2017 Show Schedule



    Aug. 25-27.            Kentucky    ASDR Bluegrass Showdown (Club show)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Sept. 29 - Oct. 1    Illinois         ASDR Prairie State Classic    (stand alone ASDR)

    October 7 - 8         New Mexico    (club show - Carol Zamora)

    October 20-22       Oklahoma       (club show-Karla Dimick)    ASDR Cowboy Classic










This last year was such a learning experience, sometimes we were all pulling our hair out trying to get things to come out right.  We made it and we learned from it.  Hopefully what we learned will help us change things up this year.  If we continue to work together, it should fall into place without too much stress.

We will still be giving each club $500 at least one month before the show, to use as you need for your show and we will be paying for the conformation judge and travel.  We must approve your conformation judge as well as your performance judges.

Keep in mind that we (ASDR) hire your conformation judges so no one has to miss showing because they hired the judges, and we must approve the performance judges as well. 

In 2016 we tried out having everyone be responsible for sending their score sheets for all Championships and titles by lowering the fees for the sponsored show and having the participants submit their forms to the show secretary and pay a fee at that time.   That didn’t work out well, as we are still waiting on some paperwork.  So, we are going back to the old way for conformation.  The title certificates will be mailed to you after the show secretary receives the information from the show coordinator.   No extra fees for the conformation titles at ASDR stand alone or sponsored shows, the fee still stands for other conformation show organizations you participate in and performance. 

Because of the number of dogs competing, we are reducing the number of performance trials per show to one each for agility and rally. Two q’s will still be required to complete a title level.  You will be responsible for keeping your Performance q’s organized and submitting them to the show secretary with $10 per title fee.  Make sure that you receive your score sheets before you leave every show.  We will have copies, but it is so much easier for you to keep track yourself.  Please send forms to the show secretary by regular mail rather than fax or email.  You will receive your title certificates by mail.

For each club, we will provide flat ribbons for 3 places and q ribbons for performance.   You will be responsible for any rosettes or other awards.  At the same time, you receive the ribbons, you will also receive 10 junior showmanship trophies (if more than 10 are entered, these can be gotten quickly as they are a stock award).  These trophies and Ribbons will be replenished at each show as needed.  We also will send armband number holders for each show. 

You will need to close your entries 2 weeks in advance of your shows and get the entry information to Kale so that she can enter them on the spread sheet and make out the arm bands and score sheets.  You will be required to use our spread sheet and our score sheets, no exceptions.   You can take late entries but you will be responsible for getting all that information to Kale.  Extra arm bands and blank score sheets will be included in your packet before the show.

Classes for ASDR shows are as follows, and must run in this order.

Puppies 3-6 months, 6-9 month and 9-12 month, divided by male and female. 

Pick best male/female puppy from the winners of those classes.  To Pick Best of Breed puppy, the best male and best female will show together.  One is picked Best of Breed, the other is best opposite. 

Adults—1-3 year and 3-6 year, divided into male and female.   The progression is the same as for puppies.  We do not have a champion class; all dogs show together in their appropriate age group, as our championship program is by levels.  We do have a new Champion of Champions special class, which is for Grand Elite Dogs only. 

Best of breed Bred by Exhibitor:  The judges books will be marked with a BB for Bred by.  Most of the time BB coincides with best of breed, but  should the Best of Breed dog not be a bred by the prize automatically goes to the Best Opposite, or to the second-place dog if neither of them are bred by.  Both Puppy and adult best of breed bred by from all breeds will show together for best in show bred by exhibitor.

Best in show will be chosen from the best of breed from the breeds available at the show.  No reserve BIS are picked. There will be a BIS puppy and adult Best in Show Bred by Exhibitor follows this same process, except both puppy and adult BOB BBE show together for this.

Veterans—all dogs over 6 years old are considered veteran.  Veteran classes will run as the others do, with males showing after adult male classes and females showing after adult female classes. A BOB will be chosen and a BIS will be chosen.

There should also be an Altered class available at each show, following the same format as Veterans classes. 

The top ten will also be your show official's responsibility to compute.  You will be sent a form for each dog entered that is relatively easy to use.  Be sure and read the Top ten/five rules beforehand.  




Point System

(Formerly Top Dog Program)

Top Ten dogs - shown by adult.

First place dog will be designated Top Dog, Second place dog will be Reserve.  All overs receive Top ten recognition.



Top Five dogs - shown by junior (under 18 years).

First place dog will designated Top Dog, Second place dog will be Reserve.  All overs receive Top ten recognition.



* As per rules listed, dogs running for Top Ten Adult or Top Five Junior must compete in everything available. There will be no exceptions.

* Juniors will be scored against juniors only.

* Dog must be shown in all performance events throughout season by the same person for points to count.  May be shown by another person in conformation when multiple dogs of the same age and sex are being shown by the same person.  

* Senior and Altered dogs can show in Top Ten  and Top five.

* Intent to try for Top Ten/Top Five must be declared upon entry.

* Points will be calculated at stand alone and sponsored shows only. 

* Points will be accumulated toward year end awards.



1st place in class = 25 pts with competition

(without competition = 15pts)

2nd place in class = 15 pts

3rd place in class = 10 pts

Participation = 5 pts.


BOB = additional 10 pts

BOS= additional 5 pts.

BIS  = additional 10 pts

(Veterans and Altered in competition will be scored from their division as well)


Performance Classes (Agility and Rally)

Juniors and adults scored separately

1st place = 25 pts

2nd place = 15 pts

3rd place = 10 pts

Participation = 5 pts

Non-qualifying runs will receive participation points only.

Dogs running with no competition, that have a qualifying run, will receive 15 points (plus appropriate Level points below)

Additional points if you are competing in one of these levels and have a qualifying score.

Level 1—5 pts

Level 2—10 pts

Level 3—15 pts

Level 4—20 pts

Level 5—25 pts

Level 6--30 pts 






In the future we plan to add trials to our shows, but in the meantime we will continue with the required Herding Instinct Tests. 

HIC points (25, 15, 10) will be distributed as follows.  All dogs with a high instinct will get 25 points, medium will receive 15 points, and all others during 2017 will receive 10 points.  Judge will award a top Herding prize only for the dogs showing the highest instinct in their opinion.   No extra points are given. 


High scoring overall performance dog, Junior and Adult handler = additional 15 pts.


CGC--25 pts for passing

These points will carry over and count toward final score only at shows where CGC is available. There is no need to take it again at each show. Outside CGC will also count at shows were CGC is availableYou must bring copy of the certificate as proof for points to count.

Agility—beginner class may show on leash but cannot qualify for Title leg. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place beginner level dogs will earn points (25, 15 & 10) toward top dog.  All remaining beginner dogs will receive 5 participation points.

Dogs working on agility titles must show off lead.  They will compete after beginner class, with the following award placements:  1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will receive points (25,15, & 10 ) toward Top Dog/Top Ten.  Dogs not receiving a qualifying score will be given 5 participation points only.  Extra points are given for dogs completing a qualifying score for Level 2-5 pts, Level 3-10 pts, Level 4-15 pts, Level 5-20 pts, Level 6, 25 pts. 


Rally Obedience— All levels of Rally will compete for Title Levels, and points for Top dog/top Ten, if they choose. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each level will earn points (25, 15, 10) toward top dog.  Dogs not receiving a qualifying score will be given participation points only.  Extra points are given for dogs completing a qualifying score for Level 2-5 pts, Level 3-10 pts, Level 4-15 pts, Level 5-20 pts, Level 6, 25 pts.      









   We at American Stock Dog registry are very happy to see more and more folks showing their dogs, whether at one of our stand alone  or sponsored shows or the other venues available to our great herding dogs.

    American Stock Dog Registry has a Championship program that dogs of all ages can participate in.  We hope that everyone will take advantage of this no matter where you live.

    We have expanded the  locations of our shows, just give us time and we are sure will be in your area soon. Until then, take advantage of one of the many other venues to start getting points for your dogs.  We accept points gained at IABCA, ICKC, ARBA, ICE,  and MASCA stand alone shows in the United States. Basically you can use your Win Sheets at any show you go to.   In Canada and Europe check with us first to be sure.  

    Kale Petrone is our show secretary.  If you have questions you can contact her at showsecretary@americanstockdog.org. Send win sheets to the following address: Kale Petrone,  23801 Mt. Olive Rd,   Marshall, MO 65340.  Please send by regular mail, not fax or email.  Be sure to keep a copy for your records. 

   Payment of the processing fee may be made by Paypal or check if you prefer.  Paypal payments should be sent to admin@americanstockdog.org.  The fee is $10 per level for any points gathered from an outside show venue.   There will also be a $10 fee per level of performance.    If you are using paypal, please include the transaction number with your paperwork so we can link it up. 

  You will receive a Championship Certificate in the mail for all Levels adult and puppy,  Once the dog shows and completes a level as an adult the Ch notation  will be added to your dog's info online.  You will not get a new copy papers unless you request it and pay an extra $10 fee for reprint.  

  Championships with American Stock Dog Registry start with Level 1 Ch, Level 2 Ch and Elite Ch.  You may continue with Elite Ch in Bronze Silver and Gold, with the final leg awarded after competing in at least 2 ASDR shows, either stand alone, or a sponsored show.  Dogs under 12 months of age receive puppy championships.    Those will not be added to the papers, only adult Level Ch will be added.  If you receive a level 1 puppy championship, you start adult as level 2.   At an ASDR stand alone show you will receive one level of championship as long as your dog receives 180 points out of a possible 200 pts.  When using other venues, your dog must receive 200 points to advance.   Points are accumulated as follows:



Class Wins                      Winners dog/  Bitch                   Best of  Winners                Best of Breed       Best  Opposite              Group            Best in Show

 20 = 1st                                              15                                         20                             25                               20                          25                    30        

15 = 2nd                                                                                                                                                                                                                

10= 3rd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              





Please send win sheets to:  Kale Petrone

                                            23801 Mt. Olive Rd.

                                            Marshall, MO 65340




General Showing Rules




    All dogs must be currently registered with American Stock Dog Registry.  Pending dogs will be allowed with permission from ASDR.  

    All participants must present a current health certificate if your state requires it (remember it is law in most states when traveling across state lines), rabies shot (if required by age) and a copy of their shot record (your own shot record is fine, if you give your own shots) and current rabies vaccination if over 12 weeks (again state law) when signing in for the show. Dogs will not be admitted to the show area without these.

    All dogs will be measured at check in if height requirements are part of breed standard. ASDR official will be measuring the dogs, and their word is final.  This is for dogs 9 months or older.  Dogs competing in performance will be measured at the age of 12 months and will be issued a permenant height card.  

    Females in season are allowed to participate, but care must be be taken to not distract other competitors. They will run last.  Exercise is allowed, but must be away from other dogs. This rule falls under sportsmanlike conduct and should be viewed by officials as such.

   No alcohol is to be consumed on show grounds during show.  This also falls under sportsmanlike conduct. 



    Exhibitors may hand stack their dogs.

    Bait may be used, but is never to be thrown in the ring. If dropped it must be picked up.

    Exhibitor observed throwing bait or not picking up dropped bait will be dismissed from the ring.

    Small comb or brush are the only grooming tools allowed in the ring.

    Squeakers and Clickers are not allowed in the show ring .

    Please clean up after your dog in the ring and surrounding areas.



    Be on time for your class. Exhibitors are expected to be ready for their class. Numbers will be called with one reminder, and then the class will be closed.

    Dogs will be evaluated both while gaited and stacked. In order to be properly evaluated, the dog must be compared to the standard while stacked to assess its conformation and gaited to determine the efficiency and athleticism of the dog’s movement.

    Working dogs are not to be penalized for scars or injuries.

    Dogs should be penalized for deviations from the breed standard.

    The following are NOT allowed and can be grounds for disqualification:

       - Altering of nose, eye or lip pigment color.

       - Gluing ears to alter their natural placement.

    The Judge shall have the right to disqualify any owner or handler for misconduct, or any dog for growling, snapping or fighting.


    Handlers are responsible for their conduct and personal appearance.


    During performance events, we encourage people to watch, but care must be taken to not distract the dogs performing.   No dogs around the ringside unless preparing to go in the ring.  Dogs must be crated away from the performance ring.  Cheering after performance is encouraged!!!


    Show committee or Judge has the right to request that a handler or spectator be removed from the show site for unsportsmanlike behavior. (Attempting to distract another competitors dog by throwing or dropping bait would be a prime example of this type of behavior.)


    Any person intimidating, threatening or injuring a show participant, Judge, club officer or ASDR representative will be barred for no less than one (1) year up to life from any ASDR licensed event.


    The Judge’s decision is final. The Judge's scorecard will give an outline of their impression of the dog. Any exhibitor may question the Judge concerning their decision after the completion of the class in which the exhibitor’s dog is entered. Such questions shall be presented in a sportsmanlike manner.