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Introducing the Grand Sieger!

BIS Rare Breed, BIS Family Group are part of BIS for Show #3 on Sundays Only.

Junior Handlers exhibition/competition is on Sunday only, usually during lunch. To enter Junior Handlers, please see the front dest on Sunday morning.

Extra Info

Our puppy and adult classes are age dependent. If your dog is within one week (from the show dates) of moving up to the next age class then you may choose which of the two classes you'd like to enter.

Dog Show Classes

REGULAR CLASSES

*Please note: All Classes Are Divided By Breed and Sex.

PUPPY CLASSES

  • Baby Class: 3 to 6 months
  • Junior Puppy Class: 6 to 9 months
  • Senior Puppy Class: 9 to 12 months
  • Breeder's Class – Baby
  • Breeder's Class – Junior Puppy
  • Breeder's Class – Senior Puppy
    • Breeder's Classes: The exhibitor must be listed as a breeder of record
    • These dogs do not compete for Best in Show Bred-by-Exhibitor.
      • To compete for BIS BBX the Add-On class Bred-by-Exhibitor must be added with an additional fee of $5/show (see Add-On Classes below).

A title (if awarded) will be based on age/class. More than one puppy from each class may be awarded the certificate.

ADULT CLASSES

(Adults only classes - no puppies may be entered in the following classes; Puppies will never compete against adults in regular classes. See above for puppy class information)

  • Open Class
    • Any intact dog over 12 months old.
  • Breeder's Class – Open
    • The exhibitor must be listed as a breeder of record.
    • These dogs do not compete for Best in Show Bred-by-Exhibitor.
      • To compete for BIS BBX the Add-On class Bred-by-Exhibitor must be added with an additional fee of $5/show (see Add-On Classes below).
  • Companion Classes
    • Companion classes are available to any breed accepted by IABCA, these classes are open to all Spayed or Neutered dogs. Dogs competing Companion Classes are eligible for International Companion Titles issued by IABCA.
    • There are four levels of Companion Classes: Companion Class, Companion Class - Bronze, Companion Class - Silver, and Companion Class - Gold.
    • Companion Class dogs can by any age (over three months) and do not compete against Regular Class dogs.
    • There is a Best of Breed and Best in Show for the Companion dogs.
  • Veteran Classes
    • A dog that is at least six years old.
    • There are also Vet in Bronze, Silver, and Gold Classes.
    • May be spayed/neutered (or may be entered an an Add-On to Regular classes if the dog is still intact, see Add-On Classes below).
  • SuperVeteran Classes
    • A dog that is at least ten years old.
    • There are also SuperVet in Bronze, Silver, and Gold Classes.
    • May be spayed/neutered (or may be entered an an Add-On to Regular classes if the dog is still intact, see Add-On Classes below).
  • Champion: A dog with an IABCA National (NatCH) or IABCA International (IntCH) title.
  • Honors Class: A dog with both IABCA NatCH AND IntCH titles.
  • Honors Champion: A dog with NatCH, IntCH & Honors Champion (HnrCH) titles.
  • Honors Champion in Bronze: A dog with NatCH, IntCH, HnrCH & HnrCH-B titles.
  • Honors Champion in Silver: A dog who has earned the Honors Champion in Silver title.
  • Honors Champion in Gold: A dog who has earned the Honors Champion in Gold title.
  • World Beauty Champion: A dog  who has earned the World Beauty Champion (WBCH) title.
  • WBCH-Bronze: A dog who has earned the WBCH-B title.
  • WBCH-Silver: A dog who has earned the WBCH-S title.
  • WBCH-Gold: A dog who has earned the WBCH-G title.
  • World Cup Champion: A dog who has earned the World Cup Champion (WCCH) title.
  • WCCH in Bronze: A dog who has earned the WCCH-B title.
  • WCCH in Silver: A dog who has earned the WCCH-S title.
  • WCCH in Gold: A dog who has earned the WCCH-G title.
  • World SuperCup Champion: A dog who has earned the World SuperCup (WSCCH) title.
  • World SuperCup Champion in Bronze: A dog who has earned the WSCCH-B title.
  • World SuperCup Champion in Silver: A dog who has earned the WSCCH-S title.
  • World SuperCup Champion in Gold: A dog who has earned the WSCCH-G title.
  • World SuperCup Grand Champion: A dog who has earned the WSCGCH title.
  • World SuperCup Grand Champion in Bronze: A dog who has earned the WSCGrCH-B title.
  • World SuperCup Grand Champion in Silver: A dog who has earned the WSCGrCH-S title.
  • World SuperCup Grand Champion in Gold: A dog who has earned the WSCGrCH-G title.

Add-On Classes

  • Bred-by Exhibitor
    • This competition is open to all breeder-exhibited dogs that have paid the $5.00 fee (per show) for this extra competition.
    • This class can be added to any REGULAR CLASS (except Companion and Veteran classes)
  • Veteran Classes
    • A dog that is at least six years old.
    • This class can be added to any REGULAR CLASS (except Companion classes).
    • When Vet is used as an Add-On Class the dog must be intact.
  • SuperVeteran Classes
    • A dog that is at least ten years old.
    • This class can be added to any REGULAR CLASS (except Companion classes).
    • When Vet is used as an Add-On Class the dog must be intact.
  • Family Group
    • Sunday afternoon only, part of the Best in Show series at the end of the day.
    • In this class the judges evaluate the breeding stock and over-all program a breeder has for maintaining the standard for that breed.
    • Three or more dogs with at least two generations represented (i.e. sire and/or dam with one or more offspring).
    • At least one of the dogs must be entered in the regular show.
    • Rosette to Best Family Group in Show & Reserve Best Family Group

Automatically Entered Classes

Your dog is automatically entered in these classes is it qualifies. No added class or fee is necessary.

  • Best Rare Breed in Show Competition (Show #3 Only)
    • Sunday afternoon only, part of the Best in Show series at the end of the day.
    • Rare breeds are non-AKC breeds
      • AKC breeds in Miscellaneous classes are still considered Rare Breeds.
    • This competition is open to all Rare Breeds entered in Show #3.
    • To be eligible the dog must be selected Best of Breed in Show #3.
    • Best in Show Rare Breed Puppy and Adult will be selected.
  • Grand Sieger
    • All dogs who win any of the weekend's Best in Shows will compete for a best of the weekend award.

Reminder: You MUST PAY $5.00 Entry fee to compete for Best Bred-by in Show!

There will be Selected Best Bred-By in Show in the Puppy category, in the adult category, and in the veteran category. Reserve Best Bred-by will also be selected in all categories.

Important Information for new International Dog Show exhibitors:

  • The first time an adult dog is shown in an International Show, the correct class to enter is Open class (or Companion Class for altered dogs).
  • All adult dogs must start in open class even though they may be American Champions or other champions of record.
  • Include all titles with the name of the dog - in order that they may be printed on the certificates. (numerous titles may be printed as Multi CH, as space dictates).
  • You will receive an emailed confirmation of entry approximately one week before show dates.
  • The day of the show you will check- in at the chairman's table (front desk) and pick up a folder and arm band.
  • You may bait your dog, and you may hand stack your dog in the ring.
  • Exhibitors must clean up after their dogs in all instances, inside the ring, outside the ring, and anywhere on the show grounds.