Show Certificate of Merit


The CED does not have championship status and so the Show Certificate of Merit is the highest award that a Canadian Eskimo Dog can achieve in the UK.  The show certificate of Merit [ShCM] was introduced by the Kennel Club as part of its campaign to encourage exhibitors to enter at Open shows.


Various methods had been tried to remedy the falling entries at general open shows, such as changing the junior warrant points system and enabling top winners to qualify for Crufts.


The ShCM is achieved by a dog who obtains 25 points at general and group open shows.

Five points are won by Best In Show (BIS) at an All-Breeds open show;

Four points for BIS at a single-group show.


Group placings win points...

First - 4

Second - 3

Third - 2

Fourth - 1


One point is won for best any variety not separately classified (AVNSC) and one point for best of breed (BOB).


At least 5 points must be won in group competition - if a dog wins four points for a group win and then five more for BIS, it must still win at least one more point in group competition at another show.


The minimum number of shows in which a ShCM can be won is therefore three. To claim a certificate, the registered owner at time of qualification should write for an application form to the

Shows,Trials and Awards Department, The Kennel Club, London. W1J 8AB


Successful dogs can use the title ShCM after their name on show entries and in catalogues.

 The first Canadian Eskimo Dog to receive ShCM status was Shepherdsway Jack Frost lovingly owned by Mrs E Salter April 2013