I got the premium for the show that I am entered in next weekend and it says there will be a "C" match immedieatly following the end of the show (obedience and rallly). Is this like a fun match? I couldn't find anything on the AKC site about C matches.
I think it is alot like a fun run or a training session.
Section 1. Approval. Approval for Plan OC Matches
is granted to All-Breed Clubs, Specialty Obedience
Clubs or Obedience Clubs. Since the similarities
between an OC Match and the standard training classes
given by an American Kennel Club approved dog club to
both members and non-members are so intertwined,
there is no requirement for pre-approval by the
American Kennel Club, written or otherwise, for a club
to sponsor a Plan OC Match.
Section 2. Match Secretary. For a Plan OC
Match, the sponsoring club should designate a Match
Secretary, who may or may not be a member of the club,
but for the purpose of the OC Match, shall represent
the club and shall have similar duties to those of a Trial
Section 3. Premium Lists. Premium Lists are
not required for Plan OC Matches, but any flyer or
handbill should contain all the information that a
prospective exhibitor would require when entering the
Section 4. Closing Of Entries. Entries may close at
any time prior to the match or on the day of the match.
Under no circumstances may entries be accepted after
specified closing date and time.
Section 5. Judges Books. Judges Books may be
provided, but are not required.
Section 6. Catalogs. Due to the informal training
class nature of a Plan OC Match, a catalog is not
Section 7. Classes. Any of the regular or nonregular
classes may be offered. In addition, “runthroughs”
may be offered where the exhibitor may do
all or part of the total exercises from a given class, or
the sponsoring club may allow a specific amount of
“ring time” desired by the exhibitor. The sponsoring
club may delay second “run-throughs” until all first
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“run-throughs” in a class have been completed. The
maximum number of times to be able to repeat an
exercise or to repeat a “run-through” shall be set by the
sponsoring club. The fee for participation, whether it is
a complete class participation including all of the
exercises, or part of the exercises in a class, or
additional “run-throughs” or a specified amount of
“ring-time” desired by the exhibitor, shall be set by the
sponsoring club. Corrections shall be limited to verbal
corrections, or gently guiding the dog. At the option of
the sponsoring club, food and/or toys may be allowed in
Section 8. Match Report. A Match Report to The
American Kennel Club is only required in cases where
there is a need to report unusual circumstances, such
as conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the sport
by anyone present at the match.