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17; Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter  11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows will be read/voted as one amendment. 

Replaces “his or her” with “his/her” for  consistency within the Rules. 

Inserts “Superintendent or Show Secretary” to the list of individuals responsible to ensure  notice of change of judge is posted at an  event. 

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SECTION 13. 

RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS 

JUDGES 

(To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 13. 

Comments 

 

Previous portions of this section are unchanged 

When the entries have closed, if the entry under  any judge exceeds the above limits, the Event  Committee must select some other judge or judges to  whom sufficient breeds can be assigned, to bring the  total assignment of every judge within and as close  as possible to the limit without removing provisional  breeds listed in the judge’s contract without the  judge’s agreement. The removal of any breeds is to  be discussed with the assigned judge. If a judge is  assigned four or fewer breeds, the assignment shall  be reduced first by reassigning to other judge  sufficient classes from one breed to eliminate the  overload, with any non-regular classes in that breed  being the first removed. The same procedure shall  then be followed for as many breeds as necessary  until the overload is eliminated. This will apply  whether or not the breed in question involves  varieties.  

Notice must be sent to the owner of each dog  affected by such a change in judges at least five days  before the opening of the show, and the owner has  the right to withdraw his entry and have his entry fee  refunded provided notification  

of his withdrawal is received no later than one half hour prior to the start of any regular conformation  judging at the show, by the Superintendent or Show  Secretary named in the premium list to receive  entries. 

Previous portions of this section are unchanged 

When the entries have closed, if the entry under  any judge exceeds the above limits, the Event  Committee must select some other judge or judges to  whom sufficient breeds can be assigned, to bring the  total assignment of every judge within and as close  as possible to the limit without removing provisional  breeds listed in the judge’s contract without the  judge’s agreement. The removal of any breeds is to  be discussed with the assigned judge. If a judge is  assigned four or fewer breeds, the assignment shall  be reduced first by reassigning to another judge  sufficient classes from one breed to eliminate the  overload, with any non-regular classes in that breed  being the first removed. The same procedure shall  then be followed for as many breeds as necessary  until the overload is eliminated. This will apply  whether or not the breed in question involves  varieties.  

Notice must be sent to the owner of each dog  affected by such a change in judges at least five days  before the opening of the show, and the owner has  the right to withdraw his entry and have his entry fee  refunded provided notification of his/her withdrawal  is received no later than one half-hour prior to the  start of any regular conformation judging at the  show, by the Superintendent or Show Secretary  named in the premium list to receive entries. 

This amendment was proposed by the Delegate  Dog Show Rules Committee. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6 Section  2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17;  Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter 11, Section 6,  of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows will be  read/voted as one amendment. 

Replaces the word “other” with “another” for  clarity.  

Replaces “his” with “his/her” for consistency  within the Rules.

 

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JUDGES 

(To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 17. A judge shall be supplied with a book  called the judge’s book in which he shall mark all  awards and all absent dogs. The original judges’  books at shows shall be in the custody of the judge,  steward, superintendent, or superintendent’s  assistant. None other shall be allowed access to them.  At the conclusion of the judging, the book must be  signed by the judge and any changes which may  have been made therein initialed by him 

SECTION 17. A judge shall be supplied with a  book called the judge’s book in which he/she shall  mark all awards and all absent dogs. The original  judges’ books at shows shall be in the custody of the  judge, steward, superintendent, superintendent’s  assistant, or show secretary. None other shall be  allowed access to them. At the conclusion of the  judging, the book must be signed by the judge and  any changes which may have been made therein  initialed by him/her 

This amendment was proposed by the Delegate  Dog Show Rules Committee. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6 Section  2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17;  Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter 11, Section 6,  of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows will be  read/voted as one amendment. 

Replaces which “he” with “he/she” for  consistency within the Rules. 

Inserts “Superintendent or Show Secretary” to the  list of individuals who may be in possession of  judge’s books. 

Replaces by “him” with “him/her” for  consistency within the Rules.

 

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RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS 

SUPERINTENDENTS AND SHOW SECRETARIES (To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 10. Event committees and  superintendents of dog shows shall be held  responsible for the enforcement of all rules and  regulations relating to shows and must provide  themselves with a copy of The American Kennel  Club rules and regulations for reference 

SECTION 10. Event committees, show  secretaries, and superintendents of dog shows shall  be held responsible for the enforcement of all rules  and regulations relating to shows and must provide  themselves with a copy of The American Kennel  Club rules and regulations for reference 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6  Section 2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17; Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter  11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows will be read/voted as one amendment. 

Inserts the words “show secretaries” to bring  current with existing and long-standing  expectations for those serving as a show  secretary. 

 

RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS 

DOG SHOW ENTRIES, CONDITIONS OF DOGS AFFECTING ELIGIBILITY (To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

 

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SECTION 6. No entry may be changed or  canceled unless notice of the change or cancellation  is received in writing by the Superintendent or Show  Secretary named in the premium list to receive  entries, prior to the closing date and hour for entries,  except that prior to the judging: 

  • a correction may be made in the sex of a dog, • a dog may be transferred within the divisions of  the Puppy Class, the Twelve-to-Eighteen Month  Class, the Bred-by-Exhibitor Class, or the  Veterans Class, 
  • a dog may be transferred between the Puppy and  Twelve-to-Eighteen Month Classes or  

appropriate divisions thereof. 

Remainder of this section is unchanged. 

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SECTION 6. No entry may be changed or  canceled unless notice of the change or cancellation  is received in writing by the Superintendent or Show  Secretary named in the premium list to receive  entries, prior to the closing date and hour for entries.  However, prior to the judging the Superintendent or  Show Secretary may: 

  • make a correction in the sex of a dog, 
  • transfer a dog within the divisions of the Puppy  Class, the Twelve-to-Eighteen Month Class, the  Bred-by-Exhibitor Class, or the Veterans Class, 
  • transfer a dog between the Puppy and Twelve-to Eighteen Month Classes or appropriate divisions  thereof. 

Remainder of this section is unchanged. 

Comments 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 6  Section 2A; Chapter 7, Sections 6, 7, 9, 13 and 17; Chapter 9, Section 10; and Chapter  11, Section 6, of the Rules Applying to Dog  Shows will be read/voted as one amendment. 

Revises and inserts language for clarity about  who may make a correction to an entry after  closing, and under what conditions. 

 

RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS 

SELECTION OF SUPERINTENDENT, SHOW SECRETARY AND VETERINARIANS  (To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) 

The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

 

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Prior to receiving permission to hold a dog show,  obedience trial or tracking test, the club must submit  the name, complete address, and daytime telephone  number of the Superintendent or Show Secretary  and Veterinarian contracted by the club to service  the event.  

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Prior to receiving permission to hold a dog show  and/or companion event, every licensed or member club must submit the name, complete address, and  daytime telephone number of the Superintendent  and/or Show Secretary contracted by the club to  service the event. 

Prior to the event, the club must arrange with a  veterinarian(s) or local veterinary clinic to serve as  the Show Veterinarian. The name of the Show  Veterinarian must be published in the premium list  (as defined in Chapter 6, Section 2).  

For unbenched shows, the Show Veterinarian may  be either in attendance or “on call.” The club must  provide adequate contact information of the “on call”  veterinarian to the Superintendent and/or Show  Secretary. 

Comments 

This amendment was initiated by Staff and  presented to the Board of Directors for  approval.  

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 8 and  Chapter 10, Section 2, of the Rules Applying  to Dog Shows will be read/voted as one  amendment. 

Replaces “obedience trial or tracking test”  with generic “companion event” per the  recommendation of the Companion Events  Committee.  

Inserts content from the deleted Chapter 9, Section 3, addressing the event committee’s  responsibility to complete arrangements with  a veterinarian to service its show either in  attendance or on call. Also revised to be  consistent with current application  procedures which do not ask or require for  the name of the Show Veterinarian. 

Relocates content into Chapter 8 proposed to  be deleted from Chapter 10, Section 2.

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SHOW VETERINARIANS 

(To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 2. Every club that holds a licensed or  member show must provide one or more qualified  veterinarians in attendance or contact information  for one or more qualified veterinarians “on call.”  “On call” veterinarian must be available to treat any  dog that becomes ill or injured at the dog show  during show hours. It will be the responsibility of  the owner or owner’s agent to transport the dog to  the veterinarian and for any cost associated with the  dog’s illness or injury. “On call” veterinarians are  not required to be present at the event. 

SECTION 2. The Show Veterinarian must be  available to examine any dog that becomes ill or  injured at the dog show during show hours. It will be  the responsibility of the owner or owner’s agent to  transport the dog to the veterinarian and for any cost  associated with the dog’s illness or injury. “On call”  veterinarians are not required to be present at the  event 

This amendment was initiated by Staff  and presented to the Board of Directors for  approval.  

The proposed rule changes to Chapter 8 and  Chapter 10, Section 2, of the Rules Applying  to Dog Shows will be read/voted as one  amendment. 

Deletes verbiage related to duty of the club  proposed to be inserted into Chapter 8. 

Replaces “On call” veterinarian with Show  Veterinarian, clarifying that whether in attendance or on call, the Show Veterinarian  must be available to examine dogs during  show hours.  

Replaces the word “treat” with “examine” for veterinary procedural purposes.

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PREMIUM LISTS AND CLOSING OF ENTRIES (To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

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SECTION 8. A dog which is blind, deaf, castrated,  spayed, or which has been changed in appearance by  artificial means except as specified in the standard for  its breed, or a male which does not have two normal  testicles normally located in the scrotum, may not  compete at any show and will be disqualified except  that a castrated male may be entered as Stud Dog in  the Stud Dog Class and a spayed bitch may be entered  as Brood Bitch in the Brood Bitch Class. A dog will  not be considered to have been changed by artificial  means because of removal of dewclaws or docking of  tail if it is of a breed in which such removal or  docking is a regularly approved practice which is not  contrary to the standard. Neutered dogs and spayed  bitches would be allowed to compete in Veterans  Classes only at independent specialties and/or those  all-breed shows which do not offer any competitive  classes beyond Best of Breed. 

Remainder of this section is unchanged. 

SECTION 8. A dog which is blind, deaf, castrated,  spayed, or which has been changed in appearance by  artificial means except as specified in the standard for  its breed, or a male which does not have two normal  testicles normally located in the scrotum, may not  compete at any show and will be disqualified except  that a castrated male may be entered as Stud Dog in  the Stud Dog Class and a spayed bitch may be entered  as Brood Bitch in the Brood Bitch Class. A dog will  not be considered to have been changed by artificial  means because of removal of dewclaws or docking of  tail if it is of a breed in which such removal or  docking is a regularly approved practice which is not  contrary to the standard. Neutered dogs and spayed  bitches would be allowed to compete in Veterans and  all other single entry non-regular classes only at  independent specialties and/or those all-breed shows  which do not offer any competitive classes beyond  Best of Breed. 

Remainder of this section is unchanged. 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

Inserts “and all other single entry non regular classes” to expand the classes in  which neutered dogs or spayed bitches may  be allowed to compete.  

Maintains the allowance to only be  permissible at independent specialties or All Breed dog shows where there is no  competition beyond Best of Breed.  

Maintains that to achieve a Conformation  title, a neutered or spayed entrant must have  first attained its Championship title by  competing unaltered in the regular classes.  

Corresponds to the proposal to Chapter 6, Section 2, which adds verbiage to clarify that information must be included in the premium  list if the club elects to permit neutered dogs  and spayed bitches to compete in Veterans or  any other single-entry non-regular class.

 

RULES APPLYING TO DOG SHOWS 

PREMIUM LISTS AND CLOSING OF ENTRIES (To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

 

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SECTION 2.  

Previous portions of this section are unchanged 

  • the name and address of the superintendent or  show secretary who has been approved by The  American Kennel Club 
  • the entry fee(s)  
  • whether the show is benched or unbenched • the exact location of the show 
  • the date or dates on which it is to be held • the times of opening and closing of the show  

Notification must be printed in the Premium List  only if the club is not offering the three-point major to  the Reserve Winners at the National Specialty.  

All-Breed Conformation events whose entries are  limited must have a defined date and time for the  opening of entries that is to be prominently displayed  in the premium list. For these events, the premium  list is required to be published at least 72 hours prior  to the acceptance of entries.  

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SECTION 2.  

Previous portions of this section are unchanged 

  • the name and address of the superintendent and/or  show secretary who has been approved by The  American Kennel Club 
  • the entry fee(s)  
  • whether the show is benched or unbenched • the exact location of the show 
  • the date or dates on which it is to be held • the times of opening and closing of the show  

Notification must be printed in the Premium List  only if the club is not offering the three-point major to  the Reserve Winners at the National Specialty.  

Notification must be printed in the Premium List for  independent specialties and/or all-breed shows which  do not offer any competitive classes beyond Best of  Breed only if neutered dogs and spayed bitches are  allowed to compete in Veterans and/or any other  single entry non-regular classes. 

All-Breed Conformation events whose entries are  limited must have a defined date and time for the  opening of entries that is to be prominently displayed  in the premium list. For these events, the premium list  is required to be published at least 72 hours prior to  the acceptance of entries. 

Comments 

This amendment was proposed by the  Delegate Dog Show Rules Committee. 

Inserts “and/” to reflect the need, when  applicable, to list both a superintendent and  individual show secretary in the premium list. 

Inserts for clarity that notification must be  included in the premium list for an  independent specialty or all-breed dog show  that does not offer Groups or Best in Show, if  the club has elected to allow neutered dogs or  spayed bitches to compete in non-regular  classes. 

 

FIELD TRIAL RULES AND STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR RETRIEVERS  Chapter 14, Section 11 

(To be read at the December 16, 2022 Delegate Meeting) The AKC Board of Directors approves this amendment 

 

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This amendment was proposed by the 

RULES FOR RETRIEVER TRIALS  SECTION 11. Number of Trials/Stakes. 

RULES FOR RETRIEVER TRIALS  SECTION 11. Number of Trials/Stakes. (New paragraph 7) 

Local Trials Held During National  Championships. No local Retriever Field Trials  that award championship points will be allowed  during the running of the National Retriever  Championship Trial or the National Amateur  Retriever Championship Trial.  

Retriever Field Trial Advisory Committee. 

Local Retriever Field Trials that award  championship points will not be allowed during  the two National Championship events. This  provision does not prohibit clubs from holding  derby stakes, qualifying stakes or owner-handler  qualifying stakes.