Effective January 1, 2020 the Japanese Akita will be eligible to compete as a Listed Breed in Group 6 (Non Sporting).
In accordance with CKC policy, CKC All Breed Judges and Breed/Group Judges that are licensed or on permit to judge breeds in Group 6 will be required to successfully complete an Open Book Test for this new breed prior to being approved to judge it.
The Open Book Test for the Japanese Akita 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 it to Head Office, as designated below, by October 31, 2019.
If you are an All Breed Judge then you must complete the test. If you are licensed to judge all breeds in Group 6 (but not an All Breed Judge), you must complete the test. If you are a permit judge for all breeds in Group 6, you must complete the test. If you are a judge on permit for half of Group 6, and you are licensed for the other half of the group, then you must complete the test. If you are a permit judge for only half of Group 6, and you are not licensed for the other half, then you are not required to write the test at this time.
The Breed Standard will available on-line with the Open Book Tests. It will be mailed to judges with the Breed Standard revisions in July. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the staff in the Event Planning Department in Shows and Trials.
The Canadian Kennel Club
200 Ronson Drive
Etobicoke ON M9W 5Z9
Lastly, please note that in accordance with CKC policy, copy below, judges will have until October 31, 2019 to complete the Open Book Tests without being assessed any fees.
When a new breed is approved by the Board, conformation judges will be provided with a 6 month period to write an Open Book Test for that breed, after which, an administrative fee as set by the Board will be implemented.”
Supervisor, Shows and Trials Division