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Working Certificate Test Rules and Regulation (2014)

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6.1 Entry Requirements (Table of Contents)

6.1.1 Working certificate test shall be open to all eligible breeds (see Section 1.1) which are 6 months of age or over on the first day of the event

(a) Registered with the CKC

(b) Have an Event Registration Number (ERN)

(c) Eligible for registration with the CKC.

(d) Have a Performance Event Number (PEN).

6.1.2 Working certificate test shall be open to all eligible breeds which are eligible for registration or are registered in the CKC Stud Book. All dogs must be 6 months of age or over on the first day of the event.

6.1.3 If a dog is not registered individually in the CKC Stud Book, it may be entered at a test held under these regulations as a "listed" dog, provided that:

(a) If born in Canada, it is eligible for individual CKC registration.

(b) If not born in Canada, it is eligible for individual registration in the records of the CKC.

(c) If foreign born and owned, it obtains an Event Registration Number (ERN) or CKC registration number from the CKC within 30 days of the first test entered. Failure to do so within 30 days will result in the cancellation of all passes earned.

6.1.4 A dog that is eligible for a Performance Event Number (PEN) cannot be entered as a listed dog.

6.1.5 The entry of a listed dog at a working certificate test held under these rules must be accompanied by the appropriate listing fee. All fees, listing and recording, must be remitted to the CKC by the club holding the test, within the 21 days following the test.

(a) If born in Canada it is of a litter which is eligible for CKC registration.

(b) If not born in Canada it is eligible for individual registration in the records of the CKC.

(c) If it is a foreign born and owned dog, it obtains an Event Registration Number or CKC registration number from the CKC within 30 days of the first test entered (failure to do so within 30 days will result in the cancellation of all passes earned)

6.1.6 The CKC has the authority, at any time, to require the owner of a listed dog to submit proof of the dog's eligibility for registration in the CKC stud book, and if the CKC is satisfied that the dog is not eligible for registration, it shall have the right to order the cancellation of all passes and prizes earned by the dog at tests held under these rules. By failing to comply with the CKC's request to return ribbons and/or prizes to the clubs concerned, the owner of the dog automatically renders himself ineligible to enter any dog in any competition approved by the CKC.

6.1.7 The owner or agent entering a dog in a working certificate test does so at his own risk and agrees to abide by the rules of the CKC.

6.1.8 All entries must be received by the Test Secretary before the closing date and time of entries as stated in the premium list.

6.1.9 Entries may be limited at the option of the test-giving club. This must be specified in the premium list if applicable.

6.1.10 Bitches in season shall not be eligible for entry in any Working Certificate Test and shall not be allowed on the test grounds.

6.1.11 A Working Certificate Test Committee may decline any entry or may remove any dog from its test for just cause, but in each such instance, shall file good and sufficient reasons for doing so with the CKC.

6.1.12 No entry shall be accepted from any person who is not in good standing with the CKC on the day of the closing of the entries. Before accepting any entry, a list of persons not in good standing must be obtained by the Working Certificate Test Chair or the Test Secretary from the CKC.

6.1.13 The CKC shall have the authority to advise a person entering a dog at a WC/WCI/WCX test that he may no longer include in the name of a dog any name which, in the opinion of the CKC, infringes on the rights of any person, partnership, or company whose kennel name has been registered by the CKC, or where such name is considered to be similar to a kennel name registered with any other national kennel club with whom the CKC has working arrangements with regard to mutual protection of registered kennel names. When a person has been advised that he may no longer include a particular name in the name of a dog and the person continues to enter the dog in WC/WCI/WCX tests with such names included, the CKC shall have the authority to cancel all awards, passes, and prizes earned by the dog at WC/WCI/WCX tests held after the original advice was communicated to the owner of the dog.

6.1.14 No entry shall be made under a kennel name unless that name has been registered with the CKC. All entries made under a kennel name must be signed with the kennel name followed by the word "Registered". An entrant is the individual, or, if a partnership, all the members of the partnership, entering in a working certificate test. In the case of such entry by a partnership, every member of the partnership shall be in good standing with the CKC before the entry will be accepted; and in the case of any infraction of these rules, all the partners shall be held equally responsible.

6.2 Entry Forms (Table of Contents)

6.2.1 The following information must appear on each entry form:

(a) Registered name of dog

(b) CKC individual registration number (if registered in the CKC stud book), Event Registration number, Performance Event Number or foreign registration number

(c) Name of breed

(d) Sex of dog

(e) Date and place of birth

(f) Name of sire and dam

(g) Name of breeder

(h) Stake entered

(i) Name of owner (name of lessee shall be given instead of the name of the registered owner if the dog is being held under lease)

(j) Complete address of owner or lessee

(k) Name of handler if the dog is not to be handled by the owner or member of his immediate family and

(I) Signature of owner, lessee or authorized agent

6.2.2 Owners or agents are responsible for errors or omissions in completing the entry form, regardless of who makes the error.

6.2.3 All entries shall be made on official CKC entry forms.

6.2.4 In the case of entries transmitted by facsimile, the entry form must be signed by the owner or agent before judging starts.

6.3 Entry Fees (Table of Contents)

6.3.1 A club may not accept an entry fee other than that which is published in the premium list or entry form or in any way discriminate between entrants.

6.3.2 The entry of a dog at a working certificate test held under these rules must be accompanied by the entry fee.

6.3.3 Tendering of a dishonoured cheque or credit card in payment of entry fees shall be considered non-payment of entry fees, and is an offence punishable by disciplinary action and cancellation of awards.

6.3.4 Non-compliance with this section of these rules shall be considered an offence punishable by disciplinary action and cancellation of awards.

6.4 Moving UP (Table of Contents)

6.4.1 A dog that is individually registered in the records of the CKC or has an ERN or a PEN and has completed the requirements for a WC or WCI in accordance with the provisions of these rules may, after closing date and time of entries for a test, be transferred from the WC to the WCI, or from the WCI to the WCX, provided the request for transfer is submitted by the owner, handler or agent to the test secretary in writ- ing prior to the commencement of the test.

6.4.2 The test secretary shall amend the marked catalogue to be sent to the CKC accordingly, and shall attach the request to the appropriate entry form which is to be sent to the CKC.

6.4.3 If it is established by the CKC that a dog transferred to WCI or WCX has not completed the requirements for WC before moving to WCI or a dog has not completed the requirements in WCI before moving to WCX, then all passing ribbons and/or awards earned by the dog incorrectly entered shall be forfeited and cancelled by the CKC and the owner may be subject to disciplinary action.

6.4.4 In order for a dog to be eligible to move up, the dog must be individually registered in the CKC or have an Event Registration Number before entries close. The addition of a registration number after close of entries does not make the dog eligible and will result in referral to the Discipline Committee.

6.5 Disqualification (Table of Contents)

6.5.1 Any dog disqualified for biting or viciousness shall automatically be disqualified in any other event inany other discipline until such time as the dog is officially reinstated.

6.6 Health (Table of Contents)

6.5.1 No dog may be entered at a test held under these rules if the dog:

(a) Is known to have distemper, parvovirus, kennel cough or other communicable disease, or

(b) Has recovered from infection with canine distemper or canine parvovirus within the last 14 days

6.6.2 It is recommended that all dogs have a current immunization status.

6.6.3 Where it is found that these rules have been contravened, the dog in question shall be removed from the test grounds and the owner/handler will be subject to disciplinary action.

6.7 Cancellation (Table of Contents)

6.7.1 If a dog has been entered in any test for which it is ineligible, all ribbons won by that dog in that test shall be cancelled by the CKC when the results of the working certificate tests are checked by the CKC from the judge's book.

6.7.2 If the pass of a dog is cancelled by the CKC, the entrant of the dog shall return all ribbons for such passes to the secretary of the test giving club within 10 days of receipt of notice from the CKC of said cancellation.

6.8 End of Test (Table of Contents)

6.8.1 The Working Certificate Test Secretary shall, within 21 days of the completion of an approved working certificate test, forward to The Canadian Kennel Club the official catalogue/running list, marked with the passes in all tests, and absentees noted.

6.8.2 The club must also forward to The Canadian Kennel Club an unmarked official catalogue/running list and all entry forms of all dogs that passed.

6.8.3 The test-giving club is responsible for the collection of all listing fees and the submission of the fees to The Canadian Kennel Club so as to be received not more than 21 days after the closing of the test. The test-giving club shall forward the following to The Canadian Kennel Club:

(a) The signed certification over the signatures of anyone of the following: president, vice-president, secretary or other authorized signing officer, as to the number of listed dogs entered in its test, and the total number of dogs entered in competition in its test.

(b) A remittance which shall include all listing fees, and recording fees as set by the Board of Directors for each and every dog entered in its tests. In the event that The Canadian Kennel Club establishes that the remittance fails to completely cover the fees as set forth above, an administrative fee as set by the Board shall apply.

6.8.4 An administrative fee as set by the Board will be imposed for each day's delay in the returns reaching the CKC.

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