Optional Collective Groups
To compete in these groups/competitions, the dogs must be entered individually in one of the compulsory classes. Regulations for FCI Dog Shows and Complementary rules for World and Sections Shows Page 8 - Brace/Couple Group/Competition: a dog and a bitch of the same breed and variety and belonging to the same owner. - Breeders Group/Competition: consisting of minimum three and maximum five exhibits of the same breed and variety, no matter what gender, bred by the same person (same kennel name), even if they are not his property. - Progeny Group/Competition: a sire or dam with minimum three and maximum five of his/her progeny (first generation, sons/daughters).
These optional groups/competitions should preferably be judged in the breed-judging rings. The breed judge picks up the best group and only that group is allowed to compete in the ring of honour.