General Specialty Rules & Policies

  • Events Center will be available to exhibitors at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
  • No crates are allowed to remain in the ring area or on surrounding grass areas overnight. Crates may remain in the attached grooming area but dogs MAY NOT.
  • No gasoline or diesel generators are permitted inside any building or within 100 feet of any tent in which this dog show is conducted.
  • Crating space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Show Committee reserves the right to remove any roped-off areas and allocate crate and grooming space, if necessary.
  • An Event Committee hearing may be held for any hotel complaint including failure to clean up after your dog and destruction of hotel property.
  • All rights to advertise, photograph, promote or otherwise exploit the event are vested in the show-giving club. All persons and animals on the show grounds at any time while the shows are in progress do, by attending these shows, grant to the clubs the right to photograph, televise, videotape, audio tape or otherwise use their likeness and voice in any manner without further release or consent.
  • Dogs need be present only for scheduled judging and will be released if not needed for further judging. Dogs must be ready for judging. Neither the club nor its Show Secretary will be responsible or obligated to furnish any service for notifying exhibitors or their agents of Breed or Class Judging. Judges need not wait for any dog holding up a class. Owners or agents alone are responsible for the presence of their dogs in the judging rings.
  • Exhibitors and handlers will be held responsible for clean conditions in and around their crates.
  • The Clubs, their members and Executive Boards, will use due care and diligence for the welfare of dogs and exhibitors; but as such will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained by exhibitors, handlers, or to any of their dogs or property and further assume no responsibility for injury to children. All persons attending these dog shows hereby waive any claim for damages against the Border Collie Society of America or Purina Farms or its members or employees in the event a motor vehicle must be entered to rescue a dog from overheating or suffocation due to improper ventilation.
  • No one is permitted anywhere that is marked “Employees Only” and/or “No Admittance”.
  • Please observe the marked “Exercise Area” and “No Dogs” areas around the hotel grounds and the show site.
  • Handlers are expected to clean up promptly after their dogs.
  • Pooper-scoopers and refuse cans will be provided both at the Headquarters Hotel and the show site.