All Tails “R” Waggin’ goes to the Central Ohio Kennel Club dog show.
With show dogs of our own located in central ohio our staff and owners took a day to enjoy the local Central Ohio Kennel Club dog show at the Ohio State Fairgrounds this month. At the event, each dog is presented to a judge and is exhibited (“handled”) by its owner, breeder or a hired professional. The role of a handler is similar to that of a jockey who rides a horse around the track and, hopefully, into the winner’s circle. Most dogs in competition at conformation shows are competing for points toward their AKC championships. It takes fifteen points, including two majors (wins of three, four or five points), awarded by at least three different judges, to become an American Kennel Club “Champion of Record”. The number of championship points awarded at a show depends on the number of males (“dogs”) and females (“bitches”) of the breed actually in competition. The larger the entry, the greater the number of points a male or a female can win. The maximum number of points awarded to a dog at any show is 5 (five) points. Males and females compete separately within their respective breeds, in seven regular classes: Puppy, Twelve-to-Eighteen Months, Novice, Amateur-OwnerHandler, Bred by Exhibitor, American-Bred and Open. After these classes are judged, all the dogs that won first place in a class compete again to see who is the best of the winning dogs. Males and females are judged separately. Only the best male and the best female receive championship points. The Winners Dog and Winners Bitch then compete with the champions for the BEST OF BREED award. At the end of the Best of Breed Competition, three awards are usually given: Best of Breed – the dog judged as the best in its breed category. Also may be awarded Grand Champion points. Best of Winners – the dog judged as the better of the Winners Dog and Winners Bitch. Best of Opposite Sex – the best dog that is the opposite sex to the Best of Breed winner. If Champion of record may also be awarded Grand Champion points.
Dog shows are a fun way to see the best of the best. We do not support puppy mills, and like to either support local breeders, or adoptions from local rescues around Columbus and central Ohio.
As proud owners ( PUT THE DOGS REGISTERED NAMES….. ) We enjoy getting out in the K-9 Community in central ohio to see some of our friends and fellow pet owners.