Dogs that are not "fit" for the ring in accounts over one month old will be removed from the ring before judging.
The following sessioning levels are considered grounds for dismissal:
Obedience, Muscle Tone and Coat Condition all under 10
Obedience at or less than 5
Muscle Tone less than 5
Coat Condition less than 5
Dogs removed from the ring won't contribute to championship points or dogs defeated.
Entry fees will still be charged for dogs dismissed from the ring.
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A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.