I must confess I'm having a hard time grasping the whole "docked tail" rules. The german judge will dismiss docked dogs, USRC will soon forbid docked dogs (all in the name of FCI). Yet the IFR regulations state for the world shows:
Dogs with docked tails are to be admitted in accordance with the legal regulations of their home countries and those of the country where the show takes place. The judging of docked and undocked dogs must be done without any discrimination and solely in accordance with the valid FCI - breed standard.
Can anybody explain the apparent inconsistencies?
My answer has nothing to do with the CC show nor with mr. W. Walter's decision or views and concerns only the so said inconsistencies in the FCI show regulations.
I don't see an inconsistency.
Docked and non docked dogs should be judged without discrimination and solely
in accordance with the FCI-breed standard : this means that when the standard allows both, there should be no discrimination and both should be judged aside each other but if the standard does not allow both : judging should also then be solely in accordance with the standard and thus only docked or non docked dogs can be judged.
If a standard demands docking while the law forbids docking and/or participation of docked dogs, docked dogs cannot be admitted / judged. If a standard demands docking and the law does not forbid it, docked dogs can be entered. However, even if they can be entered while docked, judging must be solely according to the FCI breedstandard.
Just my opinion on the content of the showregulation of course.