(updated 02 Apr.'98)
Qualifications (show judging):Uitmuntend "U" - Excellent
Zeer Goed "ZG" - Very Good
Goed "G" - Good
Matig "M" - Moderate
Certificates:C.A.C. - National Championship certificate
C.A.C.I.B. - International Beauty Championship certificate (F.C.I.)
F.C.I. - Federation Cynologique Internationale
Championship titles:prefix Titles -Kamp. or Ned. Kamp. is Dutch Champion, also you may see Belg. Kamp., Lux.Kamp., Noors, etc. for Belgian, Luxemburg, Norwegian, etc., respectively. These are national championships.
Int. Kamp. or Int. Ch. is an International champion.
suffix titles - i.e. W'97 (W'year) is the Winner title, or Lux.(year) title, etc. These are special titles awarded at International KC shows.
What is required to become a national (Netherlands) champion. Winning C.A.C. certificates. Note that each country has its own different, requirements for national championships.
What is required to become an International champion. Winning C.A.C.I.B. certificates.
Titles awarded at the WINNER show of the Royal Netherlands Kennel Club "Cynophilia". - what is required to win one of these titles.
More may be added to this page if time permits....
How a Dog Becomes a Netherlands Champion
The title of "Kampioen" (Champion) is awarded after the dog wins four championship prizes (C.A.C. certificates), or after winning three championship prizes when one of the three was won at the Winner Championship Show or at the breed club Championship Specialty show.
The title shall only be awarded in cases when the last championship prize is won on or after the day the dog has reached the age of 27 months, respectively a reserve championship prize in case the dog won four or more championship prizes before reaching the age of 27 months, and provided that the required number of championship prizes were awarded by two different judges at two different points in time.
Reserve championship prizes (Res. C.A.C. certificates) won at the breed club Championship Specialty shows count toward the awarding of the championship title.
Four or more Reserve championship prizes count for one (1) championship prize irregardless of the point in time that these reserve championship prizes are won.Four championship prizes (C.A.C.)o One time 4 reserve C.A.C.'s may be counted as 1 championship prize.
o A championship prize won at the breed club Championship Specialty show counts for 2 championship prizes.
o A reserve championship prize won at the breed club Championship Specialty show counts for 1 championship prize.
o The championship prize won at the Winner Championship Show counts for 2 championship prizes.
o The reserve championship prize won at the Winner Championship Show remains a reserve championship prize.
Lastly, in order for the dog to become eligible for the award of the Championship title, the owner must apply in writing to the Raad van Beheer (Netherlands Kennel Club) enclosing copies of the required championship and reserve championship certificates.
C.A.C.I.B. and International Championship
At shows held under the patronage of the F.C.I., International Championship certificates (C.A.C.I.B.) may be awarded; one for the best dog and one for the best bitch, from the open class, the utility class and the champion class together, from each breed, provided the eligible dog has received a mark of Excellent ("Uitmuntend"), is registered in a recognised national pedigree registry (KC stud book), and on the opening day of the show has reached the age of 15 months.
To receive the title of International Beauty Champion, dogs of breeds that are not subjected to work or hunting trials must have won 4 C.A.C.I.B. certificates in 3 different countries under 3 different judges, irregardless of the number of competing entries; 1 certificate must be won in the country of residence or in the country of origin.
There are different requirements for dogs of breeds that are subjected to work or hunting trials.
A requirement for all dogs is that there must be a period of 12 months between winning the first and the last C.A.C.I.B. certificate.
This is the annual International Championship show of the Royal Netherlands Kennel Club "Cynophilia". The very best quality of Dutch and European dogs are exhibited at this show. At this famous European show, for all of the recognized breeds, special titles may be awarded. These special titles are awarded only to the Best of Breed and the Best of Opposite Sex, Best Youth Dog and Best Youth Bitch. They must also have received from the judge the rating qualification of Excellent (Uitmuntend). Dogs that win these coveted titles may then carry them as a suffix (which includes the year.) to their registered names. The suffix titles for the 1997 winners are given here in parenthesis:
- "Winner" - given to the best dog (W'97)
- "Winster" - given to the best bitch (W'97)
- "Jeugdwinner" - given to the best youth dog (JW'97)
- "Jeugdwinster" - given to the best youth bitch (JW'97)
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