Saturday 11th May 2019

The purpose of the Siberian Husky Sled Dog Showcase

The ‘Siberian Husky Sled Dog Showcase’ was designed by Abby Fallis in 2012 as a dog show for working Siberian Huskies to be judged to the same breed standard as (often non-working) show dogs.  It’s a place where Mushers can show off their sled dogs to judges who themselves have many years experience working with sled dogs, ie other mushers.  The idea was to have a three judge panel – one each for sprint, mid-distance and distance, as well as judges with knowledge of different pedigrees and bloodlines.  Unlike kennel club shows, the dogs are evaluated as sled dogs.  They are given an evaluation based on performance, structure, movement, conditioning, temperament and overall impression.

The Sleddog Sports Association of Southwestern Ontario is honoured to present the next Siberian Husky Sled Dog Showcase in partnership with the Siberian Husky Club of Canada (SHCC) which will be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 in Underwood, Ontario.

Our three judges for the 2019 showcase are:

The showcase is shared between Canada and the US on opposite years.  This is to allow mushers time to work with their dogs and gain titles and credits between events.

Classes to be offered for Registered Purebred Siberian huskies are:
Untitled Sled Dog Male
Untitled Sled Dog Female
WD Working Dog (all levels)
SD Sled Dog (All levels SD, SDX, SDU(O))
Veteran
Plus an Open Class*

The top winner from each class will compete for BIS Best in Show and a runner up will be awarded Reserve best in show.

*For the first time ever, we will be offering an unregistered fun class for Open Class (mixed breed dogs or other Purebreds) that owners wish to be evaluated. This specialised class will not be eligible for BIS Best in Show, but the top four winners will be awarded with rosettes.

After the dog show on Saturday, tickets will be available for a dinner and presentation by Ann Stead.  The event will conclude with a mini 2-mile fun race the following day, Sunday 12th May 2019, at a nearby location.

Please Note:  Entries must be received by April 19th 2019 at 9.00 pm (EST)

►ONLINE ENTRY FORM (for e-transfer/Paypal payments) – Click here

Directions to the Sled Dog Showcase:

Underwood Community Centre, 1240 6 Concession, Tiverton, ON N0G 2T0