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Mush!'s Annual Winter Dog Show

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 4, 2012, 6:25 PM


Mush! Kennels is proud to be hosting our 1st Annual Winter Dog Show! Held in the gorgeous mountains of Teton, Wyoming (near Grand Teton National Park), there are many opportunities for your dogs to win great titles and placings! (:

:new: Due to lack of entries in most of the events, we have decided to move the show, along with the already submitted entries, onto the 2013 show. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who have gotten their entries in.



Deadline:


Pre-registration Date: 12/31/12

Start Date: Now
End Date: 3/31/13

Results Date: 4/1/13

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Pre-registration Form:


Please fill out the following form with the appropriate information for each dog participating in this show, and note it to xMush-Kennelsx or comment below. Be sure to list your kennel name, kennel location (country/state/city), and username with a "dev" ( : dev : *no space*) at the top of your note or comment.

Dog's Show Name:
Dog's Call Name:
Dog's Age:
Dog's Breed:
Dog's Ref Sheet:
Participating in:
Handler:
Good w/ Other Dogs?:
Good w/ People?:
Any Medical Conditions?:
Anything Else We Need to Know?:

The following form must be filled out to keep records of your team. Please be sure to include this in your pre-registration message, whether it be by note or comment.

Number (#) of Dogs:
Number (#) of Handlers/People:
Any Human Medical Conditions?:
Anything Else We Need to Know?:



Requirements:



:bulletblue: Only purebreds are allowed to participate. This includes fictional dA breeds.
:bulletblue: The Conformation event is restricted to Siberian huskies only.
:bulletblue: All dogs entered must be at least 2 months of age. Requirements vary depending on each individual event.
:bulletblue: You may enter in whichever events that you would like, but the results will be at the end of the week so we suggest you stay the whole week. There will be many things to do at the kennel in the meantime. (:
:bulletblue: All dogs participating in any of the events must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and be dewormed.
:bulletblue: All entries must be full bodied, colored and shaded unless otherwise mentioned.
:bulletblue: There is no registration fee, entering is free. (:
:bulletblue: Dogs showing any form of aggression towards the judge(s), its handler, other people or dogs will be disqualified from all events and will be asked to leave (unless it is suggested in the sport they are attending).
:bulletblue: Dogs will be housed indoors inside their own kennels, located at the side of the cabin room. Kennels will be cleaned out and rooms will be tidied every day while guests are out of the area, unless wanted otherwise by the guests.
:bulletblue: All dogs must be kept on leashes at all times, please.
:bulletblue: You may collaborate with someone, but only in the sledding event. All other events must be individual projects. You may commission someone to make an entry for you.



Judges:


:new: We are currently in need of Judges for all events... please let us know if you would like to take part as a judge for the show this year! (:

Conformation Judges:
xMush-Kennelsx
Angel-Creek-Ranch

Agility Judges:
xMush-Kennelsx
Angel-Creek-Ranch

Obedience Judges:
xMush-Kennelsx
HarmonyStables

Search & Rescue Judges:
xMush-Kennelsx
HarmonyStables

Sledding Judges:
xMush-Kennelsx
Angel-Creek-Ranch

Mini-Event Judges:
xMush-Kennelsx
HarmonyStables



Your Stay at Mush! Kennels:



Guest Welcome Basket
Each "team" (meaning handler(s) and their dog(s)) will receive a special "welcome basket" with a key for their cabin rooms, identification tags, custom dog harnesses for their dogs (if entering sledding or another sledding-related sport), custom dog bandannas, as well as dog toys (squeaky toys, pull ropes, plushies, tennis balls, as well as custom stuffed toys of each of the participating dogs, etc.) and treats.

Image of Welcome basket preview coming soon...

The Cabins
Each "team" will be given a large room to stay in for the week. A luxurious indoor cabin with two king-sized beds, a study desk with a laptop and high speed internet access, a small kitchen, living area with two sofas, plasma screen TV with cable, and a cozy fireplace too. A bathroom with a whirlpool spa tub, a shower and two sinks is also inside this beautiful modern cabin, with a toilet in a separate room.
Three gourmet meals are served to our guests every day. A menu is located in the drawer by each nightstand. If you would like to order something else than what is on the menu for that meal, please call the number provided. We have many choices to choose from if the scheduled meal does not satisfy you.
Even the dogs have their own areas! A quantity of five (5) 8' x 8' x 8' Indoor kennels are waiting for your doggies, each including large-sized plush dog beds, a set of food and water bowls, additional chew toys, a rawhide bone, dog food of your choice, and a leash to match each dog's custom bandanna (received in the Welcome basket). All these items of course, are yours to keep! ^^ Each kennel gate has a doggy door at the entrance, as well as another doggy door that leads the dogs outside to socialize with each other or to relieve themselves. Since it's winter though, outdoor access may be limited accordingly. All doggy doors may be adjusted however you would like.
Please note: We also provide rooms with one (1) indoor kennel, two (2) indoor kennels, three (3) as well... if you have more than five (5) dogs, not to worry! We have rooms with more kennels included as well. (:

Dog Training Areas:
You may use our indoor, as well as outdoor training areas to your advantage if you so desire this. We have both small and large sizes of training areas available. Our agility training course is outdoors only, so if you're up to training in weather, go for it! (:

(More will come soon for this section...)


:snowflake:Day 1 - Conformation:snowflake:



Weather: It is cold outside, approximately 10° F, with light precipitation of snow. Inside the building it is room temperature.

Setting: Large indoor arena, pure blue carpetting with white fencing (nw-racing-kennels.deviantart.c….
Example(s): www.blogcdn.com/www.pawnation.…, nbcsportsmedia1.msnbc.com/j/NB…, www.thedogfiles.com/wp-content…


Age Requirement(s): All purebred dogs at least 6 months of age.

Any Restrictions?: Purebred Siberian huskies Only…

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Classes:

Puppy Class - for puppies 6 months to 18 months of age.

Open Class - for adult dogs over the age of 18 months old.

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How you will be Judged:

All entries are judged mainly based upon the amount of effort/creativity put into the entry. You will be judged based on the following...

:bulletblue: Effort/Creativity - 20 pts.
:bulletblue: Background - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Details/Shading - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Dog Matches Breed Standard - 10 pts.
:bulletblue: Handler Included - 5 pts.
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:bulletblue: Extra "Gaiting" Image - 20 pts.
:bulletblue: Story - 10 pts.
:bulletblue: Chrizaan (Me) included in Story - 5 pts.

Total Points Possible: 100 pts.

(*All additional entry pictures will give you 10 pts. each)
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Awards/Titles to Win:

BIS (Best in Show) - Title Prefix, Red, White and Blue Rosette, 50 :points:
RBIS (Reserve Best in Show) - Title Prefix, Red Rosette, 20 :points:

BPIS (Best Puppy in Show) - Title Prefix, Blue Rosette, 30 :points:
RBPIS (Reserve Best Puppy in Show) - Title Prefix, Red Rosette, 15 :points:

BOS (Best of Opposite Sex) - Red and White Rosette, 20 :points:
Etc. (Other placings, e.g. 2nd of males, 3rd of females, etc.) – Rosette (Color varies), up to 10 :points:

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How This Works:

There will be one main round for all participating dogs and puppies. Judging for the next round will take place on December 1st, unless otherwise stated before then. Winners of this round will go on to the next round to compete for the title of Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show. One additional entry must be drawn of each winning dog in order to qualify for the 2nd and final judging of the day.



:snowflake:Day 2 - Agility:snowflake:



Weather: A slightly chilly day today, yet not too cold. A jacket will be enough to keep warm. The sun is out and small piles or melting snow can be found scattered around the area. Dogs with short-haired coats should be fine without any doggy sweaters.

Setting: Located in the outdoor arena, the agility course is set up and equipped for experienced dogs and handlers, with jumps, tunnels, an A-frame, star chute, tire jump, pause table, see-saw, weave poles and a dog walk.

Age Requirement(s): All purebred dogs at least 2 years of age.

Any Restrictions?: None.

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How you will be Judged:

All entries are judged mainly based upon the amount of effort/creativity put into the entry. You will be judged based on the following...

:bulletblue: Effort/Creativity - 20 pts.
:bulletblue: Background - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Details/Shading - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Story - 20 pts.
:bulletblue: Chrizaan (Me) included in Story - 5 pts.

Total Points Possible: 75 pts.

(*All additional entry pictures will give you 10 pts. each)
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Awards/Titles to Win:

1st Place - "AX" Title, Blue Rosette, 30 :points:
2nd Place - "ADX" Title, Red Rosette, 10 :points:
3rd Place - Yellow Rosette, 5 :points:

All participants will earn the "CD" (Companion Dog) title. (:

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How This Works:

There will be only one judging round for this event. Writing a story for this event is crucial for one's success, as it depicts on how you do in the competition. Remember to make it creative! ;D
Judges will judge according to the system that they are given. The dog with the highest score/most votes will win accordingly.



:snowflake:Day 3 - Obedience:snowflake:



Weather: It's a rather cold day today, colder than yesterday yet warmer than the day before that. Snow is present on the ground, but there is no sign of any snow falling. Mild gusts of cold wind can make it feel colder than it is, so it's best to get inside as soon as you can. There is not a single storm cloud in the sky, simply just light mists of condensation here and there.

Setting: This event will be taking place indoors, in the Obedience arena located to the south of the Conformation arena. This building is smaller than the Conformation building, about medium in size. There are polished wooden floors with a fancy blue-greenish wallpaper.

Age Requirement(s): All purebred dogs at least 4 months of age.

Any Restrictions?: None.

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How you will be Judged:

All entries are judged mainly based upon the amount of effort/creativity put into the entry. You will be judged based on the following...

:bulletblue: Effort/Creativity - 20 pts.
:bulletblue: Background - 10 pts.
:bulletblue: Details/Shading - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Story - 25 pts.
:bulletblue: Chrizaan (Me) included in Story - 5 pts.

Total Points Possible: 75 pts.

(*All additional entry pictures will give you 10 pts. each)

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Tricks to be Performed:
(This is in order...)

:bulletblue: Sit
:bulletblue: Lie Down
:bulletblue: Stay
:bulletblue: Speak
:bulletblue: Paw Shake -or- High five
:bulletblue: Roll Over
:bulletblue: Beg
:bulletblue: Jump up and spin
:bulletblue: "Free Performance" (This is where you have an additional 30 seconds to impress the judges with a trick... or several tricks, that aren't required in the competition)
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Awards/Titles to Win:

1st Place - "ODX" (Obedience Dog Excellent) Title, Blue Rosette, 30 :points:
2nd Place - "ODS" (Obedience Dog Superior) Title, Red Rosette, 10 :points:
3rd Place - Yellow Rosette, 5 :points:

All dogs who participate will recieve an "OD" (Obedience Dog) title! (:
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How This Works:

There will be only one judging round for this event. Writing a story for this event is crucial for one's success, as it depicts on how you do in the competition. Remember to make it creative! ;D
You and your dog have one and a half minutes to perform all the tricks above; this includes the free performance.
Judges will judge according to the system that they are given. The dog with the highest score/most votes will win accordingly.



:snowflake:Day 4 - Search & Rescue :snowflake:



Weather: Very cold outside today, several feet of snow is on the ground today due to the snow storm last night. There are many clouds in the sky, with a little bit of sun shining through. It is difficult to get around in some areas, as the snow is deep in certain areas. Because of the condition, we are only allowing medium-sized + dogs with double coats to participate.

Setting: Located in a thickly-wooded area of birch trees, the snow is deep and the wind is blowing in different directions (on the openly-paved path). The path is wide enough for about three people to stand shoulder to shoulder, and is covered with a tightly-packed, salted snow texture.

Age Requirement(s): All purebred dogs at least 2 years of age.

Any Restrictions?: Dog must be thoroughly-trained in SAR. Only medium-sized + dogs with a minimum of double coat may participate, due to weather condition.

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How you will be Judged:

All entries are judged mainly based upon the amount of effort/creativity put into the entry. You will be judged based on the following...

:bulletblue: Effort/Creativity - 20 pts.
:bulletblue: Background - 10 pts.
:bulletblue: Details/Shading - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Story - 25 pts.
:bulletblue: Chrizaan (Me) included in Story - 5 pts.

Total Points Possible: 75 pts.

(*All additional entry pictures will give you 10 pts. each)
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Awards/Titles to Win:

1st Place - "SRDX" (Search & Rescue Dog Excellent) Title, Blue Rosette, 30 :points:
2nd Place - "SRDS" (Search & Rescue Dog Superior) Title, Red Rosette, 10 :points:
3rd Place - Yellow Rosette, 5 :points:

All participants will earn the "SRD" (Search & Rescue Dog) title. (:

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How This Works:

There will be only one judging round for this event. Writing a story for this event is crucial for one's success, as it depicts on how you do in the competition. Remember to make it creative! ;D
Your dog will have up to four minutes to track and find the missing person, as well as to notify their handler of the person's location.
*Please Note: Each dog will receive a different person with a different scent to track. Each situation, location, and missing person will be different. It is up to you to come up with a unique story and situation. Be creative! Coming up with a creative, unique test for your dog will be very important towards the points you receive.

Judges will judge according to the system that they are given. The dog with the highest score/most votes will win accordingly.



:snowflake:Day 5 -Sledding:snowflake:



Weather: Not the coldest today (in the morning at least), although the temperature is to drop later in the afternoon. A strong snow storm, although not too violent, is estimated to hit the area around 6:00 pm. Teams should be more than halfway done with the trail by this time.

Setting: Located in the wooded areas a few miles from the mountains, birch trees surround the route. There are several obstacles in the way of your team. These include a fallen tree, an area of very deep snow, slippery ice, and a snow storm later in the day.

Age Requirement(s): All purebred dogs at least 2 years of age.

Any Restrictions?: All dogs must be thoroughly-trained and appropriately-placed in the team, and must be that of at least the minimum age. Dog must weigh at least 35 lbs. and have a double coat, to protect them from the harsh weather conditions. Sledding boots (quantity of four (4) per dog on the team) must be at least present in the sled, if not worn by the dogs. Musher should wear a thick, protective jacket with a hood and be wearing their team number on the front and the back of their jacket. Food for both Musher and his/her dogs must be equipped in the sled, as well as a first-aid kit, lantern, flashlight, and blanket. Each team must have a minimum of four (4) dogs.

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How you will be Judged:

All entries are judged mainly based upon the amount of effort/creativity put into the entry. You will be judged based on the following...

:bulletblue: Effort/Creativity - 20 pts.
:bulletblue: Background - 10 pts.
:bulletblue: Details/Shading - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Story - 25 pts.
:bulletblue: Chrizaan (Me) included in Story - 5 pts.

Total Points Possible: 75 pts.

(*All additional entry pictures will give you 10 pts. each)
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Awards/Titles to Win:

1st Place - "SDX" (Sled Dog Excellent) Title, Blue Rosette, 30 :points:
2nd Place - "SDS" (Sled Dog Superior) Title, Red Rosette, 10 :points:
3rd Place - Yellow Rosette, 5 :points:

All participants will earn the "SD" (Sled Dog) title. (:

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How This Works:

There will be only one judging round for this event. Writing a story for this event is crucial for one's success, as it depicts on how you do in the competition. Remember to make it creative! ;D
The race will start at 4:00 pm. The team to make it back first will win! (:
The race should not take more than four hours. If a team takes longer than 8 to 9 hours (due to the storm), a search party will go looking for them. Remember, the snow storm will be estimated to affect the area around 6:00 pm. The violence of the storm is not expected to be severe, but in case it is too much for your team to handle, you may camp out in your current area at the time of the storm and wait for things to clear up. The storm should last for about an hour.
*Please Note: Be sure NOT to mention which place your team comes in, or you will be disqualified. Also, writing a creative situation with the information that was provided above is important to you earning points towards your entry. A creative story and situation, will result in a better placing. ^^

Judges will judge according to the system that they are given. The dog with the highest score/most votes will win accordingly.



:snowflake:Day 6 –Mini Events/Activities:snowflake:



Weather: Warmer out today, despite the snowstorm the day before. The sun is out and shining, and has melted some of the snow. There is no wind draft and most of the snow is expected to be melted by early afternoon.

Setting: Located both indoors and outdoors near the activities center, the day has been planned to be a lot of fun for our guests today!

Age Requirement(s): All purebred dogs at least 2 months of age.

Any Restrictions?: None.

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How you will be Judged:

All entries are judged mainly based upon the amount of effort/creativity put into the entry. You will be judged based on the following...

:bulletblue: Effort/Creativity - 30 pts.
:bulletblue: Background - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Details/Shading - 10 pts.
:bulletblue: Story - 15 pts.
:bulletblue: Chrizaan (Me) included in Story - 5 pts.

Total Points Possible: 75 pts.

(*No additional entries allowed… only one entry per dog/team.)
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Awards/Titles to Win:
(For each mini event)

1st Place – (Award of Best Couple, Cutest Puppy, Prettiest Female, etc.), Certificate, Blue Rosette, 10 :points:
2nd Place - Red Rosette, 5 :points:
3rd Place - Yellow Rosette

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How This Works:

There will be only one judging round for this event. Making your entry creative and unique for this event is crucial for one's success, as it depicts on how you do in the competition. Remember to make it creative! ;D
Judges will judge according to the system that they are given. The dog with the highest score/most votes will win accordingly.

Mini Events List:

Cutest Couple -
Description: Feeling the puppy love in the air? Draw your dogs together and they might receive the award for "Cutest Couple!" 8D
Award to Win: "Cutest Couple"
Restrictions?: Must be at least 18 months old; male and female, no male-male or female-female couples. No couples of related backgrounds (ex. Siblings, half-siblings, cousins, uncle/niece, mother/son, father/daughter, etc.)

Handsomest Male -
Description: Think you've got the handsomest male in DARPG? Well, now's your chance to prove it! (:  
Award to Win: "Handsomest Male"
Restrictions?: Must be male, and at least 18 months old

Prettiest Female -
Description: Think you've got the prettiest female in DARPG? Well, now's your chance to prove it! (:
Award to Win: "Prettiest Female"
Restrictions?: Must be female, and at least 18 months old

Cutest Puppy –
Description: Draw your puppy doing something cute!
Award to Win: "Cutest Puppy"
Restrictions?: All participating puppies must be one year and under.

Best Costume –
Description:  Feeling creative? Design the best costume for your dog and win a prize!
Award to Win: "Best Costume"
Restrictions?:  Costume must be winter-themed. 

Winter King & Queen –
Description:  Coming soon... 
Award to Win: "Winter King"/"Winter Queen" and DARPG Couple of the Year (Will be from the same team)
Restrictions?: Siberian huskies only…
Please Note: This mini contest will be different from the others… there will only be one pair of 1st place winners, and the prize will be doubled; 20 :points:, w/ a two (2) certificates, a golden ribbon, and a blue and silver ribbon.
This mini event is the most important of the mini events, and is given out once every year to the selected DARPG Siberian husky couple. They will receive two awards.
This mini event MAY have more than one entry submitted. BOTH dogs must be on every entry. There is no limit to the amount of entries for this mini event.




:snowflake:Day 7 – Results & Dinner Party :snowflake:



Weather: Rather nice out today… not a single cloud in sight! The sun is out and shining and most of the snow has melted by now. It's expected to be around 50° F by mid-afternoon, and is expected to stay that way until around 7:00 pm, where it grows cooler by about 10° F each hour.

Setting: Location for the Dinner party is located inside the main building (north of the Conformation building). There are many party balloons, of all colors, scattered throughout the room. There are many round white party tables neatly scattered throughout the large room. Each chair is reserved for a certain guest, with teams sitting next to each other. Flags of every country participating hang up near the roof, parallel of each other. By the entrance, a large "Welcome" banner hangs to greet everyone who enters.

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How This Works:

The dinner party, located in the main building of the competitions area, will start at 6:30 pm with the actual dinner. This will not be a formal party. It will be casual and inviting, yet not formal and high class. A variety of foods will be served (includes Prime Rib, Pork, Turkey, Chicken and/or Cheeseburger or Pizza, w/ Potatoes, Spaghetti, Vegetable Soup, and other foods (including foreign cuisines), of which each guest may choose. Soda, Lemonade, Coffee, and Fruit Punch will be served as well. Several cakes (including Chocolate, Vanilla, Ice cream cake, and Confetti) will be served. Desserts such as Apple pie, Ice cream, Doggy Cupcakes, etc. will also be served for those who have a sweet tooth! (:

Once everyone has had their fill (around 7:00 to 7:15 pm), the results will be announced. We will start with the Conformation Winners, starting from the lowest placing to the highest, which would be Best in Show. Best Puppy in Show will be announced before Best in Show. The order from that will go like this: (first to last of those mentioned… other placings under the "Etc." sections will be accounced first) Best of Opposite Sex, Reserve Best Puppy in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Puppy in Show, Best in Show.
The announcements will be made according to the days in order. For example, Day One will be announced first. The mini shows will be announced last, as they are Day Six events.
The last award to be announced, will be that of the "DARPG Winter King and Queen" of the year.

Please Note: Dogs will not be permitted inside of this building. Instead of having to stay in the lodge kennels, they will be allowed to spend the afternoon in the dog park and activity center with four of our special dog trainers. These trainers will make sure that your dogs are comfortable, happy, and safe throughout their entire visit there. If there is anything that may prevent your dog(s) from being social with the other dogs at the park, please let us know. We will have a separate place for them to be kept busy away from other dogs then.

*More info will be added on this soon…

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BlackMoonKennels Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can still enter yes?
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xMush-Kennelsx Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For this Winter's competition, yes. ^^
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BlackMoonKennels Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome I need to get all my dogs active before I get sent to boot camp
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Coplins Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Was this not judged?
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xMush-Kennelsx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Due to lack of entries last winter, I've decided to combine the entries of last year, with those of this year. (:
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BlackMoonKennels Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
since it got extended i can enter more dogs right? should i redgister them now?
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xMush-Kennelsx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep (: You can go ahead and register them next time the show opens. ^^
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BlackMoonKennels Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay doky :)
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Angel-Creek-Ranch Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
uhm dearie the show is over and judging was supposed to happen.... xD i can still help judge if you note me the images submitted though....
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xMush-Kennelsx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I posted in the "new" section of how, due to lack of entries last year, I am taking all the existing entries and putting them into this year's show. Thanks anyway, though. XD
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