Exhibition

Going to the dog show can be an interesting activity and quite enjoyable, where you get the chance to meet other people with an interest and love for dogs. There are always some who can provide advice and guidance, should you have questions or need to hear about others opinions and experience. Second, exhibition of dogs perceived as a lifestyle and you get it seasoned with something competitive spirit.

You should be aware that the reviews can be very different from one extreme to another with the same dog, depending on the judge who judges dogs. The Collie breed, there are 2 types and judges look very differently at the 2 types. If you have an English collie type, you will get less reward by a judge who is a supporter of the type known as the classical type. Types arising in any degree from the story about the AKC (American Kennel Club) standard and KC (British Kennel Club) standard, as described in history. For example. AKC indicates a larger dog than the English. AKC standard seemed to have influent into Europe, something which will create some disagreement about the perception of the standard and the reviews. It is the English who is officially the relevant standard of FCI and thus are targets for specific standard. Other descriptions are not very accurately described and entrusts the assessment of the different opinions of the breed. It reverberates in the very different critiques of the same dog with different judges. The trend seemed to have no land connection, so there will in some countries may be predominantly followers of one type and other countries to the second type, even within the FCI member countries.

If you have a strong competitive gene, make sure that the judge who judges in the exhibition is also a supporter of same type. The experienced exhibitors, looks much on who judge and never meet up to a judge who is not a supporter of their type, but only to judges who are followers of their own collie type. Unfortunately, there seemed to be also other factors that arise when such exhibitor to know the judge and other non-neutral factors. It can be difficult sometimes as a beginner to assert themselves in this competitive world where the elements are based on indisputable judgments based on a standard description of a not very high degree of accuracy. There will certainly be no one based on standard descriptions alone could draw a Collie, if no one had ever seen a collie before. At the exhibition list details there may be some comments that might give a clue in the choice of exhibitions. There can be no unambiguous guideline, but the opportunities south of the danish border appeared generally better if you have a modern type, but not a rule.

Before starting at shows, make sure that his dog is brought up and trained to exhibit. The dog must show a normal behavior (like minded show) and not make a lot of bad habits in the ring. A well behaved dog who can stand properly in the ring is often preferred over an ill-mannered dog that exhibits a restless behavior. There are a number of places around the country where you can train with his dog (called ring training). For some judges it is of paramount importance and the other slightly smaller.

In summer there is something camp spirit about it, where people meet up with their little tents located around the ring where the dogs are judged. Are envisaged to buy a dog, it might be a good idea to go on exhibition. See the many different breeds, ask the individual exhibitors about their race and get an idea of ​​the individual breeds.

Danish Kennel Club (colloquially USD) will hold approx. 6 international exhibitions per year which usually exhibited 2000-3000 dogs. Districts also holds national exhibitions. Also organizes Danish Collie Club some exhibitions in Denmark. In addition to a larger size amount exhibitions throughout Europe and around the world.

VDH (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen) holds a number of interesting exhibitions in Germany. Club für Britische Hütehund another German club will hold a series of exhibitions. Rules in different clubs in different countries may vary a bit, but everyone is a kind of umbrella under FCI (Fédération Cynologique International, where £ is the Danish representative), who placed the rules for all countries. Each country can have its variations on the rules, but all members are subject to some common rules issued by the FCI. Refer to the individual club websites for the exact rules.

The main rule is that males and females judged the quality, followed by placement of competition (the best quality assessed) separately in each class. After competing for best male and best female of breed. Finally, competing for the best dog in breed (BOB - Best of Breed). The larger size competitions (DKK international show) with many breeds compete for Best of Breed, Best in Group (BIG). The collies are in Group 1 (herding dogs) where all shepherd dogs fighting over BIG first. Finally, BIS 1 exist (Best in Show) who is first