AFAIK, there is no such rule. I mean, you have to find people
to show them for you, since you couldn't possibly show WD, WB,
Reserve, etc all yourself! :-)
Really, she would only need to show the amount it would take to
build a major for each sex.
For example: Where I live, a 5 point major for Rough Collie dogs
is 19, and 22 for ***es. It is considerably less for Smooths,
at 8 dogs, 12 ***es. She's got that, most likely, in her
kennels, or w/ local buyers. And, I suspect point schedules
are lower in AK than down here in most of the lower 48.
The breed (Belgian Sheepdogs) I have, there are only a few
"local" breeders, it is
not uncommon to see well over half of the entries by the time BOB
rolls around are coming from one particular kennel (And that's
providing that we have enough entries to even have a major! :-))
But, the point schedules are much
lower than w/ rough collies (5 point major=7 in dogs, 8 in ***es)
Of course, I've not seen many "show" photos of the Harmon's dogs,
so I cannot vouch for their "quality". But, a judge always has the option
to not choose a winner at all if he deems no one worthy. (I venture
to guess that this doesn't happen all that often, especially
w/ a fairly big entry like rough collies usually gets)
Shelly & The Boys
> I don't know a lot about the dog show world, but about your comment about
> loading the classes - isn't there a limit to the number of dogs that any
> breeder is allowed to have in any given class? And if there isn't such a
> rule, should there be, in order to eliminate this sort of thing?
> TDC Inca Jeeper
> ...which nicely encompasses three hobbies in one!
> Don't breed or buy while shelter dogs die - adopt a stray and save a life.
> > We learned on collie-L, that Athena was making champions by entering a
> > of her collies at a time. Say the AKC point schedule for Alaska states
> > it takes 7 ***es to make a 3 point major in smooth collies. She would
> > enter 7 of her ***es and get majors that way. So in some way she was
> > getting outside evaluation of her stock but not compared with dogs
> > her breeding.