Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time Table

To see when each breed will be judged, click HERE .
Scroll on down past the map on page 3, and on page 4 you'll see an alphabetized list of breeds.

Here, I'll walk you through it. So on page 3, let's check out the Papillons, and oh, say, the Whippets! On the table on page 3 we see:

PAPILLON  4     9:00 am     4      9:15 am
WHIPPET    2     1:10 pm     3      2:45 pm

This means the the ring assigment for Papillons is ring 4 at 9:00 AM on Saturday, and the same ring at 9:15 on Sunday. Whippets will be in Ring 2 at 1:10 PM on Saturday, and at 2:45 in Ring 3 on Sunday. 

Now scroll down to page 4 to find out how many Papillons and Whippets are entered. First look for the Ring number and the assigned time. Let's see, Ring 4 at 9:00 AM on Saturday: There it is on page 6. Pugs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are listed first, which means they will show before the Papillons. You'll see this magical code

26 Papillons 14-9-2-1

What the heck does that mean? It means there are a total of 26 Papillons entered in the show. 14 are males ("dogs" in Dog Show lingo) who are working on becoming Champions, 9 are females ("bitches" - it's not a bad word at a dog show) who aren't yet Champions, 2 are dogs who are already Champions who will be vying for Best of Breed, and 1 is a bitch Champion.

Okay, you do the Whippets:

12 Whippets 4-6-1-1
Did you get it right? If you look at Ring 2 on Saturday at 1:10 PM, you'll see there are several breeds consisting of 33 dogs which will be judged before Whippets. At around 2 minutes per dog that means the Whippets won't actually start showing until somewhere around 2:10, even though they are in the 1:10 ring assignment. There are a total of 12 Whippets entered (NONE of them mine waaahhh). 4 are non-champion dogs, 6 are bitches trying to get points toward their championship, one is a Champion dog and one is a Champion bitch.
Easy, right?
I hope this helps you out and we sure hope to see you at the show, cheering on your favorite breed all the way! Scroll down to the next post on this blog for more information about the show.

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