ABI Dog Shows

 
                    All Breed International Dog Shows, Inc.

                           ABI Dog Shows is your place to come out and showcase your dogs!

Rules & Regulation

HOTELS ARE CONSIDERED AN EXTENSION OF THE SHOW GROUNDS,
ALL ABIDS RULES ARE ENFORCED AT BOTH LOCATIONS.
DOGS MAY NOT BE BATHED, LEFT LOOSE OR UNATTENDED IN HOTEL ROOMS.

Exhibitors will be held responsible for any damage to their hotel rooms.
ABIDS has the right to refuse entries from irresponsible owners or handlers.
PLEASE exercise dogs at the motels and the show sites in designated areas only,
and you must pick up after your dogs.
Carry In & Carry Out Your Own Garbage!


Multiple Dog Pre-Entry Fees: (Please note that the dogs must reside with person, co-ownership doesn't apply for multiple dog discount)

Top Junior Handler: Divided into 3 different age groups: 5-8 years, 9-12 years & 13-16 years of age. Free to all and you must specify which age group. We look forward to awarding our upcoming handlers and hope that all will remember to use a dog that they can easily handle. The Show Chairman reserves the right to refuse a child to continue if they are not able to maintain control of the dog that they are handling in the ring.

Pre-Entry Closing Date: Pre-Entry closing date will be ONE (1) week before the date of the show. Pre-Entry closes on the Saturday at midnight with no exceptions. If you Pre-Enter and are unable to attend for any reason we are not required or obligated to refund your pre-entry monies or to allow you to use those pre-entries at a later show date. That is the inherent risk of pre-entering, the only time you will be allowed any allowances is if your dog that has been pre-entered has been injured or sick and can be verified by a letter & copy of receipt from your veterinarian. Then we will try to accommodate you in some way by possibly letting you use part of your pre-entry fees to a future show. $50.00 administration charge will be levied if you insist on getting a refund on your pre-entry money.

ABIDS accepts all recognized CKC, Rare & Ancient Breeds.

You must be  a ABIDS MEMBER in order to receive any CHAMPIONSHIP CERTIFICATES. You do not have to be a member to show with our club if you do not require any CHAMPIONSHIP CERTIFICATES.

ABIDS is no longer allowed to hold shows in the United States.


CHAPTER 1 - DOG SHOW CLASSES SECTION 1. The following breeds and/or varieties of breeds, divided by groups shall be all the breeds and/or varieties of breeds for which regular classes of ABIDS may be provided at any show held under ABIDS rules. The Board of Directors may either add to, transfer from one group to another, or delete from said list of breeds and/or varieties of breeds, whenever in its opinion, such action is justified, for Group and Best In Show competition and to obtain a ABIDS Championship.

SECTION 2. Regular Classes are divided by sex are as follows:
·    3 to 6 Months (Divided by sex)
·    6 to 9 Months Junior Puppy
·    9 to 12 Months Junior Puppy
·    12 to 18 Months
·    Novice
·    Bred By Exhibitor
·    Canadian Bred
·    Best Of Winners (First place winners from all classes listed above over 6 months of age)
·    Best Junior Puppy In Breed (6 to 12 Months)
·    Best Of Breed (ABIDS & FCI Champions only)*
·    Best Puppy In Group (3 to 6 months. Divided by sex.)
·    Best Junior Puppy In Group (6 to 12 Months)
·    Group
·    Best Puppy In Show (3 to 6 Months)
·    RESERVE Best Puppy In Show (3 to 6 Months)
·    Best Junior Puppy In Show (6 to 12 Months)
·    RESERVE Best Junior Puppy In Show (6 to 12 Months)
·    Reserve Best In Show (Over 6 Months)
·    Best In Show (Over 6 Months)

SECTION 3. NON-Regular Classes as follows:

·    SPAY/NEUTER CLASS (Spayed/neutered dogs may not compete for BEST OF BREED.)
·    VETERANS CLASS (Dogs or bitches over 7 years of age. May compete for Best of Breed)

SECTION 4. The 6 to 9 Month Junior Puppy class shall be for dogs that are at least six months of age, but under nine months on the day of the show date. The age of a dog shall be calculated up to the date of the show.

SECTION 5. The 9 to 12 Month Junior Puppy class shall be for dogs that are at least nine months of age, but under twelve months on the day of the show date. The age of a dog shall be calculated up to the date of the show.

SECTION 6. The 12 to 18 Month Junior Puppy class shall be for dogs that are at least twelve months of age, but less than eighteen months on the day of the show date. The age of a dog shall be calculated up to the date of the show.

SECTION 7. The Novice class shall be for dogs six months of age and over which have not, prior to the date of closing of entries, won two first prizes in the Novice class, a first prize in Bred By Exhibitor, American Bred, CANADIAN BRED or Open classes, nor three or more points toward their championship. 

SECTION 8. The Bred By Exhibitor class shall be for dogs that are six months of age and over that are not champions. The breeder or co breeders of record must handle Dogs/bitches entered in this class, than someone else may handle the dog/bitch for WINNERS.

section 9. CANADIAN BRED class shall be for all dogs (except champions) six months of age and over, whelped in Canada.

SECTION 10. The Open class shall be for any dog six months of age or over.

SECTION 11. The Best Of Winners class shall be divided by sex and each division shall be open only to undefeated dogs of the same sex which have won first prizes, in either the 6 to 9 Month Junior Puppy, 9 to 12 Month Junior Puppy, 12 to 18 Month, Novice, Bred By Exhibitor, CANADIAN BRED or Open classes. There shall be no entry fee for Best Of Winners competition.
a) After the Winners prize has been awarded in one of the sex divisions, the second place dog of the class the Winners was chosen from shall compete with the other eligible dogs for Reserve Winners. No eligible dog may be withheld from competition.

SECTION 12. Points for Canadian Championship are eligible to:
1)   
Winners Dog
2)    Winners Bitch
3)    Best Of Winners
, receives the greater number of points of either sex
         
a)    There shall be no entry fee for Best Of Winners competition.
         b)    The Best of Winners is awarded to either the Winners Dog or Winners Bitch.
4)
    BEST OF BREED (Champions receive points towards MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP)
5)    BEST OF OPPOSITE (Champions receive points towards MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP)
6)    BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN BREED
7)    BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN GROUP
8)    BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SHOW
9)    RESERVE BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SHOW

10)  RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
11)   BEST IN SHOW

SECTION 13. Best of Breed competition is eligible to:
1)  Dogs that are ABIDS & FCI CHAMPIONS only, proof of FCI CHAMPIONSHIP must be provided wit entry. During Club Specialties ABIDS will allow non ABIDS CHAMPIONS to compete in the BEST OF BREED class but no points are awarded towards the ABIDS CHAMPIONSHIP.
2)  Dogs, which according to their owners’ records, have completed the requirements for a championship but whose championship is unconfirmed after the first show of any show weekend. The showing of dogs whose championship is unconfirmed is limited to a period of 30 days from the date of show where a dog completed the requirements for a championship according to the owner's records,
3)  Both WINNERS dog and Winners bitch

4)
 Veteran Class winner who competed at the show only in the Veteran Class, a non regular class, which is available at Specialties.
       a)   After Best of Breed has been awarded, the judge shall select Best of Opposite Sex to the Best of Breed.
Dogs eligible are...
1)   Dogs of opposite sex to the Best of Breed that have been entered for Best of Breed competition, and
2)   Any undefeated dogs of the opposite sex to the Best of BREED, which have competed at the show only in specific non regular classes available at Specialties only.

SECTION 14. Seven Groups to be arranged in the same order and to comprise the same breeds and recognized varieties of breeds as in FCI Groups

SECTION 15. The 3 to 6 Month Class is eligible for dogs that are at least three months of age, but less than six months on the day of the show date. The age of a dog shall be calculated up to the date of the show.

SECTION 16. Best Junior Puppy In Breed competition is eligible to:
1)    First Place winner of 6 to 9 Month Junior Puppy Dog,
2)    First Place winner of 9 to 12 Month Junior Puppy Dog,
3)   
First Place winner 6 to 9 Month Junior Puppy Bitch and
4)    First Place winner
9 to 12 Month Junior Puppy Bitch

SECTION 17. The Best Junior Puppy In Breed competition is eligible to dogs that are at least six months of age, but less than twelve months on the day of the show date. The age of a dog shall be calculated up to the date of the show.

SECTION 18. Best Junior Puppy In Group to be arranged in same order and to comprise the same breeds and recognized varieties of breeds as herein before set forth in the ABIDS Breed List. All dogs who have won Best Junior Puppy In Breed at the show where these group classes are given, shall be eligible to compete in group classes to which they belong, and all dogs designated Best of Variety Junior Puppy in those breeds with more than one recognized variety, shall be eligible to compete in the group classes where they belong. All eligible breeds for these group classes shall be made after judging of the regular classes has been finished and no entry fee shall be charged. In the event that the owner of a dog designated Best Junior Puppy In Breed or Best of Variety Junior Puppy shall not exhibit the dog in the group class to which it is eligible, no other dog of the same breed or variety of breed shall be allowed to compete.

SECTION 19. ABIDS Show will offer seven Groups, must also offer a Best Junior Puppy In Show & RESERVE BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SHOW. The winner to be entitled "Best Junior Puppy In Show" OR "RESERVE BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SHOW". No entry fee shall be charged but the seven group winners must compete.

SECTION 20. The non regular CLASSES is as follows:
1)  SPAY/NEUTER CLASS - Available to all spayed dogs or neutered bitches, winners will proceed on to BEST ALTERED OF BREED, BEST ALTERED IN GROUP & BEST ALTERED IN SHOW competition, BEST ALTERED IN SHOW must be minimum of 5 ALTERED dogs entered.
2) 
VETERANS CLASS - Available to all dogs or bitches over the age of 7 on the date of the show.

SECTION 21. ABIDS Show, offering seven Groups, must also offer a Best in Show. The winner to be entitled "Best In Show". No entry fee shall be charged to the Group winners who compete in Best In Show. All rare & ancient breedS & CKC breeds will compete together in their FCI GroupS for Best In Show.

SECTION 22. The Best Puppy In Breed competition is eligible to dogs that are at least three months of age, but less than six months on the day of the show date. The age of a dog shall be calculated up to the date of the show.

Puppy Championship points are awarded to puppies that are less then six months of age. Points are awarded to for puppies defeated.

SECTION 23. Best Puppy In Group to be arranged in same order and to comprise the same breeds and recognized varieties of breeds as herein before set forth in the ABIDS Breeds List. All dogs who have won Best Puppy In Breed at the show where these group classes are given, shall be eligible to compete in group classes to which they belong, and all dogs designated Best of Variety Puppy in those breeds with more than one recognized variety, shall be eligible to compete in the group classes where they belong. All eligible breeds for these group classes shall be made after judging of the regular classes has been finished and no entry fee shall be charged. In the event that the owner of a dog designated Best Puppy In Breed or Best of Variety Puppy shall not exhibit the dog in the group class to which it is eligible, no other dog of the same breed or variety of breed shall be allowed to compete. Points are awarded as listed in the Group Points section below.

SECTION 24. ABIDS Show, offering seven Groups, must also offer a Best Puppy In Show & RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. The winner to be entitled "Best Puppy In Show" OR "RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW". No entry fee shall be charged but the seven group winners must compete. Points are awarded as listed in the Group Points section below.

SECTION 25. ABIDS show will also offer EXHIBITION CLASS, which will be offered for any spayed/neutered dogs or bitches and also for any Veterans (7 years and older). They will not be eligible to move on to the Winners Dog or Winners Bitch, no points will be awarded these dogs and they may not compete for Best Of Breed.

SECTION 26. The Veteran class, divided by sex, shall be for dogs or bitches that are at least seven (7) years on the show date. The winner of this class may compete in Best of Breed.

section 27. SPAY/NEUTER class Neutered or spayed dogs can only participate in the SPAY/NEUTER class. The winner of this class will go on to compete in Best ALTERED of Breed, BEST ALTERED IN GROUP & BEST ALTERED IN SHOW must be minimum of 5 ALTERED dogs entered.

SECTION 298. The NON-REGULAR CLASSES, which are offered only at some Specialties when hosted by ABIDS or other Breed Clubs, which involve multiple dogs, are as follows:
·    Brace Class
·
    Stud Dog Class
·    Brood Bitch Class

SECTION 29. Brace Class shall be for two dogs, irrespective of sex, which are bred or owned by the same breeder.

SECTION 30. Stud Dog Class shall be for the stud dog and two of his Get. Stud Dogs must be shown in the ring with their Get. Owner of Stud Dog need not necessarily be owner of Get.

SECTION 31. Brood Bitch Class shall be for the brood bitch and two of her produce. Brood Bitches must be shown in the ring with their Produce. Owner of the Brood Bitch need not be necessarily the owner of the Produce.

SECTION 32. A Junior Handler class competition may be offered AT the ABIDS Shows. All dogs shown must be listed in any of the groups cited in the ABIDS Breeds List.

SECTION 33. Neutered or spayed dogs may be shown in all Junior HANDLER classes.

CHAPTER 2 - RIBBONS, ROSETTES & TROPHIES
ABIDS reserve the right to substitute or change ribbons, rosettes & trophies as necessary.

SECTION 1. The following colors will be used for ribbons and rosettes in the regular classes of ABIDS
·    First Place - Blue Flat Ribbon
·
    Second Place ­ - Red Flat Ribbon
·    Third Place ­ - Yellow Flat Ribbon
·   
Fourth Place ­ - White Flat Ribbon
·
    Winners ­ - Purple Flat Ribbon
·    Reserve Winners ­ - Pink Flat Ribbon
·    Best of Winners ­ Red/White Flat Ribbon
·   
Best of Opposite - Green/White Flat Ribbon
·
    Best of Breed  -­ Red/White/Blue Flat Ribbon

SECTION 2. The following colors will be used for the ribbons for non regular classes:
·
  3 to 6 MONTH PUPPY - First Place - Blue Flat Ribbon; Second Place ­ Red Flat Ribbon; Third Place ­ Yellow Flat Ribbon; Fourth Place ­ White Flat Ribbon; 

SECTION 3. The following will be used for 3-6 month PUPPY  classes:
·
    BEST PUPPY IN BREED - Light Blue Flat Ribbon
·
    BEST PUPPY IN GROUP - Light Blue & Black Rosette
·    RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW - Rosette
·
    BEST PUPPY IN SHOW - Light Blue & Black Rosette

SECTION 4. The following will be used for 6-12 month JUNIOR PUPPY  classes:
·
    BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN BREED - Burgundy Flat Ribbon
·
    BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN GROUP - Burgundy & Black Rosette
·    RESERVE BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SHOW - Rosette
·
    BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SHOW - Burgundy & Black Rosette

SECTION 5. The following will be used for Rosettes for Group classes:
·    GROUP ONE - ­ Blue Rosette
·   
GROUP TWO - ­ Red Rosette
·    GROUP THREE ­ - Yellow Rosette
·   
GROUP FOUR ­ - White Rosette

SECTION 6. Orange/Gold & Black Rosette for RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

SECTION 7. Red, White & Blue Rosette for Best In Show.

SECTION 8:  The following will be used for ABIDS SPECIALTIES with a minimum of 10 dogs pre-entered:
·    BEST OF BREED IN SPECIALTY ­ - Rosette
·   
BEST OF OPPOSITE IN SPECIALTY ­ - Rosette
·    BEST OF WINNERS IN SPECIALTY ­ - Rosette
·    BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SPECIALTY ­ - Rosette
·    BEST PUPPY IN SPECIALTY ­ - Rosette

SECTION 9. The following will be used for BEST ALTERED  classes:
·
    BEST ALTERED IN BREED - Green Flat Ribbon
·    BEST ALTERED IN GROUP - Green Rosette

SECTION 10. ABIDS reserves the right to change rosette & ribbon colors as needed.

SECTION 11. Once a prize is offered in a premium list of a show, it may not be revoked or substituted.

CHAPTER 3 - PREMIUM LISTING & CLOSING OF ENTRIES SECTION 1. The premium list of a show sponsored by ABIDS must contain and disclose:
1)    The premium list must disclose if the show is benched, the exact location of the show, the date or dates of the show site and hours of operation. All shows will be un-benched unless otherwise stated.

SECTION 2. The Show Committee may make decisions regarding the governing of a show as long as they follow the rules of ABIDS, and provided that they do not discriminate between breeds or between dogs entered in show classes or obedience class in the required hour of arrival and the hour of removal. Any additional rules will be printed in the premium list for a particular show.

SECTION 3. ABIDS prohibits any dog to be entered in more than one regular breed class per show.
a)    Exhibitors will be able to enter non regular classes Chapter 1, Section 29 ­ 33 provided that they are entered in one regular class during that show.

SECTION 4. No prizes may be accepted or offered at a show unless they are published in the premium list or show catalogue; nor may any be withdrawn or the conditions change after they have been published in the premium list, show catalog, or a separate list of prizes.
a)   In a ABIDS sponsored specialty, if the donor of a prize that has been published in the premium list, show catalog, or separate list of prizes, shall fail to furnish the prize, the hosting specialty shall promptly supply a prize
.

SECTION 5. Every premium list shall specify the date and time at which entries for a show shall close. The premium list shall also specify the name and address of the location of where to mail the entries.
a)    The entry forms must be in hand at the ABIDS Office as listed on the premium, by the closing date in order to become a valid entry.
b)    Whenever the closing day noted above falls on a postal holiday, the entries received on the following day may be accepted.

SECTION 6. After the closing date listed in the premium, no pre-entries will be accepted, cancelled or substituted. Entries received after the closing date will be invalid. Entries received after the closing date will be responsible for the day of show price. The entries may be mailed back to the maker, or held by the Show Chairman until the show date. If held by the Show Chairman, a notice must be sent as official notice for the day of show entry price or you will be notified at the Show.

SECTION 7. Day of Show entries will be taken only during the posted times and dates as specified in the show premium.

SECTION 8. ABIDS reserves the right to refuse entries.

CHAPTER 4 - SHOW CHAIRMAN
SECTION 1. The Director of Dog Shows of ABIDS will serve as the Show Chairman at any or all shows approved by ABIDS Board of Directors. The Show Chairman has final authority to make necessary adjustments or arrangements of a dog show while the dog show is in progress.

SECTION 2. The Show Chairman of a Dog Show held under the rules of ABIDS must be approved by the Show Committee of ABIDS

SECTION 3. ABIDS SHOW COMMITTEE and BOARD OF DIRECTORS must approve an individual wishing to serve as a SHOW CHAIRMAN of an all breed dog show.

SECTION 4. Show Chairman shall have the authority to enforce the rules during dog shows. Appeals may be made in writing to the Board of Directors of ABIDS To do this all appeals must be sent to ABIDS office together with a money order for $75.00. If the appeal is accepted the $75.00 fee will be returned to you, if the appeal is refused the $75.00 fee will be forfeited

SECTION 5. The Show Chairman shall have the sole authority to excuse a dog and/or person from being shown or being on the show grounds, without refund of entry fees should they deem it appropriate.

SECTION: 6. Anyone that is not respectful or raises their voice to any ABIDS representatives such as the SHOW CHAIRMAN, RING STEWARDS, or JUDGES will be excused from showing with ABIDS or being on the show grounds, without refund of entry fees.

SECTION: 7. There will be a three (3) strike rule in effect, if you are warned repeatedly for infractions of rules, ethical conduct, improper actions of dog and/or person you will be excused from showing with ABIDS or being on the show grounds, without refund of entry fees.

SECTION 8. If ABIDS elects to have a veterinarian in attendance at shows, the Show Chairman will be responsible for providing a suitable space, which will serve as the headquarters. At shows, with a veterinarian "on call" the Show Chairman or Show Headquarters shall serve as "Veterinarian Headquarters."

CHAPTER 5 - DOG SHOW ENTRIES ELIGIBILITY
SECTION 1. ABIDS will not accept checks from parties with outstanding balances. All balances that are not paid in full within 30 days of first notification the dogs points towards championships will be removed and dogs must start over to obtain their championships. Professional Handlers that do not clear up account balances owed will have all points earned on those dogs shown by them removed after THIRTY (30) days. All dogs shown by them must start over on earning points for ABIDS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

If after ONE (1) year of your name being posted on website and the balance is not paid off in full you will be banned from showing any dogs/bitches you own or co-own or having your dogs shown for you at any ABIDS events.

SECTION 2. Any breed of dog that is recognized by ABIDS, either whelped in the North America or foreign, is eligible to participate in the ABIDS dog shows as long as it has a valid certified (3) three generation pedigree, certified by a club or organization which ABIDS recognizes and accepts its pedigrees. Pending paperwork is allowed for a period of 1 year, if you need an extension contact ABIDS by email and we can look  into extending it once the circumstances have been explained to us and approval granted by ABIDS.

SECTION 3. No pre-entry may be changed or canceled unless notice of the change or cancellation is received by overnight messenger, by telegram, or facsimile by the Show Chairman of ABIDS prior to the closing date and hour as specified in the premium list for entries. A correction may be made in the sex of a dog, or a dog may be transferred prior to the judging, when according to their owners records the dog has completed the requirements for the breed club class after the closing of entries for a show, provided this transfer is made by the Show Chairman least one half hour prior to the scheduled start of judging at the show. No dog may otherwise be transferred to another class. Owners are responsible for errors in the entry forms, regardless of who may make such errors.

SECTION 4. No day of show entry may be changed or cancelled. A correction may be made in the sex of a dog, or a dog may be transferred prior to the judging, when according to their owners records the dog has completed the requirements breed club class or have completed the requirements of for a ABIDS Championship, provided this transfer is made by the Show Chairman at least one half hour prior to the scheduled start of any regular conformation judging at the show. No dog may otherwise be transferred to another class. Owners are responsible for errors in the entry forms, regardless of who may make such errors.

SECTION 5. Any dog entered in a class for which it is not eligible, by virtue of age, sex, winnings, or any other reason, shall forfeit any and all points, and other awards that it may win by virtue of the incorrect entry.

SECTION 6. If a dog is later individually registered with a name that is not identical to the name under which it has been entered in dog shows prior to individual registration, each entry form entering the dog in a licensed or member dog show after the owner has received the individual registration certificate must show the registered name followed by "formerly shown as and the name under which the dog was previously shown, until the dog has been awarded one of the four places in a regular class at a show.

SECTION 7. Every dog must be entered in the name of the person who actually owned the dog at the time entries closed. The right to exhibit a dog cannot be transferred. A registered dog which has been acquired by some person other than the owner must be entered in the name of its new owner at any show for which entries close after the date upon which the dog was acquired, and application for transfer of ownership must be sent to ABIDS by the new owner within seven days after the last day of the show. The new owner should state on the entry form that transfer application has been mailed to registry or will be mailed shortly. If there is any unavoidable delay in obtaining the completed application required to record the transfer, ABIDS may grant a reasonable extension of time, provided the new owner notifies the Show Records Department of ABIDS by mail within seven days after the show, or the reason for the delay. If a duly authorized agent of the owner makes an entry, the name of the actual owner must be shown on the entry form. If a dog is owned by an association. The name of the association, and a list of its officers must be shown on the entry form.

SECTION 8. A dog which is blind, deaf, castrated, spayed, or which has been changed in appearance by artificial means except as specified in the standard for its breed, or a male which does not have two normal testicles normally located in the scrotum, may not compete at any show and will be disqualified. A dog will not be considered to have been changed by artificial means because of removal of dew claws, cropping of ears or docking of tail if it is of a breed in which such removal or docking is a regularly approved practice which is not contrary to the standard. Neutered dogs and spayed bitches would be allowed to compete in Veterans Classes but these classes can not offer any competitive classes beyond Best of Breed.
a)    When a judge finds any of these conditions in any dog he is judging, he shall disqualify the dog marking his sheet Disqualified and stating the reason. He shall not obtain the opinion of the show veterinarian.

SECTION 9. When a dog has been disqualified at a show as being blind, deaf, castrated, spayed or changed in appearance by artificial means except as specified in the standard for its breed, any awards taken by such dog at that show shall be cancelled by ABIDS and the dog may not again compete unless and until, following application by the owner to ABIDS, that owner has received official notification from ABIDS Board of Directors that the dog's show eligibility has been reinstated.

SECTION 10. When a dog has been disqualified under the standard for its breed, or when a male has been disqualified as not having two normal testicles normally located in the scrotum, on two separate occasions by any combination of two different judges, such dog may not again be shown. When a dog has been so disqualified at a show, any awards taken by the dog at that show shall be cancelled by ABIDS.

SECTION 11. A dog is considered changed in appearance by artificial means if it has been subjected to any type of procedure that has the effect of obscuring, disguising or eliminating any congenital or hereditary abnormality or any undesirable characteristic, or that does anything to improve a dog's natural appearance, temperament, bite or gait.
a)   Even procedures, which are absolutely necessary to the health and comfort of a dog, shall disqualify that dog from competition if the former had the incidental effect of changing or even improving the dog's appearance, bite or gait.

SECTION 12. If a dog that in the opinion of the judge menaces, threatens or exhibits any signs that it may not be safely approached by the judge or examined by the judge in the normal manner shall be excused from the ring. When the judge excuses the dog, he shall mark the dog excused, stating the reason in the judge's sheet. A dog so excused shall not be counted as having competed. This is at the discretion of the judge, and must be confirmed by the Show Chairman. a)    If the breed standard requires that a breed must show assertiveness or the judge is not to touch the dog, this breed will not be excused for showing their natural behavior. Handlers are required to have complete control of their dogs at all times. If the judge feels that the handler cannot control their dog, it will be excused from the ring.

SECTION 13. If a dog attacks any person or any other dog in or outside the ring, the judge may disqualify the dog for the show, shows remaining that day, or shows remaining during the weekend of shows. When the judge disqualifies the dog he shall mark the dog "Disqualified" stating the reason on the judge's sheet. When a dog has been disqualified under this section, any awards at that show shall be cancelled by ABIDS, and the dog may not again compete unless and until a reinstatement application is filed by the owner to ABIDS Board of Directors. The owner has received official notification from ABIDS Board of Directors that the dog's show eligibility has been reinstated and when.

SECTION 14. In the opinion of the Show Chairman, Show Committee, or Show Official if a dog attacks or acts aggressive to any person or any other dog, or is a immediate danger to exhibitors or spectators outside the ring shall be disqualified for the show, shows remaining that day and shows remaining during the weekend of shows. The Show Chairman will mark sure the judges' sheets of the breed of such dog are marked "Dismissed".

SECTION 15 A dog that is lame at any show may not compete and shall not receive any award at that show. It shall be the judge's responsibility to determine whether a dog is lame. He shall not obtain the opinion of the show veterinarian. If in the judge's opinion a dog in the ring is lame, he shall withhold all awards from such dog and shall excuse it from the ring. A dog so excused shall not be counted as having competed. When a judge excuses a dog from the ring for lameness, he shall mark his sheet "Excused ­ lame".

SECTION 16. No dog shall be eligible to compete at any show and no dog shall receive any award at any show in the event the natural color or shade of natural color or the natural markings of the dog have been altered or changed by the use of any substance for any reason. Such substances are to be removed before the dog enters the ring.

SECTION 17. If in the judges opinion any substance has been used to alter or change the natural color or shade of natural color or natural markings of a dog, the judge shall withhold any and all awards from such dog, and the judge shall make a note in the judge's sheet giving his reason for withholding such award. The handler or the owner, or both, of any dog or dogs from which any award has been withheld for violation of this section of the rules.

SECTION 18. Any dog whose ears have been cropped or cut in any way shall be ineligible to compete at any show in any state where the laws prohibit the same except subject to the provisions of such laws.

SECTION 19. No dog shall be eligible to compete at any show, no dog shall be brought into the grounds or premises of any dog show, and any dog which may have been brought into the grounds or premises of a dog show shall immediately be removed if it:
a)    Shows clinical symptoms of distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis or other communicable disease.
b)   Is known to have been in contact with distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis or other communicable diseases within thirty days prior to the opening of the show, or
c)   Has been kenneled within thirty days prior to the opening of the show on premises on which there existed distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis or other communicable disease.

SECTION 20. Only dogs that are eligible to be shown under ABIDS rules shall be allowed within the show precincts, except that dogs engaged as a special attraction with ABIDS or has been approval by the show officials, may also be present. There shall be no benching, nor offering for sale or breeding, nor any displaying of un-entered dogs. These dogs shall be subject to all rules relating to health and veterinarians. The owners or agents shall be responsible for the care and safety of such dogs.

SECTION 21. Any person acting in the capacity of Show Chairman, at a show, shall not exhibit; act as agent or handler at the show.  The official veterinarian shall not exhibit; act as agent or handler at the show.

SECTION 22. Show Chairman, Show Secretary, Judges Committee Chairman can not exhibit a dog of said show of which they are involved, and all whom have personal contact with the judges of the dog show or cluster of dog shows. 

SECTION 23. Judges names will be posted but no one may contact the judges prior to a show, or you may be banned.

SECTION 24. All entries either submitted from the website must have the ABIDS AGREEMENT accepted or will not be considered as a valid entry.

SECTION 25. All entry premiums that are mailed into the ABIDS office must have a signature on them accepting the ABIDS AGREEMENT or will not be accepted as a valid entry.

Section 26. Below is a copy of the ABIDS AGREEMENT as printed on the entry premium and also on the ABIDS website. ABIDS reserves the rights to change the AGREEMENT as deemed fit by the board of directors.

SECTION 27.  US Postal Money Orders are not accepted.


All Breed International Dog Shows Agreement

I (we) acknowledge that the Rules and Regulations of All Breed International Dog Shows (ABIDS) have been made available to me (us) on the website, and that I am (we are) familiar with the contents.   I (we) agree that All Breed International Dog Shows (ABIDS) have the right to refuse this entry for cause which the club shall deem to be sufficient.  In consideration of the acceptance of this entry and of the holding of the show and the opportunity to have the dog judged and to win ribbons, I (we) agree to hold this club, its members/exhibitors, directors, officers, agents, show secretary and the owner or leasers of the premises and any employees of the aforementioned parties, harmless from any claim for loss or injury which may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing by the act of this dog while in or upon the show premises or grounds or near any entrance thereto, and I (we) personally assume all responsibility and liability for any such claim; and I (we) further agree to hold the aforementioned parties harmless from any claim for loss of this dog by disappearance, theft, death, or otherwise, and from any claim for damage or injury to the dog, whether such loss, disappearance, theft damage or injury, be caused or alleged to be caused by the negligence of All Breed International Dog Shows (ABIDS) or any of the parties aforementioned, or by the negligence of any other person, or any other cause or causes.

I (we) hereby assume the sole responsibility for and to indemnify and save the aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expenses (including legal fees) by reason of the liability imposed by law upon any of the aforementioned parties for damage because of bodily injuries, including death any time resulting there from, sustained by any person or persons, including myself (ourselves) or on account of damage to property, arising out of in consequence of my (our) participation in this show, however such injuries, death or damage to property may be caused and whether or not the same may have been caused or may be alleged to have been caused by negligence of the aforementioned parties or any of their employees or agents, or any other persons.

Judges will not wait for any dog holding up a class. Owners or agents alone are responsible for the presence of their dogs in the judging ring when their classes are called to be judged. Judges may not judge dogs owned or co-owned by them.

There will be a grooming & crating area available to exhibitors. Please crate all dogs when not in the show rings. All exhibitors are asked to have their dogs under their complete control at all times. The use of prong collars in the show ring is prohibited. The use of flexi-leads is accepted  on the show grounds but you are responsible for your dog. No tie out stakes or dogs tied to bumpers or anything else will be allowed on show grounds.

Entry fees will not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, excused by vet or judge, or barred from competition by action of the Show Chairman or Show Secretary. The All Breed International Dog Shows (ABIDS) reserves the right to refuse entries. Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated at shows. If upon pre-entering and you are not able to attend the show monies will not be refunded to you. If because of riots, civil disturbances or other acts beyond control of the management it is impossible to open or to complete the show, no entry fees will be refunded. Post-dated checks or returned checks do not constitute a valid entry fee. US Postal Money Orders are not accepted.

EACH PERSON WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING UP AFTER THEIR DOG(S). CARRY IN & CARRY OUT YOUR OWN GARBAGE! PLEASE LET US KEEP OUR SHOW SITES BEAUTIFUL!

  1. BEST OF BREED CLASS:  Best of Breed competition is only for dogs that are ABIDS & FCI Champions  a copy of FCI Championship must accompany your Entry Form. If according to owners or agents records your dog has completed the requirements for ABIDS Championship but Championship has not yet been confirmed by ABIDS office yet your win may be forfeited if no ABIDS Championship is actually acquired.
  2. All dogs must be entered in the name of the person who actually owned it at the time of the pre-entry for  the show. If a registered dog has been acquired by a new owner, it must be entered in the name of the new owner in any show for which entries closed after the date of acquirement, regardless of whether the new owners have received the registration certificate indicating that the dog is recorded in their name.  State on entry form whether transfer application has been mailed to parent club or FCI.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS
Judging will begin at 10:00 AM on both Saturday & Sunday
Rain or Shine

Judges will not wait for any dog holding up a class. Owners or agents/handlers alone are responsible for the presence of their dog/s in the judging ring when their classes are called to be judged. Judges may not judge dogs owned or co-owned by them.

There will be a grooming & crating area available to exhibitors. Please crate all dogs when not in the show rings. All exhibitors are asked to have their dogs under their complete control at all times. The use of prong collars in the show ring is prohibited. The use of flexi-leads is accepted on the show grounds but you are responsible for your dog. No tie out stakes or dogs tied to bumpers, trees, etc. will be allowed on show grounds.

Entry fees will not be refunded in the event that your dog is absent, disqualified, excused by vet or judge, or barred from competition by action of the Show Chairman or Show Secretary. If upon Pre-Entering you are not able to attend the show your monies will not be refunded to you & you are only eligible to use Pre-Entry for a future show date as set out in the Rules & Regulations. All Breed International Dog Shows (ABIDS) reserves the right to refuse entries. Poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated at shows. If because of riots, civil disturbances or other acts beyond control of the management it is impossible to open or to complete the show, no entry fees will be refunded. Post-dated checks or returned checks do not constitute a valid entry fee. US Postal Money Orders are not accepted.


RULES FOR OBTAINING THE ALL BREED INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOWS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Breed Ring Conformation Points

Number of Dogs:

1

2

3

4

5

6 +

Points Awarded

0

1

2

3

4

5 (max)

The exhibitor counts all dogs of the same sex defeated  directly or indirectly.  The BEST OF WINNERS takes the highest number of points awarded to either of the two winners (WINNERS BITCH or WINNERS DOG).  BEST OF BREED SPECIALS are included in the number of dogs defeated for calculation (of the same sex).  The dog awarded BEST OF BREED counts all dogs defeated of both sexes.

Group Ring Conformation Points:

# of Breeds in Group:

10 +

9 - 6

5

4

3

2

1

Group One

5

4

3

2

2

1

0

Group Two

4

3

2

1

1

0

0

Group Three

3

2

1

1

0

0

0

Group Four

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

ADULT BEST IN SHOW SCORES 5 POINTS; ADULT RESERVE BEST IN SHOW SCORES 3 POINTS.
A DOG/BITCH MAY EARN NO MORE THAN 5 (FIVE) POINTS IN TOTAL FOR ANY SINGLE SHOW
(BREED, GROUP & BEST IN SHOW POINTS COMBINED) BEST JUNIOR PUPPY IN SHOW OR BEST PUPPY IN SHOW DO NOT COUNT FOR BEST IN SHOW POINTS!


ALL BREED INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOWS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Puppy Championship: 10 points earned by defeating 10 other puppies within the 3 - 6 months of age, no majors required.

  • Junior Championship: 10 points earned by defeating junior puppies 6 - 12 months of age, with one 3 point major.
    Points are carried over towards your Canadian Championship, after dog reaches 12 months of age you must earn 5 more points with one 3 point major to finish out the Canadian Championship.

  • Canadian Championship: 15 points with two 3 point majors under 2 different judges. Points are earned in Breed, Group & Best In Show.

  • Altered Championship: 15 points with two 3 point majors under 2 different judges. Points are earned in Altered Breed

  • Master Championship: Earned by defeating 15 ABIDS Champions.

  • Grand Master Championship: Earned by defeating 15 ABIDS Master Champions.

  • Supreme Master Championship: Earned by defeating 15 ABIDS Grand Master Champions.


All dogs and bitches are judged in accordance with the following FCI groups:
HERDING, TERRIER, SPITZ/PRIMITIVE, SPORTING, WORKING I & II, COMPANION/EXOTIC and HOUND.

YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE POINT SHEETS SIGNED BY JUDGES TO ACQUIRE ABIDS POINTS.
SHOW RECORDS WILL ENSURE ALL POINTS ARE RECORDED DIRECTLY FROM THE JUDGES BOOKS.
CHAMPIONSHIP CERTIFICATES WILL BE MAILED TO YOU ONLY IF YOU ARE A CURRENT ABIDS MEMBER.


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