A “best of breed” will be carried out for every breed/variety for which a CACIB is assigned by the FCI as well as for breeds provisionally recognized by the FCI.After judging all Classes the “best of breed” will be determined by the judge from the dogs and bitches of the youth, honorary, veteran, intermediate, champion, working and open class.Those dogs who have received a CACIB, winners of the youth class (provided they received the highest possible form value grade) as well as firstplaced dogs of the honorary class and the „Best Veteran“ can take part in the competition.
In the case of international shows the rule applies that for breeds which have been “provisionally” recognized by the FCI and hence are not awarded a CACIB, dogs who have received a candidature to the title “German Champion” (VDH), first-placed dogs of the veteran class as well as winners of the youth class (provided they have received the highest possible form value grade) are entitled to take part.
“Best Veterans of Breed” are entitled to participate. The assessment of the dogs in this competition is carried out by the judge according to the standard. However particular consideration should be given to the overall condition
of the dogs. The organisers will place and introduce the veterans to the public individually (1-3).
Each Best of Breed will participate in the Group Competition (Group= FCI Group). Each Best of Breed will receive a diploma showing the colour of the corresponding group. Only dogs with such a diploma may participate in the competition.
All Group winners of the VDH-Europasieger-Show 2011 will participate in the competition “Best in Show (BIS) of the VDH-Europasieger-Show 2011” which will take place on 8th May, 2011, around 6.30 p.m. All Group Winner of the FCI-Centenary-Winner-Show 2011 will participate in the competition “Best in Show (BIS) of the VDH-Europasieger-Show 2011” which will take place on 8th May, 2011, around 6.45 p.m.
A Breeders’ Group will consist of a minimum of 3 dogs or one breed with the same kennel name. Each must at least have achieved the classification “good” of have been shown in the Honorary or Veteran Class on the day of the show.
Any offspring of a dog or bitch may participate in the progeny group competition. A group consists of the sire or dam with at least 5 offspring, male and female. All entered dogs must have been shown before with at least the classification “good”. At least two dogs of the group must have been presented at this day‘s show. The required classification document must be presented with the entry. Judging criteria are the quality of each dog and the phenotypical conformity with sire or dam.
A male and a female, both property of the exhibitor, may be entered. Judging is according the Breeders’ Group and the most typical couple should win. Both dogs must at least have achieved the classification of “good” or have been exhibited in the Honorary Class or Veteran Class on the day of the show.
This is a very helpful preparation for Youngsters who intend to exhibit dogs in future. Therefore, the quality of dogs presented by them will be irrelevant.