Types of Dog Shows
The Day of the Show
Rules for Showing.
In the Judging Ring.
Preparing for the Show.
How to enter.
TYPES OF DOG SHOWS.
A Championship Show …
Is an exhibition of registered dogs at which Challenge Certificates are awarded. A Challenge Certificate evidences the number of points awarded at the fixture towards the title Australian Champion. At these Shows only qualified Judges officiate.
An Open Show …
Is an exhibition of registered dogs at which no Challenge Certificates are awarded, but dogs which have been awarded the title of Australian Champion may compete. At these Shows Trainee Judges officiate and it is considered the training ground for all young dogs and owners. It is particularly good to help socialize your dog as you may show your puppy from the age of three months.
A Parade …
Is defined as the same as an Open Show except Champions cannot compete. Competitions are separated into the following categories:
Sanctioned Competitions …
Generally conducted by non-affiliated societies and invariably held to raise money for schools, charities or similar activities.
Ar e separated into the following categories: Sanctioned Competitions, generally conducted by non-affiliated societies and invariably held to raise money for schools, charities or similar activities. Members’ Competitions are conducted by affiliated clubs at which only financial members of the clubs are eligible to exhibit. The affiliated clubs conduct members’ competitions to assist new members to learn how to train, handle and show their dogs and provide an opportunity for the new member to meet other members in a very informal, social environment. Again, puppies may be shown from three months of age at competitions.
A listing of dog Shows to be held is found on our web site under “ACT Events” and Dogzonline. The Show Schedules provides all the information that the beginner, and indeed the veteran, needs. In addition to the above items, it sets out the names of the Judges, entry fees, judging times and sequence, catering arrangements and a wealth of other information. We strongly recommend that new members join the breed clubs catering for their particular breed of dog. The breed clubs often conduct activities which will assist the new member to quickly acquire knowledge and a better understanding of the sport of dogs. There are also Obedience Clubs affiliated with Dogs ACT.