This is a process of "elimination". Dogs first compete against others of their own breed. One dog in each breed is named Best of Breed and goes on to compete at the Group level. There are seven Groups. The First place dog in each Group (Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding) competes for Best in Show. One is chosen BEST IN SHOW and this dog at the end of the show remains undefeated.
In 2021, our Shows were cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. Our 2022 shows will be held on Thursday and Friday (June 2nd, and June 3rd) at the Georgia International Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, GA. The Columbus Kennel Club Shows will follow on Saturday and Sunday (June 4th, and June 5th). This Superintendent is Foy Trent Dog Show.
Canine Good Citizens Testing
The CGC test is generally held with our Spring Match. CGC™ is a 10-step certification program that rewards dogs with good manners at home and in the community. Viewed as the first step in dog training, CGC™ lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, rally, tracking and performance events. The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names. The canine good citizen program has been endorsed by 44 state legislatures. With 65,000 dogs graduating last year alone, experts say these doggie diplomas are helping to win over property managers.