Dog Showmanship

Exhibitors are REQUIRED to attend at least one SRF dog workshop with their dog prior to entry deadline in December to determine their competition level. Handlers are judged on teamwork and presentation of their dog – grooming – posing – gaiting. Classes may include:

Handlers will be judged on their preparation and presentation of their dog as well as grooming, posing and waiting. In addition, they will be judged on their knowledge of ring procedures, appearance and conduct. Appropriate show lead required. The appropriate class entered should be determined by the experience and show record of the handler first, the dog’s experience is secondary.

  • BASIC – Beginning handler and beginning dog in their first year of showing.
  • NOVICE – Handler in their second (or greater) year of showing or beginner handler with an experienced. dog.