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Classes in Finland:

Puppy class
Unofficial class, no grading, placing from 1 to 4, honorary prize may be given, the best dog puppy and bitch puppy with honorary prize compete for the Best Puppy of the Breed.

Junior class
9-under 18 months, do not compete for CACIB, but compete for CAC and BOB.

Intermediate class

15-under 24 months, compete for CAC, CACIB and BOB.

Open class
15 months onwards, compete for CAC, CACIB and BOB.

Working class

15 months onwards, a Working Class Certificate must be enclosed with the entry form. If the certificate is missing, the dog will be automatically entered in "Open Class". Compete for CAC, CACIB and BOB.

Champion Class
15 months onwards, for International or National Champions, a copy of this certificate must be enclosed with the entry form. If the certificate is missing, the dog will be automatically entered in "Open Class".
Compete for CAC (if not already Finnish Champion / merits for the Finnish Champion title), CACIB and BOB.

Veteran Class
8 years onwards, do not compete for CACIB but compete for CAC and BOB. The best veteran dog and bitch awarded "excellent" will compete for the Best Veteran of the Breed.

Best Dog/Best Bitch competition
The placed (1-4) dogs in the junior, intermediate, open, champion, working and veteran with ”excellent” may participate. The four best dogs/bitches are placed. CAC/CC can only be given to junior or intermediate class dogs that have received the qualification “excellent” and been placed in the junior or intermediate class, OR to open, working or veteran class dogs that have received the qualification ”excellent” and been placed in the respective classes but do not yet have the merits for the champion title. The reserve-CAC/CC can be given to the second best dog (with ”excellent”) that does not yet have the merits for the champion title. CACIB and reserve CACIB is similar to CAC/CC competition, junior or veteran class dogs can’t compete for the CACIB/reserve-CACIB, no other restrictions

Best of Breed (BOB)
The Best of Breed is chosen after the Best Dog/Best Bitch competition; only the best dog and the best bitch may participate.

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