How Dog Shows Work

Best in Show is determined each day at the Celtic Classic. Each day is its own self standing show.

The judging at a dog show can get a bit confusing to the beginner.  Below is a chart to help you understand how every dog is judged and the progression to the climax of the day’s event – Individual Breeds run through the day. Best in Groups is scheduled to start at 3:15 PM each day and then is followed by The Best in Show!

The Dog Show Superintendents Association has put together an excellent booklet explaining the “the dog fancy” in general. It’s an ideal reference for beginners, both exhibitors and guests. You can download the 24-page booklet in PDF format.

Last Update – March 16, 2022