Dog Show Calendar

Go to InfoDog and search by the Type “AB” for All Breed.

Access the “Judging Program” for a PDF that will have the ring number and the time the Labs go into the ring.





There are IABCA shows too.  These are great dog shows for those new to the dog show scene.   Click the link below for more information.

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.