an exhibition of registered dogs at which Challenge Certificates
are awarded. A Challenge Certificate evidences the number of points
awarded at the fixture towards the title Australian Champion. At
these Shows only qualified Judges officiate.
An Open Show
an exhibition of registered dogs at which no Challenge Certificates
are awarded, but dogs which have been awarded the title of Australian
Champion may compete. At these Shows Trainee Judges officiate and
it is considered the training ground for all young dogs and owners.
It is particularly good to help socialize your dog as you may show
your puppy from the age of three months.
A Parade ...
defined as the same as an Open Show except Champions cannot compete.
Competitions are separated into the following categories:
conducted by non-affiliated societies and invariably held to raise
money for schools, charities or similar activities.
e separated into the following categories:
Sanctioned Competitions, generally conducted by non-affiliated societies
and invariably held to raise money for schools, charities or similar
activities. Members' Competitions are conducted by affiliated
clubs at which only financial members of the clubs are eligible
to exhibit. The affiliated clubs conduct members' competitions
to assist new members to learn how to train, handle and show their
dogs and provide an opportunity for the new member to meet other
members in a very informal, social environment. Again, puppies may
be shown from three months of age at competitions.
listing of dog Shows to be held is found in the ACTCA Journal and
on our web site under "ACT
Shows" The Show Schedules
provides all the information that the beginner, and indeed the veteran,
needs. In addition to the above items, it sets out the names of
the Judges, entry fees, judging times and sequence, catering arrangements
and a wealth of other information. We strongly recommend that
new members join the breed clubs catering for their particular breed
of dog. The breed clubs often conduct activities which will
assist the new member to quickly acquire knowledge and a better
understanding of the sport of dogs. There are also Obedience
Clubs affiliated with the ACTCA.