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.
Last Updated: 6/3/2011 6:49:44 AM
There are about 900 breeds of sheep in the world.
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.
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.