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Show classes in NZ

DEFINITIONS OF THE BREED CLASSES AT SHOWS HELD UNDER THE NZ KENNEL CLUB’S RULES & REGULATIONS AND SOME INFO RE ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER CLASSES

BREED CLASSES

Class No. 1 / 1a - Baby Puppy Dog / Baby Puppy Bitch

For dogs or bitches three and under six months of age, on the first day of the show.

Class No. 2 / 2a - Minor Puppy Dog / Minor Puppy Bitch

For dogs or bitches six and under nine months of age on the first day of the show.

Class No. 3 / 3a - Puppy Dog / Puppy Bitch

For dogs or bitches six and under twelve months of age on the first day of the show.

Class No. 4 / 4a - Novice Dog / Novice Bitch

For dogs or bitches that have not won a first prize except in a Baby Puppy Class under six months of age at any Open or Championship Show, up to the time of closing of entries at any show.

Class No. 5 / 5a - Junior Dog / Junior Bitch

For dogs or bitches twelve and under twenty-four months of age on the first day of the show.

Class No. 6 / 6a - Intermediate Dog / Intermediate Bitch

For dogs or bitches twenty-four months of age and under thirty-six months of age on the first day of the show.

Class No. 7 / 7a - Limit Dog / Limit Bitch

For dogs or bitches which have not won more than four Challenge Certificates up to the time of closing of entries at any Championship Show. Overseas Champions are ineligible for Limit Class in New Zealand.

Class No. 8 / 8a - New Zealand Bred Dog / New Zealand Bred Bitch

For dogs or bitches born in New Zealand, six months of age and over on the first day of the show.

Class No. 9 - Stud Dog

For dogs which have sired one or more registered litters. (NB This is a breed class only; dogs are not judged with or by their progeny.)

Class No. 9a - Brood Bitch

For bitches which have whelped one or more registered litters. (NB This is a breed class only; bitches are not judged with or by their progeny.)

Class No.10 / 10a - Veteran Dog / Veteran Bitch

For dogs or bitches seven years or over on the first day of the show.

Class No. 11 / 11a - Open Dog / Open Bitch

For any dog or bitch six months of age and over on the first day of the show.

Class No. 18 / 18a - Neutered Dog / Neutered Bitch

For any dog or bitch six months of age and over on the first day of the show.

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