From our President:
Something fun to do with your dog or puppy off season:
A beauty contest!
For anyone who is interested in showing their dog in a conformation (how closely your dog matches breed standards) show and earning an International Champion designation, try these.
These shows do not make you compete with the other dogs in the ring such as an AKC show.
You compete against the standard for your breed, not other dogs, just like a NAVHDA test.
Function follows form.
What does that mean?
If your hunting dog’s conformation (form) is incorrect, than his ability to hunt (function) will be negatively affected.
In one weekend you can enter your dog in 4 shows (2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday). If your dog meets your breed’s standards adequately, judged by at least 3 judges (3 shows), your dog will receive an “International Champion” designation.
This is not just for AKC recognized breeds either. Try it out! It is fun. If there is enough interest, I could hold a short training session with how to show your dog at the next training day.
Hello from International Dog Shows and IABCA.com,
Just a reminder that we have an upcoming show in your area. The 2013 Rocky Mountain Sieger is May 11 & 12, 2013 in Loveland, CO. The show will be held at the The Ranch (Larimer County Events Complex). The grounds will be indoors. Please visit our website for more information at IABCA. The show will remain open to late entries until May 9, 2013 at 6PM Pacific (though on-time entries close May 3, 2013 at 6PM Pacific).
Please help us get the word out – tell all your friends!
Hope to see you there,
International Dog Shows