WEST AUSTRALIAN WORKING SHEEPDOG ASSOCIATION
MEMO TO ROYAL SHOW JUDGES
AMENDMENTS TO ARENA TRIAL RULES FOR JUDGING AT PERTH ROYAL SHOW
Rule 8: Dogs casting before time-
No disqualification......penalty 5 points
Rule 10: Crossing-
No disqualification.......penalty 5 points
Rule 12: Stopping or walking backwards-
No disqualification.....penalty 5 points
Rule 15: Competitor leaving ring before sheep have negotiated obstacle-
No disqualification....penalty loss of obstacle points
Rule 21: Biting-
Dogs will be disqualified ONLY if they cause injury
Reminder: Rule 6 still applies-neither sheep nor dog should be abused, nor the public offended.
Rule 25: If any competitor wishes to retire, he should take the sheep to the pen on the edge of the arena-with any dog. NO forfeiture of ALL points. Score remains as at termination of trial with a further penalty of 10 points.
N.J.Webb, President 13/9/88