Highlights From the May 2005 Board Meeting

Highlights from the May 2005 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows: The Board...

Highlights from the May 2005 meeting of the AKC Board of Directors are as follows:

 

  • The Board approved an amendment to Chapter 1, Section 6 of the Regulations and Guidelines for AKC's Hunting Tests for Retrievers, to clarify the educational requirements for first-time judges and to specify a continuing education requirement. The changes are effective September 1, 2005.

  • Three amendments were made to the Standard Procedure for Non-Slip Retriever Trials. One clarifies the placement of blinds in marking tests. The second clarifies the uses of "dry guns" during marking tests and the final amendment explains the uses of lead and collar during the Derby Test. These changes are effective September 1, 2005.

  • The Field Trial Rule and Standard Procedures for Spaniel Trials were amended, effective January 1, 2006 to provide for Amateur Field Championship stakes, an Amateur Field Championship and a National Amateur Championship stake for Cocker Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels.

  • Black Russian Terriers were added to the list of breeds with jumps set at 3/4 of the dog's height at the withers in Obedience Trials, effective July 1, 2005.

  • The registry in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Unija Kinoloskih Saveza Bosne-Hercegovine) was added to the list of registries with pedigrees for AKC registration.

 

The following delegates were approved:

  • James Channon, Warsaw, VA, to represent Spinone Club of America

  • Patte Klecan, Albuquerque, NM, to represent American Bouvier des Flandres Club, Inc.

  • Ferdinand Reinlieb, Enterprise, FL, to represent West Volusia Kennel Club