American Stock Dog Registry shows

In order to show, all dogs must be registered with American Stock Dog Registry.

Classes will be run in the following order at all ASDR shows.

  • Puppies 3-6 month Males
  • 3-6 month Bred By Males
  • 6-9 month Males
  • 6-9 month Bred by Males
  • 9-12 month males
  • 9-12 month Bred By Males
  • Best Male Puppy (All 1st place male puppy class winners)
  • 3-6 month Females
  • 3-6 month Bred by Female
  • 6-9 month Females
  • 6-9 month Bred by Female
  • 9-12 month Females
  • 9-12 month Bred By Female
  • Best Female (All 1st place female puppy class winners)
  • Best of Breed Puppy – Best Male and Best Female will compete against each other for Best of Breed and Reserve Best of Breed (if there is no dog of the opposite sex, reserve best of breed will be award to the 2nd best dog in the best male/female class
  • Adults 12-18 month Males
  • 12-18 month Bred by Males
  • 18 mth-36 Month Males
  • 18 month-36 Months Bred by Males
  • 3-6 year males
  • 3-6 year Bred by Males
  • Champion Males (Grand Elite Dogs under the age of 6)
  • Champion Bred by Males
  • Best Male (All Adult Male Class winners)
  • Veteran males (Veterans are all intact dogs over 6 years of age)
  • Altered males
  • 12-18 month Females
  • 12-18 month Bred by Females
  • 18 mth-36 Months Females
  • 18 month-36 months Bred by Females
  • 3-6 year Females
  • 3-6 Years Bred By Females
  • Champion Females (Grand Elite Females under the age of 6)
  • Champion Bred by Females
  • Best Female (All Adult Female Class winners)
  • Best of Breed - Best Male and Best Female will compete against each other for Best of Breed and Reserve Best of Breed (if there is no dog of the opposite sex, reserve best of breed will be award to the 2nd best dog in the best male/female class
  • Veteran Females (Veterans are all intact dogs over 6 years of age)
  • Best of Breed Veteran - Best Male and Best Female will compete against each other for Best of Breed and Reserve Best of Breed (if there is no dog of the opposite sex, reserve best of breed will be award to the 2nd best dog in the best male/female class
  • Altered Females
  • Best of Breed Altered - Best Male and Best Female will compete against each other for Best of Breed and Reserve Best of Breed (if there is no dog of the opposite sex, reserve best of breed will be award to the 2nd best dog in the best male/female class

Once one breed is finished, we will promptly move on to the next breed.

Best in Show competitions will include:

  • Best in Show Puppy
  • Best in Show Adult
  • Best in Show Veteran
  • Best in Show Altered

Additional competitons include: Generations and Breeders Showcase which will take place after the conclusion of Best in Show.

General Rules

  • All handlers are required to check in before they can show. There will be a check in the night before the show and the morning of the show, before the show begins. If a dog is not checked in during this time, they will be scratched from the show.
  • All dogs over the age of 12 months must be wicketed and will be placed in the correct size variety. Once a dog has been measured, their height will be entered in the database and will not need to be measured again. An ASDR official will be doing the measuring and their word is final.
  • In the case that a dog shows in the wrong age group, the dog will be scratched from the show and the second-place dog will become first place. It is the handler’s responsibility to make sure all dogs are entered in the correct class.
  • If a dog is late to a class, then the dog will be scratched from the show. If a handler has dogs in back to back classes it is his/her responsibility to inform the ring steward or have someone holding the dog ringside.
  • Exhibitors may hand stack their dogs. Bait may be used but is never to be thrown in the ring. If bait is dropped or your dog spits it out, it is your responsibility to pick it up. All bait dropped or spit out is to be picked up immediately.
  • If bait is used to distract another dog you will be dismissed form the ring, this includes not picking up any dropped bait immediately or throwing bait. This falls under unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • Small comb or brush are the only grooming tools allowed in the ring and they need to be stored in a pocket. If such tools are dropped to distract another dog, you will be dismissed from the ring.
  • Squeakers and toys are only allowed in puppy classes, this includes 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and 9-12 months. Adult classes do not allow squeakers or clickers.
  • 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. All dogs not present will be scratched from the class.
  • It is your responsibility to clean up after your dog in the ring and surrounding areas.
  • In accordance with state and Federal Laws, all participants from out of state must have a current health certificate. All participants are required to have age appropriate rabies shots and a copy of their shot record (your own shot record is fine, if you give your own shots).
  • Bitches in season are allowed to participate in all events, but care must be taken to not distract other competitors. They will run last in all events. Exercise is allowed, but must be away from other dogs and competition areas. This rule falls under sportsmanlike conduct and should be viewed by officials as such.
  • No alcohol is to be consumed during show hours on show grounds. After all competition is over, as long as the facility allows, alcohol can be consumed. This also includes showing up to a show under the influence of alcohol, and falls under unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • If you have a complaint it please send an email to showsecretary@americanstockdog.org This way it can be seen in writing.
  • All decisions made by the judge &/or show officials are final. If you do not agree with a score or judges ruling questions need to be asked before the show is over, but not during a class. A lunch break if you showed in the morning or after the show if you showed in the afternoon, are appropriate times. The judges will not stop the show to answer your question.
  • 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 the 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.

Puppy Conformation Titles:

  • Level 1 Puppy - Ch 1P
  • Level 2 Puppy - Ch 2P
  • Elite Puppy - EchP
  • Puppy Bronze - PBrch
  • Puppy Silver Elite - PChS
  • Gold Elite Puppy - EChGP
  • Grand Elite Puppy Champion - EGrCHP

Adult Conformation Titles:

  • Level 1 - CH
  • Level 2 - CH 2
  • Elite Ch - ECH
  • Elite Ch. Bronze - EchB
  • Elite Ch. Silver - EChS
  • Elite Ch. Gold - EChG
  • Elite Grand Champion - EGr CH
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