Post by Sterling Anderson on Dec 22, 2016 13:46:40 GMT -8
Hello all! The SUKC judging team has been brainstorming and we've come up with an idea that we hope you'll love!
In real life dog showing, dogs can earn their CH in multiple different countries. On the SUKC, we're limited to CH/UN CH, however you write it. To give our competitors something additional to work towards (because who doesn't like goals?), we've decided to do something about this. Conformation show judges of all types can now host traditional shows affiliated with a country of their choice. Majors earned in those shows will be considered majors of that country.
Now, this does not interfere with the current system in any way. You will still need 100 points and 5 general majors to title. But to have, say, a Canadian CH, you'll need at least 2 of those majors to be earned in a Canadian show. And you won't be able to call your dog a CAN CH unless it is a general CH as well. You'll need to keep track of these majors yourself - the SUKC staff won't be updating your majors for you. You also won't need to show them as anything other than CH. Cool Kennel's Fido. These additional titles are merely for quality advertisement purposes. You can put them on a dog ad, use them to sell your stud services, whatever you'd like! An outline of the overall scheme is below.
1. National majors may only be won in a traditional show. Randomized shows may not be affiliated with a country.
2. National majors do not interfere in any way with a dog's ability to CH, GCH, or SGCH. They are merely an additional project to promote more dogs to CH, and to encourage existing CHs to continue to compete.
3. Each national CH (GCH, SGCH) requires at least 2 majors earned in a show hosted for that specific country.
4. Judges are not required to host shows for their country of origin/kennel origin. They are not limited to the number of countries they may host.
5. Each show many only be host to one country.
6. Dogs that earn 3 national CHs may be called Int Ch (International Champion).
7. This is completely optional. If you don't want to participate in these titles, you absolutely do not have to. They're just for fun, an additional award for your dogs to earn.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to encourage more of our members to try their hand at judging. The judging staff are all busy people in real life, and we can't always do as much for you guys as we'd like. Any help we get is appreciated. We are completely willing to help you learn, if you would like to. We also would like to encourage more people to think about striving for breed club ownership. If you'd like to represent your breed, there's no better way than by hosting its breed club. Rules regarding club ownership may be found here.
If you have any questions about this new system, or you'd like to learn more about breed clubs and/or judging, feel free to PM me here or find me/any other judging staff member on the chat and we'll be glad to help you out.