The purebreds and the mixed breeds can be in the same ring being judged by the same judge at the same time BUT the scores of the mixed breeds and the purebreds are not to be judged together. meaning basicaly there with be a 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th place finish for purebreds and a seperate 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th place finish for mixed breeds, this eliminates the chance of a mixed breed taking 1st place over a purebred, or a purebred taking 1st place over a mixed breed.
I don't know WHY they did it that way, in my opionon May the best dog win.
those rules seem very silly, just how many mixed breeds are they expecting to show up at the dog shows?? It sounds like they are afraid the mix breeds will come out in force to *take over* the obedience rings when the truth is you will find only a small handful, if that at shows.
Cool thing is at least you have a good shot at placing in the mix breed class!! LOL!!
Well, it is a start. Having showed two mix breeds in obed many mnay years ago, I will say it is a small step in the right direction. For those that have mix breeds and train in classes where *everyone* is off to a point show at least you can now go along with them.
I do not get why they are not allowed at All Breed shows that offers obed and rally? Anyone know why? As it is, most shows, at least here in the NJ/NY area they keep the obed and breed rings far away from each other anyway.
I think ALL dogs are create equal! No breed is breedless! They all have the same type of temperament! I think it is ridiculous not only that but AKC do see as PERFECTION it's all about LOSERS & WINNERS I think they're all winners. I don't think it's fair. Their are some breeders take it to far beyond and treat them like a trophy display. I've been to a dog show few times in my lifetime let me tell you this the people were not kind, it's like they're on another planet etc
sorry but not all dogs have the same type of temperment.
and yes sadly I have also met my share of egostistical elitists in the dog show world. You should come and hang out with me when I'm showing hawk, I wont look down my nose at a mutt just because of it's pedigree (or lack there-of)
It's a place to start. I don't like the separated ones, but I can tell you the trial that I'm chairing at next spring will be offering classes for mixes- so if you're in Texas, mark May 8th on your calendar.