Trial Class Descriptions

B Classes and Move up, Lateral Moves and Moving Down Information

 1. Any dog completing a Novice, Open, Senior, or Master title may opt to either move up to the A class at the next level (for Novice through Senior) or move laterally into the B class at the level in which they just attained their title, and thus become eligible for the Level X titles (see Part 14: Ribbons and Placements, page 37 in the BHA Rule book for descriptions of available placements).  Dogs also may move down and enter any B level class they are eligible to enter.  As an example, a dog attaining a Senior title from Senior A (RATS) may choose to move up to Master A, laterally to Senior B, or down to either Novice B or Open B.

a)  Once in Master B, the type of qualifying score is determined by time and by current title level.  (See section 6 Master Barn Hunt RAT, RATCH, RATCHX page 34.  BHA Rules book)

b)  Dogs may enter only one class level per event.  If the Club allows move-ups, a dog finishing a title from the A class may move either laterally into the B class at the same level, or up to the A class at the next level.

c) Dogs cannot enter multiple in the same Trial (ie: a dog cannot be entered in both Novice B and Open A at the same Trial.)

d) Dogs cannot be entered in a class they are not yet eligible to enter.

e) Dogs cannot move down during an Event, but may move down at the net Event they enter.

Class Types & Eligibility for Entry Flow Chart for A & B Classes
Class Types & Eligibility for Entry Flow Chart for A & B Classes