DECEMBER 2012 AKC BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
New York, NY – Highlights from the December 12, 2012 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows. Full details on these actions, as well as other actions taken, are included in the minutes for the meeting, which are posted on the AKC website, within one week of the meeting.
- · Effective April 1, 2013, clubs holding a Rally Trial no longer must hold an Obedience Trial in conjunction with the event. A club holding a Rally Trial must hold an Obedience Trial in the same year, but the events need not be limited in the same manner either in terms of entries or breeds permitted.
- · The American Hairless Terrier and the Norrbottenspets become eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous class January 1, 2014.
- · The event service fee for all Performance Events will be $3.50 per entry effective April 1, 2013. This will make Performance Events consistent with Conformation and Companion events.
- · Effective April 1, 2013, Retriever Hunting Test Clubs may, at their option, limit the entry at the Master level to 60, 90, or 120 entries. Such limits must be included in the premium list for the event.
- · Effective December 12, 2012, the judge of the Four-to-Six Month Competition may compete in the other classes at the show.
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