The British Cavy Council
is the governing body in the United Kingdom for national, regional, and local cavy
) clubs, and also for the wide range of 'breed clubs' which exist on a national basis to further the interests of particular cavy breeds, and to provide a forum for those with an interest in the breed concerned.
Nature of the Council
The Council is not itself a club or association - it is not possible, for example, to be a subscribing member, as it has only executive members. Most cavy 'fanciers' (people interested in breeding and showing purebred, or pedigree, cavies) in the United Kingdom will belong to one of the large network of local
cavy clubs, and usually also one of the large regional
cavy clubs (such as the Southern Cavy Club, National Cavy Club, or Scottish National Cavy Club). They may also belong to the breed
club associated with their particular breed of cavy. It is in these clubs that those interested in purebred (pedigree) cavies mix with others who have similar interests, and find opportunities for showing their animals. However, all of these clubs (of which there are more than 75 in the United Kingdom) recognise the British Cavy Council as the ultimate authority, in the sense given below.
Authority of the Council
Given that most cavy activity is in the local
, and breed
clubs, and that the large regional
clubs are also the governing authorities for show rules, appeals, and judging (including the training of judges), the precise... Read More