Regulations

Specifications for the organization of the Mondioring World Championship
& International Selection for decoys

1 Nomination and allocation
1.1. The Mondioring World Championship is held annually the 1st full weekend in October.

The countries affiliated with the FCI who are candidates for hosting a Mondioring World Championship must transmit their application in writing to the President of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission at least 2 years before the proposed date. The application must contain:

  • The name of the national canine organisation (NCO)
  • The date of World Championship;
  • The venue of the World Championship
  • The name and address of the person in charge of organising the event

1.2 Prior to the Mondioring World Championship an international Mondioring competition level 1 & 2 (Grand Prix) can be organised in order to promote the Mondioring program in emerging countries.
A dog per country and per level (Decision by the Section Mondioring in Asti (IT) 10/09/2009) can be proposed by a NCO provided that the dog has already participated in the level of Mondioring program for which it is registered.
If a dog has participated in a higher level he is not allowed to register at a lower level at the Grand Prix. A dog that was on the podium (1st, 2nd or 3rd place) in level 1 or 2 cannot compete in the same level at the next years’ Grand Prix.
For the countries that have no official selection committee the host country committee will enter in preference the dog that has obtained the two best scores in the level of registration during the sport year before the World Championship.
(Photocopies of the pedigree and workbook are requested with the registration document).
The judges and decoys for this International competition will be designated by the FCI/SMUC, the fees for the judges and decoys are due by the Organizer NCO.

1.3 The FCI Utility Commission assigns to a national canine organisation (NCO) affiliated to the FCI, under recommendation of the SMCU (FCI Mondioring Section of the Utility Dogs Commission) the organisation and the running of the World Championship. The attribution is made by a majority decision of the FCI utility commission. In case of a tied vote, the President of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission takes the final decision.

1.4 The NCO to which the organisation has been assigned is solely responsible for the smooth running of the International Decoy Selection, the Grand Prix and the Mondioring World Championship.

 

1.5 Not later than March in the year of the event, the organising NCO must send the invitations for participants to the FCI national canine organisations.

1.6 Registration fees are set by the FCI Utility Dogs Commission. This amount includes the registration fee for the event, the invitation to the Saturday gala dinner and a contribution for the medal. The registration fee is 100 euros (including 20 euros for the FCI Mondioring Section of the Utility Dogs Commission for medal award).
 
2. Organization
2.1 The minutes of the meetings and decisions of the organising committee must be transmitted the next week to the FCI SMCU. The coordinator of the Mondioring section sends a copy to the secretary of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission.

2.2 A catalogue must be published with all the competitors and schedules. The competitors receive a catalogue number that they will carry as “brassard”. The important parts of the catalogue must be drafted in the four FCI official languages. The official languages are: German, English, French and Spanish.

2.3 The organisers invite the NCO to donate a prize in good time. During the whole time of the Mondioring World Championship, the stadium must be decorated with flags of the FCI the NCO competitors and the organising NCO. The prizes donated must be mentioned in the programs and official catalogues. The attribution of these prizes is the responsibility of the organiser.

2.4 The results achieved by the dogs should be clearly displayed, as soon as available, on a visible board.

3. Executive Steward in charge of logistics
3.1 The organising NCO must designate a competent executive steward in charge of logistics. His/her work consists among other things in:

  • ensuring the smooth technical running of the event;
  • making available, assigning and developing a minimum closed 80m by 50m field, the surface must not exceed 5000 m2.
  • providing a sufficient number of secretaries (minimum three), field helpers (minimum four), commissioners, office staff, etc.,
  • providing a closed space so the decoy can hide when they do not have to intervene for the dogs. This space must be located at least 5m from the field, so that the dogs do not know that the decoys are in this space.

The organiser will place at the disposal of the judges:

  • 6 accessories for the attack
  • the obstacle for the attack (see rules)
  • 6 hiding places for Search and Escort, with at least 2 mobile hiding places
  • the 3 jumps (according to the plans in the rules)
  • 6 retrieve objects (see list in the rules)
  • Food (see rules)
  •  Wooden objects for search (15 X 2 X 2 cm) numbered in an envelope one for every handler.
  • 2 blank guns with 9 mm ammo or two 6mm guns with triple charge.
  •  flags necessary for Stopped Attack (red and green)
  • Minimum of 2 distractions for the Absence of Handler
  • 3 or 4 common objects for the Object Guard. (see rules )
  • A waterproof tarpaulin to protect the palisade
  • On the field a tent with table and chairs
  • Provide enough fresh water outside of the field for the dogs to drink
    • The executive steward in charge of logistics will take care during the competition for of the jury, the decoys, officials, office andfield staff.
    • prepare the score sheets for the competition judges.
    • collate quickly and correctly he results of the competition for the announcement of the winner and in order to establish the results.
    • provide surveillance once the field is traced under the judge’s instructions.

 4. Fields for the exercises and proceedings.
  4.1 The Mondioring World Championship takes place under the rules of Mondioring, approved by the FCI General Committee. The olfactory, obedience, the jumps and biting exercises must take place in a stadium where the ground is covered with a good quality lawn, without danger for the dogs and the decoys, fenced to limit the field for the search. To supply at least two gates to avoid contact between handler and decoy.
 
4.2 The Stadium must have a covered stand to allow spectators to take shelter in case of bad weather. The stadium must have a sufficient number of parking places nearby for the participants and spectators as well as a shaded car park for competitors. He must make arrangements for catering preferably in the stadium, for the competitors, spectators and volunteers.
 
4.3 A sound system is required to announce the order of passage.


4.4 Prior to the competition, a veterinary control must be carried out. Sick dogs, dogs injured or suspected carrier of infectious disease are not allowed. Female dogs in heat are admitted, they must be kept isolated from other participants. Females in heat go last. The veterinary control must be performed before the draw.
 
During the veterinary control a judge designated by the FCI Mondioring Utility Dogs Commission will be present and will test sociability and the character balance of the dogs present. Dogs considered aggressive will be excluded from participation.
 
4.5 The selection of decoys and reserve decoys for the Mondioring World Championship is organized during the international selection which takes place every year during the World Championship on Saturday and Sunday in the host country and organized by the FCI Section Mondioring of the Utility Dogs Commission (SMCU). The decoys must have a suit which conforms to the FCI SM rules.
 
4.6 The use of electrical apparatus, pinch collars, and other instruments within the walls of the World Championship leads to disqualification, regardless of the host country’s laws. The complaint must be filed in writing and with witnesses.

4.7 Before the start of the Mondioring World Championship, the FCI Section Mondioring CU organises a meeting of the judges. The executive steward in charge of logistics and the Supervisor have to attend this meeting.

4.8 Prior to the start of the Mondioring World Championship, the FCI Section Mondioring CU organises a mandatory meeting of the team leaders in which the officials, the trial judges, the supervisor and the executive steward in charge of logistics take part.

4.9 On Thursday evening prior to the start of the Mondioring World Championship the dog in white will be presented in the stadium (full program), so that each participant can see the whole program.
The dog in white will be made available by the host country. Only Team leaders will be admitted on the field.

The draw for the first four competitors for the first day of the competition takes place publicly on Thursday evening before the Mondioring World Championship. The catalogue number as well as the draw must be visible for all participants.

4.10 The draw for the first four competitors for the second day of the competition takes place publicly on Friday evening as soon as the last competitor on Friday finishes. The draw for the first four competitors from the third day of the competition takes place publicly on Saturday evening as soon as the last competitor on Saturday finished. Catalogue number as well as the draw must be visible for all the participants. It will be a full program for each dog.

4.11 The starting point for the various exercises will be marked. For the exercise Guard of the object, two concentric circumferences must be drawn, whose radii are 2 and 5 metres. For the jumps, brackets must be clearly marked on the ground in front of the jumps, against the palisade, against the long jump, and in front of the uprights of the hurdle. The field will be traced by the organiser according to the requirements of the jury. Once the field has been traced according to the jury’s instruction, it is not permissible to competitors or their dog to enter the field. A violation of this rule leads to the exclusion of the competition.

4.12 At the award ceremony, the individual ranking is proclaimed first and then the ranking by country. For the first classed in individual and by team, the national anthems must be played.

 

5. The President of the FCI Utility Dogs Commissions, Judges and supervisor.
5.1 The FCI Utility Dogs Commission designates on recommendation of the FCI Section Mondioring CU a member of the FCI Section Mondioring CU as supervisor. He/she is responsible for compliance with the specifications and regulations of the FCI Mondioring rules. He/she will be the contact person between team leaders and judges. The organising NCO and the participants must at all times respect the guidelines.

5.2 The FCI Utility Dogs Commission designates on recommendation of the FCI Section Mondioring CU three judges, one will be deputy judge. For the designation of the judges, we use the list of judges from the countries recognized by the FCI. Selected judges must have served as a judge in at least two competitions in level III in the previous year. The NCO that proposes is responsible as regards to their professional capacity.

5.3 The FCI Utility Dogs Commission confirms the judges.
Their mission:

  • trace the field
  • respect the schedules (time of judgment by judge is limited to 9 h per day)
  • instruct the decoys
  • designate the nature of objects, obstacles, accessories.
  • present the dog in white.

The judges judge together and not separately.


The handler chooses in presence of the judge and deputy judge an envelope for the first flee. The handler chooses in the judge’s and deputy judge’s presence an envelope which contains a numbered little wood used for the identification of the object.
 
5.4 The decisions of the judges are irrevocable.

5.5 The President of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission, the judges and the supervisor expenses will be borne by the organising NCO. The corresponding amounts are fixed according to the FCI regulations.

6. Accommodation and welcoming rules.
A list of hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Mondioring World Championship, selected according to criteria based on functionality and reasonable prices should be made available to the NCOs. The NCOs will do the necessary for the reservations for the selected competitors. This list will be published on the Mondioring World Championship website at least three months before the event.
The organizers shall provide accommodations in one or several hotels (2 stars NN at least) for the judges, the decoys, and officials, located in the immediate vicinity of the World Championship Stadium. The rooms will be individual to enable judges, decoys, and officials to come accompanied.

6.1 The judges, the decoys and officials must be welcomed and looked after by the organization the eve till the next day after the competition. The organisers should contact the judges and the decoys to develop the terms of reception and hospitality.
 
6.2 Are considered as officials:
The judges, the decoys.
The President of the FCI.
The President of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission.
The Coordinator of the FCI SM/CU.
The President of the national canine organisation of the host country (or his representative).
The officials invited will be taken care of by the organisers (hotels and catering) for the duration of the event. (The day before at noon till the next day morning) and will be invited to the official meal.
It is expected that the organizer invites to meals the FCI SM/CU members as well as their Coordinator.
 
7. Travel and Insurance provisions.
7.1 Travel costs for the judges and decoys

All ordinary travel expenses, namely the actual car mileage (amount of refund fixed at €0.35/km) the cost of parking, train, bus, taxi or airplane (a reasonable price, economy class including insurance cancellation of the flight-if possible-as well as an option to change the flight) travel expenses from home to airport, fees for long term car park at the airport, as well as expenses for meals in transit should be immediately refunded upon arrival at the Mondioring World Championship premises or in conformity to any agreement with the organisers.

The organisers have the freedom to negotiate in advance with the judges and decoys to conclude an agreement for payment of travel expenses which are the most favourable rate for the organisers.
 
In the case of travel by plane or train, the organiser shall ensure the transfer to the hotel, back to the airport or station as well as travel from the hotel to the Mondioring World Championship competition site.

8. Authorization and registration of competitors.
8.1 The total number of competitors at the Mondioring World Championship is limited to 50 dogs on three days of competition Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If the circumstances so require, the FCI commission can on recommendation of the FCI Section Mondioring CU in collaboration with the organizer can decide to reduce the number of dogs by country.

8.2 Competitors must be members of their NCO recognized by the FCI or member of a country invited by the FCI Utility Dogs Commission. The right for a NCO to participate is governed by the followings principles:

  •  have competed in the level in which a dog is registered;
  • To participate in level III a dog should have obtained at least 300 points (“mention sufficient”) between the former World Championship and the registration (Decision in Rotterdam on 29/09/2010);
  • Nationality:
    • Legal residence (according to the FCI Statutes);
    • The owner of the dog must have the nationality of the country for which it is involved or have a fixed residence minimum of twelve months in the country.
    • If the owner of the dog has a dual nationality, he or she can choose under what nationality he or she wishes to participate. If this creates problems, this must be submitted to the FCI/UC.
  • The dog must be registered for at least 6 months in the Studbook of the country he/she is competing for.

8.3 Five competitors are authorized per country in level III plus a reserve dog. The FCI Utility Dogs commission can, on recommendation of the section Mondioring of the Utility Dogs Commission may determine every year in the February-March meeting the number of competitors, the number of dogs and the number of countries. Every competitor can only present one dog. Every dog can only participate once during the same World Championship. The FCI Utility Dogs Commission can, on recommendation of the FCI Section Mondioring CU, authorize the participation of dogs entered as reserve according to the possibilities. The decision shall be communicated to the NCO directly after the close of registrations.
 
8.4 The winner of the Mondioring World Championship is entitled to defend his title the following year, with the same dog, if registered by its country, his selection belongs to the NCO. If his/her NCO selects him/her, she/he will be added on to the number of dogs allowed per country.

8.5 Each NCO may register two reserve competitors for the Mondioring World Championship. They will be listed in the catalogue. If a competitor referred to in 8.3 cannot participate due to illness or accident, only registered reserves can replace him, under the condition that the public drawing of lots the eve of the World Championship (Thursday night see point 4.10) has not yet taken place.
 
8.6 A member of the organising committee cannot participate as a handler in the Mondioring World Championship.
 
8.7 The dog must have a pedigree recognized by the FCI.

8.8 The NCO must collect registrations and transmit them to the organiser before entries closing date.

Entries must include the following particulars:

  • Name of the NCO
  • Name, Address, telephone, team leader’s e-mail;
  • Name, Address, telephone, participants email; (and the reserves);
  • Name of the dog, breed, Date of Birth, Pedigree n°, Workbook n°, n° of identification, (chip, tattoo), Father, Mother, Breeder;
  • A copy of the workbook, pedigree, registration and sociability test.

To be taken into consideration, the entries must be signed by the NCO or his/her representative.

8.9 Before September 1st of the World Championship year, the NCO must confirm the number of participants to the organizer of the World Championship.

8.10 The nominative entries should be sent to the Organiser by the NCO before the end date of registration mentioned in the invitation.

8.11 The respective NCO must be notified by mail or email if a registration cannot be taken into consideration.

9. Workbook
9.1 The participants must be in possession of a workbook established by their NCO. The workbooks must be given to the organiser before the start of the World Championship. They will be returned at the end of the results proclamation.

9.2 During this period the dog is under the responsibility of the participant who is accountable for the animal’s good behaviour. See point 14.
 
9.3 In the workbook it must be written and clearly marked “Mondioring World Championship” next to the result.
 
Health Book
9.4 The host country will indicate on the registration documents and on the website the compulsory vaccines for registered dogs.

9.5 The participants must submit their updated health book. In the event of non-presentation of their updated health book, dogs will be refused.

10. Classification and title
10.1 The participant that has obtained the best score is the winner and obtains the title “Winner of the Mondioring World Championship of the year". The winner will be awarded the CACIT. The award of the CACIT is reserved for the breeds of FCI groups 1, 2 and 3 that are subject to working trial according to the FCI Breeds Nomenclature. See the FCI Guidelines for awarding the CACIT at International Utility, Tracking and Mondioring Tests.
  
10.2 In the case of equal points, the highest score in the biting discipline will first be taken into account to make a decision, the best score in the obedience discipline in second place, following the best score in the jumping exercises. If all the points in all the disciplines are the same, the youngest dog that gets priority in the ranking.
 
10.3 For the ranking by teams, the best three scores will be taken into account. In the event of a tie, the highest score in the biting discipline will first be taken into account to make a decision, secondly the best score in the obedience and then the best score in the jumping exercises. If the points are the same in each discipline the teams are designated ex-aequo in the same place. The title of “Winner of the Team Mondioring World Championship” of the year is given to the team with the best score.
 
10.4 The organising NCO must transmit nominal ranking with the name of the country to the Coordinator of the FCI Section Mondioring CU. The Coordinator of the FCI Section Mondioring CU sends a copy to the Secretary of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission. The rankings mention first the competitors with their dogs and then the ranking by country.
 
11. Honour awards
11.1 In order to promote this event of selection for the MONDIORING at an international level, it is recommended that each organizer gives at the Mondioring World Championship an Honour Award that will be offered to the winner.
 
11.2 A souvenir is provided for each competitor.
 
11.3 The FCI section Mondioring CU can propose rules relating to special prizes. Once accepted the FCI section Mondioring CU sends a copy for information to the Secretary of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission.
 
11.4 During the results proclamation, the special awards ceremony is accomplished by the President of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission or by his representative.
  
12. Reclamation
12.1 The jury’s decision is irrevocable. Only claims for non-respect of the FCI Mondioring rules are admitted. The claim must be submitted by the team leader to the supervisor. The deposit is set at €300 which will be given to the organisation if the claim is rejected.
 
12.2 The meeting is chaired by the FCI section Mondioring CU Coordinator or his substitute. The decisions regarding claims are taken by the Judges of the Discipline and the supervisor appointed by the FCI Utility Dogs Commission. The decisions of these persons are irrevocable and final.
 
13. Insurance
13.1 The organizer must provide sufficient insurance for the collaborators of the competition, judges and decoys.

13.2 Each participant is responsible for the damage that his/her dog could cause. On registration, on demand he must present a family insurance which covers risks like dog handler.
 
13.3 The veterinary regulations of the host country must be respected.
  
14 Responsibilities and behaviour of the handlers
14.1 During the World Championship event competitors are responsible for the cleanliness of the site (field, parking etc.).

14.2 During the whole event as well as before during or after the contest the participants must remain courteous.

14.3 A lack of courtesy from the participants with regard to the judges, the organizers and the officials can lead to exclusion and cancellation of their official result. It will be similarly for aggressive dog behaviour. In the event of disqualification a report will be prepared and sent to their NCO.
 
15 Generalities
15.1 The dispositions referred to in the FCI Mondioring regulations must be respected.

15.2 In the event of a dispute or cases involving the Mondioring World Championship which are not given in these Specifications, the final decision is taken by the supervisor in collaboration with the judges.

15.3 The members of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission, the members of the FCI Section Mondioring CU as well as the judges of the Mondioring discipline have free access to all manifestations of the Mondioring World Championship.

16 Meeting of the FCI Section Mondioring CU
16.1 The first meeting will be held on a WE in February – March, place to be decided during the meeting of the World Championship, the second meeting on Wednesday before the W.Ch. at the site of the W.Ch. (debriefing on Sunday after the W.Ch).

16.2 The organiser of the Mondioring World Championship and the NCO make available suitable premises for this meeting.

16.3 The organizer of the Mondioring World Championship makes available, German-English and German-French interpreters who have also cynological knowledge.

16.4 The premises and interpreters’ fees are the responsibility of the organising NCO.

17. International selection of decoys
17.1 In the host country at the place of the World Championship an international decoy selection will be organized on Saturday and Sunday during the World Championship. The host country will make available suitable premises and a field in accordance with the regulations.

 

17.2 The aim of this selection is to qualify the decoys. The qualification is the result of the average score at the different tests.

 

17.3 The entries of the decoys for the International Selection must be made by their NCO and sent to the FCI Section Mondioring CU Coordinator who forwards it to the organising NCO with copy to the Secretary of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission before the closing date for registration. Registration must be signed by their NCO or his representative. Only those entries will be valid.

17.4 In order to qualify, the decoy must obtain at least 70 % of the points during the two days

17.5 The qualification attained remains valid for 4 years.
Qualifications adopted for the International Selection.
Excellent = 80%
Very Good = 70%
Good = 60%

 

17.6 The FCI Section Mondioring CU invites in name of the FCI Utility Dogs commission all affiliated FCI countries to send decoys to the International Selection. A copy of this invitation will be sent by the Mondioring Coordinator to the secretary of the FCI Utility Dogs Commission.
 
17.7 The exercises to present will be fixed in advance in a meeting by the FCI Section Mondioring CU.
 

17.8 The international selection will be judged by minimum 3 judges who form the jury. These judges must come from three different countries. The judges will be designated by the FCI Utility Dogs Commission on recommendation of the FCI Section Mondioring CU.

17.9 Each decoy must come to the international selection with at least 1 level III dog; if the decoy does not meet the above requirements and conditions he can be refused. The dog handler accompanying the decoy must submit the workbook which will be controlled by a delegate
designated by the FCI Section Mondioring CU; when registrating the decoy the NCO must mention the competitor and dog accompanying and attach a copy of the workbook which proves that the dog is a level III.

17.10 There will be a draw for dogs that the candidates must work. The second day he will work another dog also designated by a draw. This means that each decoy works on two different dogs designated by draw.

17.11 The selection of decoys who may participate at the Mondioring World Championship of the year is made on the following criteria:


a. The decoy who obtained the most points.
b. The decoy who obtained the most points and being of another nationality than the winner (provided that he has obtained minimum

     Very Good).
c. The decoy who obtained the most points and who is from the host country (provided that he has obtained minimum Very Good).
d. If the host country has no candidate decoys in this selection, the second ranked will be automatically selected, in this case paragraphs

    b and c count also, but a minimum of Very Good is required.
e. The decoys that are selected under a. and b. will serve in level III at the Mondioring World Championship, the decoy mentioned at point

    c. will be the reserve. If no decoy meets the criteria in points b and c it means no decoy of another nationality other than the winner or

    from the host country has obtained minimum Very Good, in this case the third ranked becomes reserve and the first and second of the

    selection will serve in Mondioring World Championship level III.

 

17.12 The decoy will present a full level III program.
 
17.13 The judges will submit the decoys to an endurance test and control the knowledge of the FCI Mondioring rules.

17.14 After each exercise each judge gives his score-sheet filled out and signed to the selection commissioner designated by the FCI Section Mondioring CU.
 
17.15 The NCO who presents a decoy to the International Selection pays the registration fee of 40€ to the organizer. The stay expenses for the International Selection are borne by the decoy. During this international selection the organisation offers the candidate decoys their meals.

17.16 The decoy receives from the FCI Section Mondioring CU section a certificate indicating the qualification obtained.

17.17 The judges’ expenses will be borne by the organiser.
In case a member of the FCI Section Mondioring CU participates in the jury of the International Selection, he/she cannot ask or qualify for travel or hotel expenses. It is customary that the organiser supports their meals during their stay.

The French text is the authentic one.

These Specifications have been adapted in accordance with the decisions of the SMUC/FCI meeting in October 2012 – Grande Synthe (France) and in February 2013 – Vendenheim (France).

These regulations were approved by the FCI General Committee in Paris, October 2016.