A National Specialty show for each breed is held once a month. Any show age dog may be entered and the entry fee is $0. Dogs over 120 days of age may be entered and compete in the Veterans class.
Only Best in Specialty Show earns a payout and it is based on the number of entries for the breed in the past 30 days. However any placement at a National Specialty show will contribute to your prestige.
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There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.
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.