ENTRIES PREMIUM (PDF)
ENTRIES CLOSE WED APRIL 5, 2023
MON MAY 1
Mason Dixon Specialty Show
TUE MAY 2
GSPCA Regional Specialty Show
WED MAY 3 – SAT MAY 6:
|WEDNESDAY||Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes
Obedience Trial (Regional) & Rally Trial (Regional)
4-6 Month Beginner Puppy Competition
Obedience Trial (National) & Rally Trial (National)
|FRIDAY||National Specialty Show Dog & Bitch Classes
|SATURDAY||National Specialty Show w/ NOHS & Junior Showmanship|
DNA PROFILE NUMBER REQUIRED FOR ENTRY!
DNA PROFILE NUMBERS: ALL DOGS ENTERED IN A COMPETITIVE EVENT IN THE NATIONAL SPECIALTY SHOW WILL REQUIRE A DNA # ON THE ENTRY FORM, EXCEPT FOR ILP/PAL DOGS, WHICH ARE ENTERED IN JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP ONLY, OBEDIENCE AND/OR RALLY.
ENTRIES CLOSE @ 12:00PM EDT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2023
MAIL ENTRIES WITH FEES to Jim Rau Dogs Shows, LTD., P. O. Box 6898, Reading, PA 19610.
CANADIANS make all entry fees payable in U.S. funds.
FAX NUMBER: (610) 376-4939 – $4.00 per Dog per Show charged on ALL credit card entries regardless of method submitted.
ONLINE ENTRIES: Web site is raudogshows.com Follow instructions on Web site. $4.00 charge per dog per show.
AKC NATIONAL OWNER-HANDLED SERIES
REGIONAL & NATIONAL
The AKC National Owner-Handled Series is a non-titling competition for dogs that are exhibited by their owners that are not professional handlers. Exhibitors must declare their dog is Owner-Handled eligible at the time of entry on the entry form. Dogs entered in the Amateur-Owner-Handler class will automatically be marked as eligible to compete in the NOHS. Eligible dogs will be identified by an asterisk in the judge’s book, steward’s book & the catalog. Professional handlers,* household members and current assistants to professional handlers** may not exhibit. Dogs must be handled by an eligible owner/handler for the AKC NOHS throughout the breed level (all classes, Winners, and Best of Breed) competition. Owner-Handled Best of Breed will be selected from the dogs that are eligible to compete in the Best of Breed competition including Winners Dog, Winners Bitch and winners of the non-regular classes.
*Professional handlers are defined as any person who belongs or has belonged to a professional handlers’ organization, distributed rate cards, or otherwise advertised or represented themselves as handling dogs for pay within the last five years
**A current assistant is defined as anyone employed by a professional handler on a full-time basis, or assisting a professional handler at the show or any time during the cluster/weekend. Current assistants that are eligible to compete in Junior Showmanship (meet age & amateur status requirements) may participate in NOHS. (05/20)
DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE OWNER-HANDLED BOX ON THE ENTRY FORM IF ENTERING
4-6 MONTH BEGINNER PUPPY
4-6 MONTH BEGINNER PUPPY COMPETITION (NATIONAL ONLY)
One combined class will be offered for dogs that are (4) four months & under (6) six months. There will be a selection of Best of Breed 4 & Under 6 Months puppy, and Best of Opposite Sex. An AKC registration number or AKC litter number will be required for entries of an AKC recognized breed. A foreign born dog may enter this class if they are registered in the country of origin.
Dogs are required to be vaccinated (including rabies) in accordance with their veterinarian’s protocol in order to avoid inadvertent transmission of illness by/to puppies not yet fully immunized. Dogs that are owned or co-owned by a professional handler may compete in this class, but must be handled by a non-professional handler. Professional handlers are defined as any person who belongs or has belonged to a professional handlers’ organization, distributed rate cards, or otherwise advertised or represented themselves as handling dogs for pay within the last five years. Dogs may not be exhibited by current assistants or household members of a professional handler. A current assistant is defined as anyone employed by a professional handler on a full-time basis, or, assisting a professional handler at the show or any show during the cluster/weekend. Minors (under 18) with amateur status who reside with professional handlers and current assistants to professional handlers that are eligible to compete in Junior Showmanship (meet age and amateur status requirements) may personally exhibit dogs in the Four-to-Six Month (Beginner Puppy) Competition.
AKC Rules in Dealing with Misconduct will be applicable to any person and dog entered at this competition. All applicable rules found in Rules Applying to Dog Shows will govern the conduct of this competition unless these regulations state otherwise. Exhibitors should plan on opening the mouth of their puppy for the judges. Breed standard disqualifications such as color, height, weight or dentition shall not be a point of consideration in the judging process for this 4 & Under 6 Months Puppy in Show Competition.
CLASSIFICATION – CLASSES COMBINED Puppy, 4 & Under 6 months
NO PUPPIES UNDER THE AGE OF SIX (6) MONTHS, EXCEPT THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE 4-6 MONTH PUPPY COMPETITION, MAY BE ON THE GROUNDS
* UPDATES ARE POSTED AS INFORMATION IS FINALIZED.