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 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.