Simulation Time Frame
In order to find a balance between realism and entertainment, ShowDog.Com has a different time scale. The best way to look at it is one month of real time is the equivalent of one year in the sim.
Gestation Period -- About 5 days 2 hours
Minimum Show Entry Age -- 2 Weeks
Minimum Age for Breeding -- 1 Month (30 days)
Bitches come into heat when at least five days pass after giving birth.
Last Updated: 10/15/2007 8:47:38 PM
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The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.