The World of Dog Shows

Showing dogs is a great sport where the thrill of competition is combined with the joy of
seeing beautiful dogs. Dog shows are one of many types of AKC dog events in which
AKC-registered dogs can compete. These events, draw over three million entries annually.

Dog shows (conformation events) are intended to evaluate breeding stock. The size of
these events ranges from large all-breed shows, with over 3,000 dogs entered, to small
local specialty club shows, featuring a specific breed. The dog's conformation (overall
appearance and structure), an indication of the dog's ability to produce quality puppies, is

Which Dogs May Participate

To be eligible to compete, a dog must:

•be individually registered with the American Kennel Club
•be 6 months of age or older
•be a breed for which classes are offered at a show
•meet any eligibility requirements in the written standard for its breed
Spayed or neutered dogs are not eligible to compete in conformation classes at a dog
show, because the purpose of a dog show is to evaluate breeding stock.

Courtesy of the AKC   Read more about conformation at

Something to Brag About!
I'm proud to say that my 13 mo. old Pointer, Rookie, finished her championship
yesterday going WB, BOW and BOB.  She is now Ch. Coralwood Wynot Brew
What made it extra special was that her litter brother also finished
yesterday.  They started out together with their first point and finished
together all owner handled.  Now on to other things.

Joan Schmeling and
Ch. Coralwood Wynot Brew Crew and the Eng. Cockers
Ch. Stardust Sleepy Eye Revelry, CD, MX, MXJ
Sunburst Sleepy Eye Wayward Wench, OA, OAJ
Sleepy Eye Hellzapoppin', AXJ, MX
While competing in the Rapid City circuit, Sue Hamm finished her male Saluki
puppy Abba.  CH Tamazar Braemoor Wayward Breeze finished from the puppy
class at 10 months of age with 4 majors in 5 consectuive shows.  

Litter sister, Aria, also got a major and Sue's other Saluki, Lira, got 2 BOB.

                                                                                                         Oct.29, 2010
2010 North Star Autumn Sieger International Shows

Lira received a group I and Aria received 3 group I placements.  
Aria then proceeded on to win back-to-back Best In Shows!!

                                                                           Sue Hamm  
Last week I received invitations from UKC to their Premier Top Ten
Invitational Dog Show in June.  It seems that both Lira and Aria finished in
the top ten Salukis for 2010 and have qualified for this top ten only show.
I also received word that Lira has qualified for the AKC/Eukanuba National
Championship in December.

We just returned home from the Kentuckiana Cluster shows in Louisville,
Kentucky. Lira, Int'l. Ch, UKC Ch, AKC Ch Braemoor Thunder Mtn All That
Jazz, earned her Grand Championship at the Thursday show.  Little sister Aria, Int'l. Ch., UKC
Ch Tamazar Braemoor Shootin the Breeze, went reserve
to a major from the 12- 18 month class.  On Friday Aria went reserve to
another major.  Her littermate Abba, Ch Tamazar Braemoor Wayward Breeze,
went Best of Breed over 10 specials including the National Speciality Winner
on Friday.  Saturday Abba went Best Opposite, and on Sunday he received an
Award of Merit.  I am very proud of my two 14 month old puppies (Abba and

                                                                                                    Sue Hamm
Wisconsin Rapids Kennel Club is happy to provide conformation
run-throughs on Monday evenings at 6PM, except for the first Monday of
every month.  The cost is $2.00 for club members and $3 for non-members.
Dogs and handlers of all experience levels are welcome!
BISS ABTC Select CH/MACH LaBarge's Pagan Escapade UDT HSAs
bred by Roger and Shirley LaBarge, owned by Roberta Whitesides, and
handled by Shirley to his Specialty Best in Show win and his ABTC Select.