FCI International Beauty Championship.

 

A. Breeds not subject to working trials

To be eligible for the title of International Beauty Champion, these dogs must have obtained :

a) in three different countries, under  three different judges, four Certificats d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté (CACIB) no matter the number of dogs;

b) between the first and last CACIB, a minimum period of one year and one day must have elapsed.  This period is to be understood as follows : for example, from January 1st, 1996 to January 1st, 1997.

For a) and b), exceptions may be granted provided they are approved by the FCI General Committee.


B. Breeds subject to working trials.

To be eligible for the title International Beauty Champion, these dogs must have obtained :

a)  in two different countries, under two different judges, two certificats d'aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté (CACIB), no matter the number of dogs;

b) between the first and last CACIB, a minimum period of one year and one day must have elapsed.  This period is to be understood as follows : for example, from January 1st, 1996 to January 1st, 1997. 

In addition to a) and b), the hunting dog must have passed a hunting test/trial specific to its breed in which the Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat National de Travail (CACT) is competed for.  The date of the test/trial is not taken into account.

For a) and b), exceptions may be granted provided they are approved by the FCI General Committee

• Utility dogs : The International Tests for Rescue Dogs or the national Schutzhund Tests or the IPO (RCI) are the only tests which make a dog eligible for the title of Beauty Champion.
As far as IPO (RCI) is concerned, the dog must have obtained, in Class 1, a minimum of 70% of the points in each discipline, i.e. tracking, obedience and defense.
In Shutzhund tests, the requirements are as follows : no matter the class where the dog is entered, it must have obtained a minimum of 70% in discipline A (tracking) and B (obedience) and 80% in discipline C (defense).
 
C. RULES COMMON TO A  AND B

When a breed includes several varieties which differ as to weight, colour, type of coat, etc., the FCI General Assembly will decide whether all the varieties should compete for one single CACIB or whether there should be more than one award.
In case of disagreement or uncertainty, the FCI Committee will make the final decision after consultation with the country of origin of the breed and the Standard Commission.

Approved by FCI General Committee, November 2005.