Showing Your Dog
Entering an ANKC Show
Part of joining Dogs SA is that you will have access to our monthly journal. Our journal contains all the schedules for upcoming shows. The schedules explain many important details including the:
- Date of the fixture
- Type of the fixture (Championship Show, Open Show, Parade etc
- Judge or judges officiating
- Details of an online entry provider and, for mail entries, the name and address of the club secretary or cataloguer to whom the entries should be sent
- Closing date for lodgement of entries
- Classes offered for judging at the show
- Any other important information relevant to the show
If it is an all breeds, group, multi-breed or individual breed specialty show and whether it is a championship show (a show which allows you to gain championship points towards your Australian Championship Title) or an Open Show which is the same just without Championship points, there will be a date of the show and the closing date for that show. Many clubs use an online entry service, and the name of the company will be listed on the clubs’ schedule. All you will need to do is follow the guide to enter your dog’s details (be sure they match what is written of your Pedigree Papers). If you choose to enter via postal/paper entry you will need an entry book (available from the Dogs SA Office) along with the entry form, you will need to enclose a cheque addressed to the club with the correct entry amount.
How a Show is Run
Upon arrival you must collect your numbers and catalogue for the show secretary, you will need a number holder which is placed on your left forearm or pinned on your left lapel. Watch how other exhibitors are wearing their numbers. It’s common courtesy to mark your number with the ring steward and you must be ready to enter the ring once your number is called.
Dogs and bitches are judged separately with a maximum of 14 different age classes with available placings for 1st, 2nd or 3rd, except at larger specialty shows where numbers of entries may go up to fourth and fifth, depending on the total entry. The Neuter Class is in addition to this.
Some shows also conduct ‘sweepstakes’ competitions for two age groups – Baby Puppies (3-6 months) and Puppies (6-12 months). All dogs and bitches of every breed in the show are eligible to enter and compete against each other at the same time.
Best in Breed
The dog selected as Challenge will then leave the ring and the dog that came second in the same class as the Challenge winner returns to compete for Reserve Challenge, the bitches are judged similarly. When the judging for Challenge and Reserve Challenge Bitch is completed the Challenge Dog re-enters the ring to compete with the Challenge Bitch for Best of Breed.
Whoever wins this leaves the ring and is replaced by the Reserve Challenge of the same sex as the Best of Breed and then competes with the opposite Challenge winner for Runner-Up Best of Breed. The Best and Runner-up Best of Breed automatically win their respective Class in Breed.
The winners of each class then compete with the opposite sex winner of the same class for Class in Breed and the winners for each class then process to compete for Class in Group.
Best in Group
Best in Group and Runner-up Best in Group winners are automatically the Best Exhibit in whatever classes they were entered into. All other classes are then judged by having all winners for each particular age group compete for that Class in Group. This is important to stay for group specials if you have won BOB, RUBOB or any class in Breed.
General Specials (Best in Show)
The Runner-up Best in Group to the Best in Group – winning dog or bitch that wins Best in Show comes in for Runner-up Best in Show. These two dog/bitches are automatically Best in Class in Show, and all other Class in Shows are judged in the same manner as the Class in Groups.
Basic Preparation of your Breed
Basic Training of your Dog
There is no actual dress code for dog shows other than footwear. Shoes must be fully enclosed and able to easily walk/run in. Clothes must be neat and tidy, however as long as it’s smart, clean and not too distracting from the dog it should be perfectly acceptable.
What to Take to a Show
Entering the Ring
Basic Ring Patterns
Table Stacking/Ground Stacking for Examination
Collecting any BOB, Challenge or in Group/in Show Cards
Wednesday night Show Training is held at David Roche Park, Cromwell Road, Kilburn.
Baby Puppy classes start at 6.30pm (3 – 6 months)
Adult classes start at 7.10pm (over 6 months)
All members welcome – Gold coin donation to cover lights
Please remember to sign in with your QR code and separately with your name and membership number.
Hot Water Policy
Hot Weather Rules for Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Earthdog, Herding, Dances with Dogs, Lure Coursing and Sled Sport
10. The following Exhibitions must be cancelled when the forecast temperature at 10.00a.m from the eldersweather.com.au site two days prior for (07/10)
(a) Conformation Exhibitions, is 37 degrees Celsius or higher;
(b) Obedience, Agility, Earthdog Lure Coursing Trials and Dances with Dogs Competitions, is 34 degrees Celsius or higher; and (07/16)
(c) Herding Trials, Tests and training, is 30 degrees Celsius or higher.
(d) Tracking Trials, is 32 degrees Celsius or higher (01/16)
(e) Sled Sport – Sled Racing 15 degrees Celsius or higher, BackPacking/Hiking 25 degrees Celsius or higher Weight Pull 20 degrees Celsius or higher. (06/17)
(f) Retrieving, Field and RATG is 32 degrees Celsius or higher unless there is ample swimming water on the property. (01/19)
This temperature and timeline will be final for the decision to cancel an Exhibition.
11. For multiple Exhibitions scheduled for a weekend, only those Exhibitions where the temperature does not comply with those specified in these rules, must be cancelled.
12. It is the responsibility of an exhibitor to check two days prior to the Exhibition that the eldersweather.com.auforecasted temperature for the day, at the locality where the Exhibition is to be held, is in accordance with these rules. (07/10)
13. All schedules must state that where an Exhibition is cancelled in accordance with the Hot Weather Rules, no entry fees will be refunded.
14. The Affiliate Member must notify SACA Office and officials of their decision to cancel immediately.
15. Where the Affiliate Member has cancelled an Exhibition the Secretary or Convenor must submit a copy of the catalogue to the Executive Officer within 14 days of the date of cancellation.
16. All levies from entries fees and ground hire fees where applicable will be paid to the SACA.
17. All contracted Judges, Stewards and SACA Representative fees must be paid.
18. Exception to these rules is where an Exhibition has been scheduled to be held in an air conditioned venue or where the Exhibition is scheduled to start not before 6.00pm (07/10)
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