WUSB - Exhibition Regulation

  1. Enquiry
  1. A club, which would like to organize a WUSB-Show, must first familiarize itself with the exhibition regulations of the WUSB and adhere to these.
  1. The official request need to be submitted to the Secretariat not later than 2 years in advance and in good time so that it can be placed on the agenda of the annual assembly of delegates and the delegates have the opportunity to vote on it.
  1. One year before the exhibition is to be organized, the club should provide the venue, the date, and general schedule of the weekend at the assembly of delegates. If the club wishes to change the regulation, the delegates can decide during that meeting.
  1. The judges for the exhibition will also be elected at this assembly of delegates. Each member club has the right to a proposal. The organizing club provides a judge and additionally the judge chairman. 7 judges with the most votes are planned for the WUSB exhibition. The next 3-4 placed judges form the reserve.

Clubs which do not have their own judge may nominate a judge from another member club once every two years. The proposed judges must have judged St. Bernhard dogs at least twice at international or national exhibitions or CAC club shows and must be on the list of judges kept by the WUSB board. They should have participated in at least one WUSB judge meeting within the last three years. If a judge is not able to participate in a meeting, he has to apologize in writing before. Repeated unexcused absence will result in a ban on nominations. A judge should not judge two years in a row on the WUSB.

If a judge cancels the invitation, he shall be represented by a reserve judge in the order of voting.

With the announcement of the exhibition the organizer indicates the judge pairs, which are arranged by the WUSB executive committee after their experience and language. The reserve judges are also to be indicated.


  1. Organisation

 The entire organization of the WUSB exhibition, also the determination whether one-day (only WUSB show) or two-day show (WUSB show in combination with another exhibition), as well as the time arrangement is incumbent on the organizing club. If a two-days-show is carried out, the WUSB-show shall take place before the second show.

The organizing club appoints a responsible exhibition director who already has experience with exhibitions. He should be announced on the registration form as the contact person for the exhibitors.

The organizers must first receive the permission for the execution of the show from the WUSB board according to point 1 clause 2. After that the approval for the second show, if applicable, has to be obtained from the umbrella association of the organizing club. After receipt of these the board of the WUSB is to be informed about the approval.

The organizers must be insured by their club to be able to organize the event. A copy of the insurance has to be presented to the WUSB board.

The organizer sends the advertising and registration papers to all clubs at least 6 months before the exhibition, who agree to forward them to interested members. The announcement of the show should be printed in the club newspapers.


  1. Baby class (4 - 6 month) (optional)
  2. Puppy class (6 - 9 month) (optional)
  3. Youth class (9 - 18 month)
  4. Intermediate class (15 – 24 month)
  5. Open class (from 15 month)
  6. Champion class (from 15 month)
  7. Veteran class (from 8 years)

couple's class

(two dogs of different sex, same breed)

breeding group

(three to five dogs from the same kennel)

offspring group

(male or female dog together with three to five of their offspring)

For the entry into the Champion Class the show regulation of the organizing member country is relevant, whereby a confirmation of the title must be sent with the entry. This regulation must be stated in the invitation as well as in the registration papers.

The organizer must check the identification and age of the participating dogs as well as the correct division according to class and sex.

The organizer may propose other competitions such as for e.g. "Young Exhibitors" after the regular competitions.

The closing date for entries is about three weeks before the exhibition (left to the organizer).

Public relations work in the form of posters, newspaper advertisements, and radio or TV commercials is important to promote and publicize the breed.

  1. Financing

 The organizer is responsible for the financing of the WUSB exhibition.

The WUSB cashier pays a subsidy, the amount of which is determined by the Assembly of Delegates.

However, the entry fee should be kept as low as possible. The registration of breeding groups and couple classes is free of charge.

Should a WUSB-Congress be held in connection with the WUSB-Show, the additional financial questions have to be clarified with the WUSB board before. This event as well as the delegates or judges meeting should take place near the exhibition area, if possible, in the hotel, which is intended for the delegates and judges.

Judge's fees:

 The organizer will take over the banquet, the hotel room on the day before and on the day after the event as well as lunch and dinner on the day of the event for the active judges including an accompanying person.

The organizing club will not cover travel expenses. Agreement will be reached between the judge and the club that proposed the judge.


Either the evening before or in the evening of the 1st day (at 2-day shows) a banquet for about 100 - 150 persons will be offered, if possible with music. The food should be typical for the country, but not too expensive.


 Hotels with different price ranges shall be offered. At least one of the hotels should allow dogs in the room.

One hotel should be reserved for judges and delegates.

Campsites should be available near the exhibition site; if possible camping should also be available on the exhibition site.

  1. Exhibition schedule

 The WUSB-Show is opened by the president of the organizing club and the president of the WUSB (or their representatives).

Type of exhibition:

Breeding exhibition without CAC's awards

The dogs receive the qualification given by the FCI:

Excellent - Very Good - Good - Sufficient - Disqualified - could not be judged

A maximum of four dogs will be placed. Only the dogs with the marks "excellent" and "very good" can be placed.

Exhibition grounds:

 In good weather condition the dogs can be judged outside. Tents with tables and chairs must be set up in each ring for ring secretaries and judges. In bad weather condition it should be possible to move the rings into a hall. If this is not possible, shelters for dogs and owners should be nearby.

Information booths of the WUSB member clubs are desired, commercial sales stands are possible.

Public address system (loudspeaker):

 Must be present. There should be a speaker who informs about what is going on in the rings. (National language and WUSB language).


 The organizer sends at least 6 months before the exhibition the advertising and registration papers to all clubs, who agree to forward them to interested members. The announcement of the show must be printed in the club newspapers. The pairs of judges are published in the registration papers. The pairs are compiled by the WUSB board. Also, the reserve judges are published.


 Printed or photocopied version (advertisements from clubs and exhibitors welcome, commercial advertising permitted). A preface explains the purpose and sense of the WUSB to the visitors.

Each active judge receives later a completely filled out catalog.


 As personnel per ring is needed:

            head of the exhibition ring

            ring recorder (for the judges)

            ring secretary (at the table)

Further exhibition personnel such as veterinarian, paramedics, secretary, cleaning staff, "runners" etc. are recommended.


 It is judged in 4 rings. Two judges per ring. With more than 250 entries a fifth ring will be set up by the show director.

Ring 1: Male shorthair

Ring 2: Female shorthair

Ring 3: Male longhair

Ring 4: Female longhair

If necessary, in the 5th ring will be judged: baby class, puppy class and youth class.

The chairman of the judges is appointed by the organizer.

Should there be a disagreement between the two judges in the same ring, the chairman of the judges is summoned to give his opinion in order to reach an agreement. In the event of disagreement, the chairman of the judges makes the final decision.

The organizer must ensure that ring writers are present who speak the languages of the judges.

The judge's reports must be written legibly.

The allocation of the classes to be judged will be elected during the banquet. This election will take place under the responsibility of the president of the WUSB.

  1. Title assignment

 The following titles are awarded:


The title "WUSB-Winner" is awarded four times: Shorthair and longhair, male and female, it will be chosen between the first places (excellent) of the Champion, Intermediate and Open Class.

 „WUSB-Youth Winner“

The title "WUSB-Youth Winner" is awarded to every dog of the four youth classes, which has received the assessment "excellent1 ".

 „WUSB-Veteran Winner“

The title "WUSB-Veteran Winner" is awarded to every dog of the four veteran classes, which has received the assessment "excellent1 ".

 Ring of honour

 WUSB winner competition

The same two judges, who have already judged these classes before, will judge the first place winners (excellent) of the open, intermediate and champion class with the same sex and the same hair type in the ring of honour.

All judges decide together in the ring of honour about the further placings.

Should there be a disagreement between the judges, the chairman of the judges is summoned to give his opinion in order to reach an agreement. In the event of disagreement, the chairman of the judges makes the final decision.

In the ring of honour the following best are announced:

 Best baby (all varieties) with at least "very promising"

Best puppy class (all varieties) with at least "very promising"

Best young dog (all varieties) out of 4 WUSB Youth Winners

WUSB-Winner (all varieties)

Best Veteran (all varieties) out of 4 WUSB Veteran Winners

Oldest Veteran (for the Jean Prim gift of honour)

Best couple – best offspring group – best breeding group (all varieties)

Best dog of the breed and best dog of the opposite sex (BOB and BOS) per variety

Participants in the election of the BOB and BOS (long and short hair)are:

 The WUSB winners (male and female = 2)

The best young dogs (male and female = 2)

The best veterans (male and female = 2)

The BIS is selected from BOB Shorthair and BOB Longhair.

  1. Awards

 Each registered dog will receive a gift of honour and a diploma.

One gift of honour for each registered breeding group and each registered couple.

The WUSB winners, the WUSB veteran winners and the WUSB youth winners receive a memory engraved with the WUSB title (WUSB and year) (trophies, cups, plates or similar).

For the "Best in Show" a representative trophy will be awarded, which will be paid by the WUSB and handed over by the WUSB president.

The following prizes will also be awarded:

- For the best couple (if more than one competitor)

- For the best offspring group (if several are if more than one competitor)

- For the best breeding group (if more than one competitor)

The organizer is free to award further prizes, e.g. for the dog with the longest journey to the WUSB exhibition.

Adopted at the Assembly of Delegates in Berdorf (Luxembourg) on 28 June 2019.

This will invalidate all previous exhibition regulations.