Effective July 1, 2018 the Miniature American Shepherd will be eligible to compete as a Listed Breed in Group 7 (Herding).
In accordance with policy passed by the Board in March 2014, prior to receiving approval to judge this new breed, judges shall be required to write and successfully pass an open book test.
The Open Book Test for the Miniature American Shepherd is now available on the CKC website at www.ckc.ca
under the Events tab, then CKC Breed Standards, Conformation Open Book Tests. Please print the test, complete it, and mail, fax, or e-mail to Head Office, as designated below, by May 31, 2018.
Please note, if you are an All Breed Judge then you must complete the test. If you are licensed for all breeds in Group 7 (but not an All Breed Judge), you must complete the test. If you are a permit judge for all breeds in Group 7 you must complete the test. If you are a judge on permit for half of Group 7, and you are licensed for the other half, then you must complete the test. If you are a permit judge for only half of Group 7, and you are not licensed for the other half, then you are not required to write the tests at this time.
The Breed Standard is posted on the CKC website in the same place as the Open Book Test. It will be forwarded to judges in the appropriate format in due course. We appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the staff in the Event Planning Department in Shows and Trials.
In the meantime, we will continue to approve Judging Panels for events after July 1st
. If the Judging Panel that has been submitted to Head Office does not include this breed, we will communicate with the club to assign them to a judge on the judging panel.
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