Each club will receive $500 one month prior to the show to use, as needed, for their show. 

ASDR will pay for the judge’s and their travel. 

ASDR will hire ALL conformation judges AND performance judges. 

ASDR will provide flat ribbons for three places in conformation as well as Q ribbons for performance. The club will be responsible for any rosettes or other awards. 

ASDR will provide Junior Showmanship trophies.  

Trophies, as well as the flat class ribbons will be replenished for each club as needed.  

ASDR will provide armband number holders for each show. 

The host club is required to send all the paperwork pertaining to the show to the show secretary within two days. This includes judges book, score cards, etc.

After entries have closed ASDR will inform the host club of the number of performance trials allowed at that show. The host club will be notified a week before the show date. In the case that a performance event is unable to be offered, the host club will be allowed to replace it with a second trial of another performance event. This event will then take the place of the other even not offered on the top ten or top five score sheets. 

Entries are to open four weeks in advance of the show date and close two weeks in advance of the show date. The spread sheet needs to be emailed to the show secretary forty-eight hours after close of entries unless approved by the show secretary. The show secretary will then create the armband numbers and score sheets and mail them to the host club. The ASDR spread sheet and score sheets are to be used at all shows. NO EXCEPTIONS. Extra arm bands and blank score sheets will be provided before the show.  

Entries are due Saturday morning at 8 am central standard time, two weeks before the show date. There will be a grace period 24 hours after the entries close, where participants can pay $10 per entry to enter late. After this grace period closes no late entries are accepted. This fee will be payed to the host club. NO exceptions.

Awards are required for the following classes/events by the club

1.     Best in Show

2.     Best in Show Bred By Exhibitor

3.     Best in Show Bred By Exhibitor Puppy

4.     Best in Show Puppy

5.     Best in Show Veteran

6.     Best in Show Altered

7.     Champion of Champion

8.     Reserve Best in Show

9.     Reserve Best in Show Bred By Exhibitor

10. Reserve Best in Show Bred by Exhibitor Puppy

11. Reserve Best in Show Puppy

12. Reserve Best in Show Veteran

13. Reserve Best in Show Altered

14. Best of Breed (this will be for all breeds that have entered the show, ex: Australian Shepherd, Miniature Australian Shepherd, Toy Australian Shepherd, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, etc.)

15. Reserve Best of Bred (this will be for all breeds that have entered the show)

16. Reserve Best of Breed Champion

17. Best male (this will be for all the breeds that have entered the show and one for champion male)

18. Best Female (this will be for all breeds that have entered the show and one for champion male)

19. Best of Breed Bred By Exhibitor (this is for all of the breeds that have entered the show)

20. Overall Performance

21. Overall Performance Junior

22. Top Rally (if these events are offered)

23. Top Agility (if these events are offered)

24. Top Nosework

25. Top Junior Rally

26. Top Junior Agility

27. Top Junior Nosework

28. Top Dog

29. Reserve Top Dog

30. Junior Top Dog

31. Reserve Junior Top Dog

32. Best Junior Handler 13 and Under

33. Best Junior Handler

34. Reserve Junior Handler 13 and Under

35. Reserve Junior Handler


These are required at all shows.

Extra ribbons or awards can be awarded if the host club chooses.

Title certificates will be mailed, after the show secretary receives the information from the show coordinator.   

No extra fees for the conformation titles at any ASDR stand alone or sponsored shows

The fee still stands for other conformation show organizations you participate in, as well as performance events. 

Each club will need to close entries 2 weeks in advance of the show and get the entry information to our show secretary, Kale. This will enable her to enter them on the spreadsheet and make out the armbands and the score sheets. 

Each club will be required to use our spreadsheet and our score sheets, no exceptions. 

Because of the number of dogs competing, we are reducing the number of performance trials per show to one each for both agility and rally. Two q’s will still be required to complete a title level.   Once you have completed a level the show secretary will send you your title certificate. Make sure that you receive your score sheets before you leave every show.      

Kale Petrone is our show secretary.  If you have questions you can contact her at showsecretary@americanstockdog.org



Classes for ASDR shows are as follows, and must run in this order.  


One breed at a time from puppies to adults including picking Best of Breed.

Puppies 3-6 months, 6-9 month and 9-12 month, divided by male and female. 

Pick best male/female puppy from the winners of those classes.  To Pick Best of Breed puppy, the best male and best female will show together.  One is picked Best of Breed, the other is best opposite. 

Adults—1-3 year and 3-6 year, divided into male and female.   The progression is the same as for puppies.  We do not have a champion class; all dogs show together in their appropriate age group, as our championship program is by levels.  We do have a new Champion of Champions special class, which is for Grand Elite Dogs only. 

Best of breed Bred by Exhibitor:  The judges books will be marked with a BB for Bred by.  Most of the time BB coincides with best of breed, but  should the Best of Breed dog not be a bred by the prize automatically goes to the Best Opposite, or to the second-place dog if neither of them are bred by.  Both Puppy and adult best of breed bred by from all breeds will show together for best in show bred by exhibitor.

Best in show will be chosen from the best of breed from the breeds available at the show.  No reserve BIS are picked. There will be a BIS puppy and adult Best in Show Bred by Exhibitor follows this same process, except both puppy and adult BOB BBE show together for this.

Veterans—all dogs over 6 years old are considered veteran.  Veteran classes will run as the others do, with males showing after adult male classes and females showing after adult female classes. A BOB will be chosen and a BIS will be chosen.

There should also be an Altered class available at each show, following the same format as Veterans classes. 

The top ten will also be your show official's responsibility to compute.  You will be sent a form for each dog entered that is relatively easy to use.  Be sure and read the Top ten/five rules beforehand.  




Point System

(Formerly Top Dog Program)

Top Ten dogs - shown by adult.

First place dog will be designated Top Dog, Second place dog will be Reserve.  All others receive Top ten recognition.



Top Five dogs(two groups) - shown by juniors (8-12, and 13-18) Age as of Jan 1 continues for one year.

First place dog will be designated Top Dog, Second place dog will be Reserve.  All others receive Top five recognition.

* As per rules listed, dogs running for Top Ten Adult or Top Five Junior must compete in everything available. There will be no exceptions.

* Juniors will be scored against the juniors in their age group (8-12 and 13 - 18)

* Dog must be shown in all performance events throughout season by the same person for points to count.  May be shown by another person in conformation when multiple dogs of the same age and sex are being shown by the same person.  

* Senior and Altered dogs can show in Top Ten  and Top five.

* Intent to try for Top Ten/Top Five must be declared upon entry.

* Points will be calculated at stand alone and sponsored shows only. 

* Points will be accumulated toward year end awards.



1st place in class = 25 pts with competition

(without competition = 15pts)

2nd place in class = 15 pts

3rd place in class = 10 pts

Participation = 5 pts.


BOB = additional 10 pts

BOS= additional 5 pts.

BIS  = additional 10 pts

(Veterans and Altered in competition will be scored from their division as well)


Performance Classes (Agility and Rally)

Juniors and adults scored separately

1st place = 25 pts

2nd place = 15 pts

3rd place = 10 pts

Participation = 5 pts

Non-qualifying runs will receive participation points only.

You will receive these additional points if you are competing in one of these levels and have a qualifying score.

Level 2—5 pts

Level 3—10 pts

Level 4—15 pts

Level 5—20 pts

Level 6--25 pts 



In the future we plan to add trials to our shows, but in the meantime we will continue with the Herding Instinct Tests. 

HIC points (25, 15, 10) will be distributed as follows.  All dogs with a high instinct will get 25 points, medium will receive 15 points, and all others during 2018 will receive 5 participation points.  Judge will award a top Herding prize only for the dogs showing the highest instinct in their opinion.   No extra points are given. 


High scoring overall performance dog, Junior and Adult handler = additional 15 pts.


CGC--25 pts for passing

These points will carry over and count toward final score only at shows where CGC is available. There is no need to take it again at each show. Outside CGC will also count at shows were CGC is availableYou must bring copy of the certificate as proof for points to count.

Agility—beginner class may show on leash but cannot qualify for Title leg. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place beginner level dogs will earn points (25, 15 & 10) toward top dog.  All remaining beginner dogs will receive 5 participation points.

Dogs working on agility titles must show off lead.  They will compete after beginner class, with the following award placements:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will receive points (25,15, & 10 ) toward Top Ten/Top Five.  Dogs qualifying and not placing in the top three as well as dogs not receiving a qualifying score will be given 5 participation points only.  Extra points are given for all dogs completing a qualifying score for Level 2-5 pts, Level 3-10 pts, Level 4-15 pts, Level 5-20 pts, Level 6-25 pts. 


Rally Obedience— All levels of Rally will compete for Title Levels, and points for Top Ten/top Five, if they choose. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each level will earn points (25, 15, 10) toward top dog.  Dogs placing in the top 3 as well as the dogs not receiving a qualifying score will be given participation points only.  Extra points are given for dogs completing a qualifying score for Level 2-5 pts, Level 3-10 pts, Level 4-15 pts, Level 5-20 pts, Level 6-25 pts.      





You will also be able to gain championships on your dogs at other venues (ICE, IABCA, ICKC).  You will need to print out and take the Win Sheet available below with you. The point schedule is included on the form for ease of computing your points.   Make sure that it is filled out completely and you have the proper signatures before you leave the show.  There is a $10 fee per level completed and this fee must accompany the win sheets.  Please keep your sheets together and when you dog has achieved 200 points mail them to the show secretary.  Extra points do carry over and those will be kept track of by the show secretary. You will receive your certificate in the mail.  In order to receive the Grand Elite Championship you must compete in at least one ASDR sponsored or stand alone show.  And remember puppy points don't start counting until 12 months.  


Please send win sheets to:  Kale Petrone

                                            23801 Mt. Olive Rd.

                                            Marshall, MO 65340




General Showing Rules




    All dogs must be currently registered with American Stock Dog Registry.  Pending dogs will be allowed with permission from ASDR.  

    All participants must present a current health certificate if your state requires it (remember it is law in most states when traveling across state lines), rabies shot (if required by age) and a copy of their shot record (your own shot record is fine, if you give your own shots) and current rabies vaccination if over 12 weeks (again state law) when signing in for the show. Dogs will not be admitted to the show area without these.

    All dogs will be measured at check in if height requirements are part of breed standard. ASDR official will be measuring the dogs, and their word is final.  This is for dogs 9 months or older.  Dogs competing in performance will be measured at the age of 12 months and will be issued a permenant height card.  

    Females in season are allowed to participate, but care must be be taken to not distract other competitors. They will run last.  Exercise is allowed, but must be away from other dogs. This rule falls under sportsmanlike conduct and should be viewed by officials as such.

   No alcohol is to be consumed on show grounds during show.  This also falls under sportsmanlike conduct. 



    Exhibitors may hand stack their dogs.

    Bait may be used, but is never to be thrown in the ring. If dropped it must be picked up.

    Exhibitor observed throwing bait or not picking up dropped bait will be dismissed from the ring.

    Small comb or brush are the only grooming tools allowed in the ring.

    Squeakers and Clickers are not allowed in the show ring .

    Please clean up after your dog in the ring and surrounding areas.



    Be on time for your class. Exhibitors are expected to be ready for their class. Numbers will be called with one reminder, and then the class will be closed.

    Dogs will be evaluated both while gaited and stacked. In order to be properly evaluated, the dog must be compared to the standard while stacked to assess its conformation and gaited to determine the efficiency and athleticism of the dog’s movement.

    Working dogs are not to be penalized for scars or injuries.

    Dogs should be penalized for deviations from the breed standard.

    The following are NOT allowed and can be grounds for disqualification:

       - Altering of nose, eye or lip pigment color.

       - Gluing ears to alter their natural placement.

    The Judge shall have the right to disqualify any owner or handler for misconduct, or any dog for growling, snapping or fighting.


    Handlers are responsible for their conduct and personal appearance.


    During performance events, we encourage people to watch, but care must be taken to not distract the dogs performing.   No dogs around the ringside unless preparing to go in the ring.  Dogs must be crated away from the performance ring.  Cheering after performance is encouraged!!!


    Show committee or Judge has the right to request that a handler or spectator be removed from the show site for unsportsmanlike behavior. (Attempting to distract another competitors dog by throwing or dropping bait would be a prime example of this type of behavior.)


    Any person intimidating, threatening or injuring a show participant, Judge, club officer or ASDR representative will be barred for no less than one (1) year up to life from any ASDR licensed event.


    The Judge’s decision is final. The Judge's scorecard will give an outline of their impression of the dog. Any exhibitor may question the Judge concerning their decision after the completion of the class in which the exhibitor’s dog is entered. Such questions shall be presented in a sportsmanlike manner.