Dog Training – Attending A Dog Show
By C. Rogers Upson
If you’ve never been to a dog show, you’re in for an exciting, and perhaps, confusing time. At an All-Breed Show (where every breed accepted in a registry is allowed to show), you’ll find a huge variety of breeds, and even varieties within a breed.
For instance, in the Cocker Spaniels, they have Any Solid Color Other Than Black (ASCOB) which includes the well known “blond” variety, the Black Cocker, and the Parti-colored. The Black Cockers can have some tan on them, but must be less than 10% of the total coloring. The Parti-Colored are the ones with white and another color in splotches or spots. Each variety is shown, then, the Best of Variety goes into the Group Ring, just as a Best of Breed would.