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2003 Updates

To Take Effect from September 2003

 

Argente Standard:
The 2002 ADM requested that the recommended that the full standard for Argentes be accepted pending a clarification in the description of belly colour. This clarification was made and forwarded to the secretary on January 23rd 2003. The entire standard is outlined below.

Argente Standard (2002)

Feature Points
Ticking 30
Colour 20
Shape 20
Coat & Condition 15
Size 5
Eyes 5
Ears 5
TOTAL POINTS

100

 

Feature Description

Ticking Sharp, level ticking extending evenly over body chest and feet. Grooming is essential to produce an even effect on body and sides. Ticking on chest to be a continuation of that on the body and sides and to be carried well down between the front legs. Feet to match body and chest.

Colour Top colour to be bright and lustrous. Undercolour to be carried well down to the skin. Belly colour to be the same colour as the body and chest but without ticking (to be tipped) with well defined demarcation line and to be as narrow as possible although not at the expense of condition.

Shape Solid body of good width with deep broad shoulders, short head of good width and muzzle.

Coat & Condition Firm flesh and clean coat are essential. Coat to be short and silky with glossy sheen. Coarse guard hairs to be removed by grooming.

Size   Size to be very desirable, although not at the expense of quality.

Eyes  Large and bold

Ears Well shaped, large and drooping

 

DESCRIPTION OF ACCEPTED COLOURS:

GOLDEN/LILAC:
Deep lilac undercolour with golden ticking. Belly colour to be golden tips on a lilac undercolour.
Ears and pads to be pink/lilac. Eyes pink to dark pink.

GOLDEN/BEIGE:
Deep beige undercolour with golden ticking. Belly colour to be golden tips on a beige undercolour.
Ears and pads to be pink/beige. Eyes pink to dark pink.

WHITE/LILAC:
Deep lilac undercolour with white ticking. Belly colour to be white tips on a lilac undercolour.
Ears and pads to be pink lilac. Eyes pink.

WHITE/BEIGE:
Deep beige undercolour with white ticking. Belly colour to be white tips on a beige undercolour.
Ears and pads to be pink/beige. Eyes pink.

LEMON/LILAC:
Deep lilac undercolour with lemon ticking. Belly colour to be lemon tips on a lilac undercolour.
Ears and pads to be pink/lilac. Eyes pink.

LEMON/BEIGE:
Deep beige undercolour with lemon ticking. Belly colour to be lemon tips on a beige undercolour.
Ears and pads to be pink/beige. Eyes pink.

REMARKS:
The colour description should state the ticking colour first, i.e. Golden/Lilac.

FAULTS:
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook and;
Large patches of unticked hairs to be severely penalized.
Indistinct colours in either ticking or undercolour to be severely penalized.
Long ticking.
Eye circles.
Light streaks or patches on chest, body or sides.
Lightness of jowls.
Light, dark or odd feet.
Excessively dark pigment.
White or other odd coloured hairs according to severity.

Disqualifications
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook.


Not Entire:
The Standards review panel recommend that Not entire. (cavies that have been de-sexed) be added to the list of disqualifications all breeds.

Ear Tags:
The 2002 ADM requested that the Standards Review Panel develop a recommendation in the form of a rule regarding exhibition cavies with ear tags. (Other than paper ear tags for numbering purposes). In response the Standards Review Panel recommends that the following be added to the list of disqualifications all breeds.

After the 1st August 2006, Identification of any form, other than paper ear tags for numbering purposes, attached to ANY part of an exhibition cavies anatomy.


Artificially enhancing a cavy:
During the year the Standards Review panel discussed the issue of general disqualifications. It was noted that while exhibits can be disqualified for having artificial colour in the coat there was nothing to prevent substances being applied to a coat to artificially enhance the coat qualities of a cavy. To address this issue the Standards Review Panel recommend that:

Cavies that have had substances added to their coat to enhance or alter their appearance and/or specific coat qualities, shall be deemed an alteration to the cavies natural appearance (other than standard grooming and presentation practices) and as such shall be a disqualification."

And to include the following note:

NOTE: Standard grooming practices are treatments for vermin control, shampooing and conditioning prior to exhibition! This is done to present cavies in a clean and vermin free condition!


Crested Himalayan and Agouti:
The Standards Review Panel believe that there are anomalies in the crested Himalayan and Crested Agouti standards that need correcting. Other Crested standards have 20 points for crest and the other 80 points allocated pro-rata as per their smooth coated counterpart. The Crested Agouti and Himalayan standards are very different to their smooth counterparts. For the sake of consistency we feel that they should be the same as other Crested standards.

We recommend that the standards for Crested Himalayan and Crested Agouti be changed to make them more consistent with standards for other Smooth Cresteds, other than the American Crested. That is 20 points for the crest and 80 points allocated as 4/5ths of the points for the corresponding smooth haired variety. The new standards to read.

Crested Himalayan

Features Points
CREST            Crest To match body colour 20
SMUT             The ideal shape is pear-shaped colour
                          carried well up between the eyes
20
FEET              Colour carried well up the legs 16
COLOUR         The body colour should be as white as
                     possible
16
EARS              Colour dense to the base 8
COAT &         Smooth coated and free from   body stain
SHAPE &         Short and cobby in appearance with a broad
TYPE              Head to resemble the type of a self 8
CONDITION   Clean and firm in flesh 8
EYES               Large and bright red 4

Total

100

 


Crested Agouti

Features Points
TICKING    Sharp level of ticking extending evenly over the
                 body chest and feet. Grooming is essential to
                 produce an even effect on body and sides.
                 Ticking on chest to be a continuation of that on
                 body and sides and to be well carried down
                 between the front legs. Feet to match the body
                 and chest
24
CREST       To match body colour 20
COLOUR    Top colour to be bright and lustrous.
                 Undercolour to be carried well down to the skin.
                 Belly colour to be the same colour as body and
                 chest but without ticking (to be tipped) with well
                 defined demarcation line and to be as narrow as
                 possible; although not at the expense of
                 condition
16
SHAPE        Solid body of good width with deep broad
                 shoulders.
                 Short head of good width and muzzle
16
COAT &        Firm flesh and clean coat are essential. Coat to
CONDITION   be short and silky with glossy sheen. Coarse
                     guard hairs to be removed by grooming
12
SIZE             To be very desirable although not at the
                   expense of quality
4
EYES           Large and bold 4
EARS           Well shaped large and drooping. 4

Total

100

Red
We recommend an alteration to the Description of Standardised Colour for Self Red. To be changed from:
Ears: Dark red/brown, to Ears: Black
and also
Pads: Dark red/brown, to Pads: Black

Changes to standards in UK
A number of changes have been made to standards in the UK. The SRP have considered these changes and recommend that the following changes to the standards be accepted.

 

Coronet

POINTS
Coat – Texture and Density 25
Coat – Chops, Shoulders, Sides and Sweep: 25
Head, Eyes and Ears: 15
Coronet 15
Body 10
Presentation: 10
100

General Description:
Head, Eye and Ears:
Head to be short and broad with good width to the muzzle and a gently curving profile with no hint of flatness. Eyes to be large, bold and bright and of any colour. Ears to be large, rose petal shaped, drooping and set with good width between. Hair on the head should lie pointing towards the rump.

Body:
To be firm, fit and of a good size appropriate to age.

Coat - Texture and Density:
The coat should be of a soft, silky texture and be free flowing, shown clean and unmatted. Whilst the aim is for a straight coat a slight wave should not be unduly penalised. The coat should be full and dense, especially near the body where the undercoat is more evident.

Coat – Chops, Shoulders, Sides and Sweep:
The chops should be even, dense and well furnished, and of a length in keeping with the age of the cavy and the length of the shoulders. The shoulders should be broad with hair of appropriate length continuing evenly around the sides. The sweep should fall
evenly over the hindquarters of the cavy and be full and of even length, being generally a little longer than the sides. When viewed from above, no gaps, thin areas or uneven length should be evident. Allowance should be made for the fact that the coat will
appear thinner at the ends in older exhibits, because the undercoat will not be as long.

Coronet:
The coronet is on the front of the head, being a rosette that should radiate from a   small pinpoint centre. It is to be well formed and symmetrical, and should be in keeping with the head, eyes and ears of the cavy to give an overall balanced appearance.

Presentation:
The cavy should be shown in good condition, with plenty of firm flesh, and be clean   and tidily groomed. It should be presented on an appropriately sized board and must be shown with a central parting.

Faults and Disqualifications:
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook.

Note: Coronets may be shown in any colour.


 

Sheltie

POINTS
COAT – TEXTURE & DENSITY: 25
COAT – CHOPS, SHOULDERS, SIDES & SWEEP: 25
HEAD, EYE & EARS: 20
BODY: 10
MANE: 10
PRESENTATION: 10
100

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Head, Eye & Ears:
Head to be short and broad with good width to the muzzle and a gently curving profile having no hint of flatness. Eyes to be large, bold and bright and of any colour. Ears to be large, rose petal shaped, drooping and set with good width between. Hair on the head should lie pointing towards the rump.

Body:
To be firm, fit and of a good size appropriate to age.

Coat - Texture and Density:
The coat should be of a soft, silky texture and be free flowing, shown clean and unmatted. Whilst the aim is for a straight coat, a slight wave should not be unduly penalised. The coat should be full and dense, especially near the body where the undercoat is more evident.

Coat – Chops, Shoulders, Sides and Sweep:
The chops should be even, dense and well furnished and of a good length in keeping with the age of the cavy and the length of the shoulders. The shoulders should be broad with hair of appropriate length continuing evenly around the sides. The sweep should fall over the hindquarters of the cavy and be full and of even length, being generally a little longer than the sides. When viewed from above, no gaps, thin areas or uneven length should be evident. Allowance should be made for the fact that the coat will appear thinner at the ends in older exhibits, because the undercoat will not be as long.

Mane:
To be un-parted, full and of a length in keeping with the age of the cavy. It should be swept back to join the sweep in.

Presentation:
The cavy should be shown in good condition with plenty of firm flesh, and be clean and tidily groomed. It should be presented on an appropriately sized board and must be shown without a central parting.

Faults and Disqualifications:
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook.

Note: Shelties may be shown in any colour.

 


 

Roan

POINTS
BODY:          Roaning to be even throughout the body 30
HEAD:          To be of solid colour with clean cut demarcation line 20
TYPE/SHAPE To be of large size with cobby body and deep broad                            shoulders. The head to have a well rounded profile with
                         broad muzzle and good width between the eyes.
15
FEET:          Solid colour. 10
EYES                   Bold eye 5
EARS                  Ears to be large and drooping. 5
COAT          Coat silky and short. : 5
COLOUR:          Colour to conform to the relevant breed standard. 5
CONDITION:       Should be fit, clean and firm to handle. 5
100

DISQUALIFICATIONS:
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook and a vestige of a blaze (solid group(s) of white hairs above the mouth). Nails &/or foot pads deviating from the appropriate standard.

FAULTS:
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook and the following faults to be penalised according to the extent: uneven roaning, spinal bar, dappled belly, head drags, solid patches.

GUIDANCE TO JUDGES AND BREEDERS:
The roan is basically a coloured cavy with white hairs evenly mixed throughout the body. Solid colour should be confined to the head and feet which should contrast sharply with the evenly roaned body. Within the roaned area an even mix of white and coloured hairs is desirable. However evenness of roaning to be of more importance than the exact ratio of white and coloured hairs. A spinal bar is a definite white line running the length of the spine from head to rump (usually found on the more heavily marked exhibits). A dappled belly has the appearance of spots intermingled with the roaning, solid patches of any colour, anywhere in the roaned area are undesirable. The head should be of solid colour with clean cut demarcation following the line of the head behind the ears. Intermittent white hairs anywhere on the face/head do not constitute roaning or a vestige of a blaze. A head drag is solid colour running on from the head through the demarcation line into the body. White whiskers are not a fault. The eye colour to conform to the relevant breed standard, however dark eyes with a ruby tint should not be penalised.

 

 


 

Dalmation

POINTS
BODY: Coloured spotting on a white body; clear, distinct and
                well distributed.
30
HEAD: White blaze with solid colour on either side, giving a
                well balanced appearance.
20
TYPE/SHAPE: To be of large size with cobby body and deep
                        broad shoulders. The head to have a well rounded
                        profile with broad muzzle and good width
                        between the eyes.
15
FEET:         Solid colour. 10
EYES:        Bold eye 5
EARS :        Ears large and drooping. 5
COAT:       Coat silky and short. 5
COLOUR:   Colour to conform to the relevant breed standard. 5
CONDITION:    Should be fit, clean and firm to handle. 5
100

DISQUALIFICATIONS:
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook and solid head. Incomplete blaze (blaze to appear complete without disturbance of the coat). Nails &/or foot pads deviating from the appropriate standard.

FAULTS:
As listed under Faults & Disqualifications at start of Handbook and the following faults to be penalised according to the extent: uneven spotting, roaning, spinal bar, head drag, uneven/offset blaze.

GUIDANCE TO JUDGES AND BREEDERS:
The Dalmation in appearance is a white cavy with coloured markings. The colour should be confined to feet, head (with a central white blaze) and spotting (evenly distributed throughout the body). The distribution and clarity of spotting to be of more importance than the size, shape and quantity. The spotting should be clear and distinct with good demarcation between the spots. Large solid patches/areas of colour are undesirable.

Roaned areas (patches of intermingled white and coloured hairs) anywhere on the body are undesirable, intermittent white hairs on the head &/or feet do not constitute roaning. A spinal bar is a definite white line lacking any form of spotting running the length of the spine from head to rump (usually found on more heavily marked exhibits). The blaze should begin at the nostrils and end at a point between the ears with no break in between. A blaze that runs through the mouth or through the demarcation line should be penalised. The width of the blaze is immaterial as long as it is central between the eyes and ears and has a balanced shape. White whiskers are not a fault. The head demarcation should follow the line of the head behind the ears and be clean cut. A head drag is solid colour running on from the head through the demarcation line into the body. The eye colour to conform to the relevant breed standard, however dark eyes with a ruby tint should not be penalised. Some Dalmations with large eyes may have a blue/grey ring around the outer edge of the eye, this is not a fault.

 

 

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