1. All pedigree exhibits over the age of four months must be registered with a recognised body. All exhibits domiciled in Queensland must show a Queensland Registration Number.
2. Exhibits will be judged under the standard of points of the Aust. Cat Federation Inc, together with other standards approved by the QICC Inc.
3. No exhibit, including those on exhibition only, suffering from any infectious or contagious disease will be allowed to enter upon or remain in the hall, neither shall any exhibit from a cattery that has been infected with Feline Enteritis within the preceding period of 3 months or any other infectious disease within the previous 30 days of show.
4. In Cage Vetting: A Vet may be present on the day to inspect all exhibits. He/she will be empowered to disqualify all exhibits which in their opinion are suffering from any infectious of contagious disease or are not in show condition. The Vet's decision is final. If any exhibit is rejected because of an infectious or contagious disease they may disqualify all the other exhibits from the same cattery at their discretion.
5. If a Vet is not present or has left the hall, then a Vetting-In committee comprising of three suitable QICC Inc members will be appointed to check exhibits on the day and request the removal of any exhibit they feel is not in show condition.
6. Cats obviously in kitten will not be judged. No kitten under the age of 10 weeks will be allowed within the precincts of the judging or benching areas. Queens obviously in milk shall not be benched without their litters.
7. ALL EXHIBITS MUST HAVE ALL THEIR CLAWS CLIPPED PRIOR TO THE SHOW.
8. A judge is empowered to withhold any award in any class if in his/her opinion the exhibit does not possess sufficient merit. Any protests can be made to the show committee, in writing, accompanied by a $20 fee within 7 days after the show. A judge may not judge an exhibit that has been domiciled at their home during the preceding 3 months, nor shall he/she compete in the same section of the show for which he/she has been appointed to judge.
9. An open challenge system is used. All entire/altered cats will compete in their own colours within their own breed. Challenges can be used in any status section. Gold Double Grand Champion Males/Females, Neuters/Speys will compete for one GDGC award within their own group.
10. All Companion Pets over the age of six months must be desexed.
11. NO EXHIBIT MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE HALL PRIOR TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE SHOW WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF THE SHOW MANAGER OR MEMBER OF THE SHOW COMMITTEE.
12. DIFFICULT TO HANDLE CATS: If, at any time an exhibit shows itself to be difficult to handle or threatening, the Judge may call for the owner to remove the exhibit from it's cage and place it on the Judge's table. The Judge will then decide if she/he wishes to judge that animal. This procedure protects your cat from any unnecessary handling. Should your exhibit be marked "Unable to be Judged" then it is automatically withdrawn from any other rings and can not be shown again on the day. Should the judge consider the exhibit TO BE OF POOR TEMPERAMENT or in their opinion sufficiently difficult to handle, including excessively timid, the judge may withhold any awards at their discretion.
13. No exhibitor is to talk to a judge or heckle in the ring at any time during the course of the show about any exhibit that is not owned by them, without the owner's permission. One warning will be issued and if any further offences occur the exhibitor and their exhibits will be asked to leave the show.
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