Show Entry Tips & Event Information
If you are new to UKC, here is what the conformation and Junior Showmanship classes are; Additionally a new help guide has been added for those entering Rally.
Regular and Altered Conformation classes are:
Evaluation of a Junior Handler’s ability to present a dog to a judge and demonstrate knowledge of the dog and breed being presented.
Non Licensed Conformation
Novice Puppy: This class is for intact dogs that are three (3) months of age and under six (6) months of age. All Puppy classes shall be divided individually by breed and by sex. Requirements: Purebred dogs that are permanently registered with UKC, have a valid TL, have a UKC litter registration number, or are not currently registered may enter.
Novice puppy is not divided by variety. For each breed, there are two classes. Novice Puppy Male and Novice Puppy Female. The winners of each class compete for Best of Breed Novice Puppy. Each breed winner competes for Best Novice Puppy in Show.
Veteran Class: The purpose of this class is to reward dogs that maintain good breed type and good condition as they age, and to give other breeders an opportunity to see the top dogs of the past. Dogs must be a minimum of seven (7) years of age, or older. Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible for this class.
Veteran is not divided by variety. For each breed, there are two classes. Veteran Male and Veteran Female. The winners of each class compete for Best of Breed Veteran. Each breed winner competes for Best Veteran in Show.
While we do not offer these, it's important to note UKC also has Brood Bitch and Stud Dog classes.
RO1A is the same as Rally Novice A: This class is for the totally new handler and dog, where the handler has never titled a dog in traditional obedience or rally whether in UKC or another registry. Think novice dog and novice handler.
RO1B is the equivalent to Rally Novice B: This class is for those who have titled dogs in Obedience, but not necessarily the particular dog being handled this show. Think novice dog, but not novice handler.
RO2A is the same as Rally Advanced A: This is for dogs that have obtained the RO1 title. A dog entered in this class must be handled by the owner or member of the household. This class is again, for dogs that have not obtained higher titles in competition.
RO2B is the equivalent of Rally Advanced B: This class is for those dogs who have obtained the RO1 title.
RO3A is the equivalent of Rally Excellent A: This class is for those dogs who have obtained the RO2 title.
RO3B is the same as Rally Excellent B.
Weight pull competition tests a dog’s strength and stamina based on the dog’s ability to pull a maximum amount of weight 16 feet within 60 seconds. Scores are based on the amount of weight pulled per body pound and the amount of time required to complete the pull.
To be eligible to compete in licensed weight pulls dogs must be at least 1 year of age and less than 12 years of age on the day of the event.
Division A. This division is open to any dog that has not achieved the UKC Weight Pull Champion Excellent title.
Division B. This division is open to all dogs. A dog that has achieved the UKC Weight Pull Champion Excellent title or higher is required to pull in this division.
The class for a dog is based on the dog’s natural body weight as determined at the official weigh-in for the event.
Dogs must be entered in a licensed conformation class, (regular or altered), and a qualifying performance event on the same day.
Conformation: Win one of the following classes, with competition.
o Best Male/Female of Variety
o Best Male/Female
o Reserve Best Male/Female
o Best of Winners
o Reserve Champion
o Grand Champion
o Reserve Grand Champion
o Best of Breed
o Group 1 through 4
o Best in Show
o Reserve Best in Show
Note: Group 4 win only counts if there are five or more breeds in the Group class.
Performance: Earn a qualifying score/pass in a licensed class in one of our performance events.
o Weight Pull