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. Our 2019 Spring Show will be held with the "Crossroads of Georgia Cluster" in Perry, GA at the Georgia International Fairgrounds and Agricenter. This is a 5 day Cluster. Our Club's Show is on Wednesday. The date is May 8, 2019. In 2020, we will have a show on Friday, January 17, 2020 as part of a newly formed "Georgia Winter Classic". The Columbus KC will hold back- to- back shows on Saturday January 18, and Sunday January 19th, 2020. This Cluster will be held at the Georgia International Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, GA. This new Cluster will be superintended by Foy Trent Dog Show. For additional information: email@example.com. Our Fall Show is held with the "Georgia Fall Classic" at the Atlanta Expo Center South. This is a 4 day Cluster. The Prestige Specialty Clubs are held on Thursday, the Douglasville KC holds back-to-back shows on Friday and Saturday and our Club's Show is on Sunday. The date for this year is October 20, 2019. The National Owner Handled Series and the 4-6 Puppy Competition are held with each of our Shows. Currently, Obedience and Rally Trials are only held with our Fall Show in Atlanta. The Show Superintendent for our Spring 2019 Show and our Fall Shows is Jack Onofrio Dog Shows. For additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canine Good Citizens Testing
The CGC test is 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.