Definitions of classes

The definitions of classes for dog shows are as follows
Minor Puppy. For dogs of six and not exceeding nine calendar months of age on the day of the Show.

Puppy. For dogs of six and not exceeding twelve calendar months of age on the day of the Show.

Junior. For dogs of six and not exceeding eighteen calendar months of age on the day of the Show.

Special Yearling. For dogs of six and not exceeding twenty four calendar months of age on the day of the Show.

Yearling. For dogs of twelve and not exceeding twenty four calendar months of age on the day of the Show.

Maiden. For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or a First Prize at an Open or Championship Show (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted), whether restricted or not.

Novice. For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or three or more First Prizes at Open or Championship Shows (Minor Puppy, Special Minor Puppy, Puppy and Special Puppy Classes excepted), whether restricted or not.

Graduate. For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or four or more First Prizes at Championship Shows in Graduate, Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes whether restricted or not, where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.

Post Graduate. For dogs which have not won a Challenge Certificate or five or more First Prizes at Championship Shows in Post Graduate, Minor Limit, Mid Limit, Limit and Open Classes whether restricted or not, where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed.

Limit. For dogs which have not become Show Champions under Kennel Club Regulations or under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club or won seven or more First Prizes in all, at Championship Shows in Limit or Open Classes, confined to the Breed, whether restricted or not, at Shows where Challenge Certificates were offered for the Breed.

Open. For all dogs of the breeds for which the class is provided and eligible for entry at the show.

Veteran. For dogs of not less than seven years of age on the show

Special Brood Bitch. Open to bitches who have whelped at least one litter, which has been Registered with the Kennel Club.

Special Pet Trim. For all dogs of the breed for which the class is provided which have clipped coats and are eligible for entry at the show.