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UKC Cur/Feist Bench Show Procedures (A Guideline for Judges)

*Revised January 1, 2008

To standardize the procedures of a Bench Show and to avoid inconsistencies and errors, the following procedure has been provided.

When the Bench Show Judge arrives at the club grounds, he should remind each person taking entries for the show of the requirements for accepting entries. See “Entering Dogs in UKC Licensed Events” in this rules issue.

Only dogs with permanent papers or those pending final registration approval shall be accepted for entry. No entries shall be taken after the published closing time. There are no exceptions. The points will not be honored if either of these rules are violated.

Two club officers, along with the Bench Show Judge, must sign the report. A total of three different individuals’ signatures are required. The Judge, is responsible for the rules being enforced and the correct information being sent to the United Kennel Club.

Following is the procedure and sequence of judging UKC Licensed Bench Shows:

BLACK MOUTH CUR

A. (1) Judge male Puppy Class (6 mos. to 1 yr.)
(2) Judge male Junior Class (1 yr. & under 2 yrs.)
(3) Judge male Senior Class (2 yrs. & older)
(4) Call the winner of each male Black Mouth Cur class back for judging. The winner of this judging is awarded the Best Male of Breed.

B. (1) Judge female Puppy Class (6 mos. to 1 yr.)
(2) Judge female Junior Class (1 yr & under 2 yrs.)
(3) Judge female Senior Class (2 yrs. & older)
(4) Call the winners of each female Black Mouth Cur class back for judging. The winner of this judging is awarded the Best Female of Breed.

*Follow the same sequence for each of the other 4 breeds in alphabetical sequence.

    Black Mouth Cur
    Mountain Cur
    Stephens’ Cur
    Treeing Cur
    Treeing Feist

When all Best of Breed winners have been determined, all Best Male of Breed winners are brought back and judged together. The winner is awarded Best Male of Show. Then all Best Female of Breed winners are brought back and judged together to determine the Best Female of Show.

Once these are determined, the Champion of Champions class is held. In the Champion of Champions class, males and females are shown together. The winner is declared the winner of the Champion of Champions class. If this category is large and the Judge decides to judge the dogs by breed, he may do so. They would then have one or more of each breed to judge for the Best Champion.

The Grand Show Champions class is judged next. Males and females are shown together. This is an honorary class and no UKC points will be awarded.
The show is not to be interrupted for any other activity, unless it is a large show and the Judge requests a rest break.