Some clarity on Dog Show Licenses and Sanctions


It is important to note that if the rules set out are not followed competitors will automatically be disqualified from taking part in any shows licensed by the EAKC.”

EAKC Show Rules & Regulations p4 – 6d.

It has become clear that there are enough enthusiasts becoming active now to organize some fantastic Sanction Shows around the region under the jurisdiction of the EAKC. To avoid this great development having any negative effect on those members who want to take part with their registered dogs it is important that those organizing shows understand the rules. Just drop us a line to make sure your show is sanctioned.

RECOGNISED SHOWS

Recognised Shows under EAKC Rules and Regulations are those held under Licence or Sanction granted by the Council of the EAKC or Matches permitted by the Council of the EAKC.

SHOWS HELD UNDER LICENCE

Proper Pedigree Dog Shows held by any recognised bodies following EAKC Rules.

SHOWS HELD UNDER SANCTION ARE

Shows where dogs of all sorts may be exhibited and may be judged on non-pedigree traits such as how well they move, or their family resemblance (such as at the Shaggy Dog Show)

PERMISSION TO HOLD SHOWS

The council of the EAKC has the power to grant, withhold, or cancel permission to hold any show in East Africa.

APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE

The application for a licence to hold a show must be lodged on the appropriate form (Form 14) with the Executive Officer of the EAKC office in Nairobi (eakennelclub@gmail.com), at least two(2) months before the proposed date of the Show

APPLICATION FOR A SANCTION

A polite note to the EAKC Office in Nairobi (eakennelclub@gmail.com) no less than 1 month before the proposed Show, which will be noted by the Council.

Repercussions

It is important to note that if the rules set out are not followed competitors may be disqualified from taking part in any shows licensed by the EAKC.

As per rule 6d of the Show regulations: “…Exhibits at unrecognised Shows automatically become disqualified for entry at any Shows held under the permission of the Council of the EAKC…”. A point which is reiterated again under the heading “Disqualifications”, chapter 26 of the Show Regulations.