CONTEST: points for the Spanish championship are not put into play, but they can be used for the championships of the autonomous communities. It is a good way to start for beginners.
MONOGRAPHIC CONTEST: are specific to a breed and do not put points in the game for the championship of Spain but for championships organized by the clubs of breeds.
MONOGRAPHIC DOG SHOW: they are specific to a breed. In them the C.A.C., C.C.J. and C.C.V. is granted. They have an annual character.
NATIONAL: In them the C.A.C., C.C.J. and C.C.V. is granted
INTERNATIONAL: In them the C.A.C., C.C.J., C.C.V. and C.A.C.I.B. is granted
CCJ: Young Championship Certificate.
CAC: Certificate of Aptitude of Championship.
CCV: Veteran Championship Certificate.
CACIB: Certificate of Aptitude of International Championship.
EXCELLENT: they are given to those dogs very close to the ideal standard of the breed, very well presented, whose temperament is balanced, with excellent attitude and the typical characteristics of their sex. These excellent characteristics mean that small imperfections can be ignored.
VERY GOOD: they are given to those dogs with the main characteristics of their breed, that are balanced in their proportions and that they are in correct physical conditions. Some slight faults can be tolerated.
GOOD: they are given to those dogs with the main characteristics of their breed but that present imperfections.
SUFFICIENT: they are given to those dogs that correspond properly to their breed, but that do not possess the generally accepted characteristics, or whose physical condition is not good.
DISQUALIFIED: those dogs that do not correspond to the type established by the standard, that denote unbalanced or aggressive behavior, that have testicular anomalies, dental or maxillary defects, that have color and fur imperfections (see "eliminatory faults" in the standard of the breed).
WITHOUT CALIFICATION / CAN NOT BE JUDGED: Dogs that can not receive one of the aforementioned qualifications will be awarded, because their repeated attitude in the ring makes it impossible to evaluate the movement, the correction of the teeth, the anatomy, the structure, the testicles or any other characteristic of the breed, which will be stated explicitly in the form for that purpose (trial form). Dogs that show lameness in the ring are also included in this section.
Participants residing in Spain must be enrolled in the L.O.E (Spanish Book of Origins). Those who do not reside in Spain must submit a photocopy of the original pedigree, recognized by the F.C.I. (Federatión Cynologique Internationale) together with the inscription.
Each copy can participate in only one of the following categories. In those in which the age overlaps, it will be the owner who decides in what category he wants his dog to participate.
VERY PUPPY CLASS: for specimens of 4 to 6 months.
PUPPIES CLASS: for dogs older than 6 months and younger than 9 months.
JUNIOR CLASS: for dogs older than 9 months and under 18 months.
WORK CLASS: for dogs older than 15 months that meet the requirements that are required to participate in this class in a test approved by the F.C.I. or by R.S.C.E. (Royal Canine Society of Spain). The winner of this category will obtain the CAC and the second classified the RCAC (reserve CAC) of work class. The two best classified in this category will compete for the CACIB and the RCACIB with the two best classified of the Open and intermediate classes.
INTERMEDIATE CLASS: for dogs over 15 months and under 24 months. The two best classified in this category will compete for the CAC - CACIB and the RCAC - RCACIB with the two best classified of the Open class.
OPEN CLASS: mandatory for dogs over 24 months and voluntary after 15 months. The two best classified in this category will compete for the CAC - CACIB and the RCAC - RCACIB with the two best classified of the Intermediate class.
CLASS CHAMPIONS: for dogs that hold the title of Champion of Spain or of another country. In this category only the CACIB and RCACIB are chosen.
VETERANS CLASS: for dogs older than 8 years. In this category only the CCV is chosen.
Other categories in which you can participate is the BREEDER GROUP (dogs of the same breed, breeded by the same breeder, even if they are from different owners) and COUPLES (male and female of the same breed, of any age, of the same owner).
If we look at the ages of the different categories we will see that from 5 to 15 months we have no option to choose a category when registering a dog. From 15 months to 18, we have the option to enroll it in three different categories (Junior, intermediate and open), and from 18 to 24 months we have two options (intermediate and open). After 24 months we only have the open class.
In the finals you can also compete in class COUPLES, BREEDER GROUP, BETTER VETERAN. In these categories can participate all the dogs they want, as long as they are enrolled in one of the main classes.
DEVELOPMENT OF AN DOG SHOW
Usually they usually follow this order:
VERY PUPPIES MALE: the highest rating is Very Good 1st.
VERY PUPPIES FEMALE: the highest rating is Very Good 1st.
PUPPIES MALES: the highest rating is Very Good 1st.
PUPPIES FEMALES: the highest rating is Very Good 1st.
BEST VERY PUPPY OF BREED: is disputed between the best very puppy male and the best very puppy female. The winner has the obligation to stay until the corresponding end, Best Very Puppy of Group or Best Very Puppy of Show(B.I.S. VERY PUPPIES).
BEST PUPPY OF BREED: it is disputed between the best male puppy and the best female puppy. The winner has the obligation to stay until the corresponding final, Best Puppy of Group or Best Puppy of Show (B.I.S. PUPPIES).
JUNIOR MALES: the maximum rating is Excellent 1º and this one will wait for the rest of the categories to be judged to compete for the Best of Breed.
JUNIOR FEMALES: same as junior males
INTERMEDIATE MACHOS: the highest rating is Excellent 1º and this will wait for the rest of the categories to be judged to compete for the CAC, CACIB and Mejor de Raza. Those qualified with Excellent 2nd will also compete for the RCAC and RCACIB.
INTERMEDIATE FEMALES: same as intermediate males.
OPEN MALES: the maximum rating is Excellent 1º and this will wait for the rest of the categories to be judged to compete for the CAC, CACIB and Best of Breed. Those qualified with Excellent 2nd will also compete for the RCAC and RCACIB.
OPEN FEMALES: same as open males.
WORK MALES: the maximum rating is Excellent 1º that the CAC can choose and the Excellent 2º the RCAC. These two qualifiers will wait for the rest of the categories to be judged to compete for the CACIB, CACIB, RCAC, RCACIB. and Best of Breed.
WORK FEMALES: just like work males.
CHAMPIONS MALES: the winner of this category will compete for the CACIB and Best of Breed, in case it is an international exhibition. In the nationals it will only compete for the Best of Breed. The second classified will compete for the RCACIB.
CHAMPIONS FEMALES: just like champions males.
VETERANS MALES: the winner of this category will compete for the CCV and Best of Breed.
VETERANS FEMALES: same as veterans males.
BEST MALE: Competing for this result are qualified male dogs with CCJ, CCV and CACIB, in the case of international exhibitions. If it is national, those qualified with CCJ compete with the CAC and the CCV.
BEST FEMALE: just like a better male.
BEST OF BREED: the best male and the best female compete.
The one that obtains the qualification of BEST OF BREED, will wait to compete in the final of the group that corresponds to him for his breed (Mastín del Pirineo: Group 2, Jack Russell Terrier: group 3)