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The practice causes the dog to prick its ears and straighten its form and has been used for more than 30 years by trainers in competitions such as Crufts.
However club officials from the Kennel Club will now sit among audiences in a bid to sniff out double handlers, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
The RSPCA say many characteristics in dogs are are actually shocking deformities which affect their welfare and quality of life Marc Abraham, veterinary adviser to the club, said: 'The changes will leave breeders and judges in no doubt about their responsibility to safeguard the health and welfare of dogs, first and foremost.' Mark Evans, the RSPCA's chief veterinary adviser, said: 'Many characteristics considered desirable - as defined by the breed standards - are actually shocking deformities which affect the welfare and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of dogs.' But Beverley Cuddy, editor of Dogs Today magazine, said she doubted that judges would banish a dog from the show ring.
She said: 'It sounds impressive but remember judges are also breeders.
Public backlash following Cruaghaire Catoria's win led to the club suspending the judging of German shepherds from 2018 onwards.
It added that the breed would only be allowed to compete again after they had undergone new training in how German shepherds should be exhibited.
The Kennel Club has bowed to criticism that its rules were resulting in the breeding of deformed and unhealthy dogs.
Dog showing officials have sparked a bitter row with trainers over plans to ban one of the secret techniques employed during competitions.
A BBC1 documentary last year, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, had claimed that decades of inbreeding had caused cancer and epilepsy among some animals.