WHAT IS A DOG SHOW?
In a dog conformation show, judges do not compare the dogs to each other. They are actually comparing the individual dogs to the standard drafted by the experts of the breed by the major kennel clubs. The judges would look at the most ideal entry as per the standard.
HOW ARE THEY JUDGED?
The standard is very detailed as it describes the ideal attributes, characteristics, right down to the individual body parts. This would normally include the following:-
- General Appearance : Conformance to type….does it looks like its breed
- Size, Proportion, Substance : Balance…..the overall proportions, does it fits harmoniously
- Head : Shape and its construction . The individual parts like ears size, shape and colour, eyes and etc
- Neck, Topline, Body
- Forequarters and hindquarters : Its constructions and angles, bone, muscles and etc
- Coat : Texture, length
- Colour : Is it an accepted breed colour
- Gait : Minimum effort for maximum ground coverage
- Temperament : Friendly and approachable
- Disqualification : As per describe in the breed standard
A judge will want to see the dog in a pose. The judge may even feel the dogs to assess its bones, muscles, texture of coat and the condition of the animal. Lifting a dog to determine its weight and applying slight pressure to determine the hardness of built. Finally, the judge may ask the dogs to be gaited to assess attitude and soundness of movement.
(i) MINOR PUPPY
For dogs of 3 and not exceeding 6 calendar months of age on the day of the show (not eligible for CC and other classes)
For dogs over 6 and not exceeding 10 calendar months of age on the day of the show.
For dogs over 10 and not exceeding 15 calendar months of age on the day of the show.
For dogs over 15 and not exceeding 24 calendar months of age on the day of the show.
For dogs which have not won a *First prize at any show in Malaysia or elsewhere except in Limit or Open Shows organised by the Association.
(vi) MALAYSIAN BRED
Open to all dogs 6 months and above that is conceived and whelped in Malaysia and for dogs imported in-dam.
For dogs of any age specified in the schedule but not less than 6 years on the day of the show.
For all dogs above 24 months on the day of the show.
A dog is deemed a Malaysian Champion and Malaysian Grand Champion under the following circumstances
(a) MALAYSIA CHAMPION
Any dog which has accumulated the following awards at Championship Show organised by the Association or license by the Association, by three different judges at least shall be entitle to be termed a Malaysian Champion "M’sia Ch" under the following circumstances:
- Three Challenge Certificates
- Two Challenge Certificates and 6 Reserve Challenge Certificates
- One Challenge Certificates and 9 Reserve Challenge Certificate
(b) MALAYSIA GRAND CHAMPION
Any dog which has accumulated the following at the Championship Show organised by the Association or license by the Association, by two different judges at least shall be entitled to be termed a Malaysian Grand Champion “M’sia Gr Ch” under the following circumstances:-
- Two BIS
- One BIS and additional Six BIGs at a different show
- One BIS and Two RBIS
- One RBIS and additional ten BIGs at a different show
- Interesting topics pertaining handling, grooming, nutrition and dog sports will be conducted by judges and breed experts from time to time.
DOG OUTINGS AT EMDA CLUB HOUSE
- Opening Time : 10am ~ 10pm
- Everyday : Monday to Sunday
- Lighted by Night Spotlight
|5pm ~ 8pm|
|Monday||Dog Obedient Training|
|Tuesday||Dog Protection & Bite Works|
|Wednesday||Mid-Week Members & Dogs Gathering|
|Thursday||Dog Agility Evening|
|Friday||German Shepherd Dog Evening Outing|
RECOGNISED BREEDS AND GROUPINGS
EMDA GROUPINGS BREEDS
Group 1 : Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs ( except Swiss Cattle Dogs )
Group 2 :
Pinscher and Schnauzer / Molossoid breed / Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dog and other breeds
Group 3 : Terriers
Group 4 : Dachshunds / Sighthounds / Scenthounds and related breeds
Group 5 : Spitz and Primitive breeds
Group 6 : Retrievers / Flushing Dogs / Water Dogs and Pointing Dogs
Group 7 : Toy and Companion