MAKING APPLICATION TO HOLD A DOG SHOW
A .The American Dog Federation sanction must
be obtained by any club that holds American Dog Federation
events, for any type of match for which it solicits or
accepts entries from non-members.
B.TheAmerican Dog Federation will not approve applications
for shows where dates conflict, unless it be shown that
the granting of such applications will not work to the
detriment of either show.
C. All clubs holding shows under
American Dog Federation guidelines must have available at
each event, through their event committees, a copy of
the latest edition of The Complete Dog Book, or a current
set of the applicable breed standards, provided by the show
giving club Premium lists for the show MUST have the dress code
and conduct code as set forth by the American Dog Federation.
A written copy of Rules Applying to Dog Shows,
D. Any Sanctioned club holding a show for charity if requested
must submit to The American Dog Federation
within ninety days of date of show, a complete financial
statement and receipt from the organization for which
the show was held.
SECTION 1. Each sanctioned club or association
entitled to hold one or more shows a year
SECTION 2. Each member club or association which
has held a show or shows in any one year shall have first
right to claim the corresponding dates for its show or
shows to be held in the next succeeding year.
SECTION 3. A member or non member club or association
must apply to The American Dog Federation on a regular
official form, which will be supplied on request, over
the signature of one of its officers, for permission to
hold a show, stating in the application the day or days
upon which, and the exact location where it desires
to hold such show. This official form must be sent
in time to reach The American Dog Federation at least
twelve weeks before the closing date for entries
of the show.
SECTION 4. Where there are two or more show giving
member clubs or associations not specialty clubs
located in the same show territory, the jurisdiction of
said clubs or associations shall be concurrent.
SECTION 5. The use of a club’s name for show
purposes cannot be transferred.
SECTION 6. A non-member club or association
wishing to be sanctioned for a show must apply to
The American Dog Federation to hold a show, stating
in the application the day ordays upon which, and the
exact location where itdesires to hold such show.
This request mustbe sent in time to reach the American
Dog Federation at least twelve weeks before the closing date
for entries of the show. The American Dog Federation
is to be supplied with such information with regard
to Constitution, By laws, names of the officers and
members, and the financial responsibility of the
applying non-member club or association as The
American Dog Federation may request. A non-member
club shall pay a license fee for the privilege of holding
such show under American Dog Federation rules, the
amount of which fee shall be fixed and determined
by the American Dog Federation.
SECTION 7. A member specialty club may hold a
show confined to the breed which it sponsors and such
show shall carry a championship rating according to the
schedule of points of the breed for which the show is
SECTION 8. The American Dog Federation may grant
permission to clubs to hold sanctioned matches, which
sanctioned matches shall be governed by such rules and
regulations as from time to time shall be determined by
the American Dog Federation.
DOG SHOWS DEFINED
SECTION 1. A member show is a show at which
championship points may be awarded, given by a club or
association which is a member of (sanctioned)The American Dog
SECTION 2. A licensed show is a show at which
championship points may be awarded, given by a club
or association which is not a member of The American
Dog Federation but which has been specially licensed by
The American Dog Federation to give the specific show
designated in the license.
SECTION 3. A member or licensed all-breed club
may apply to The American Dog Federation for approval
to hold a show at which championship points may
be awarded .
However, a club making application to hold a show
restricted to entries of dogs as specified above, may
further restrict entries by excluding all puppies or all
puppies six months and under nine months and/or by
excluding dogs that have not been credited with at
least an A-1 championship point rating, provided the
extent of these further restrictions is specified on the
Any club whose application has been approved to
hold a show with restricted entries as described in this
section shall indicate the extent of the restrictions in its
SECTION 4. A member or licensed show with a
limited entry, at which championship points may be
awarded may be given by a club or association in the
event said club or association considers it necessary
to LIMIT the TOTAL ENTRY at its show due to the
limitations of space. The total number of entries to be
accepted together with the reason therefore, must be
indicated on the cover or title page of the PREMIUM
LIST. A specified closing date, must be indicated in the
premium list together with a statement that entries will close
on said date or when the limit has been reached, if
prior thereto. No entries can be accepted, canceled or
substituted after the entry is closed.
SECTION 5. A Group show is one restricted to
the breeds and varieties of any one Group at which championship
points may be awarded. All references to all-breed shows and all-breed
clubs shall also be applicable to Group shows and Group
SECTION 6. A specialty show is a show given by a
club or association formed for the improvement of any
one breed of pure-bred dogs, at which championship
points may be awarded to said breed.
SECTION 7. A sanctioned match is an informal
meeting at which dogs registered with the American Dog Federation
may compete but not for championship points, held by a club or
association whether or not a member of The American Dog Federation
by obtaining the sanction of The American Dog Federation.
Please Call the ADF for information and applications
email :American Dog Federation
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Rules Applying to Kennel Clubs Holding ADF Sanctioned Shows