Short Stuff Showmanship

The Short Stuff Showmanship is a pre-Junior Showmanship class similar to AKC's Pee Wee Special Attraction. This class is geared toward children 5–9 years of age. 

The safety of the children is a primary concern.

Each Short Stuff unit consists of the child, his/her parent/guardian/responsible adult, and the dog. Only one Short Stuff unit is in the ring at a time. This is not a competitive class, but rather a fun, learning experience for the child and the adult.


The following guidelines are to be followed: 

  • A dog must be at least four months of age to enter the Short Stuff class.

  • Bitches in season will not be allowed to participate. If pre-entered, a dog may be substituted that meets the eligibility requirements as specified by the club.

  • All dogs entered must have the proper lead and collar.

  • A responsible adult must be present with the child both inside and outside the ring. The adult is to maintain control of the dog outside of the ring.

  • At a Group or Specialty Club Show the dogs must be of the breed(s) eligible for the event

  • The safety of both the dogs and Juniors inside and outside the ring is a primary concern. Outside of the ring, the dog is to be controlled by the adult accompanying the child. An additional lead, provided by the Club, will be at the Judge’s table. At the Judge’s discretion based upon the size of the child and the dog, for safety purposes the adult may be asked to attach a second lead to the dog so both child and adult will walk the dog together.

Enter online using the form to the right or print out the PDF using the link below

and email to

Short Stuff Showmanship Entry

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