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It is difficult to explain the Shows enough that newcomers will understand but not so much that they are confused. Therefore this page is fairly basic, with problems solved on the FAQ pages. Of course you can always email PKC or a show site if you are unsure.
First you must Register you pet with PKC. Then, take a sideways pose of your pet (the lying down or sitting poses of poodles and siameses are not accepted). Now you have a PKC number to enter the shows with and a picture to enter.
Show sites will all require slightly different information when you enter your petz, but if you take the following template and make a notepad file with all your show petz info in it'll save a lot of time when you enter shows.
Most PKC show sites have Excite Clubs. Excite Clubs have a Photo section which is an easy way for people to enter show pictures. If it is your first time in an Excite Club you will need to sign up with a user name which takes a few minutes only.
There are Major sites and Minor sites. Your petz needs 4 points from a Major and 6 points from a Minor to be a PKC champion. Major sites are the older sites that have been with PKC for a long time. Often the owners run other parts of PKC or run breed clubs etc. Minor sites are the younger sites. All sites start off as Minor sites and work up to being a Major site.
All sites have the same responsibility to hold at least one show a month, preferably two, and judge the show quickly and make the awards in a few days.
PKC shows are divided up into Groups. For Dogz the Groups (and common breeds) are:
For Catz the Groups (and common breeds) are:
- Herding - includes Sheepdog, Border Collie, Australian Shepherds
- Hound - includes Dachshund, Afghan Hound
- Non-Sporting - includes Bulldog, Dalmatian, Minature/Standard Poodle
- Open - Any dogz not included in the other Groups.
- Sporting - includes Labrador, NSDTR
- Terrier - includes Scottish Terrier, Jack Russell
- Toy - includes Chihuahua, Toy Poodles
- Working - includes Great Dane, Muttz, Boxers, Dobermans
If you pet isn't on this list, check the Groups page.
- Female Domestic - includes female Alley Catz, B+W Shorthair, Calico, Orange Shorthair and Tabby ONLY
- Male Domestic - includes female Alley Catz, B+W Shorthair, Calico, Orange Shorthair and Tabby ONLY
- Female Pedigree - includes Maine Coon, Persian (including Chinchilla Persian), Russian Blue, Siamese and all other real life breeds.
- Male Pedigree - includes Maine Coon, Persian (including Chinchilla Persian), Russian Blue, Siamese and all other real life breeds.
How Shows Are Judged
This is basically what the judge does in shows. Number 1 is for dogz only and will only be used for catz when the groups become as full as the dogz ones now are.
- If there are enough entries the judge judges the best two dogz of each breed (can be same or different gender). This just makes it easier for the judge to judge. DOGZ ONLY.
- These top two petz compete with the rest of the top two petz in the Group and are judge 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
- All the petz that got 1st in their Group go into the Winners' Group, along with any PKC Champions that are entered, and compete for these points:
Best in Show - 5 Points
Best of Winners - 4 Points
Reserve Winner - 3 Points
First Winner - 2 Points
Winner - 1 Point
All non-champions will get 1 Point, even if they are 7th place or something.
- If five or more petz are entered of a breed the best pet of that breed is awarded Best of Breed, 2 Points.
- The judge then looks at all the petz of that breed that are the opposite sex to the Best of Breed, and awards the best one Best of Opposite Sex, also 2 Points.
- The judge then makes all Point awards and all 1st Place Group awards but may not make 2nd, 3rd or 4th.