© Rare Breed Club Of South Western Ontario
Question: What is a Rare Breed?
Answer: A Rare Breed is any breed of dog that is not currently recognized by the
CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). These are usually newly-developed breeds; breeds
that are recognized by another Registry, such as the FCI (Federacion Cynologique-
Internacionale), UKC (United Kennel Club), AKC (American Kennel Club); or breeds
that have their own breed-specific registries.
Question: How can I register my dog?
Answer: When you purchased your dog, your Breeder should have provided
registration papers from a recognized registry. These papers should include: your
dog's registration number; the names of your dog's parents; the breeder's name;
your name (as the "Owner"); etc. Ideally, your dog should be permanently
identified by tattoo or microchip, with the number reflected on the registration
papers. If you have registration papers, you may enter one of the Rare Breed Club
of South Western Ontario’s shows. Note: The Rare Breed Club of South Western
Ontario is not a registry.
Question: How can I find out where the shows are?
Answer: You can call Roy Aitchison at (519) 686-1955 or email him at
email@example.com or check out the club’s web page: http://www.rbcswo.com
which lists all Upcoming Shows.
Question: How do I enter?
Answer: You can contact the Club's Show Secretary to arrange to have your entry
received. Or, you can use the form on the Club's web site, or contact the Show
Secretary to have one mailed or faxed to you.
Question: What could I win?
Answer: The Rare Breed Club of SW Ontario (RBCSWO) offers tremendous rosettes
for most placements/wins and in some cases, small prizes. You are also awarded
"Points" for your wins. When you have accumulated 15 points (one point must be
earned after the dog is one year old) your dog will earn the title of "Champion." If
that isn’t enough to entice you... the RBCSWO also keeps track of your dog’s
points for the year, and you might win a "Top Dog" award!
Question: What is a Top Dog Award?
Answer: The RBCSWO is pleased to offer exhibitors the opportunity to compete for
the recognition of being Canada's "Top Dog" (among Rare Breeds). The Club makes
these awards for: * the Top 10 * the Top 5 in each Group; and * the #1 Dog in each
breed To be eligible, a dog must defeat at least one other dog at the breed, group
or show level to begin to accumulating top dog points. One (1) point is awarded
for each dog defeated at the highest level earned by the dog at each show.
Question: Why should I show my dog?
Answer: Showing is not for everyone. Most people show because they just love to
show off their dog. Some people show because they want to know if their dog is
really as good as they think it is, and they want to get a judge’s opinion. Some
people show because they wish to obtain a championship, to show others that
their dog meets the breed standard and is show/breeding quality. Some people
love meeting others with the same breed. Some people love talking "dogs" all day
long. Everyone loves winning the great prizes and rosettes! Most exhibitors come
early and help each other set up, groom and share information about their breeds.
Some of our shows are at the same site as Canadian Kennel Club shows, and draw
many spectators who flock to the Rare Breed Dog show, to meet your dogs and
learn more about your breed. Rare Breed Shows are very relaxed and informal
compared to CKC shows. There will be others willing to assist you with handling
tips, grooming tips, and lending equipment --- or in some cases, even showing
your your dog for you (if you ask).
Question: What should I bring to a Show?
Answer: You can bring as little as yourself, your dog, collar and leash. It is always
a good idea to bring chairs, bottled water, a dog dish, baggies (too scoop poop),
and a snack. Seasoned exhibitors bring much more for their comfort, and the
comfort of their dogs. Sometime, exhibitors that are showing both days bring
tents and trailers, and camp overnight at the show site.
Question: Do points keep accumulating from year to year?
Answer: The points a dog has earned toward a Championship will accumulate from
year to year. However, the points earned toward the "Top Dog" awards are
tabulated at the end of every show season, giving everyone a chance to win the
award each year.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)