It can’t be denied that entries at Championship Shows are falling. Every breed, not just Glen of Imaal Terriers, are seeing reduced numbers. The judge always plays a part in the decision to attend but so do costs and an easy £100 a time once everything is taken into account means things aren’t going to improve. The Kennel Club, on realising numbers, have said that some breeds will be loosing CCs. A lot of exhibitors in many breeds have screamed about this and there a lot that say every show should have CCs but what will this do? It won’t alter the cost and where will favourable knowledgable judge come from?
A suggestion from somebody who exhibits more than pedigree dogs; why isn’t there a sliding scale of entries to determine what awards are given? It would take some working out but would it be any more convoluted than the CC number allocation system in place at the moment that can only be worked out by some Kennel Club number cruncher?