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2014 Michigan Classic



Event Committee

Event Chairperson:
Sue Phillips buckeyeapbts@gmail.com

Event Secretary
(Pre-Entry and Day of Show
Event Management):

Philip Tanner, 635 Hanchett St., St. Charles MI 48655, email ptanner@kibbe.com

Pre-Entry Closing Date:
Received by March 3, 2014


Day of Show contact number:
Sue Phillips 419-348-3814

Chief Ring Steward (Conformation):
Karen Cattin 574-242-2201

Chief Ring Steward (Rally OB):
Pam Moore 517-474-3233

Camping & RV Parking:
Philip Tanner 989-860-9845
$20/night

Vendor Space:
Philip Tanner 989-860-9845

Hospitality:
K9 Fanciers/Lindsay Orler

Awards and Trophies:
K9 Fanciers/Karen Cattin



March 7, 8 & 9, 2014

Ingham County Fairgrounds
Mason, Michigan
Hosted by K9 Fanciers

6 UKC Licensed Multi-Breed & 6 UKC Licensed
Multi-Breed Altered Conformation Shows
5 Rally Obedience Trials

All Events, crating, grooming and vendors will be inside the Main Arena building.

Per UKC rules, please keep all grooming
to a minimum.

Temporary Listing Numbers
will be available at these events.

    MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO K9 FANCIERS

    Conformation – Licensed Regular Events and Licensed Altered Events

    Group Judging will immediately follow upon the completion of the breed judging for the specific group. All breeds within a group will be judged alphabetical but is subject to change at the event committee’s discretion. Breed order will be posted at ringside as soon as possible after the close of entries. (Note: Group competition will not be offered for the licensed Altered Classes; Here the Best of Breed winners will go directly onto the Altered Best in Multi-
    Breed Show judging.)

    Best In Multi-Breed Show Judges to be announced day of show. Note: Judging of breeds will be alphabetical within each Group. Order of Groups will be determined by the Club.

JUDGES

Group Judging will immediately follow upon the completion of the breed judging for the specific group. All breeds within a group will be judged alphabetically but is subject to change at the event committee’s discretion. Breed order will be posted at ringside as soon as possible after the close of entries. (Note: Group competition will not be offered for the licensed Altered Classes; Here the Best of Breed winners will go direction onto the Altered Best in Multi-Breed Show judging.)

Best In Multi-Breed Show Judges To be announced day of show. Note: Judging of breeds will be alphabetical within each Group. Order of Groups will be determined by the Club.

GROUPFRIDAY - SHOW 1FRIDAY - SHOW 2
Guardian DogAnthony FordJoseph Allen
ScenthoundAnthony FordDiana Allen
Sighthound & Pariah DogJoseph AllenAnthony Ford
Gun DogDiana AllenAnthony Ford
Northern DogsJoseph AllenDiana Allen
Herding DogDiana AllenJoseph Allen
Belgian Shepherd Dog (BSD)Not offeredNot offered
TerrierJoseph AllenDiana Allen
Companion DogDiana AllenJoseph Allen
Junior ShowmanshipJoseph AllenDiana Allen
Rally ObedienceMary KingNot Offered

GROUPSATURDAY - SHOW 1SATURDAY - SHOW 2
Guardian DogTina CampJudy Jones
ScenthoundWilliam ChrzanowskiTina Camp
Sighthound & Pariah DogJim JonesWilliam Chrzanowski
Gun DogJudy JonesJim Jones
Northern DogsTina CampJudy Jones
Herding DogWilliam ChrzanowskiTina Camp
Belgian Shepherd Dog (BSD)Not offeredNot offered
TerrierJim JonesWilliam Chrzanowski
Companion DogJudy JonesJim Jones
Junior ShowmanshipJim JonesWilliam Chrzanowski
Rally ObedienceMary KingMary King

GROUPSUNDAY - SHOW 1SUNDAY - SHOW 2
Guardian DogJim JonesWilliam Chrzanowski
ScenthoundJudy JonesJim Jones
Sighthound & Pariah DogTina CampJudy Jones
Gun DogWilliam ChrzanowskiTina Camp
Northern DogsJim JonesWilliam Chrzanowski
Herding DogJudy JonesJim Jones
Belgian Shepherd Dog (BSD)Not offeredNot offered
TerrierTina CampJudy Jones
Companion DogWilliam ChrzanowskiTina Camp
Junior ShowmanshipTina CampJudy Jones
Rally ObedienceArthur BellArthur Bell


Total Dog / Total Junior:
Offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (all events). To qualify, exhibitors need at least one conformation win and one performance win (from any combination of events) each day to qualify for Total Dog / Total Junior. Wins do not carry over to the next day.

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Building will be open to exhibitors at 7:15 a.m. Overnight security is not provided and no dog(s) may be left in the building overnight.

2. All times are Eastern Time.

3. There will be absolutely NO SMOKING in all buildings and designated areas.

4. No general admission or parking fees.

ENTRY INFORMATION
ELIGIBILITY

1. Dogs must be permanently registered with UKC, have a Temporary Listing (TL) number, or have a Limited Privilege (LP) listing number by the closing date and time in order to enter. No exceptions will be made. Entries for ineligible dogs will be returned.

2. An unentered dog may not be substituted for an entered dog.

FEES

1. Day of Show; $25; JS $10 (except Pee Wee & Sub Jr, Pre Jr, no charge); NLC $10

2. Pre-Entry & PE Specials received by the Event Secretary by March 3, 2014

    CONFORMATION: $20, Weekend PE Special $100 same dog all 6 shows
    RALLY: $20, $15 2nd entry same dog/same trial. Weekend PE Special $90 same dog, 1 class all 5 Rally trials ($15 each add’l entry same dog/same trial).
    CONFORMATION/RALLY: Weekend PE Special $180 same dog all 6 Conformation and 1 class all 5 Rally Trials ($15 each add’l entry same dog/same trial).
    JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP: $10 (Pee-Wee, Sub Junior and Pre-Junior Free)
    NLC (PUPPY): $10
Pre-Entry Closing Date: received by March 3, 2014

Entries received after the Pre-Entry deadline date will be charged Day-of-Show fees. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Mail Pre Entries with fees to
Philip Tanner, 635 Hanchett St, St. Charles MI 48655

Make Checks Payable to: K9 Fanciers
Credit Cards will be accepted for pre entries and day of show entries.
Service fee of $3.50 will be charged PER ENTRY.

ENTRY TIMES
Friday Entries: 2:30-3:30 p.m. - Rally
Friday Entries: 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Conformation
Saturday & Sunday, All Entries: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

SHOW & TRIAL TIMES
Conformation: Friday (Show 1) 5 p.m. Starting with Junior Showmanship, followed by Junior Showmanship (Show2); Conformation judging to start following Junior Showmanship or at the event committee’s discretion. Show 2 to follow Show 1 or at the event committee’s discretion.

Saturday & Sunday (Show 1) 9:30 a.m. Starting with Junior Showmanship, followed by Junior Showmanship (Show2); Conformation judging to start following Junior Showmanship or at the event committee’s discretion. Show 2 to follow Show 1 or at the event committee’s discretion.

Rally: Friday, Trial: 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, (Trial 1) 10 a.m., Trial 2 to follow T1

SUBMITTING ENTRIES

1. Entries must be submitted on an official UKC Entry Form. (http://res.ukcdogs.com/ pdf/fo1fbl.pdf). Downloaded copies or photocopies of this form may be used.

2. Pre-Entries may be mailed or hand-delivered to Event Secretary.

3. Mailed Entries must include all fees. Mailed entries received without fees will not be accepted.

4. E-mailed entries will be accepted, if and only if credit card information is attached, service fee added. ($3.50 PER ENTRY)

5. Conditional Entries. Entries that specify any condition for its acceptance into this event will not be accepted.

PAYMENT

1. Pre-Entry Payment may be made by cash (do not send cash via mail), check or money order only. Credit Card payments will be accepted with all information, service fee added. ($3.50 PER ENTRY)

2. Day of Show Entry Payment must be made by cash, check, money order or credit card. All credit card payments will have a service fee added for EACH entry. ($3.50 PER ENTRY)

3. No entry will be accepted without payment.

4. All fees must be in US funds and made payable to K9 Fanciers.

5. Post-dated checks, returned checks do not constitute valid entry fees. K9 Fanciers will add a collection fee of $35 to the amount of each returned check or money order. Exhibitors who repeatedly submit invalid entry fees may be put on a CASH ONLY basis.

REFUNDS

1. No refund of entry fees will be made for entries cancelled after the Pre-Entry deadline, except in the cases of bitches that come into season and are entered in Rally events. In those cases, refunds may be obtained by providing K9 Fanciers (Event Secretary) with a veterinarian’s certificate verifying that the bitch came into season after the Pre-Entry closing date. The certificate may be mailed, provided the postmark is no later than the date prior to the day of the pull or trial, or delivered by hand to the Event Secretary before the start of the pull or trial.

2. Entry fees shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, excused by Veterinarian or Judge, or barred from competition by action of Event Committee.

3. If, because of riots, civil disturbances, or other acts beyond the control of the host organization it is impossible to open or to complete a show or trial, no refund of entry fee will be made.

4. Every effort will be made to find all duplicate entries before processing. If a duplicate entry is processed, however, no refund will be made.

5. Overpayment of $10 or less will not be refunded and will be donated to the Classic Trophy fund.

6. If, in the opinion of the host club, the well-being of dogs, exhibitors or spectators is at risk due to extreme weather conditions, such as, but not limited to snow storms, hurricanes, lightning, or extreme heat, the host club may cancel or stop a show or trial before completion. No refunds will be made in such cases.

7. No refunds of entry fees will be made for any entries that are subsequently invalidated by UKC.

8. No refund of entries will be made for entries that are submitted with errors or incorrect information such as but not limited to:

    a. Dog / owner information.
    b. Entering dog into wrong event/class.
    c. Entering dog into an event for which it is not eligible.
    d. Entering dog(s) into an event that they were not intended to be entered in.
NO EXCEPTIONS.

ENTRY CONFIRMATION

1. Written confirmation or E-mail confirmation of entries will be made as soon as practicable after receipt of Pre-Entries. If you do not receive your confirmation by the Tuesday preceding these events, please notify Event Secretary.

2. Receipt of entries will be acknowledged within 3 business days by return email, when provided, but this does not constitute confirmation of the entry.

CLASS CHANGE/CORRECTION OF ENTRY

1. Owners are responsible for the accuracy of information in the entry forms, regardless of who may make such errors. Owners and exhibitors are responsible for correcting any errors in their entry, prior to the start of any regular judging.

2. Dogs that, according to their owners’ records, have completed the requirements for a title after the closing of entries, may be transferred from the entered class to another class for which the dog is now eligible, provided that a request for transfer is made in writing to the Event Secretary not later than one-half hour prior to the start of any regular judging at the show or in the case of two shows being held on the same day, a dog that finishes the requirements for a title in show 1, may move up to the next level for show 2 provided that the request to move up has been made in writing and
submitted prior to the start of the judging for that breed and/or event.
EXCEPTION: RALLY move ups shall be made 30 minutes prior to the start of Trial 1 of each day. No move ups will be allowed between trials.

3. All other corrections to entries must be made in writing to the Event Secretary not later than one-half hour prior to the start of any regular judging at the show.

4. No substitutions of dogs will be allowed without prior approval of the Event Secretary.

ARMBANDS

One armband will be assigned to each entered dog for all shows, and trials in which the dog is entered for the weekend. You may pick up armbands at the Event Secretary’s table on the morning of the event.

SCHEDULING CONFLICTS FOR DOGS COMPETING IN MULTIPLE EVENTS

1. Exhibitors are responsible for being available for judging at the scheduled time.

2. Every possible effort will be made to accommodate exhibitors who have dogs entered in multiple events, but judges are not required to wait for dogs. Exhibitors are advised to pick up their armbands as early as possible and to notify stewards in all rings affected by the conflict so that judges may more easily work around any conflicts.

3. Conformation takes priority over performance events.

4. If an exhibitor misses their scheduled judging time (for a performance event and that class has not been completed), the judge has the discretion to allow that exhibitor to run at the end of the class or mark the exhibitor absent.

LICENSED CONFORMATION & JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES. See entry
form instructions (#1A, #1B and #1C) for licensed classes offered at these events.

JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP

Junior Showmanship shall consist of the following classes:

1. Pee-Wee. 2 years and under 4 years of age.

2. Sub-Junior. 4 years and under 6 years of age.
3. Pre-Junior. 6 years and under 8 years of age.
4. Junior Classes. 8 years and under 13 years of age.

    a. Novice Junior. This class is for true beginners of the sport. A junior member may compete at the novice level until they are awarded a Best Junior Handler award over an open junior or open senior. Once a junior handler competing in the novice classes defeats another junior handler from the open classes for a Best Junior Handler award they must move into the open class for the next event.

    b. Open Junior. This class is for any junior handler who meets the age requirements. However once a junior handler has competed in this class, they are ineligible to compete at the novice level.
5. Senior Classes. 13 years of age and under 19 years of age.

    a. Novice Senior. This class is for true beginners of the sport. A junior handler may compete at the novice level until they are awarded a Best Junior Handler award over an open junior or open senior. Once a junior handler competing in the novice classes defeats another junior handler from the open classes for a Best Junior Handler award they must move into the open classes for the next event.

    b. Open Senior. This class is for any senior handler who meets the age requirements. However once a junior handler has competed in this class, they are ineligible to compete at the novice level. Best Junior Handler: Best Junior Handler class shall consist of the first place winner from the Novice Junior class, the Open Junior Class, the Novice Senior Class and the Open Senior Class.
CONFORMATION

1. Males judged before Females.

2. Points are awarded to the winners of the following classes offered for UKC recognized breeds that are eligible for conformation: Puppy, Junior, Intermediate (Senior), Adult, and Breeder/Handler, Best Male of Variety, Best Male, Best Female of Variety, Best Female, and Best of Winners.

NON-LICENSED CLASSES. The following non-licensed classes are offered at these events. When non-licensed classes are offered, they must be run in accordance with the procedures outlined in the current Official UKC Rules and Regulations.

1. Novice Puppy Classes will be offered at all five shows.

2. Group Competition. The following Groups will be offered: Guardian, Scenthound, Sighthound & Pariah Dog, Gun Dog, Northern Breed, Herding, Terrier, and breeds assigned to that specific Group in the Official UKC Rules and Regulations. (Note: Group competition will NOT be offered for the Altered class entries)

3. Best In Multi-Breed Show

    a. A Best in Multi-Breed Show class will be offered, consisting of the 8 winners of the Group classes. Best in Multi-Breed Show may be judged by a single judge or a three-judge panel selected by the Event Committee.

    b. An Altered Best in Multi Breed Show class will be offered, consisting of all the Best of Breed winners from all the Altered class dogs entered.
4. Reserve Best In Multi-Breed Show

    a. After selecting the Best In Multi-Breed Show winner, the judge or judges panel shall select from the remaining dogs in the class a Reserve Best In Multi-Breed Show winner.

    b. After selecting the Altered Best In Multi-Breed Show winner, the judge or judges panel shall select from the remaining dogs in the class a Reserve Best In Multi-Breed Show winner.
5. Total Dog Award. (Offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7, 8 & 9, 2014)

To be eligible for a “Total Dog” award a dog must:

    a. Compete in the regular licensed conformation classes (show 1 and/or show 2) with competition and win one of the following classes: Best Male/Female of Variety, Best Male/Female, Best of Winners, Champion, Grand Champion, Best of Breed, Group 1 through 4 (providing the group placement has competition, Best In Multi-Breed Show or Reserve Best In Multi-Breed Show, and

    b. Earn a qualifying score in a performance event (on the same day). Dogs who meet the above requirements will receive a special “Total Dog” award.
6. Total Junior Award. (Offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7, 8 & 9, 2014)

To be eligible for a “Total Junior” award a junior must:

    a. Compete in a UKC Junior Showmanship Licensed class and earn a 1st- 4th placement or an Award of Merit. Licensed classes include Novice Junior, Novice Senior, Open Junior and Open Senior.

    b. Award of Merit* for UKC Junior Showmanship classes will be calculated as follows:

    • 6 Junior Handlers in competition 1 AOM
    • 9 Junior Handlers in competition 2 AOM
    • 12 Junior Handlers in competition 3 AOM
    • 15 Junior Handlers in competition 4 AOM
    • 18 Junior Handlers in competition 5 AOM
    • 21 Junior Handlers in competition 6 AOM
    • 24 Junior Handlers in competition 7 AOM
    • 27 Junior Handlers in competition 8 AOM
    • 30 Junior Handlers in competition 9 AOM
    • 33 Junior Handlers in competition 10 AOM

    *Award of Merit will only be given if the individual class meets these requirements;
    and

    c. The Junior must also earn a qualifying score in any one performance event on the same day the conformation requirement was earned. Qualifying performance events are Agility, Dock Jumping, Lure Coursing (registered stakes only), Obedience, Rally Obedience, or Flat / Steeplechase Racing. Junior Handlers who meet the above requirements will receive a special “Total Junior” award.

CLASSIC JUDGES NAMES & ADDRESSES
Joseph Allen, 8767 Edinburgh Rd, Edinburgh IN 46124
Diana Allen, 8767 Edinburgh Rd, Edinburgh IN 46124
Arthur Bell, 1513 West Bridge Dr, Provo UT 84601-3931
Tina Camp, 63 High St, Leesburg NJ 08327
William “Will” Chrzanowski, 63 High St, Leesburg NJ 08327
Anthony Ford, 504 Idaho, Portage MI 49024
Jim Jones, 15729 West Box Elder Dr, Casa Grande AZ 85293
Judy Jones, 15729 West Box Elder Dr, Casa Grande AZ 85293
Mary King, 3702 E One Mile Rd, White Cloud MI 49349

EMERGENCY VETERINARIAN
On-Call: Information will be available at the show site.

ROUTE TO THE SHOW
Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St 48854: Main Arena Building; From Jackson, travel north or Lansing travel south on MI-127 to Kipp Rd exit. Turn east approximately 2 miles, just past flashing yellow light and high school will be on South side entrance of the fairgrounds. Kipp Road and MI-127 are marked well with green direction signs.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Hotels: (all Hotels within 15 minute drive from show site) not all motels accept pets
• Red Roof Inn, 3615 Dunckel Rd, East Lansing MI, 517-332-2575 (Pet Friendly)
• Candlewood Suites East at MSU Lansing, 3545 Forest Rd, Lansing MI 48910 (Pet Friendly)
• Holiday Inn Express, 2209 University Park Dr, Okemos MI ($25 Pet Fee) 517-347-6690
• Comfort Inn & Suites, 2187 University Park Dr, Okemos MI 48864 ($25 Pet Fee) 517-349-8700
• Best Western, 6820 South Cedar St, Lansing MI 48911 ($50 Pet Fee)
• Americas Best Value Inn, 1100 Ramada Dr, Lansing MI 48911 (Pet Friendly)

Restaurants in these areas include: Hooters, Steak N Shake, Long John Silvers, Findley’s, White Castle, Pizza Hut, Texas Roadhouse, Target, Sam’s Club, Meijer, McDonalds, Wendy’s, Chinese Buffet, Denny’s, Quizno’s Subs. Cracker Barrel, Stillwater Bar & Grill, Burger King, Sub shops, Donut shop and several gas stations.

VENDOR SPACE
Philip Tanner: ptanner@kibbe.com (989) 860-9845

PHOTOGRAPHER
Photographer will be available. Crest Jewels Photography

NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS

There are to be no Xpens in the building, and Crates must be stacked (limited space). Dogs may not be left in soft sided crates unattended (soft sided crates are discouraged) or in crates that are open or unzippered. There will be no saving of floor/grooming/crating space. Large floor mats will not be allowed. All exhibitors are expected to abide by the UKC Rules and Regulations and to cooperate with fairgrounds staff, stewards and club members of the host clubs.

1. All events are held under the Rules and Regulations of the United Kennel Club, Inc. By entering this show/trial, exhibitors acknowledge that they are familiar with the rules and regulations of this sport.

2. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs will be allowed on the grounds or in the buildings on the day of a UKC Licensed event.

3. It is expressly understood that exhibitors alone are responsible for the behavior of their dogs and/or children. Any exhibitor whose dogs and/or children create unnecessary disturbances or repeatedly engage in unsafe or disruptive behavior may, at the discretion of the Event Committee, be asked to leave the show site. In that case, no refund of any fees paid will be made.

4. UKC, K9 Fanciers, Ingham County Fairgrounds, their agents, and their employees assume no responsibility for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by spectators or by exhibitors, or to any of their dogs or property, and further assume no responsibility for injury to children not under the control of their parents or guardians. UKC, K9 Fanciers, Ingham County Fairgrounds are not responsible for loss, accidents or theft.

5. Dogs may arrive any time prior to their scheduled time of judging. Dogs not required for further judging will be excused.

6. The “No Smoking” rule will be strictly enforced in all buildings and areas so designated.

7. Exhibitors and dog owners are expected and required to clean up after their own dogs. Any person witnessing a violation of this rule must report it to the Event Committee. The Event Committee may ask any person violating this rule to leave the event grounds. No refund will be made if an exhibitor is asked to leave the grounds.

8. UKC will vigorously support any motel that files a complaint about exhibitors who fail to keep their dogs quiet or to clean up after them. In order that the bad conduct of a few exhibitors does not spoil it for the majority of responsible exhibitors, UKC will take strong disciplinary action against any offenders.

9. UKC encourages exhibitors to present their dogs with the least amount of grooming necessary to enable a Judge to properly compare each dog with the standard of its breed. Dogs should be clean, with nails cut to a length suitable for the dog to perform the work for which it was bred, and with clean teeth. The Judge’s determination that this rule has been violated shall be final. UKC enforces rules against artificially altering pigment and coat color, coat texture, and surgical alterations as outlined in the UKC Rules and Regulations.

10. Dogs may not be left unattended when crated in soft mesh crates. No dog may be left in an unlatched or unzippered crate.

11. Except when being judged or when crated, dogs must be kept on a leash.