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UKC Announces Revisions to Conformation Rulebook

Updates to the Official Conformation Rulebook for 2022

December 1, 2021

Source: Denise Vavla
Job Title: Program Manager

The Official Conformation Rulebook has been revised for January 1, 2022 to include these clarifications:

  • Protective sunscreen is acceptable on hairless dogs when showing outside in sunny conditions
  • Information on the Total Dog and Total Junior awards has been moved to its own chapter (Chapter 9)

You can review those changes in the rulebook, and an insert at the back of the rulebook outlines these changes.

Please contact the All-Breed Sports department at if you have any questions.

Thank you and please enjoy your holiday season.

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