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    DefaultHelp Me Understand...

    I get confused with this.

    Let's say the XYZ Golden Retriever Club is putting on a show. Can I show my labs there?

    This has always confused me and I don't know how it works. It seems sometimes you can, and sometimes you can't.

    Besides sending in my entry and then being told I can't show a labrador there, how do I know???


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    If you can find the premium somewhere on the internet, it usually says "Poodles only" , or something like that) Did I say poodles? As in, I entered a poodle specialty once and didn't find out until the show secretary left a message on my answering machine? If I couldn't find it anywhere, then I would e-mail or call the show secretary, or who's ever name you can find on their club info to contact. It isn't really clear information to find. :-\

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    What I have seen is, if a specialty is hosting the show it's for their breed only unless it says all breed obedience or rally.
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    DefaultRe: Help Me Understand...

    I don't understand how you know it's a "speciality"?

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    DefaultRe: Help Me Understand...

    If a single-breed (rather than all-breed) club is putting on a show, it is most often going to be a specialty show, I would say...you should be able to tell by the name of the show (ie "all-breed") or by looking at the classes/judges (only one conformation judge per day? Likely going to be judging only one breed) to see if other breeds are included. At a specialty show, many times they'll open obedience/rally to other breeds as well...

    For instance, our local lab club is having our second year's specialty shows this weekend, and while only offering obedience/rally on one day (Sunday, I think?), those performance classes are open to all breeds. Look at the premium cover:
    http://www.west-point.org/family/hig...mium07_web.pdf

    It states "specialty show" but then adds in that obedience/rally open to all breeds.

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    The AKC Events page always has either "All Breed" or, for example, "Golden Retriever" listed. Just go to akc.org and click events, the do the events and awards search. Then just click on the event you are interested in. On the window that pops up with the event information, under "Competition Types Offered," it will say "Obedience: All AKC Recognized Breeds" or "Obedience: Golden Retriever" (for example).
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    Wow, I never thought to check the AKC website. That makes perfect sense now. Thanks!

    I usually use infodog.com for shows.

    I will check AKC site now when I'm not sure.

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    DefaultRe: Help Me Understand...

    Linda, I use infodog and I thought you could basically tell it was a specialty because it would be held by a breed club and one of the shows would be an "S" - indicating specialty - still doen'st say if the obedience/rally part is open to other breed, but it's a start to know that at least some of it is a specialty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRL
    The AKC Events page always has either "All Breed" or, for example, "Golden Retriever" listed. Just go to akc.org and click events, the do the events and awards search. Then just click on the event you are interested in. On the window that pops up with the event information, under "Competition Types Offered," it will say "Obedience: All AKC Recognized Breeds" or "Obedience: Golden Retriever" (for example).
    That is where I get a lot of my information. The AKC site lists the shows and if they have all breed obedience. There is a Siberian Husky club in the area that always has an all breed obedience trial along with their Specialty. Miami Valley Lab club added all breed obedience to their Specialty, too. I find the AKC website the best place to find that information out at.
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