showing your LARGE munsterlander
RESULTS / CRITIQUES / EVENTS
Large Munsterlanders have classes in championship shows and open shows up and down the country. The Club itself hosts two open events - one in February and one in October - as well as a championship show in June.
When showing we are asking the judge to measure our dog against the Kennel Club standard for the breed. The competition in the ring is only part of the reason why so many people enjoy dog shows. It is a good day out for you and your dog, plus you will meet many friendly and like-minded people.
If you would like to try your hand at showing the first thing to think about is training - for both you and your dog. There are many clubs which specialise in Ringcraft classes that can teach you how to prepare and present your dog for the show ring.
Open shows are open to all registered pedigree dogs and are often considered as the first step to serious dog showing. They can be an excellent place to improve your skills, as the atmosphere can be quite relaxed and they provide a good opportunity to speak to other people involved in the activity.
You will often find that Large Munsterlanders do not have scheduled classes at Open Shows, which means that when we do have classes, we must support them as much as we can or they may be taken away.
Championship shows are the highest level of dog show in the UK. They are open to all exhibitors but there is a higher level of competition, as it is here that in certain breeds of dog can win a Challenge Certificate (also known as CCs, or tickets) and may also qualify for Crufts.
A Challenge Certificate is awarded to the dog that the judge believes is the best dog and the best bitch within each breed on the day. The judge will only award the CC if they believe that the winning dog is of such outstanding merit as to be worthy of the title of Champion. Any dog that wins three CCs (under three different judges) is awarded the title of Champion, which is one of the highest accolades in the show world.