CKC Obedience: Trial Rules and Regulations
For the purpose of these rules and regulations, the following interpretations shall apply:
"Board" means the Board of Directors of The Canadian Kennel Club
"breed" means a breed that is accepted by a recognized foreign stud book or by an association incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act other than the CKC;
"C.D." means Companion Dog
"C.D.I." means Companion Dog Intermediate
"C.D.X." means Companion Dog Excellent
"CKC" means The Canadian Kennel Club
"Club" means The Canadian Kennel Club
"club" means a club or association officially recognized by The Canadian Kennel Club
"complainant" means any person who has laid a charge or complaint against another person, partnership, company or organization relative to the contravention of these rules, regulations, procedures and policies of The Canadian Kennel Club
"debar" means to prohibit a person from participating in any competition or other activities directed, sanctioned, sponsored or authorized by The Canadian Kennel Club if held under its auspices or under any of its rules and regulations
"defendant" means any person, partnership, company or organization against whom a charge or complaint has been lain, relative to the contravention of these rules, regulations, procedures and policies of The Canadian Kennel Club
"deprive of privileges" means to deprive a non-member of all privileges accorded to non-members of The Canadian Kennel Club, including the use of the Head Office
"dog" means a purebred dog of either sex
"exhibitor" means the owner(s) or handler who enters a dog at a trial
"expel" means to terminate membership in The Canadian Kennel Club and depriving the person so expelled from all privileges of The Canadian Kennel Club
"G.M.O.T.Ch" means Grand Master Obedience Trial Champion
"good standing" means an individual who is not under suspension, deprivation, debarment or who has not forfeited his right to participate in any Canadian Kennel Club approved event
"handler" means the person who handles a dog in the obedience trial
"Head Office" means the office at which the business of The Canadian Kennel Club is carried out on a regular ongoing basis
"H.I.T." means High in Trial
"immediate family" means spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandparents and significant other
"just cause" means how a reasonable person without personal bias or prejudice would act
"lame" means any condition which affects a dog's locomotion. A dog with a withered or amputated limb is considered to be moving with unnatural locomotion
"listed breed" means a breed that is included in the Miscellaneous List and that is authorized to participate in CKC events in accordance with the rules and regulations governing those events
"minor deduction" is less than 2 points.
"M.O.T.Ch" means Master Obedience Trial Champion
"owner" means the owner or owners as stated on the registration certificate of the dog
"OTCh" means Obedience Trial Champion
"O.T.Ch.X" means Obedience Trial Champion Excellent
"pair" is a qualifying score in both the Open B and Utility B classes at the same trial.
"P.C.D." means Pre-Companion Dog
"precincts" means a defined area of the venue where the activities of the official event will take place.
"recognized breed" means a breed that The Canadian Kennel Club is authorized to register in accordance with the Animal Pedigree Act
"substantial deduction" is 2 points or more
"suspend" means to deprive a member, for the period ordered, of all the privileges of The Canadian Kennel Club
"U.D." means Utility Dog
"venue" means the premises used by the club(s) over one or more days for all functions associated with the event(s)
"withers" the highest point of the dog's shoulder.
This rule book shall be read with all applicable changes in gender so that the masculine shall include the feminine and vice versa and the singular shall include the plural if applicable.
1.2.1 An approved obedience trial is a formal event given by a CKC accredited club at which qualifying scores may be awarded towards a title.
1.2.2 A sanctioned obedience match is an informal event given by a CKC accredited club at which dogs compete but do not earn qualifying scores towards titles.
1.2.3 When an Obedience Trial and/or a Rally Obedience trial is held in conjunction with a Conformation Show, the Conformation rules, where applicable shall govern the conduct of these trials and shall apply to all dogs and persons participating in them, except as these Rules and Regulations may otherwise provide.