Thank You Eukanuba !!
I thought I would share with you, my wonderfully attentive followers, how to get invited to this great show.
First you have to have an AKC registered purebred dog - un-altered. You teach this dog to stand correctly per its breed, pose and look cute. Collies stand square, fronts even at the shoulders, and backs even at the hocks, and they are to show a happy expressive face. You must also know how to correctly groom the dog.
Once you get the dog trained you then can enter the dog in Confirmation shows. The dog is to be judged based on breed standard. Your dog gains it's Champion title, that is the CH before Hank's registered name:
GCh. CH. 5 C's Dreams Come True
To get the Champion title you dog must earn 15 points at AKC dog shows. Points are earned by defeating other dogs of same sex and breed in classes held specifically for non-champions.
Once your dog gains it's Champion title you can continue to show your dog to earn more points. These points go toward the Grand Champion title. This is the GCh. in Hank's name. Grand Champion points are given at the judges discretion and are based solely on breed standard. It takes another 15 points to become a Grand Champion.
To be invited to Eukanuba your dog must attain Grand Champion status, or be ranked in the top 25 of their breed or variety of breed, or win a Best In Show, or be a National Speciality Winner, or Bred-by-Exhibitor Champion, or Amateur-Owner Champion. Hank is ranked in the top 25 of Smooth Collies, and earned his Grand Champion title.
Stay tuned as next posts will be made from Long Beach, California !