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First UKC show, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Getting Started in Conformation' started by orcaluvur, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. orcaluvur

    orcaluvur Forums Regular

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    I am planning ontaking my 10 month old CHW boy to a show in Dade City FL March 15-16. I will post pictures soon!!

    1) does anyone know any of these judges?
    Mar 15; S1 Antonio Rapaso Entries 8-8:30 am Show 9 am
    Mar 15; S2 Roland Pelland Entries 8-8:30 am Show 9:30 am
    Mar 16; S1 Helena Engelauf Entries 8-8:30 am Show 9 am
    Mar 16; S2 Theresa Werder Entries 8-8:30 am Show 9:30 am

    2) is there only one judge per show that judges every breed?

    3) since there are two shows a day that start at the same time, how do you know what time you go into each ring? I have heard there is a not a schedule.

    4) what do people normally wear? I have not shown in any club conformation, but i have attened AKC shows. I would like o dress somewhat nicley in a skirt and a nice top/ but not a suit.

    5) are judges normally picky about measuring dogs in the ring? My boy is right at 16", but i know there are lots of dogs in AKC that are WAY over size and still win.
     
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    ClantyreSheltie Forums Sage

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    He is very pretty. Too bad about the AKC standard being illogical.

    1. I don't show UKC enough to know any but the most local judges.
    2. Yes, one judge per show.
    3. Generally, they take day of show entries, so they don't know what the load will be, and they adjust accordingly. In my area, they use white boards to write the breeds, counts, and order for each group. The shows are small, so it's not hard to figure out once you are there.
    4. I go business casual
    5. Depends on the judge, but if your dog is right there, KNOW THE RULES before you step into the ring.
     
  4. Bradt9881

    Bradt9881 Forums Enthusiast

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    Not an expert by any means, my first show for my 6 month old boy is in a month. I hired a handler to help get him ready and show, because I definitely am clueless at this.
     
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  5. Calliesmom

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    not in UKC- they allow CHW and sable merles with blue eyes....
     
  6. Calliesmom

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    quick editing :winkgrin:
     
  7. Bradt9881

    Bradt9881 Forums Enthusiast

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    I should have read the title more clearly!
     
  8. Justicemom

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    handlers are not allowed in UKC. The dog must be owner handled, whole or in part. I think the breeder can show the dog as well. The good news, NO product is allow in the dog at all. only water and brushing. Trimming as normal for the breed. excessive trimming is not allowed.
     
  9. Lightplum

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    Hes got a nice head. Tony (Antonio) will appreciate that. I used to take his handling class (we lost our building which makes me very sad:cry: ) and he does alot with 4h kids around here. He has a gentle hand with the dogs.

    Let me know how you do at the show!!!
     
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    Yes to all the above.
     

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