National Specialty Futurity / Maturity Event

Rules and Regulations

The purpose of the National Specialty Futurity is to encourage the planning and breeding of Chinese Shar-Pei that will produce the best possible specimen of the breed and to reward the breeders for their efforts. For this reason, the Futurity monetary awards are weighted in favor of the breeder. Recognition, however, is not limited to the breeder, but also to the owners in whose hands the responsibility of developing the inherited potentialities are given, and to the owner of the sire for the sire’s genetic contribution.

The Futurity, which is held in conjunction with the National Specialty, is entered by nominating an eligible litter. Individual puppies from a nominated litter are eligible to compete in the first annual Futurity held on or after the date they reach six months of age.

In the Futurity Stake, there will be eleven (11) monetary awards, with three individuals, (the breeder, the owner and the sire’s owner), partaking of each, resulting in a minimum of thirty-three (33) monetary awards being issued and won by eight (8) different Chinese Shar-Pei.

Futurity/Maturity Encore Award

This award is presented to a dog that wins first place in its class in futurity competition, then the following year it also wins first place in its class in the Maturity competition.

Futurity Eligibility

Nominations to the Futurity are open only to "Regular (whether single or part of a Family membership), Foreign, Junior and Lifetime members of the CSPCA who are in good standing on the date of the nomination. The bitch whose litter is nominated must be owned, co-owned, or leased by a Regular (whether single or part of a Family membership), Foreign, Junior or Lifetime CSPCA member in good standing. For the litter to be eligible for nomination, it must also meet the following requirements:

1. The bitch or sire of the litter must have earned at last one three point major award at an AKC or CSPCA  
   sanctioned show prior to the date of breeding.
2. The bitch and sire, at the time of breeding, must have been at least one (1) year old.
3. The litter nomination must have been made after the date of breeding and on or before the whelping date.
 
For Chinese Shar-Pei Futurity puppy to be eligible to compete in the Futurity, it must meet all of the following requirements:
 
1. Be from an eligible litter which was properly and timely nominated.
2. Has been individually nominated before it reached the age of four months.
3. Be owned by a member in good standing of the CSPCA.
4. Be entered in one of the regular classes of the National Specialty Conformation and Obedience Trial.
5. Not be bred, owned or co-owned, leased or handled by the judge or a member of hisor her immediate family, no 
    sired by or out of a Chinese Shar-Pei owned, co-owned of leased by the judge or a member of his or her   
    immediate family.
 
Maturity Eligibility

All Futurity nominated puppies eligible to compete at the Futurity, whether or not entered or competed at the National Futurity, will be eligible to enter and compete at the following year’s Nationals Maturity if nominated and qualified for the Maturity. For a Futurity puppy to qualify for the Maturity, the owner of record must have filled out and mailed the official Maturity nomination form, together with the prescribed Maturity fee, to the Futurity Director, prior to the Futurity puppy attaining six (6) months of age.

Procedure for Nominating Litters

The nomination of a litter must be made after the date of breeding and on or before the whelping date and the breeder, the bitch and the sire of the litter must have met all eligibility requirements. The postmark on the envelope (or the date of receipt if sent by overnight courier) containing the nomination must be dated on or before the whelp date of the litter.

The Futurity litter nomination must be made on an official Futurity litter nomination form together with a fee of fifteen dollars ($15) mailed to the Futurity Director. Litter nomination forms are available, upon request, from the Futurity Director.

Procedure for Nominating Judges

The Futurity/Maturity Judge nomination must be made on an official Futurity/Maturity litter nomination form in the space provided for Judges Nomination at the time of the litter nomination. Litter nomination forms are available on the CSPCA website, The Barker, or upon request, from the Futurity Director.

Judges nomination will be offered only at the litter nomination level. One qualified judge nomination per litter nominated. If more than one judge is listed in the area provided, the first judge listed will be used in the tabulation process. Qualified judges names will be placed on a ballot mailed to all the litter nominators for their votes on first, second and third choices of judges for the competition three years in the future. The ballots will be counted by the Futurity Director who will forward the winning names to the National Specialty Show Chairman for judge contact.

Judge Selection Criteria

Judge nominations will be solicited only from the participants of the Futurity/Maturity Program during that respective year. Nominated judges must be in good standing with he American Kennel Club (AKC) and be approved by AKC to judge the breed and/or a current member of he CSPCA with at least ten total years standing. The nominee may not have judged any CSPCA National Specialty event within the past five years.

When the period for nominations closes, the nominees receiving he most nominations will be contacted by the Futurity/Maturity Director to determine if they are willing to judge the Futurity/Maturity competition. If two or more nominees have the same number of nominations, preference will be given to judges who are, or have been, breeders of Chinese Shar-Pei. If both judges are 'breeder judges', preference will be given to the individual with longer membership in the CSPCA. If the two or more judges are not 'breeder judges', the preference will be given to the judge who has given the greater number of group placements for Chinese Shar-Pei. Nominated AKC approved judges will be reminded of the honor the members are bestowing in nominating an individual as Futurity/Maturity judge. Nominated CSPCA members, whether AKC approved not, will be reminded that certain animals and individuals with conflicts of interest in exhibiting under the potential judge may not exhibit under that judge should he/she be eventually elected. A ballot of no more than five names will be mailed by first class post to the litter nominators for balloting. The judge receiving the most votes will be contacted and offered a contract to officiate at the Futurity/Maturity event. Under no circumstances will refunds be paid to Futurity/Maturity nominators who are unable to compete due to conflicts of interest with the officiating judge.

Judging Procedure

There will be four (4) age divisions, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-15 months and 15 months and older. The first two (2) age divisions (6-9 months and 9-12 months) will make up the puppy dog group and the remaining two (2) age divisions (12-15 months and 15 months and older) will make up the junior group. Each age division within each group will be further divided by sex (dogs and bitches) and by coat types (horse and brush coat). Each class will have four (4) placements.

Judging will commence with Brushcoat puppy dog classes 6-9 months and 9-12 months. The first placements in the two (2) Brushcoat puppy dog classes will then compete for the title ofBest Brushcoat Puppy.

The Horsecoat puppy dog classes will then be judged in the same manner and order as the Brushcoat puppy dog classes with the first placements in each of the classes competing for the title of Best Horsecoat Puppy Dog.

The puppy bitch classes will then be judged in the same manner and order as the puppy dog classes resulting in a Best Brushcoat Puppy Bitch and a Best Horsecoat Puppy Bitch.

The four (4) Best Puppies from the puppy Group will then all compete for the title of Best Futurity Puppy.

The Junior classes will then be judged in the same manner and order as the puppy classes with the Best Brush-coat Junior Dog, Best Horsecoat Junior Dog, Best Brushcoat Junior Bitch and the Best Horsecoat Junior Bitch all competing for the title of Best Futurity Junior.

The final phase of judging will consist of the Best Futurity Puppy and the Best Futurity Junior competing for the title of Grand Futurity Winner.

After the judging has been completed, the sire and dam of the Grand Futurity Winner, if present will be asked to enter the ring alongside their progeny to receive a special inscribed rosette.

Show Standard of Judgment

To: The Judges of the CSPCA Futurity

The intent and purpose of the Futurity is to evaluate from select breeding of CSPCA member breeders, which of the member breeders’ individual nominations to the Futurity, best emulate the Chinese Shar-Pei breed standard. These Futurity dogs and bitches represent the future hope and foundation of many breeding programs from across the country. It is with great trust that these breeders have placed in your hands the ability to measure the success of their breeding programs.

In keeping with the trust that has been bestowed upon you and the ultimate significance that your selections will have on the future development of the breed, we request that your due diligence in studying the Chinese Shar-Pei Breed Standard include an in-depth review and analysis of the Breed Standard as presented in the "Illustrated Guide to the Chinese Shar-Pei”, a copy of which has been provided to you. We hope from this due diligence that you will be able to discern even the smallest of fine points of our Breed Standard and apply this knowledge to the entries that you are evaluating.

We encourage you to give equal consideration to each of the classes regardless of age, sex or coat type when selecting your Best Puppy and Junior in the Futurity and Grand Futurity winner. In particular, the more youthful entries should not be penalized for their immaturity as long as the immaturity is normal and appropriate at the time in their development. In addition, the Brushcoat and the Horsecoat Chinese Shar-Pei should be judged on equal footing without giving any preference to either coat type.

Since handlers may range from novice to professional, we ask that you have considerable tolerance of the novice handler and that you place sole emphasis on the selection of a superior specimen over how well any entry is shown or handled.

Procedure for Nominating Individual Puppies

To be eligible for nomination, an individual puppy must be from a nominated and eligible litter. A puppy from a properly nominated litter is eligible for individual nomination regardless of ownership at the time of nomination. This will allow new owners, who are not currently Regular, (whether single or part of a Family membership), Foreign, Junior or Lifetime members of the CSPCA, to individually nominate their recently purchased Futurity puppy prior to becoming a member of the CSPCA. An Associate member who purchases a properly nominated, eligible puppy may pay the difference between an Associate membership and a Regular membership and participate in the Futurity. However, for a Futurity nominated puppy to be eligible to compete at the Futurity event, one owner of record, at the time of judging, must be a Regular (whether single or part of a Family membership), Foreign, Junior or Lifetime member of the CSPCA. Accordingly at least one of the owners of record of the Futurity nominated puppy who plans on entering and competing at the Futurity event must be a Regular (whether single or part of a Family membership), Foreign, Junior or Lifetime member in good standing of the CSPCA before the commencement of judging at the Futurity event.

The nomination of an individual puppy must be made after it is whelped but no later than four (4) months of age. The postmark (or date of receipt if sent by overnight courier), containing the nomination, must be dated no later than the day the eligible Futurity puppy attains four (4) months of age.

The Futurity Individual Puppy Nomination must be made on an official Futurity Stake puppy nomination form together with a fee of ten dollars ($10) mailed to the Futurity Director.

Nomination Entry Form(s)

The litter nomination form will require the following information on both the sire and the dam: Registered Name – AKC Registration Number – Date of Whelp – The name, address, telephone number of owner – Date, Name and Location of show where major point award was received (one of the parents must be major-pointed for a litter to qualify for nomination) – Date of breeding and estimated date of whelp.

If the registration number has not been received by the breeder at the time the individual puppy nominations are made, this information must be forwarded to the Futurity Director immediately upon receipt. However no nomination will be accepted with both name and registration number missing from the nomination form. One or the other must be provided for a nomination to be eligible. If a nomination form is received with both registration and name missing, the individual nominating the puppy will be sent a notice and given fifteen (15) days to respond with either a name or valid AKC registration number (not a litter registration number).

If the individual puppy nomination is made before the AKC name or registration number is available, or if ownership changes after the individual puppy nomination is made, the Futurity Director must be provided with the correct information at least fifteen (15) days prior to the first day of the National Specialty Futurity judging or the Chinese Shar-Pei in question will be disqualified.

Nomination fees are not transferable from one litter to another nor from one Chinese Shar-Pei to another. All checks, money orders, etc., must be payable to "CSPCA Futurity” in U.S. funds. Any returned checks will carry an additional fee of fifteen ($15) dollars. The Futurity Nomination is final and no refunds shall be made other than those as provided for as follows: If a bitch fails to whelp or does not whelp at least one (1) puppy, the breeder’s litter nomination fee will be refunded, provided said breeder gives written notice to the Futurity Director within ten (10) days after the bitch would have normally whelped. If notification is not made in accordance with this requirement, the litter nomination fee will be forfeited. Refunds will also be made regarding nominations that are owned, bred or sired by the judge or his or her immediate family for that year.

If any breeder or owner is found to have intentionally falsified any information on any nomination form or any other document, which otherwise would make either the litter or the nominated puppy not eligible for the Futurity (whether or not it was entered or competed at the National Futurity Specialty), the offending party is subject to suspension from the CSPCA for a period up to five (5) years, as determined by the Board of Directors of the CSPCA, and fined a minimum of five hundred dollars ($500) or such higher amount as the Board of Directors of the CSPCA determines.

Futurity Certificates

Upon receipt of a Futurity/Maturity Certificate Request Form, the Futurity Director will issue to each individual listed on the form of the eligible puppy (whether or not it was entered or competed at the national Futurity) a certificate, suitable for framing, evidencing that the nominated puppy has met all of the Futurity requirements and is entitled to compete at an elite, prestigious, national level in one of the Futurity classes. The registration information on the nominated puppy must be on file with the Futurity Director, nor will a certificate be issued on a Litter registration number. The actual AKC registration number must have been received in order to issue the certificate.

Futurity Stake Monetary Awards

The total moneys collected for the annual Futurity will be comprised of a grand total, CSPCA entitlement, an expense amount and a stake amount. The grand total will consist of all prior year carryover amounts, interest earned, all current year cash sponsorships/donations, all current nomination fees and all current year entry fees.

The CSPCA entitlement will be calculated as 15% of the grand total and placed into the CSPCA treasury. The expense amount will be calculated at 10% of the grand total and will be set aside for current years expenses with the remainder of the expenses paid from the entry fees at the National Specialty including but not limited to judge’s fees, trophies, ribbons, registrar fees, mailings and supplies. Any amount remaining in the expense fund after payment of all current year expenses will be added to the following year’s grand total as a carryover amount. The remaining 50% of the grand total will be the stake amount and will be disbursed to the following winners of the Futurity with the breeder partaking 50% of the individuals winner’s stake amount, the owner partaking 35% of the individual winner’s stake amount and the owner of the sire partaking 15% of the individual winner’s stake amount.

Grand Futurity Winner – 30% of the stake amount Best Futurity Junior - 15% of the stake amount Best Futurity Puppy - 15% of the stake amount Best Brushcoat Junior Dog and Bitch – each receiving 5% of the stake amount Best Horsecoat Junior Dog and Bitch – each receiving 5% of the stake amount Best Brushcoat Puppy Dog and Bitch – each receiving 5% of the stake amountBest Horsecoat Puppy Dog and Bitch – each receiving 5% of the stake amount

All Futurity Stake cash awards will be paid by check within thirty (30) days, after the completion of the National Specialty Conformation and Obedience Trial. The owner(s) of a Futurity winner will receive a check equally split between the owner(s) of record at the time of judging. The breeder(s) of a Futurity winner will each receive a check equally split between the breeder(s) of record at the time of the nomination. The owner(s) of the sire of a Futurity winner will receive a check equally split between the owner(s) of the sire at the time of nomination.

If any one of the breeder(s) or owner(s) are ineligible or become ineligible prior to the date of issuing the Futurity Stake award check, that breeder or owner’s Futurity Stake award will be forfeited. If for any reason, anyone receiving a Futurity award cannot be located within ninety (90) days after issuing the Futurity award check, that person’s Futurity award will be forfeited. Any such forfeited amounts will be added back to next year’s Futurity Stake as a carryover amount.

Trophies and Ribbons

A trophy and an inscribed rosette will be provided for the Best Futurity Puppy, the Best Futurity Junior and the Grand Futurity Winner. An inscribed rosette will also be awarded to the sire and dam of the Grand Futurity Winner.

An inscribed rosette will be provided for the Best Brushcoat Puppy Dog and Bitch and the Best Horsecoat Puppy Dog and Bitch, the Best Brushcoat Junior Dog and Bitch the Best Horsecoat Junior Dog and Bitch.

A rosette will be awarded for each placement. Other trophies and rosettes may be awarded at the discretion of the national Specialty Show Committee.

Procedure for Entering the Futurity

The nominated Chinese Shar-Pei must be entered in one of the regular classes at the National Specialty in either conformation or obedience, in addition to being entered in a Futurity class.

The Futurity entry must be written on an official AKC entry form as an additional class (e.g. Futurity, 6-9 Horsecoat). The class will be divided by Horse and Brush coat Chinese Shar-Pei by age and sex: 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-15 months and 15 months and older. There will be an additional Futurity entry fee, which will be included in the Futurity Stake.

Records, Protests and Rulings

It is important that copies of all pertinent information and correspondence regarding the nomination (including proof of all payments of nomination fees), ownership and nomination acceptance of the Futurity puppy be available at the Futurity in case of errors, protests or conflicts. Failure to do so could result in the Chinese Shar-Pei in question being disqualified from competition due to lack of proof of eligibility. The National Specialty Show Chairperson will be responsible, at the Futurity, to rule on any protest or conflict regarding an entry to the Futurity, based upon the evidence and/or documentation on hand. The Chairperson’s ruling will be final without further appeal or protest.

CSPCA National Maturity Event Rules and Regulations

Intent

The intent of the Futurity and Maturity program is to provide member breeders with an ongoing structured program, under which they can nominate, from planned and qualified breedings, select specimens of the breed that, in their opinion, best represent the Chinese Shar-Pei breed standard and the results of their breeding programs.

Purpose

The purpose of the Maturity is to provide encouragement and incentive to member breeders and owners of those Chinese Shar-Pei who have maintained their eligibility to compete in the Futurity to meet and compete once again one year later on an elite, prestigious, national level as mature specimens of the breed. To further enhance the opportunity for member owners and breeders alike to demonstrate that their mature Futurity Chinese Shar-Pei have, in fact, developed into outstanding specimens of the breed and to reward and recognize them for their efforts.

The Maturity is held in conjunction with the National Specialty and Futurity each year. Individually nominated Futurity puppies are eligible to be nominated and compete at the first Maturity Event following the Futurity Event in which they are eligible to compete. Accordingly, Maturity entries will range in age from approximately 18 months old to approximately 30 months old, depending upon the actual date of the Maturity Event.

In the Maturity Stake, there will be four (4) monetary awards, with three individuals (the breeder, the owner and the sire’s owner), partaking of each resulting in a minimum of twelve (12) monetary awards being issued and won by four (4) different Chinese Shar-Pei.

Maturity Eligibility

Nominations to the maturity are open only to Regular (whether single or part of a Family membership, Foreign, Junior and Lifetime members, in good standing, of the CSPCA and to those Chinese Shar-Pei who have been nominated and are eligible to compete at the previous year’s Futurity.

  1. Be nominated and eligible to compete at the previous year’s Futurity. This requirement does not mean that the Futurity puppy must have been entered or competed at the previous year’s Futurity, but rather, it was eligible to be shown at the Futurity.
  2. Has been nominated to the Maturity by the age of 6 months. Be owned by a Regular (whether single or part of a Family membership), Foreign, Junior of Lifetime member in good standing of the CSPCA.
  3. Be entered in one of the regular classes of the National Specialty Conformation and Obedience Trial.
  4. Not be bred, owned, co-owned or handled by the judge or a member of his or her immediate family, nor sired by or out of a Chinese Shar-Pei owned, co-owned or leased by the judge or a member of his or her immediate family.

Procedure for Qualifying a Futurity Puppy to the Maturity

For a Futurity puppy to be eligible for nomination to the Maturity, it must have met all the Futurity requirements. The nomination and qualification of a Futurity puppy to the Maturity must be made, after or at the same time the Futurity puppy has been individually nominated to the Futurity but prior to the Futurity puppy attaining six (6) months of age. The post mark (or date of receipt if sent by overnight courier) containing the maturity nomination, must be dated on or before the Futurity puppy attains six (6) months of age. The Maturity nomination must be made on an official Maturity nomination form together with a Maturity nomination fee of $15 and mailed to the Futurity Director. Maturity nomination forms are available, upon request, from the Futurity Director and in every issue of The Barker.

Nomination to Maturity by Special Application

If a puppy was made eligible to compete at the National Futurity and its breeder or owner failed to make the Futurity puppy eligible for the succeeding year’s Maturity, or the ownership of the Futurity puppy has subsequently changed to a new owner who desires to nominate the Futurity puppy to its Maturity event the parties may make a special application to the Futurity Director to have the Futurity puppy made eligible for it maturity event by forwarding a fully executed Maturity nomination form with a forfeiture fee of $50. This special application can be made up to one month prior to the National Specialty Maturity Event.

Payment of Fees

All checks, money orders, etc., must be made payable to "CSPCA Maturity” in U.S. dollars. Any returned check will carry an additional fee of $15. Nomination fees are not transferable from one Chinese Shar-Pei to another. The Maturity nomination is final and no refunds shall be made other than follows.

Refunds will be made regarding nominations that are owned, co-owned, leased or handled by the judge of the Maturity that year or his or her immediate family, or sired by or out of a Chinese Shar-Pei owned, or co¬owned or leased by the judge of the Maturity that year or a member of his or her immediate family if requested at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the National Specialty Event. If notification is not made in accordance with this requirement, the nomination fee will be forfeited.

Maturity Stake Monetary Awards

The total monies collected for the annual Maturity will be comprised of a grand total, CSPCA entitlement, an expense amount and a stake amount. The grand total will consist of all prior year carryover amounts, interest earned, all current year cash sponsorships/donations, all current year Maturity nomination fees and all current year Maturity entry fees.

The CSPCA entitlement will be calculated as 15% of the grand total and placed into the CSPCA treasury. The expense amount will be calculated as 10% of the grand total and will be set aside for current year expenses. Any amount remaining in the expense fund after payment of all current year expenses will be added to the following year’s grand total as a carryover amount. The remaining 75% of the grand total will be the stake amount and will be disbursed to the following winners of the Maturity with Breeder partaking 50% of the individual winner’s stake amount, the Owner partaking 35% of the individual’s winner’s stake amount and the Owner of the Sire partaking 15% of the individual winner’s stake amount.

Best Maturity Brushcoat Dog and Bitch – 25% of the stake amount. Best Maturity Horsecoat Dog and Bitch – 25% of the stake amount.

All Maturity Stake cash awards will be paid by check, within thirty (30) days, after the completion of the National Specialty Conformation and Obedience Trial. The breeder(s) of a Maturity winner each receive a check equally split between the owner(s) of the dam of record at the time of litter nomination. The owner(s) of the sire of a Maturity winner will each receive a check equally split between the owner(s) of the sire at the time of litter nomination. The owner(s) of a Maturity winner will each receive a check equally split between the owner(s) of record at the time of the Maturity Event.

If any one of the breeder(s) or owner(s) are ineligible or become ineligible or become ineligible prior to the date of issuing the Maturity Stake award check, that breeder or owner’s Maturity Stake will be forfeited. If for any reason, anyone receiving a Maturity award cannot be located within ninety (90) days after issuing the Maturity award check, that person’s Maturity award will be forfeited. Any such forfeited amounts will be added back to next year’s Maturity Stake as a carryover amount.

Trophies and Ribbons

A trophy will be provided for the Grand Maturity Winner, the Best Maturity Brushcoat Dog, the Best Maturity Brushcoat Bitch, the Best Maturity Horsecoat Dog and the Best Maturity Horsecoat Bitch.

An inscribed rosette will be provided to each of the placements in each class.

Inscribed rosettes will also be awarded to the sire and dam of the Grand Maturity Winner and if present, will be asked to take its place next to its prodigy during the final exhibition.

Other trophies and rosettes may be awarded at the discretion of the National Specialty Show Committee.

Procedure for Entering the Maturity

The Chinese Shar-Pei nominated to the Maturity must be entered in one of the regular classes at the National Specialty in either conformation or obedience, in addition to being entered in a Maturity class.

The Maturity entry must be written on an official AKC entry form as an additional class (e.g. Maturity, Horsecoat). The classes will be divided by Brush and Horsecoat Chinese Shar-Pei and by sex. There will be an additional Maturity entry fee as determined by the show committee at each National Specialty event.

Judging Procedure

The Maturity classes will be divided by sex (Dogs and Bitches) and by coat type (Brush and Horsecoat). Each class will have four (4) placements.

Judging will commence with the Brushcoat Dog class, with the first place Dog receiving the title of Best Maturity Brushcoat Dog followed by the judging of the Horsecoat Dog class with the first place dog receiving the title of Best Maturity Horsecoat Dog.

The Bitch classes will then immediately follow and be judged in the same order and manner as the dog classes resulting in a Best Maturity Brushcoat Bitch and Best Maturity Horsecoat Bitch.

After the judging of Dogs and Bitches is completed, the Best Maturity Brushcoat Dog, Best Maturity Horsecoat Dog, Best Maturity Brushcoat Bitch and Best Maturity Horsecoat Bitch will enter the ring together and a Grand Maturity Winner will be chosen.

If present, the Sire and Dam of the Grand Maturity winner will be asked to take its place along side its progeny in the ring and will be given a special inscribed rosette. For the benefit and interest of the spectators, the judge will then ask the handlers to exhibit his/her choice and if present, the Sire and Dam of the Grand Maturity Winner, in a brief and suitable demonstration.

Maturity Judge Selection and Eligibility

The judge who has been selected to judge the Futurity will also judge the Maturity.

Records of Protest and Rulings

It is important that copies of all pertinent information and correspondence regarding the nomination (including the proof of all payments of nomination fees), ownership and nomination acceptance of the Maturity candidate, be available at the Maturity, in case of any errors, protests or conflicts. Failure to do so could result in the Chinese Shar-Pei in question being disqualified from competition due to lack of proof of eligibility. The National Specialty Show Chairperson will be responsible at the Maturity to rule on any protest or conflict regarding an entry to the Maturity, based upon the evidence and or documentation on hand. The Chairperson’s ruling will be final without further appeal or protest.

If any breeder or owner is found to have intentionally falsified any information on any nomination form or any other document, which otherwise would make the nominated entry not eligible for the Maturity (whether or not it was entered or competed at the National Maturity Event), the offending party is subject to suspension from the CSPCA for a period up to five (5) years, as determined by the Board of Directors of the CSPCA, and fined a minimum of five hundred dollars ($500) or such higher amount as the Board of Directors of the CSPCA determines

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