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We at Royal Canin are reaching out to you as we sponsored your show in the last twelve months.


With the ongoing Covid-19 crisis we are trying to help your winners redeem their prizes. Normally this would be done on our stand at the championship shows. As most shows are now cancelled until the end of October, we have altered the system to allow winners to claim their prizes via our Area Business managers.


To this end, we would be grateful if you could share the wording below on your club’s social media page or through your club website to try and make sure everyone who has a prize has a good chance of redeeming it in a timely fashion.


“Don't forget that you can still redeem your gift certificates won at shows sponsored by Royal Canin by contacting their Area Business Manager. To find out who the Business Manager is for your area, click here:


We hope this goes some way to showing our support of shows and events and look forward to supporting you in the future.


In the meantime please stay safe



Regrettably we can confirm the 2020 open show is officially cancelled. Our AGM will be organised for some time this year as and when the situation improves. Our judge will be carried forward to the open show 2021. As soon as the printers are able to organise it refunds will be issued for online entries minus their admin fee. Those who entered by post will have cheques sent to return your entry fees. Year books due to be handed out at the show will be posted out as soon as possible. The Club want to thank everyone for their understanding during this time and hope to see you all in the near future.

Although it will come as no surprise we have unfortunately cancelled the 2020 championship show due to be held in August. We are currently in consultation with the scheduled judge to see if she is available in 2021; exploring the possibility of 2 shows on one day. Once further information is available we will update everyone. Thank you for your support, stay safe and well and the committee look forward to welcoming you soon. 

The Kennel Club Have today confirmed the following amendment to the Chinese Crested breed standard has been approved & will be effective from 1st June 2019:

Mouth: Jaws strong, with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
(NEW SENTENCE) The hairless variety will have the primitive trait of forward pointing canines and should not be penalised for absence of full dentition.

RE: Breed Watch – Chinese Crested  


Following the Dog Health Group’s Breed Standards & Conformation sub-group meeting, I have been requested to contact you on behalf of the sub-group with regard to Breed Watch.


Following discussion of visible health and welfare concerns in a number of breeds,

the sub-group concluded, following approval of the Dog Health Group and the Board, that “nervous temperament” should be monitored and therefore should be added to Breed Watch as points of concern for the breed.


Breed Watch is an early warning system intended for judges to note any visible points of concern which they should take into consideration and penalise when judging the breed. Judges are asked to complete the judge’s health monitoring form following appointments at championship shows. This is to prevent introduction of health and welfare concerns that are detrimental to a dog’s wellbeing and to maintain high standards of health in the show ring. The form can be accessed online below;


Exhibitors should also take the time to become familiar with the points of concern that can affect their breed, as they too have an important role to play in ensuring that dogs are free from health concerns and exaggeration.


As Breed Watch serves as a “roll-on, roll-off” system, after a period of 12 months should no reports of these concerns be made by judges when completing the mandatory health monitoring form given above, then the point(s) will be reviewed and potentially removed. All points of concern are assessed quarterly and breed health co-ordinators will receive an annual summary to share with their breed, this is to continually review points of concerns reported by Judges.


More information on Breed Watch and the Judges Health Monitoring process can be found at

Club Position on Affiliations

We would like to clarify that the Chinese Crested Dog Club undertakes all fundraising as a club only, and any events endorsed by us will appear on our official website or facebook page only.

As a club, whilst we are undoubtedly supportive of improving the welfare of the breed, we are in no way associated with any Chinese Crested Rescues and remain completely impartial and neutral regarding their stance.