Dog Show Calendar

Below is the list of AKC dog shows in Florida.  Go to InfoDog and access the “Judging Program” for a PDF that will have the ring number and the time the Labs go into the ring.

SHOW CITY DATE CLOSES
West Volusia Kennel Club Deland FL Sat 09/23/17 Wed 09/06/17
West Volusia Kennel Club Deland FL Sun 09/24/17 Wed 09/06/17
Heartland Dog Club Of Florida Arcadia FL Thu 10/12/17 Wed 09/27/17
Heartland Dog Club Of Florida Arcadia FL Fri 10/13/17 Wed 09/27/17
Greater Naples Dog Club Arcadia FL Sat 10/14/17 Wed 09/27/17
Greater Naples Dog Club Arcadia FL Sun 10/15/17 Wed 09/27/17
Brandon Florida Kennel Club Plant City FL Sat 10/28/17 Wed 10/11/17
Brandon Florida Kennel Club Plant City FL Sun 10/29/17 Wed 10/11/17
Treasure Coast Kennel Club Of Florida, Inc. Fort Pierce FL Sat 11/04/17 Wed 10/18/17
Treasure Coast Kennel Club Of Florida, Inc. Fort Pierce FL Sun 11/05/17 Wed 10/18/17
Jacksonville Dog Fanciers’ Association, Inc. Ocala FL Sat 11/11/17 Wed 10/25/17
Jacksonville Dog Fanciers’ Association Ocala FL Sun 11/12/17 Wed 10/25/17
Seminole Dog Fanciers Association Ocala FL Thu 11/16/17 Wed 11/01/17
Seminole Dog Fanciers Association Ocala FL Fri 11/17/17 Wed 11/01/17
Greater Ocala Dog Club, Inc. Ocala FL Sat 11/18/17 Wed 11/01/17
Greater Ocala Dog Club, Inc. Ocala FL Sun 11/19/17 Wed 11/01/17
Space Coast Kennel Club Of Palm Bay Orlando FL Tue 12/12/17 Wed 11/22/17
Brevard Kennel Club Orlando FL Wed 12/13/17 Wed 11/22/17
Central Florida Kennel Club, Inc. Orlando FL Thu 12/14/17 Wed 11/22/17
American Kennel Club,inc. Orlando FL Sat 12/16/17 Wed 11/15/17
Hernando County Kennel Club Brooksville FL Thu 01/11/18 Wed 12/27/17
Clearwater Kennel Club Brooksville FL Fri 01/12/18 Wed 12/27/17
Pasco Florida Kennel Club Brooksville FL Sat 01/13/18 Wed 12/27/17
Tampa Bay Kennel Club Brooksville FL Sun 01/14/18 Wed 12/27/17
Manatee Kennel Club, Inc. Brooksville FL Mon 01/15/18 Wed 12/27/17
Hernando County Kennel Club Brooksville FL Wed 01/17/18 Fri 12/29/17
Pasco Florida Kennel Club Brooksville FL Thu 01/18/18 Wed 01/03/18
Tampa Bay Kennel Club Brooksville FL Fri 01/19/18 Wed 01/03/18
Clearwater Kennel Club Brooksville FL Sat 01/20/18 Wed 01/03/18
Manatee Kennel Club, Inc. Brooksville FL Sun 01/21/18 Wed 01/03/18
Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association Ocala FL Sat 01/27/18 Wed 01/10/18
Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association Ocala FL Sun 01/28/18 Wed 01/10/18
Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club Lakeland FL Fri 02/16/18 Wed 01/31/18
Lakeland Winter Haven Kennel Club Lakeland FL Sat 02/17/18 Wed 01/31/18
Okaloosa Kennel Club Tallahassee FL Wed 02/21/18 Fri 02/02/18
Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers Association Tallahassee FL Thu 02/22/18 Wed 02/07/18
Greater Panama City Dog Fanciers Association Tallahassee FL Fri 02/23/18 Wed 02/07/18
Ochlockonee River Kennel Club Of Florida Tallahassee FL Sat 02/24/18 Wed 02/07/18
Ochlockonee River Kennel Club Of Florida Tallahassee FL Sun 02/25/18 Wed 02/07/18
Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers Association West Palm Beach FL Sat 03/10/18 Wed 02/21/18
Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers Association West Palm Beach FL Sun 03/11/18 Wed 02/21/18
Greater Orange Park Dog Club Elkton FL Sat 04/07/18 Wed 03/21/18
Greater Orange Park Dog Club Elkton FL Sun 04/08/18 Wed 03/21/18

 


 

iabca

There is an IABCA show in Ocala on November 25 & 26. This is a great dog show for those new to the dog show scene.   Click the link below for more information on the show.   http://iabca.com/showinfoFL11-17.html

How are the IABCA shows different than AKC shows?  The International All Breed Canine Association of America (IABCA) shows have a social atmosphere of a day out with your dog and provide a written critique for each dog entered and a rating number of how well the dog conforms to the breed standards.

How do the IABCA shows work?  The shows run Saturday and Sunday, with two shows each day, four shows in a weekend. Each show is under a different judge. Each judge will give each dog a written critique encompassing 12 different parts of a dog’s body and movement. If a dog does well (gets the top score each show), an adult dog can earn an International Champion Title in three shows. Puppies have the opportunity to earn a National Puppy Title in three shows; a fourth show would give that puppy an International Puppy Title (four puppy shows = both Nat and Int puppy titles). More than one dog can receive the top score in each class.

How old does my dog need to be to compete at the IABCA show?  Your puppy needs to be at least 3 months old. Below are the IABCA classes.

  • Baby Class: 3 to 6 months
  • Junior Puppy Class: 6 to 9 months
  • Senior Puppy Class: 9 to 12 months
  • Adult Open Class: Any intact dog over 12 months old.

What are the highest ratings at the IABCA shows?  The goal is for adults to receive the rating of V-1 and for puppies to receive a rating of SG-1. There may be more than one V-1 or SG-1 rated dog in a class; therefore, A, B, C, may be placed after the rating denoting class placement for further competition, with the V-1 A or SG-1 dog being the first place winner who will be competing for best of breed.

Who handles the dog at the show?  The majority of the dogs are owner handled, but professional handling is allowed. The shows are good for the novice exhibitor, providing an opportunity to “show” their dogs in a relaxed atmosphere, within a learning environment. A primary focus of the IABCA shows is education and a sharing of knowledge, between the exhibitors and the judges. Many exhibitors enjoy the shows because of the relaxed atmosphere of a small show where every exhibit has a ‘good look’ due to the written critiques.

What is the deadline to register?  Shows close to regular entries 8 days before the show (on Fridays). All closing times are 9 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Late entries close 2 days before the show, on the Thursday before each Saturday and Sunday show weekend.