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Regulations of the "International certification exhibition of dogs "The international selection quality standard "DogLux""

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1. The international certification exhibition of dogs "The international selection quality standard "DogLux" is the open international resource of mass exhibition, expert assessment, selection-related acknowledgment, improvement and distribution of breeds of dogs, promotion and development of the "biosocial partnership" between dogs and men.

2. The goal of the exhibition is the promotion of international integration of cynology societies and people fond of dogs; intensification of the international cooperation in the field of cynology; development and distribution of standards of selection of dog breeds; access for breeders and cynologists from around the world to the international and national channels of breeding and distribution of dogs; objective and free from formalism determination of standards of dog breeds; protection of people fond of dogs from knowingly unfair or unprofessional evaluation of dogs and determination of criteria of their belonging to a certain breed; presentation and promotion of selection-related standards in cynology.

3. The exhibition is carried out under the auspices of the IUCI (London, United Kingdom) in the remote-interactive format. Exhibitors construct electronic expositions on the special web-resource; organizers ensure free access to these exhibits from the side of the potentially unlimited number of persons concerned and arrange communications between participants of the exhibition. Official location of the exhibition is the legal address of its organizer - the IUCI: 1 Kings Avenue, London, N21 1PQ.

4. Projects on the international goods and services quality certification (the ICSQ-775 standard) as well as the international authors' patenting expertise (the IOSCEAAD-775 standard) are implemented within the framework of the exhibition on the basis of applications of persons concerned.

5. Within the framework of the exhibition the IUCI renders all-round assistance in conclusion of commercial agreements between persons concerned and carries out the support of their implementation together with the American International Commercial and Arbitration Court (AICAC; Wilmington, USA).

6. Breeders (cynologists) or owners of dogs (rightholders), as well as their official agents (representatives) may act as active participants of the exhibition (exhibitors). Every exhibitor has the right to present the unlimited number of various individual dogs.

7. Participation in the exhibition obligatorily assumes all-round observance of property-related and obligations-related rights, copyright and other rights of third parties by exhibitors. Participation in the exhibition must be competent (legitimate).

8. Taking into account the remote-interactive format of the exhibition, participation in it assumes the highest possible degree of honesty of exhibitors and experts, as well as absolute fullness of responsibility for decisions made and actions performed during the exhibition.

9. Reliable information about "exhibitional originals" - particular individual dogs presented at the exhibition with the help of presentational information corresponding to the established requirements of the form, quality and quantity. Exhibitional originals are actually existing healthy dogs of various breeds and ages, as well as dogs do not corresponding to formal standards, legitimately belonging to the relevant persons (owners) and being under their constant care. The mode of presumption of absolute correlation (identity) of the exhibit and the exhibitional original is implemented within the framework of the exhibition. This mode covers every exhibit of the exhibition up to the determination (emergence) of the fact of official establishment of the exhibitor's unfairness in matters of submission of presentational information concerning the exhibit.

10. The exhibition is implemented in a remote-interactive mode ensuring the highest possible level of free access to the exhibition for the significant number of persons concerned.

11. The exhibition takes place annually during the whole calendar year. Interested persons have the right to enter the exhibition of the current year as the exhibitor at any moment except last 10 days of the corresponding year.

12. Electronic expositions of the exhibition participants may be used by exhibitors as the advertising - for presentation of information not only within the framework of the exhibition but also outside it during the whole period of the exhibition.

13. Exposition of dogs at the exhibition is carried out on the paid basis. The symbolic yearly payment is 100.0 € for every exhibit. If the exhibitor involves other exhibitors, this amount of payment will be reduced - 10% for every new exhibition participant involved.

14. Visiting the exhibition is free. The exhibition is open 24/7 during the whole year.

15. Every exhibitor receives international certificates confirming the fact of participation in the exhibition (in the format of presentation of specific exhibits).

16. Following the results of the exhibition winners and awardees (laureates) are determined: 1) not taking into account categories (open category) - within separate breeds (nominations); 2) taking into account age categories: a) absolute format; b) within types of breeds (branches); c) within separate breeds (nominations). Laureates are awarded with international honorary titles, medals, diplomas, honorary marks and special rights and options for preferential participation in projects of the ICA and the IUCI.

II. STRUCTURE OF THE EXHIBITION

17. System of branches of the exhibition (types of breeds and lists of certain breeds)

TABLE WITH BREEDS OF DOGS

 

18. Internal organization of the exhibition

Exposition

Type of breed (branch) 1

1

2

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

Вид породы (отрасль) 2

1

2

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

j/m/s

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

А,В…

- «1», «2» …- nominations - specific breeds; м/с/с – age category; «А», «В» … - exhibition exhibits

 

19. Presentational data about dogs within every type-section of the exhibition is categorized into nominations corresponding to titles of specific breeds. Inside every nomination presentational data about dogs is distributed throughout age categories. Within such categories information is presented in accordance with capital letters of names of rightholders (breeders, owners). Every new nomination is first of all established - "opened" by the first rightholder to present the dog of the corresponding breed for the exhibition. The following owners of dogs of the same breed present their exhibits within already opened nominations.

 

 

20. During the calendar year of the «DogLux» exhibition, the certain exposition is considered to be successful in those type-sections where at least one nomination has been opened (stated) by exhibitors.

Nomination is the stereotypic definition (identification) of the specific dog breed expressed in the necessary array of biological and exterior qualities, as well as other typical signs. 

21. Laureates of the «DogLux» exhibition are determined in three age categories: a) Junior category - dogs from 6 to 24 months old; b) Middle category - dogs from 2 to 5 years old; c) Senior category - dogs older than 5. Age of the dog (full years and months are calculated) is indicated on the day before the exhibition launch.

III. PLACEMENT OF THE PRESENTATIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE EXHIBIT - THE DOG TAKING PART IN THE EXHIBITION AND BEING ASSESSED BY EXPERTS

22. Presentational information is presented in standard accounts of the exhibition in English. It may also be duplicated in any other widespread language of international communication.

23. Standard account of the exhibition has the following structure:

General kind of the breed:

 

Specific breed:

 

Dog's name:

 

Owner:

 

Date of presentation:

 

Contents of the presentation and results

PHOTO of the dog

PHOTO of the owner

PHOTO of the owner and a dog together

VIDEO

Documents

Description and explanations

Age of the dog: Jun. cat.; Mid. cat.; Sen. cat.

General mark given by the processional Expert Council

 

Open expertise

Status of the expertise Ongoing/Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-

 

Attention!

Participation in the exhibition assumes the highest possible degree of honesty of exhibitors and experts as well as fullness of their responsibility for the decisions made and actions performed within the framework of the exhibition.

Any person concerned possessing the qualification needed to carry out professional assessment of qualitative features of corresponding exhibits has the right to address the IUCI with the motivated note objecting the exhibition results in case if participants of the exhibition achieve certain results due to influence on the expert community or misrepresentation.

                       

 

 

23. Rightholders are responsible for objectivity, fairness and fullness of information concerning the object presented (the dog).

24. The presentation traditionally consists of the following elements:

1) Photos of the dog (photos of all key qualitative characteristics and advantages). The owner must submit high-quality full-color images without distortions or any corrections. The following photos must be submitted: 1) general photo of the right side of the dog; 2) general photo of the left side of the dog; 3) general frontal photo; 4) general back photo; 5) photo of teeth and occlusion.

One of the best presentational photos will be allocated on certification and prize-related documents in order to ensure proper identification of a dog.

 

2) Business (presentational) photo of the owner. This photo will be allocated on certification and prize-related documents in order to verify the owner of the dog and provide additional identification of the dog.

3) Photo of the owner together with the dog (the dog must be fully visible). Such photo will be allocated on certification and prize-related documents in order to verify the fact of existence of the dog. The image also provides additional identification and belonging of the dog.

3) Brief video-review of the general appearance and behavior of the dog (the owner must also be captured in the video). The dog must be captured in the following positions: sitting, lying, running and jumping.

4) Brief video demonstrating obedience, training-based skills, service or assistance-related skills or other unique skills of the dog. This demonstration is not obligatory. However, in case if this video is presented, the dog may be additionally rated by the Professional Expert Council within the framework of the competitive program called "The talent" (in order to be properly identified, the dog must be captured clearly with fixation of its physical distinctive features).

5) Electronic copies of various documents verifying the legal and the biological status, as well as the qualitative mark of the dog, exhibition-related and other documents given out by various institutions (any documents related to the dog may be submitted). If such documents are concluded not in English, the notarially verified translation into English will be required.

6) Description and main characteristics of the dog, as well as additional explanations necessary to carry out the objective assessment of the dog (in English and Russian): weight of the dog; description of hair; age of the dog; length of the head; length of the forehead; muzzle length; neck length; withers height; diagonal body length; chest depth; rump height; chest girth; metacarpus girth; chest width.

The necessary measurements are made in accordance with parameters and rules indicated in the par. 29 of the section V "Assessment". Please read the section IV (Clauses and the Responsibility Notification) carefully before making any measurements and recording them.

The rightholder must be objectively interested in presentation of absolutely reliable and full information about the dog to the expert community, because only such a format of information may allow the expert community to perform professional and all-around expert assessment. This will also exclude the possibility of further objections from the side of third parties.

 

IV. CLAUSES AND THE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIFICATION

25. ATTENTION! Organizers of the exhibition and representatives of the international expert community recommend participants of the exhibition to show absolute fairness, responsibility and professionalism in the process of preparation and submission of presentations! We believe that only all-round and objective preparation of presentational information can serve your interests, present your dog properly, ensure its fair assessment and confirm your high business reputation!

26. Types of the most significant constitutional elements of dogs allowing to perceive the evolutionarily formed standards of certain breeds on the standardizated basis (in the context of the generally accepted international rules, principles and traditions) are listed below in the present Regulations (par. 29).

It is well-known that the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and other authoritative cynological organizations establish special standards for every dog breed. These standards include the perfect types of corresponding breeds from the points of view of the indicated institutions.

These standards are the generally accepted expert version of the social evaluation of the evolutionary and aesthetic perfection of dogs. Therefore the IUCI urges the expert community of the "International constantly operating certification exhibition of dogs "The international standard of selection quality "DogLux"" to consider such standards as the conventional etalon in the process of the certification-related assessment.

At the same time it should be mentioned that together with the generally accepted standards of identification of dog breeds the International constantly operating certification exhibition of dogs "The international standard of selection quality "DogLux"" also follows the principle of priority of life forms over formal systematization of their characteristics, as well as the continuity of evolutionary and adaptive processes. That is why in conditions of predominant significance of correspondence of the certain dog to the breed standards, we believe that the selection-related quality of the dog is based on circumstances of the organic combination of physical, mental and aesthetic features of such an animal.

Besides there is an indispensable rule we in IUCI believe to be true: any life forms have their own evolutionary reasonability, beauty and place in the global ecosystem. That is why apart from the traditional breeds, animals (dogs) representing breeds without the general formal acknowledgement and the established qualitative characteristics, as well as dogs not corresponding to formal standards of any breed may take part in the «DogLux». The expert perception of the selection quality of such dogs is based on the assessment of the degree of organic combination of their physical, mental and aesthetic characteristics.

Results of contests, as well as titles and diplomas of the International constantly operating certification exhibition of dogs "The international standard of selection quality "DogLux"" have the status of supplementary and alternative international instruments of the professional assessment of joint determination (by the wide expert community) of modern trends in the selection-based development of dog breeds.

27. RESPONSIBILITYNOTIFICATION

A. Possible responsibility of the exhibition participants

Specificity of organization of the International constantly operating certification exhibition of dogs "The international standard of selection quality "DogLux""is in many aspects based on the presumption of fairness of dog owners presenting their pets for participation in the exhibition. Such fairness assumes objective and honest presentation of necessary information about the dog to the exhibition organizers excluding any type of deception.

This circumstance brings serious responsibility to the dog owner. Any deception from his side carried out in order to falsify real qualitative characteristics of the dog (make the dog look better than it actually is) and relevant misrepresentation of the expert community will be qualified as the deliberate fraud and fall under jurisdiction of law enforcement authorities of the United Kingdom.

 

Apart from the possibility of bringing the unfair exhibition participant to legal account, distribution of information regarding his illegal actions will prejudice his business reputation.

B. Exclusion of latency of delinquencies and absence of reasons to commit them

The exhibition organizers recommend all persons concerned to avoid deception in the process of preparation and submission of the necessary information about dogs. Such recommendation is connected with the fact that key parameters of assessment of dogs, their main characteristics, as well as photos are presented on contest-related and title documents of the exhibition. Besides, all information about dogs submitted by participants is archived on the IUCI website and is always available for everyone. Therefore in case if actual (physical) qualities of the dog significantly differ from characteristics presented during the exhibition, such information will inevitably become available to the expert community and competent authorities as soon as relevant documents of the exhibition are juridically used for the first time.

 

 

In this regard any excellent mark of the dog at the exhibition achieved by the person through deception may stay hidden and unpunished for a certain period of time until results of the exhibition and relevant documents are promulgated or used in any other official way.

C. Cancellation (correction) of the exhibition results being the consequence of deception from the side of its participants or any other illegal acts of persons concerned

Results of the exhibition based on the deception from the side of its participants or other illegal actions of persons concerned are subject to absolute cancellation or correction in favor of fair exhibition participants (if such violations are objectively proven).

D. The letter of protest against the exhibition results

Any person concerned possessing the qualification required for professional assessment of qualitative characteristics of dogs has the right to address the IUCI with the motivated note (letter of protest) objecting the exhibition results in case if participants of the exhibition achieve certain results due to influence on the expert community or misrepresentation.

 

E. Qualification and cancellation of virtual achievements at the exhibition

In case if exhibition participants achieve certain results due to misleading the expert community in matters of qualitative characteristics of the dog, such results are considered to be characterizing the virtual - physically non-existing dog.

The dog illegally characterized by overstated, actually not existing qualities, which has achieved certain competitive results through deceiving the expert community (i.e. the owner's action), is considered to be taken off from the exhibition.

Virtual competitive achievements at the exhibition are subject to absolute cancellation. They are considered to be cancelled from the moment of their official announcement.

V. ASSESSMENT

27. The procedure of competitive (certification-based) assessment of dogs presented at the exhibition has the following structure:

1) General expert assessment of the object (certification confirmation or denial of such confirmation) and the recommended level of the certification-based assessment (5-grade system determining the number of "selection quality stars" assigned) are carried out during 20 days from the day of presentation of the exhibit by qualified sectoral specialists from around the world invited by the IUCI and forming the Professional Expert Council (PEC). Every expert of the PEC gives his own mark to the exhibit within the field of expert responsibility of the PEC. Final mark of the PEC in relation to the exhibit is determined as the arithmetic mean index of the total sum of marks given by members of the PEC without rounding to the integer. Obviously low marks - unsatisfactory (1, 2 points) - require the justified explanation from the expert. Attestation authorities of the PEC members are based on the delegation of relevant rights by the IUCI, as well as presumption of their fairness and professionalism.

PEC members are personally responsible towards the IUCI for the quality and objectivity of their expert activities. 3 to 7 highly qualified professional specialists from around the world are invited to form the PEC. The number of PECs formed upon the initiative of the IUCI within the framework of the exhibition corresponds to the number of branches with at least 1 nomination opened by exhibitors. During the official period of the exhibition the IUCI establishes the regime of confidentiality of information about lists of members of sectoral PECs.


2) Final level of the certification mark is determined at the open expertise. All sectoral specialists with the permission of the IUCI can take part in it. General negative mark of the open expertise lowers the recommendatory level of the certification mark given by the Professional Expert Council by 1 point. The positive mark confirms it. General positive mark - 2/3 of the general number of votes -  increases it by 1 credit or (in case if the Professional Expert Council has given the highest mark) adds the "Crown of Quality" to the mark given. The open expertise continues during a calendar year the exhibition is carried out in. Attestation authorities of participants of the open expert community are based on presumption of their fairness and professionalism.

28. Assessment results.

The international exhibition certificate is granted to every exhibitor/exhibit as the confirmation of participation in the exhibition. Prizewinners - winners of the exhibition medals are determined after the competitive expert assessment procedure.

29. Full nomenclature of possible criteria of expert analysis.

In the process of evaluation of dogs presented at an exhibition and their certification-related assessment professional experts and the open expert community representatives observe the standard criteria of such assessment generally used on the international level. These standards assume the description of features of every breed as well as constitutional elements of a dog. Exhibition experts assess the degree of corresponding of the examined dog to the etalon (such etalon actually represents the perfect dog of the relevant breed).

Main constitutional elements acting as criteria of assessment of a dog:

1 - lip; 2 - nose lobe; 3 - dorsum of nose; 4 - muzzle; 5 - stop; 6 - eye; 7 - forehead; 8 - cheek; 9 - occiput; 10 - ear; 11 - nape; 12 - neck; 13 - withers; 14 - back; 15 - loin; 16 - rump; 17 - ischial tuberosity; 18 - shoulder; 19 - chest; 20 - prosternum; 21 - forearm; 22 - wrist; 23 - metacarpus; 24 - forefoot; 25 - elbow; 26 - lower chest; 27 - abdomen; 28 - groin; 29 - upper thigh; 30 - stifle; 31 - lower thigh; 32 - tarsus; 33 - hock; 34 - metatarsus; 35 - hind foot; 36 - dew claw; 37 - tail

 

Measuring a dog:

   

1-3 - head length; 2-3 - forehead length; 1-2 - muzzle length; 3-4 - neck length; 4-11 - height at withers; 5-6 diagonal length of body; 7-8 - chest depth; 9-10 - height at rump; 8-9 - chest girth; 13 - metacarpus perimeter; 5-14 - chest width.

 

Assessment of constitution

The constitution can be proportional, disproportional, not tall, average and tall (within the standard); the dog can be too tall (taller than the limit established by standard) or too low (below minimum height established by the standard). Proportionality of corporal forms is also determined while describing the  constitution - the dog can be proportional, high-legged, low-legged or high-rumped (when the rump is higher than withers).


The "format" of constitution is characterized by the main form of constitution, i.e. the correlation between the dog's height and length (distance between a fore head of the humeroscapular joint and an ischial tuberosity). The format can be square, stretched, truncated, extended or corresponding to the standard of breed.


The "type" expresses the extent to which the dog approaches to the perfect representation of the breed at the first sight, i.e. whether the breed type is expressed strongly or weakly, whether the representative of the breed is typical or non-typical. At the same time type expresses the sexual dimorphism - the difference between the male and female dogs. Both male and female dogs must have the relevant type. Lack of correspondence to the sexual type is a flaw. Power expresses the development of bones and muscles. The skeleton can be well developed, light, weak, strong, rough. Depending on it the dog is characterized accordingly - strong, weak, powerful and massive. If the dog looks heavy, then it is considered to be heavy (in an opposite case - light). Correspondence to the breed is expression of the general impression made by the dog by its pedigree type. This sign can show whether the dog is pedigree, simple, over-developed (usually with gentle bones) or rough.

"Constitution" - is the general biological basis of the dog's "efficiency". Taking into account its look, health and temperament the dog can be gentle, dry, strong, rough and flabby.

"Condition" expresses physical condition of the described dog. It can be good, average, insufficient, fat, exhausted, working, aimed for breeding or exhibitions.

The dog's constitution indices

The following indexes specifying the animal's constitution are most often used in the dog breeding:

1. The index of lengthiness (format) - shows a ratio between length and height of a dog. The index is calculated using the following formula: (diagonal body length x 100): height in withers. The format index equal to 100 indicates that height and length of a dog are equal - a dog is square. Index over 100 indicates extension - the lengthened format.

2. The bone index - shows relative development of the skeleton on the basis of ratio between metacarpus and height at withers: (metacarpus perimeter x 100) / height at withers.

3. The legs-height index - shows a relative length of dog's legs - correlation between the leg length and the general height at withers: (the length of a front leg up to an elbow x 100) / height at withers.

4. The chest index - shows a relative development of a body - correlation between the chest width and height at withers: (chest depth x 100) / hearth girth.

5. Weight index - shows the relative development of a body - correlation between the chest depth and height at withers: (depth of chest x 100) / height at withers.

6. The index of head - shows the relative length of the head - correlation between length of the head and height at withers: (length of the head x 100) / height at withers.

7. The forehead-width index - shows the relative width of the head of a dog: (width of a forehead x 100) / head length.

Indexation is the calculation of relative indexes on the basis of acquired measurements. Indexes give a chance to assess and compare indicators of different scales. For example, we can say that the dog named Herda has stronger bones than the dog named Irma if Herda's metacarpus perimeter is wider, and their height is the same. But if their height differs direct comparison of the metacarpus perimeter would be insufficient. In this case will be able to compare the development of these dogs' skeletons of only after measuring their bone indexes.

 

An index may also be the sign the selection is based on. Index may be the parameter allowing to relatively and approximately determine the type of the dog's constitution (at least in manifestations related to the exterior). It's absolutely obvious that's one can't make any conclusions concerning the metabolic processes and HNA on the basis of the bone index.

In general it's possible to say that indexes provide us with a fuller and more precise description of the dog's constitution type, than direct numbers. Obviously it is significant for breeders. It is easier to determine differences in constitutional characteristics of compared animals and their groups as well as various degrees of underdevelopment of animals more precisely using indexes.

Therefore using methods of measurement of dogs and their biometric processing as well as population-genetic analysis in the breeding work, we have an objective instrument of assessment and forecasting of the general state of the breed and tendencies of its development.

It should be noted that measurement of dogs based on the certain system serves as the valuable addition to the approximate assessment of the animal. Correctly made measurements improve the description of the dog's exterior and provide us with absolute digital indicators of certain characteristics of the dog. These measurements are important because:

- they allow us comparing dogs of different types and breeds living in different time-periods and in different places;

- they allow us determining characteristics of certain animals and specific proportions of their bodies;

- they allow us study and assess the processes of growth and development of young animals.

One should know that dogs are measured differently in Europe and in the US. In countries-members of the FCI height of animals is measured up to the highest point of withers, in the US - up to the highest point of the scapula (the results of measuring the same dog by to these ways may be different). Many modern dogs have weakly pulled-back scapula, and this point is in fact located on the neck. This means that dogs with incorrect structure of scapulas may be bigger in general. The dog with extremely bad geometry of scapulas will be much lower in the back than the dog with correct geometry of scapulas because the position of the scapula affects the line of the dog's back.

 

 

Main variants of assessment of separate constitutional elements of the movement dynamics and character of a dog:

I. Head

1) The muzzle can be long, short, sharp, blunt, narrow and wide; 2) The nose lobe may have different coloring and therefore its color must be indicated. Nostrils can be narrow or wide; 3) Lips may be wet, dry, chubby, poorly developed, loose-hanging, thin, closely fitting jaws, adjacent to jaws, non-adjacent to jaws; 4) Mouth corners may be strongly or poorly expressed; 5) The cheekbones - extended or flat; 6) The nose back can be flat, lowered, hitched up, wide or narrow, hook-nosed; 7) The cranium in general can be wide, narrow, long, short; 8) Transition from a forehead to a muzzle may be sharp, strongly expressed, smooth, poorly expressed; 9) The forehead can be wide, narrow, flat, convex, roundish, narrowed towards eyes, with a longitudinal groove or without it; 10) Superciliary arches may be accurately or poorly expressed; 11) The cinciput may be wide, narrow, convex, flat, with expressed or not expressed inion; 12) An inion may be noticeable, unnoticeable, well expressed, poorly expressed; 13) Form of eyes may be round, oval, triangular, almond-shaped, with a border, sunk down, convex, with an eyelid sprained inside or twisted outside (entropy or ectopia). Color of eyes can be dark, dark brown, brown, chestnut, light brown, amber, light, greenish, piscine. The look is lively, mistrustful, quiet, shy, spiteful; 14) Ears can be long, short, wide, narrow, small, big, low or highly put, with the narrow or wide basis, fleshy, thin, pointed, rounded off, standing, hanging, adjacent or non-adjacent to cheekbones, strongly or poorly active, laying on the side, semi-standing, light, heavy, stopped, after surgical interventions (removal of any defects). In the hunter's language long hanging ears of dogs of hunting breeds are called the suspension.

In general, the head can be pedigree, simple, moderate, light, heavy, rough, with clearly expressed sexual dimorphism (type of a male, female), typical, atypical.

II. Neck

The neck can be long, short, thin, thick, proportional, brawny, dry, crude, high or low, with a convex withers, cervine, sheep's.

The neck crest - the top line of a neck - can be graceful, curved, short, long, brawny, wide, narrow.

The throat - the lower line of a neck - can be "beautiful", wide, narrow, "dry", "moist".

III. Chest

The chest can be deep, minor, narrow, wide, short, long, barrel-like, keel-like, curved, well developed, intercepted behind scapulas.

The forward part of the chest is the chest seen from the front. It can be well developed, underdeveloped, flat, narrow, brawny, not brawny.

The withers can be high, low, clearly expressed, not expressed.

IV. Back

The back can be straight, humpbacked, slack, strong, soft, narrow, wide, long, short, insufficiently or well brawny. The waist can be long, short, strong, soft, wide, narrow, straight, convex, insufficiently or moderately brawny.

V. Flanks

Flanks can be wide, narrow, loose, hollow, chubby.

 

VI. Belly

The belly can be neat, lowered, big or elastic.

 

VII. Rump

The rump is a part of a body from coxofemoral to ischial tuberosity. The rump can be horizontal, sloping, convex, slanted, long, short, wide, narrow, brawny, not brawny. The pelvis can be slanted, straight, long, short, narrow, wide.

The head of femur is actually a coxofemoral bone tuber. It can be developed, protruding, noticeable, unnoticeable.

VIII. Tail

The tail can be high or low, thick, thin, rough, gentle, thick or thin at the basis, short or long, gradually coming to naught, stopped (short or long), lifted up, a ring-like, horizontally directed, lowered, hanging down, dumped, broken, turned aside, twirled. Tails of short-haired and hard-haired breeds are characterized in hunting dog breeding by the word "rod". Long-haired - by the word "feather". Tail is covered with hair. Long-haired hunting breeds have the hanger on the lower part of their tails; hard-haired breeds - a brush.

 

IX. "The intimate sphere"

Anal area - without further designation.

Groin with strongly or poorly expressed skin fold. Genitals of a male dog are called "penis" and "a scrotum with testicles". Genitals of a female dog are called - "the loop". Aren't described in detail.

X. Limbs

The hind limb can be straight, well or insufficiently brawny, with correct or wrong corners of joints.

The hip can be long, short, poorly developed, well-developed, brawny or not brawny.

Tows on hind limbs are formed by the long cuttable hair on the back side of hips.

The knee can be normal, turned outside or inside.

The shin can be long, short, thick or thin.

The hock joint can be clearly expressed, not expressed, narrow, wide, thick, thin, dry, located low or high relatively to the earth. The heel can be long or short.

 

 

 

The base part of a paw - metatarsus can be short, long, thin, thick, vertical, slanted.

The paw can be round (cat's), narrow (hare's), oval, lump-formed, dense, loose, soft, small, big. Fingers of a hind limb are strong, loose, put-together, arched, flat.

Dewclaws aren't described in detail - only noted.

The arm in general can be straight, curved, rachitic, with well or incorrectly developed corners, with well or insufficiently developed muscles.

 

 

The scapula can be straight, slanting, long, short, dense, loose, corresponding to the standard.

The humeroscapular joint can be clearly distinctly or poorly expressed.

The humeral bone can be long or short.

The elbow can be turned strictly back, loose, turned outside, twisted inside, adjacent to a chest.

The forearm can be long, short, strong, straight, curved, rachitic.

Tows on an arm form the long cauttable hair growing on the back side of the forearm of long-haired breeds.

 

The middle carpal joint can be thick, thin, well-developed, poorly developed, rachitic.

The metacarpus can be long, short, dense, soft, steep, with the proper or improper tilt angle.

The paw can be round (cat's), narrow, soft, dense, arched, flat, small, big.

Arm fingers (as well as the hind limb fingers) can be strong, soft, tight, loose, arched and flat.

Claws on fingers of arms and hind limbs can be strong, weak, ground, outgrown and colored according to the standard or in another way.

 

XI. Hair

The hair color can be various. It is designated according to the standard.

The hair form is caused by the underfur and integumentary hair. Hair color and form characterize the corresponding breed (both are defined by the standard of the breed). Hair can be short, long, wavy, curled, straights, rigid, silky, close-fitted, with parting, soft, shiny, dim, smooth, dense, thin, can have bald spots or be in a molting stage, well or poorly formed, plucked.

 

 

Eyebrows are a characteristic feature of the hard-haired breeds. They can be well or poorly developed, strongly or weakly expressed, noticeable or unnoticeable.

The beard is also met only among hard-haired breeds. It can be well, normally, excessively or insufficiently developed.

XII. Dynamics of the dog's movement

The movement mechanics is extremely important for a dog. Not only the shape of limbs and level of muscles development, but also dogs' "stance" assessed while standing and moving are traditionally described at exhibitions. Merits and demerits of limbs affecting dogs' movement mechanics are best of all noticeable at these stances.

Stance of arms can be correct, narrow, wide, open, narrowed, clumsy, with properly of improperly formed angles.

Stance of hind limbs can be normal, straights, with hock joints pulled towards each other, barrel-shaped, substituted (saber-shaped), behind the line of ischial tuberosities, wide, narrow, with properly of improperly formed angles.

The step can be wide, light, springy, minor, long, clumsy.

The trot and gallop can be light, soft, minor, quick, wide, tightened, clumsy.

The amble is an unnatural movement of a dog when arms and hind limbs on one side are put forward at the same time.

 

XIII. Character of a dog

If the dog's character is specified by the generally accepted standard, it must be indicated at exhibitions. It can be highly temperamental, less temperamental, straight, treacherous, kind, spiteful, impetuous, quiet, courageous, cowardly, trustful, mistrustful.

XIII. Other features

There is a great variety of breeds of different height, constitution, color and length of hair. But there are also other different details. For example, the size and shape of an ear, a ratio of a muzzle length and the forehead length and width, the form and size of eyes, etc. It is impossible to unambiguously confirm the correctness of uniform types of separate articles or proportions for all dog breeds because something advantageous for one breed may be the defect for another and vice versa.

VI. LAUREATES, DIPLOMA HOLDERS AND EXHIBITION REWARDS

30. Every exhibitor/exhibit receives an international exhibition certificate confirming the fact of participation in the exhibition.

31. Following the results of the exhibition winners and awardees (laureates) of the following levels are determined: in the absolute format and within separate branches and nominations. Determination of the exhibition results is also carried out in two formats: taking into account age-related categories of exhibited originals and not taking into account such categories. In general the system of laureates determination criteria has the following structure: 1) Not taking into account age-related categories (open category) - within the framework of separate breeds (nominations); 2) Taking into account age-related categories: a) in the absolute format; b) within types of breeds (branches); c) within certain breeds (nominations).

32. Laureates (winners and awardees) of the exhibition are exhibitors and relevant exhibits - winners of first three places determined on the basis of norms of the present Regulations. The same exhibitor and the exhibit may be laureates of the exhibition on several levels and in several formats at the same time. The same exhibitor may become the laureate of the exhibition having presented several exhibits at the same time.

33. Absolute format of determination of the exhibition laureates assumes determination of winners and awardees on the interdisciplinary level through comparison of results of the expert assessment of all exhibition participants following the results of the year.

34. Determination of sectoral exhibition laureates assumes determination of winners and awardees within the framework of one branch through comparison of results of the expert assessment of all sectoral exhibition participants following the results of the year.

35. Exhibition laureates within the framework of a separate nomination are determined on the basis of comparison of results of the expert assessment of all exhibition participants on the level of nomination following the results of the year.

36. Exhibition laureates of any level may be determined only at presence of competitive alternativeness of exhibits. Competitive alternativeness of various exhibits belonging to the same exhibitor on one level is allowed.

When there is an insignificant number of exhibits at the certain exhibition level, laureates are determined on the basis of the following rules:

a) if there are four and more exhibits - winners of all three prize-winning places are determined;

b) if there are three participants - winners of the second and the third-place are determined;

c) if there are two participants - winner of the third place is determined;

d) if there's only one participant: such person will be able to become the third-place winner if his final mark is not lower than 4 points (stars).

Above-mentioned limitations do not cover exhibitors and relevant exhibits whose final mark is 5 points (stars). Such participants of the exhibition have the right to occupy the highest possible place regardless of the number of exhibits at the relevant exhibition level.

37. Comparison of the expert assessment results assumes comparison of absolute total marks given by the Professional Expert Council and the open expert community - with establishment of the priority in relation to the qualitatively higher indexes.

38. The exhibition diploma holders are - all exhibitors and relevant exhibits with the general mark (given by the Professional Expert Council) not less than 4 points (stars) regardless of the exhibition laureates determination results following the results of the year.

 

39. The exhibition diploma holders receive the diploma "International quality of selection", the right to indicate the "international mark of professional acknowledgment of quality of selection" of the relevant year on any certified exhibits or documents related, as well as the 50% discount for organization of the operative ICSQ-775 standard certification of the indicated exhibit or operative IOSCEAAD-775 standard patenting of innovations related to such an exhibit.

40. Taking the occupied places, levels and formats of laureateship into account the exhibition laureates receive:

1) for the first place - "Golden international selection quality diploma", golden exhibition medal and the right to place the "international golden mark of high quality of selection" of the relevant exhibition year with indication of the laureateship level on any documents related to the laureate exhibit;

2) for the second place - "Silver international selection quality diploma", silver exhibition medal and the right to place the "international silver mark of high quality of selection" of the relevant exhibition year with indication of the laureateship level on any documents related to the laureate exhibit;

 

3) for the third place - "Bronze international selection quality diploma", bronze exhibition medal and the right to place the "international bronze mark of high quality of selection" of the relevant exhibition year with indication of the laureateship level on any documents related to the laureate exhibit;

41. Special medals and diplomas of the contest program called "Talent" in nominations "Obedience" (for outstanding skills in interaction between dogs and men based on the high level of command-based performance of the dog), "Service" (for outstanding skills in watch, security, police or rescue services) and "Show" (for unique abilities and skills of the dog in the sphere of entertaining).

42. Exhibition participants also have the right to receive the following documents verifying the level of international expert assessment of their exhibits:

 

1) International exhibition certificate of quality of selection (correspondence to the breed) is given to every dog (exhibition original taking part in the exhibition) with not less than 3 points (mark) earned within the framework of the general expert assessment carried out by the Professional Expert Council;

2) International individual identification certificate - may be given to the dog (exhibition original taking part in the exhibition) with not less than 3 points (mark) earned within the framework of the general expert assessment carried out by the Professional Expert Council upon the request of the owner;

3) International primary (register-based) pedigree (Certificate of belonging to the breed) - may be given to the dog (exhibition original taking part in the exhibition) with not less than 4 points (mark) earned during the final certification assessment of the open expertise upon the request of the owner;

4) International certificate of expert confirmation of the pedigree - may be given to the dog (exhibition original taking part in the exhibition) with not less than 4 points (mark) earned during the final certification assessment of the open expertise upon the request of the owner;

5) Puppies under 6 months - pure-bred direct descendents of dogs - laureates of the exhibition, as well as dogs - holders of the International exhibition certificate of quality of selection (IECQS), have the right to acquire IECQS «Junior».

 

13. INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION CENTERS OF QUALITATIVE STANDARDS OF THE IUCI

On the basis of special agreements the IUCI and the International Cynological Alliance provide their partners in various countries of the world with the right to perform functions of International Exposition Centers of Qualitative Etalons (IECQE) at their current locations.

The IECQE carries out activities in active presentation, popularization and propaganda of modern qualitative standards of goods, services, management systems, technologies, practical selection, scientific and creative activity.

The IECQE provides regional assistance in organization of the International constantly operating certification exhibition of dogs "The international standard of selection quality "DogLux"", as well as promulgation and popularization of achievements of selection in the field of dog-breeding presented at the exhibition.

Within the framework of the certification exhibition the IECQE has the right to organize independent exhibition cynological events with involvement of necessary organizational, expert and prize resources at own discretion independently or under the auspices of exhibition.

 

Agreement on adhesion to the IUCI project on officially announced terms

Hereby the IUCI (hereinafter referred to as the Organizer), represented by the Head of the IUCI Expert Council Stivens Godving, company GISAP L.P, represented by the Chief Executive Arthur Morris (hereinafter referred to as the Executor) and the IUCI project (hereinafter referred to as the Project) participant or any other person interested in certain results of implementation of the IUCI project (hereinafter referred to as the Person Concerned) have concluded the following agreement:

1. The Person Concerned wishing to take part in the project, reasonably affect its results or make own related claims and demand for their official consideration in accordance with rules established by the IUCI, therefore joins the relevant project on terms officially announced by the IUCI.

2. Present agreement is the free contract of adhesion of the person concerned to the IUCI projects in the relevant role.

3. Within the framework of all IUCI projects, any person officially addressing the IUCI concerning commitment of legally significant actions related to projects, automatically becomes the participant of relevant projects on terms of the present Agreement and other rules officially announced by the IUCI.

4. Executor carries out resource provision of all aspects of implementation of the IUCI projects.

5. In relation to subjects, whose objects have positively passed the ICSQ-775 standard certification or the IOSCEAAD-775 standard patenting, the Executor - company GISAP L.P. (Douglas, Scotland South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom) is their official international representative as well as the beneficiary (in relation to benefits brought by the indicated legal facts, in the volume coordinated with persons concerned).

6. All disputes, disagreements, claims or demands emerging from the present Agreement and facts of participation of Persons Concerned in the IUCI projects in roles contemplated by the present Agreement or emerging in connection to it (and also connected with fulfillment, violation, termination or invalidity of the Agreement), are subject to final settlement in the American International Commercial Arbitration Court (LLC) in accordance with its Regulations.

7. Present Agreement is termless. It may be subject to cancellation through complete fulfillment of mutual obligations by parties, acceptance of such fulfillment by contractors or voluntary renunciation of fulfillment of it by parties.