,INTERESTED IN DOG SHOWING ? Could your dog become champion? Dog showing is the most popular of canine activities and is a great way to show others why your dog is the best. All pedigree dogs can take part in dog showing. And the best place to start is by contacting a club and getting involved and learning more, attend some local dog shows before you start showing your dog, so you can get a feel for it and know what to expect and competing in a Ribbon Parade. These shows are very relaxed and fun and give you the opportunity to practice your teamwork and build confidence with your dog in the show ring
Each pedigree dog is judged against the official NZ Kennel Club Breed Standard. The Breed Standard is a blueprint for the perfect characteristics for each breed and covers every aspect of the dog, including health and temperament. The dogs which are judged to be the closest to the Breed Standard will receive the top awards.
RIBBON PARADES Ribbon Parades are shows run by each club to help new people, dogs and judges learn. The shows are very relaxed and fun and give you the opportunity to practice your teamwork and build confidence with your dog in the show ring. They are ideal for people who are new to the show scene and offer the opportunity to practice with your dog in the show ring. Your dog does not have to be Kennel Club registered to enter a Ribbon Parade but its does need to be a pedigree breed.
OPEN SHOWS Run very similar to A Ribbon Parade, some people prefer to start out on their show career by entering Open Shows that schedule classes for many different breeds of dog. These are hosted by clubs and are another good place to start for new exhibitors. These shows are very popular as an enjoyable day out and often attract between 80-150 entries. Open to all levels of pedigree dog exhibitors. Open Shows are an excellent place to hone your skills as the atmosphere is slightly more relaxed than Championship Show.
SPECIALITY SHOWS Specialty Shows have classes for just one or a few breeds of dog and are organized by a specialty Clubs such as Waikato District Spaniel Club fic These shows are likely to attract breed specialist judges who may have been involved in the breeding and showing of that particular breed for a number of years. These shows will provide you with a great opportunity to really learn about your breed from others involved.
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS Currently these are the most popular shows and where your dog may be awarded Challenge Certificates. Being awarded 8 of these CC's qualifies your dog to become a NZ Champion. Challenge Certificates are awarded to the best dogs, Male & Female, who then compete for the Best of Breed Honor. To enter in a Open, Specialty or Championship Show your dog needs to be registered with the NZ Kennel Club on the Breed Register.
Common NZ Show Result Abbreviations: BOB & RBOB Best of Breed & Reserve Best of Breed DCC & RDCC Dog Challenge Certificate & Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate BCC & RBCC Bitch Challenge Certificate & Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate BPOB Best Baby Puppy Of Breed (3-6mths) MPOB Best Minor Puppy Of Breed (6-9mths) POB Best Puppy of Breed (6-12mths) JOB Best Junior of Breed (12-24mths) IOB Best Intermediate of Breed (24-36mths) LOB Best Limit of Breed (Less than 4 CC’s) NZOB Best New Zealand Bred of Bred (6mths+) OOB Best Open of Breed (6mths+) VOB Best Veteran of Bred (7yrs+)