by Sarah Burlingame, 2014 Show Chairman
Entries for our 2014 All Breed Dog Show and Obedience and Rally Trials close today, March 5, at 12 noon PST! (Grooming Reservations also close today!)
This is when things really start to pick up for those of us planning the show.
Once the entries are tallied, I’ll be contacted by the wonderful folks at Onofrio to start the process of putting the Judging Program together.
Each Conformation Judge can judge up to 175 dogs each day. Our Judges Selection Committee does their best to assign breeds to each Judge based on previous years’ entry numbers so that they won’t get too many dogs, but there is usually at least one Judge (often more!) that gets too many. If this happens, we have to figure out what breed(s) can be shifted to another Judge to balance the numbers. This is complicated even more because not all Judges are able to judge all of the Groups and they can’t judge a breed on both days. It’s a giant logic puzzle!
Once we finalize the assignments, Onofrio puts together the schedule. The final Judging Program is mailed to the exhibitors and is linked from the Onofrio website, typically on Friday after entries close but it may take a few extra days if in-depth breed shuffling needs to happen. We also try to put a link on our homepage as soon as we see that the schedule is available as well as sharing it on our Facebook page!
If you still need to enter, you can do so through the Online Entry via the Onofrio website here until 12 noon PST today.