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MKA Dog Show Rules

  1. INTERPRETATION

    In these Rules the words defined as hereinafter following shall bear the meaning herein set out unless there be something in the subject or context inconsistent therewith: -

    "These Rules" means: The authorized Show Rules for the time being in force.
    "The Association" means: The Malaysian Kennel Association.
    "Shows" means: A dog show which is promoted by the Association or held under a license issued by the Association.
    "Show Committee" means: The Committee appointed by the Association or by a promoter of a show under these Rules.
    "Unrecognized Shows" means: Any other shows.

    Words importing the singular number only shall where the context so admits, include the plural number and vice versa. Words importing the masculine gender only shall where the context so admits, include the feminine gender.

  2. SCORE

    These Rules shall apply to all shows held under the auspices of or authorized - by The Malaysian Kennel Association and any' person, firm or corporation conducting or taking part in any shows in any manner whatsoever, shall be bound by these Rules; PROVIDED that the Association may at its discretion exempt any show from the full application of these Rules or any one or more of these Rules.

  3. KINDS OF SHOWS

    Recognized shows shall be of six (6) kinds:

    1. CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS at which the Association's Challenge Certificates (CC) counting towards the title of Malaysian Champion may be awarded and at which there shall be no restriction on the number of exhibits which may be entered though there may be restriction as to the breeds or certain groups of breeds;
    2. OPEN SHOWS at which there shall be n restriction on the numbers .Of exhibits which may be entered (though there may be restriction as to breeds or certain groups of breeds) but at which No Challenge Certificates shall be awarded.
    3. LIMIT SHOWS at which thc dogs entered and exhibited may be restricted and which may at the discretion of the Association be confined to dogs of specified breeds or groups, restricted to dogs the property of members of the Association, to owner resident within a specified area, or limited in any other way, which the Association may approve. No Challenge Certificates shall be awarded at Limit Shows, and no dogs, which have won a Challenge Certificate, may participate in a Limit Show.
    4. EXEMPTION SHOWS that is, shows from which the Association may exempt the application of these Rules or any one or more of these Rules. No Challenge Certificates shall be awarded at the Exemption Shows. Exemption Shows (may need not necessarily) be held in conjunction with agricultural or horticultural shows or under the auspices of such bodies as the Society for The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, and the like;
    5. MATCHES at which there shall be no restriction on the number of exhibits, which may be entered. Puppies under 6 calendar months of age and dog, which have won Challenge Certificates, are not allowed compete at a Match Meeting. Matches may at the discretion of thc Association be confined to dogs of specified breed or groups, restricted to dogs the property of members of the Association, to owner resident within a specified area, or limited in any other way which the Association may approve. No Challenge Certificates, prize cards, diplomas or other printed awards shall be awarded at a Match Meeting. No more than two special prizes shall be awarded at a Match Meeting.
    6. OBEDIENCE TRIALS at the Championship Obedience Shows are opened to ali competitors and at which the Association's Obedience Certificates will be awarded. Open Obedience Shows - open to all competitors. Limited Obedience Shows - when entry may be limited in any way, which the Association may approve.
  4. WHO MAY HOLD SHOWS

    Any of the above mention type of shows may be promoted and/or organized either: -

    1. By the Association itself or by one of its branches or 'Breed Chapters appointed by the .Association in which ease they' may be described as The Malaysian Kennel Association Championship, Open, Limited, Exemption, Match or Obedience Trails
    2. By Societies, groups or persons or individuals approved and licensed by the Association to hold a Championship, Open, Limited, Exemption, Match show or Obedience Trials. The name by which the show is to be called shall be approved by the Association and notified to the promoters in the licence.
  5. APPLICATION TO HOLD SHOWS
    1. THE LICENCE AND CONDITIONS: -
      Save where a show is being held by. the Association itself or shows being organised by its appointed branches, not less than 6 months before the date of theshow, the promoter of a licence shall make written application to the Association for authority to hold such shows. If the application is approved, a licence will be issued to the applicant subject to payment of a fee, which shall be at the discretion of the Association. Such licence shall be subject to such conditions as the Association may at its absolute discretion from time to time impose.
    2. THE ASSOCIATION TO CLASSIFY ENTRIES
      The association when issuing a Licence for a show may indicate to the Promoter how entries shall be called for in accordance with the provisions of these Rules, in which case all entry forms received up to the date fixed by the Promoter as the closing date for receiving entries for the show shall be sent as soon as possible to the Association for verification of their eligibility to compete with the provisions of these Rules, and the Association shall confirm the classification and may approve or amend the arrangement of Group or Variety classes having regard to the over all entry for the show.
    3. INDEX:
      Save where a show is being held by the Association itself or shows being organised by its appointed branches or Breed Chapters, Any persons holding or promoting a show shall be required to indemnify the Association and its officers against any claims arising out of the show or touching or concerning the same whether in respect of running expenses, or losses, damage to property, injuries to person, accidents, and, all other matters whatatsoever. The Association may require such security ns it may at its discretion impose in respect of such indemnity to be deposited with the Association. The Indemnity bond as prescribe by the Association shall be signed by' the promoter for this purpose. No licence shall be issued for a show unless the Association is fully satisfied as to the indemnity and/or the related security, as the case may be.
  6. GENERAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TOSHOWS
    1. APPOINTMENT OF SHOW COMMITTEE
      The Show Manager of a show shall appoint a Show Committee (one of whom shall be the Secretary to the COmmittee who shall be the channel of communication between the Show Committee and the Association). The Show Manager shall be responsible to the Association for the proper organization of the show in accordance with the Rules.
    2. ACCOMMODATION
      No show venue shall be approved unless there be adequate shelter from the rain, and if the show is to be held before prior to 5.00 pm there shall be effective protection from sunshine.
    3. PERIOD OF SHOWS - (DELETED)
    4. SCHEDULE OF CLASSES AND CATALOGUES:
      The Association shall not later than the eve of the show publish and issue a catalogue containing a schedule of the show including:-
      1. names of judge/s and which class/es they are to judge;
      2. the classification of entries in accordance with these Rules, containing the names and dates of birth and breeders of the exhibits and the names of their sires and dams and their bench or ring numbers;
      3. the names and addresses of the owners of the exhibits;
      4. such other particular as the Association may require.
    5. JUDGES, .SHOW MANAGER AND CHIEF RING STEWARDS:
      Judges, Show Managers and Chief Ring Stewards at all shows shall be appointed by the Association.
    6. SUBSTITUTE JUDGES:
      In the event of a judge being unable to attend a show' and judge there, or of his failing to attend to fulfils his engagement of a show, the Association (if there be time) or the Chairman of the Judges sub Committee (if there is no time to refer to the Association) may appoint another judge to officiate in the place of the judge originally appointed.
      1. When the judge announced in the schedule is changed and notice of the changeis not given, the dog may be withdrawn from competition under substitute judge by giving notice in writing to the Show Manager before commencement of the judging of the breed or group. The Show Manager shall notify the Chief Ring Steward and. on application shall permit the removal of the exhibit from the show by' the owner or his accredited agent.
      2. In the event the judge not fulfilling his engagement to judge, he may be required by the Association to give reasons of such failure, and in the event of his explanation not being considered satisfactory, the Association shall at its discretion, may take whatever disciplinary action deemed appropriate against the judge.
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  7. BREED REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION
    1. BREED OF DOGS RECOGNISED
      The breeds of dogs recognized by the Association for exhibition purpose shall be the breeds of dogs recognized from time to time by the Kennel Club, England, as defined in "Regulations for Classification and Registration" and in addition such other breeds approved by the Association.
    2. FORMALITIES REGARDING EXHIBITS
      1. REGISTRATION OF DOGS
        All dogs exhibited at the Association's shows or at license shows must be registered with the Association in accordance with the conditions stated in the Association's registration form from the time being in force, accepting dogs exhibited at Exemption shows approved by the Association.
      2. UNREGISTERED DOGS
        The Association may allow the exhibition at show of dogs not fully registered by the Association but for which their registration have been applied and recorded as being "provisionally registered". Every such dog entered for a show shall have the letters "NAF" after its name indication that its Name Has Been Applied For and it will be allowed to be exhibited at not more than one Championship Show, and other shows within a period of not more than three months after the date of its provisional registration.

        The date of provisional registration shall be the date of receipt of the application by the Association.

        If full registration of the dog by the Association has not been affected after one year of the dog's provisional registration, the dog will be deemed as disqualified from the show at which it was exhibited and all prizes and awards that it may have won will be withdrawn.

      3. NAME APPLIED FOR (NAF)
        To make it easier for members to exhibit imported dogs, the Association has agreed with effect from July 1995, to allow all imported dogs to be exhibited for a period of six (6) months pending full registration with the Association. Such exhibits will be entered as "Provisional Registration Applied For (PRAF)." After six (6) months, such exhibits will not be entitled to be entered any more shows, and if documentation is not completed or if the particulars provided in the ENTRY FORMS are found to be false, all placings and awards including the Challenge Certificates may be withdrawn at the discretion of the Association.
      4. OWNERSHIP
        A dog must (except ns hereinafter provided) at the time of entry for a show, be the registered property of the exhibitor, save that the Association may in its absolute discretion accept an entry in respect of a dog which is temporarily in the charge of a person not its bona fide owner provided that such entry is made of the person who the bona fide of the dog.
      5. TRANSFER
        Where an exhibitor is not the registered owner of a dog wishes to show a dog which is nonetheless his bona fide property, the Association may permit such dog to be shown provided an application for the transfer of the dog has been received and the dog is exhibited with the letters "TAW' after its name indicating that a transfer has · been applied for to the register the dog in the exhibitor's name.
      6. CLASSES FOR BREED AND VARIETIES
        At any shows, except Match, The Association may provide classes from amongst the following classification:-

        DEFINITION OF CLASSES

        1. MINOR PUPPY:
          For dogs of 3 and not exceeding 6 calendar months of age on the day of the show (not eligible for CC and other classes)
        2. PUPPY:
          For dogs over 6 and not exceeding 12 calendar months of age on the day of the show.
        3. JUNIOR:
          For dogs over 12 and not exceeding 24 calendar months of age on the day of the show.
        4. INTERMEDIATE:
          For dogs over 24 and not exceeding 36 calendar months of age on the day of the show.
        5. MAIDEN:
          For dogs which have not won a *First prize at any show in Malaysia or elsewhere except in Limit or Open Shows organised by the Association.
        6. TYRO:
          For dogs which have not won more than four *First prizes at any show in Malaysia or elsewhere except in Limit or Open Shows organised by the Association.
        7. LIMIT:
          For dogs which have not won more than six *First prizes at any show in Malaysia or elsewhere except in Limit or Open Shows organised by the Association.
        8. MALAYSIAN BRED:
          Open to all dogs conceived and whelped in Malaysia and for dogs imported in-dam.
        9. VETERAN:
          For dogs of any age specified in the schedule but not !ess than 5 years on the day of the show.
        10. OPEN:
          For all dogs.
        11. CHALLENGE:
          For all unbeaten dogs for each sex (but not taking into consideration of result from Brace, Team or Litter classes.
        12. IMPORTED:
          For all dogs imported into Malaysia.
        13. BRACE:
          For 2 exhibits (either sex or mixed) of one breed or one variety belonging to the same exhibitors and each having entered in some classes other than Brace or Team.
        14. TEAM:
          For 3 exhibits (either sex or mixed) of one breed or one variety belonging to the same exhibitors and each having entered in some classes other than Brace or Team.
        15. LITTER:
          For whelps of one and the same litter (being not less than 2 in number) not !ess tan 6 weeks and under 3 months of age on the day of the show. Not more than one entry can be made from the same litter and the dam must not be exhibited with the litter.
        16. PROGENY:
          The progeny presented in the class must be entered for the show. For each stud dog, there must be a minimum of six (6) dogs of any sex. The dogs must be from at least three (3) different dams. All progeny must be tattooed or micro chipped. Crytorchids or Monochid dogs will not be allowed to participate. The minimum age for dogs to participate in this class 'shall be three (3) months on the day of the show. For Progeny class, display of kennel names by owner of the stud dogs will be allowed in the show ring.

          Except where there is a direct reference in the definition of the age of the exhibit it is a condition that all exhibits should be aged not less than 6 months at the commencement of the show. All classes defined in sub section (i) to (xii) of this rule may, at the discretion of the Show Committee or any person or Committee to whom it has delegated the authority to classify the entries for a show, be sub divided within the main definitions to provide classes' for:-

          1. dogs of either sex;
          2. dogs of specified colour;
          3. dogs owned by members of the Association;
          4. any suitable or convenient combination of the above sub divisions.

          In addition, the Challenge Class shall in every show, be sub divided to provide classes for dogs of either sex.

  8. PRIZES AND AWARDS
    1. CLASS PRIZES OFFERED shall be as follows:-
      (If they are present in the Ring)
      1. less than 5 exhibits -1st and 2nd prizes
      2. 5 or more exhibits -1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes
      3. 8 or more exhibits -1st, 2nd, 3rd and VHC
    2. CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES
      At all Championship shows, there shall be offered for competition an award known as the "Challenge Certificates" (CC). There shall be one (I) challenge Certificate, are offered for each sex of each breed participating in the show.

      The result in any Brace, Team, Litter and Progeny class shall not be considered. A Judge need not award a Challenge Certificate unless he is of the opinion that the winning exhibits is of outstanding merit and is worthy of being awarded the status of a champion.

      RESERVE CHALLENGE

      The Reserve Challenge Certificates shall be awarded to the second best dog and bitch of each breed if the Judge considers them of sufficient merit. The winner of a Reserve Challenge Certificate shall automatically be awarded the Challenge Certificate should the original winner of the Challenge Certificate be disqualified.

    3. BEST OF BREED
      Where breed classes are offered at the show, there shall be offered a Best of Breed (B.O.B) prize for each breed, competition for which only CC winners are eligible in a Championship show. In the event of both CCs being withheld, the Best Of Breed prize will not be awarded.

      RESERVE BEST OF BREED

      This shall be competed for by the CC winner of the opposite sex to the Best Of Breed (i.e. the bitch CC winner if the B.O.B. winner happens to be a dog, or vice versa) and the Reserve CC winner of the same sex of the B.O.B. (i.e. the dog Reserve CC winner if the B.O.B is a dog or bitch Reserve CC winner if the B.O.B. is a bitch)

      The Reserve Best of Breed shall automatically be deemed Best of Breed if the original Best of Breed winner is disqualified.

    4. BEST IN GROUP AND RESERVE BEST IN GROUP
      1. In each Group, all the Best of Breed winners shall compete for the title of Best in Group (BIG) and this award shall be conferred on the winner of this class.
      2. Upon the selection of the B.I.G. winner, selection of a reserve B.I.G. shall be made from the remaining Breed winner and also the Reserve Best of Breed to the Group winner.
      3. The reserve Best In Group shall automatically be deemed Best in Group if the original Best In Group winner is disqualified.
    5. BEST IN SHOW AND RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
      1. At each show, there shall be offered the award of Best In Show which shall be conferred on the unbeaten dog of the show and which shah be competed by the Best In Group winner of all group participating at the show.
      2. Upon the selection of the Best In Show winner, selection of a Reserve Best In Show shall be made from the remaining of the Group winner and also the Reserve Best In Group from which the Best In Show come. The Reserve Best In Show shall be deemed the 2"d dog of the whole show. It shall automatically be deemed the Best In Show winner if the original Best In Show is disqualified.
    6. BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW
      At each show, there may (at the discretion of the Association)be offered the prize of Best Opposite Sex In Show which shall be conferred on the best of the Best la Group winners which is of the sex opposite to the Best In Show winner;, provided that if all the Best In Group winners are of the same sex, the, the Reserved Best In Group winners shall also be considered, and if all the Best In Group and Reserved Best In Group are of the same sex, the award shall be withheld. If the Best In Show winner is disqualified and is replaced by the original Reserve Best In Show winner, the Best Opposite Sex In Show shall be reconferred if necessary.,
    7. SPECIAL PRIZES
      1. These may be awarded at the discretion of the Association to any of the following:-
        1. Where separate classes are provided for the sexes of the Best or Reserve Best of Breed specials e.g. Best Puppy of Breed, Best Junior of Breed etc.
        2. The winner or Reserve or any In Group or In Show class e.g. Best Puppy (In Group or In Show), Best Maiden (In Group or In Show) etc.
      2. Except with the special permission of the Association no special prize shall consist of money or a free stud service by any, nor shall a prize be offered either for progeny sired by a specified dog or for the progeny of a special bitch.
    8. COLOUR FOR CLASS/SPECIAL PRIZE CARDS
      Colour of Prize Cards for classes/specials shall be:-

      First Prize-Pink
      Second Prize-Blue
      Third Prize-Beige
      V.H.C Prize-White
      Special Prize-Green
      Challenge Certificate-White
      Res. Challenge Certificate-White

  9. CONDITIONS APPLICABLE ON SHOW DAY
    1. Save with permission of the Show Manager, no animal other than an exhibit shall be allowed within the precincts of a dog show during its continuance.
    2. DOGS NOT TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM COMPETITION
      1. A dog after admission to a show may not, except with the consent of a Show Manager be withdrawn from competition in an), class into which it has been placed by the Association. In this case, only the owner of the dog or his accredited agent may withdraw the dog, and only. before the commencement of the ,judging. of the breed, or variety of the group in question. Any exhibit failing to participate in its class may be subjected to penalty under these Rules.
      2. Dogs entered for the show SHALL NOT be withdrawn without a reasonable cause. Should a dog qualify to compete in a higher category wishes to be withdrawn, the exhibitor MUST APPLY to the Judge through the Show Manager for his/her decision for such withdrawal.
    3. ADMISSION TO AND REMOVAL OF DOGS FROM SHOW
      No dogs suffering from or which may have recently been exposed to any contagious or infectious disease will be admitted to the show venue, where a veterinary surgeon is in attendance, his opinion on this subject shall be final. Once a dog has been admitted to the show venue, it mar' not,. without the permission of the Show Manager be removed from the show before the end of judging for that day. Except at unbenched shows, dogs not competing in any special classes may leave before the end of the show.
    4. RING CARDS
      The person in charge of a dog that is entered and brought to the show shall, on admission to the show venue, be given a card upon which is printed in easily legible figures the ring number of the dog. Such card must be worn in the conspicuous place by the person who handles the dog whenever the dog is exhibited in the judging ring.
    5. DOGS TO BE PROVIDED WITH CHAINS AND COLLARS
      Each exhibitor shall equip his dog with a strong chain and suitable collar so that it may' be securely fastened to its bench or place of accommodation.
    6. REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS FROM BENCHES
      In the case of benched shows, no dogs shall be absent from its bench at any time for longer than 10 minutes except when the dog is required in the ring for judging.
  10. CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS
    1. Any dog which has been awarded there Challenge Certificates by three different Judges or panels of Judges at Championship shows held under these present shall be entitled to be termed a "Malaysian Champion"
    2. With effect from April, 1994. Any dogs which has accumulated 36 Championship points at a Championship Show organised by the Association or licence by the Association, shall be entitle to be termed a "Malaysian Champion"
    3. The Championship points system shall be as follows:-
      1. Challenge Certificate- 12 points
      2. Reserve Challenge Certificate- 4 points
      3. 3rd Placing- 2 points
    4. If the judge withheld a Challenge Certificate, then none of the dogs shall be entitle to any points.
  11. EXCLUSION OF EXHIBITORS AND EXHIBITS
    The Show Manager may refuse admission to the show or remove there from:-
    1. Any dog which is of a savage unmanageable disposition.
    2. Bitches in oestrum (season) will be .permitted to be exhibited at all MKA Conformation Shows. However, bitches in oestrum that cause, in the opinion of the' Show Officials, a nuisance to other dogs may be from the Show. No bitch in oestrum can be exhibited at Obedience Show in accordance with Rule 7a.
    3. Any dog which is cryptorchid.
    4. All male dog over the age of six (6) months should have TWO apparently normal testicle fully descended into its scrotum.

      A judge may excuse a dog from the ring if it is found not confirming to its required Breed Standard.

    5. Any bitch, which is spayed except that this shall not apply to an animal that has progeny registered at the Association but prevented from breeding as a result of surgical operation and provided a certificate must be submitted by the veterinary surgeon certifying that spaying was necessary for health reasons.
    6. Any exhibitor guilty of unbecoming behaviour, which is prejudical to the good order and conduct of the show. Refusal of admittance or removal of any exhibitor shall ipso facto also mean refusal of al the exhibitor's exhibits.

      PERSONS AND CONDUCT IN THE JUDGING RING

      Without the permission of the Chief Ring Steward, no person other than the judge, the properly appointed steward or stewards and the handler of the exhibits shall be in the ring during any time when judging is in progress. No person shall handle or attempt to handle more than one dog in the ring during one class, except in Brace, Team, Litter or Progeny classes nor shall there be any changing of handlers once judging.

      ABSENTEES FROM JUDGING

      It shall be the duty of all exhibitors to present themselves for judging and the judge shall not re-judge any class because of the absence from judging ring of any exhibits at the time of the actual judging of the class. Any exhibit absent from the judging ring at the required time will be deemed to have withdrawn from competition and be liable to penalty.

    7. JUDGE'S BOOK
      Each judge will be supplied by the Association with a Judging Book containing perforated slips. Upon each of such slips the judge shall write his awards in each class, or in respect of each special prize he judges. One of such slips duly signed by the judge shall be handed to a nominated show official immediately; one shall be place on the notice board and one retained in the book on the completion of judging of each class or special prize.
    8. FINALITY OF JUDGE'S AWARDS
      A judge's award shall be final except in case of fraud or misrepresentation or where breach of these Rules is discovered or where a mistake has been made bona fide by the judge. No alteration of the award may be made after the close of the show without special permission of the Association.
    9. POWER TO WITHHOLD AWARDS
      A judge shall be empower to withhold any awards (either class awards, Challenge Certificates or special prize) if, in his opinion there is a lack of sufficient merit, but he must on his judging slips state that the award has been so withheld.
  12. CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS
    1. Any dog which has been awarded there Challenge Certificates by three different Judges or panels of Judges at Championship shows held under these present shall be entitled to be termed a "Malaysian Champion"
    2. With effect from April, 1994. Any dogs which has accumulated 36 Championship points at a Championship Show organised by the Association or licence by the Association, shall be entitle to be termed a "Malaysian Champion"
    3. The Championship points system shall be as follows:-
      1. Challenge Certificate- 12 points
      2. Reserve Challenge Certificate- 4 points
      3. 3rd Placing- 2 points
    4. If the judge withheld a Challenge Certificate, then none of the dogs shall be entitle to any points.
  13. GENERAL RULES APPLYING TO EXHIBITORS
      1. Every. exhibitor shall behave with decorum and in a sportsmanlike manner to all other person in the show.
      2. Acts of dishonesty or deceit or other fraudulent conduct, and improper or discreditable behaviour, in or about or in connection with the show, shall render the offending party liable to penalty, under these Rules.
      3. The owner and/or exhibitor of a dog renders himself liable to a penalty, under these Rules if he shows a dog in contravention of sub-section (i) to (xiii) of these Rules:-
        1. No cutting, piercing, breaking by force of any kind of operation or act which destroys the tissues of the ears * or alters the natural formation of dog or any part there of may be practiced, and nothing may be done which in the opinion of the Association is calculated to deceive except:
          1. operations certified to the satisfaction of the Association to be necessary.
          2. the removal of dewclaws of any breeds.
          3. the shortening of tails as allowed b v the breed standards.
          4. ear cropping of the dog as permitted in their breed standards will be accepted provided the operation is performed by a registered surgeon. A letter by the veterinary surgeon certifying the operation giving full details of the dog concerned must be filed with the Association.
        2. The setting of the teeth may not be artificially altered.
        3. No dye, colouring matter, bleaching or other matter may be used to alter or improve the colour or marking of a dog.
        4. No oily, greasy or sticky substance or other preparation or chemical, which has been applied to a dog's coat shall be allowed to remain on it at the time of exhibition. By way of clarification it is permissible to use a substance such chalk to remove dirt, this must be removed before the dog enters the ring to be judged.
        5. All exhibitors shall not socialise with the appointed Judge/s prior to the show except at official functions.
        6. The dog must not have endorsed on his registration documents the words "Not eligible for entry at show or exhibition".
        7. The dog must not be suffering from an infectious or contagious disease.
        8. The dog must not have been registered or recorded as owned by the Judge within the period of 60 days prior to the show, except that this shall not apply when the Judge is appointed in an emergency.

          (Amended 22"d July 2000)

        9. Deleted (22ad July 2000)
        10. Attracting the attention of an exhibit from outside the ring is allowed provided that the Judge does not object.

          (Amended 22"a July 2000)

        11. An exhibitor must not advertise a kennel name nor the name of his exhibits in the ring unless given written permission by the Association. Neither is he allowed to display any name tag that indicates he is an. official of the show committee or of the Association. The display of any badges or any other form of identification on any paraphernalia linking an exhibitor or his exhibit to any other dog club or organisation is also strictly prohibited.

          (Amended 22"d July 2000)

        12. A dog must not be removed from the show before the advertised time (except for unbenched shows) of its termination unless special permission is granted by the Show Manager or in his absence, the Show Secretary.
        13. Exhibits will not be allowed in the judging ring at any time except required for judging.
      4. All owner who have entered their dogs for BOTH Conformation Show and Obedience Trial, the Conformation Show shall take precedence over the Obedience Trial. If the dog is called at the same time the dog MUST be presented in the Conformation Show but exhibitors MUST inform the Officials at the Obedience Trial in order that the dog can be presented at the Obedience Trial a later time scheduled.
      5. All exhibits when off their benching chains must be controlled on a leash at all time including the show ring except during an Obedience Trial or Demonstration.
    1. FRAUDULENT OR DISCREDITABLE CONDUCT OR BEHAVIOUR AT SHOW BE REPORTED.
      The Show Manager must immediately report to the Association any case of alleged fraudulent or discreditable conduct, and at the same time forward to the Association all documents and information in connection therewith which may be in his possession.
    2. ARTICIPATION IN UNRECOGNISED SHOWS
      1. Any person promoting, exhibiting, judging or in any way officiating at unrecognised show shall at the discretion of the Association, be disqualified from judging, competing, winning a prize or taking part at a recognised show, and all dogs exhibited at any unrecognised show shall be disqualified from competition at any recognised show. Such disqualification shall apply also to all dogs registered in the name of or owned by any person disqualified as hereinafter provided.
      2. The Association shall have the power to remove, upon such terms and condition as it shall think fit, any disqualification under these Rules.
      3. The Association shall have the power to inquire into and adjudicate upon any charge which may be made against any person (whether a member of the Association or not) for any act or conduct in regards to a dog or any matter connected with, arising, out of or relating to a dog show, which in the opinion of the Association is discreditable or injurious to those interested in or concerned with canine matter, and, if such charge is proved to the satisfaction of the Association, to impose appropriate penalties as specified in the Show Rules of The Malaysian Kennel Association and the Articles of The Malaysian Kennel Association.
    3. PROTESTS
      1. Any exhibitor may lodge a protest (except by one who is under terms of suspension by. the Association) provided:
        1. Verbal protest is made before the termination of the show.
        2. Written details of the protest are delivered to the Secretary of the Association of the Association within 48 hours at the end of the show.
      2. A protest fee of RM 200.00 shall be paid at the time of making verbal protest. Such fee shall 'be refunded if the protest is upheld. Should the protest be withdrawn a surcharge of RM 50.00 will be charge as administrative cost. However, if the protest is dismissed, the full amount of RM 200.00 will be forfeited.
      3. Other protests shall be heard by the Association, which shall give its decision within 14 days of the show.
  14. PENALTIES
    Any person guilty on any infringement of these present or any provision hereof, (in which respect of the opinion of the Association shall be final and conclusive in all respects) shall, at the discretion of the Association be subject to any one of the following:
    1. Forfeiture or cancellation of some or all of the shows
    2. Fine not exceeding RM 200.00
    3. Suspension from taking part in shows for such period as the Association deems fit.
    4. Injunction against any exhibits involved in the infringement from taking in any show for such period as the Association deems fit.
    5. Penalties stipulated in the Articles (Constitution) of The Malaysian Kennel Association.
  15. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS FOR SHOWS
    1. FEE MAY BE CHARGED, ETC.
      A Show Committee may charge entry fee, entrance fee to show ground, and fees for seats situated around judging ring. It may offer for sale and sell copies of the show catalogue or other matter concerning the show, and may also let and charge rent for space occupied in the show ground for traders' stalls.
    2. SHOW MONIES
      A Show Manager shall keep true and proper account of the Income & Expenditure in respect of a show, and sent Statement of Accounts to the Association within 30 days of the show. Any deficit of income as compare with expenditure may, in the case of st show organized by the Association, be borne by the Association to which stall be remitted any excess of income over expenditure.
    3. ADVANCES OF MONEY TO SHOW MANAGER
      The Association may advance such sums of money to a Show manager on account of expenditure to be incurred in organizing a show as it may in its absolute discretion' determine.
  16. THE ASSOCIATION TO BE FINAL COURT OF APPEAL
    The Association shall be the final court of appeal in Malaysia in all matters, question or disputes (whether arising out of these Rules, or out of these Rules & Regulations of the aforesaid Kennel Club or the interpretation thereof) concerning a show or otherwise in connection with canine affairs, and the decisions of adjudication of the Association shall be conclusive and final and binding upon any person owing, or registering a dog. promoting, exhibiting, judging or in any way officiating or participating at a show.
  17. MISCELLANEOUS
    1. CUPS AND TROPHIES RETURNABLE
      All cups and trophies, which are competed for in shows organized by the Association are returnable to the Association prior to the next show unless otherwise specified by the donor or subject to Para. 42 hereunder.
    2. CUPS AND TROPHIES TO BE WON OUTRIGHT
      Unless otherwise specified and except for all major "In-Show" trophies, a trophy won three times consecutively or four times in all by the same exhibit may be retained permanently by the owner of the exhibit
    3. THESE RULES TO BE AVAILABLE
      One or more copies of these Rules shall be kept at the place where a show is held, and shall be available for the perusal of any person whatsoever.
    4. ALTERATION AND REVOCATION OF THESE RULES
      The Association may whenever it shall think fit alter or revoke these Rules or any of them, or make new Rules.