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The Entry Line
First Time Visitors
How do I enter a show online?
Register. You must be registered with our service to enter a show
online. Click 'Not yet a member?' on the left side bar of any page or on the
homepage. You will be asked to fill out some personal information necessary to
set up a membership for you and to complete your online entries. You will not be
required to enter this information again, only make changes to it if you need to
in the future.
If you currently have dogs on file with The Entry Line's in house computer system,
you also have the option on this page, to fill in the breed and registered names
of the dogs you would like to connect to your online membership.
you submit your application for membership, your request will be sent to The Entry
Line for processing. Once we have issued a membership number and your dogs have been
set up for you, you will receive an email with your membership information.
This email will provide you with your Member ID# and instructions on how to enter
the system the first time. You will need this membership # only the first time
you come into the system, after that you will use a password that you choose for
yourself and your email address.
Once you are signed in, you will have access to the Member Tools located at the
top of the page. With these tools, you will be able to edit your personal
information, edit or add dog information, and most importantly, enter shows
Do I get confirmation of an online entry?
Yes, it is very important to understand the process of an online entry.
After you have completed an entry session, you will 'Submit' your entries for
processing. This does not mean that we have received your entry, only that it
has been sent to us. Due to technology, sometimes email submissions do not get
delivered by a server. That is why it is very important that you make sure to
receive an "Email Confirmation" of your entry back before our closing time of the
show and that you check it carefully for accuracy. If you do not receive a
confirmation before our closing time, please call our office to see if we got
your entry. Always allow yourself lots of time so you don't have a missed show.
Can I still enter a show by telephone?
Yes, as always, we are happy to serve you by telephone. Call toll
free free in North America at 1-800-293-2935 or for local calls or other parts of
the world at 1-519-754-0393. Our normal business hours are Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Why should I become an online member?
We want you to spend your time on winning events, not on the paperwork
involved in entering them. By registering, you can enter shows faster and easier
than before. First of all, you won't have to provide your personal or your dog's
information every time you want to enter a show because it will be there already
waiting for you. Secondly, you will be able to enter shows 24 hours a day, 365
days a year, anytime or anywhere you have access to a computer! (Remember to check
closing times and time zones!). Thirdly, you can save on lower service fees
(See What is the cost of using The Entry Line service? on the FAQ page for details).
And, you can receive a free event notification once a week to keep you informed of
upcoming show closings.
How do I find a dog show event?
There are 2 main ways to find an event.
- "Show Calendar". A virtual
calendar by month lets you see main shows events as paw icons. Pass your mouse
over a paw icon to see all the events taking place under that main show. Click on
a paw icon to see the detailed information available for that show. This tool
is helpful if you know the days you would like to attend a show and prefer a
- "Search". There are two different ways to
search for an event. You can 'search by month', and click "Fetch" to
perform the search. All the shows taking place in that month will
appear. Or you can 'enter a keyword' such as the city where the show is
taking place or a word in the show name, and click "Fetch". The computer
will look for any matches and display them for you. You can then choose
to look at the details of any of the shows that appeal to you.
What is 'Event Notification'?
It's a handy reminder of upcoming show deadlines, and other special information,
such as holiday closing times for our office. Event Notification is sent via
email, to all registered website members, once a week. It's another great service we at The
Entry Line are happy to offer you. You can sign up for this
on any page, under the heading, "Event Notification", by simply entering
your email address and clicking on "Subscribe". If you don't receive your event
notification via e-mail by Thursday evening each week, contact our office on Friday
morning so we can find out why, and inform you of the closings coming up in that
Do I have to be registered with your website to get Event Notification?
What's the most direct way to enter a show online?
First, Login by entering your email address and your password. (First time, enter
your new membership number to login). Then click 'Enter Shows' located in the Member Tools tab at the top of a
What if I forget my password?
Try to login. If your password is wrong, the Forgot Password page
will appear. Click 'Forgot My Password'. Enter your email address, and
click submit. We will send you an email at your member's address with your
password within a few minutes.
How can I update my personal or dog information?
Login. Located at the top of a Members Page is a Member Tools area.
Click on 'Edit People profile' or 'Edit Dogs Profile'. Here
you can also add a new dog or remove a dog.
How will you use my information?
The Entry Line values your privacy. We do not sell or rent your
information to anyone. Your information is used for the purpose of entering dog
shows as per your request only.
What methods of payment does entryline.com accept?
At the present time we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Interac E-Transfer and PayPal.
Prices shown are in Canadian currency. If you are a client from somewhere other
than Canada, your credit card company will adjust the amount automatically into
Is it safe to enter online with my credit card?
Yes. When you sign up and become an online member, your credit card
numbers are kept on our in house database only. Online you will be able to choose
the credit card you want to use from your file, but only a small portion of the
card number will appear so that you can pick the correct one. If you wish to add
a new card online, the number will be processed securely through our internet host.
Are there any extra charges on top of entry fees and your service fees?
The Harmonized Sales Tax of 13% (H.S.T.) is added to our service
fee only. It is already included in the entry fee price charged by the show
When are the entries charged?
When you make an entry, you will be charged one
total for all the entries you make within one phone, fax, or internet
session. The charges will be the same day you make the entries or the next
business day if you are entering on the website on a weekend.
When is my request for entry accepted?
Once you have clicked 'Submit', your order is submitted to The
Entry Line for processing. When fully processed, you will receive an email
confirmation of the exact entry details. It is very important to contact us
before our show closing time if you have not received this email confirmation.
There is always a chance that your entry did not reach our office due to a host
or server problem that is out of our control.
Can I cancel a show after I've already received confirmation?
You are allowed to cancel all shows before the official closing.
If you choose to cancel an entry, you will be refunded the entry fees, our service fee will not be refunded as it is non-refundable. For
cancellations, it is best to call our office directly at 1-800-293-2935 and talk to an Entry Line staff member directly.
The Entry Line Services
What is the cost of using The Entry Line service?
Entries made by phone or fax are
normally charged at 15% of the total fees for the show. This total
includes entry fees for each day, listing fees for dogs not registered in
Canada, puppy sweepstakes, all non-regular classes such as Stud dog and
Brood bitch, and other options that may be available such as catalogues or
weekend camping pre-registration. Entries made on-line will be charged 13% of the total fees as described above. This applies to entries received
by internet that do not require extra processing by hand such as in the
case of a declined credit card or an incorrectly completed entry. You must also be a member
of the website, which is now free. NEW All entries that are
paid for with E-Transfer (and soon, Interac Online) will be eligible for a 10% service fee.
How many shows do you service?
At present each year we handle hundreds of events across Canada annually including
specialties, performance events, barn hunt, and of course regular conformation shows.
All shows are available for viewing on our site under the "Shows Calendar" section on the left
When do you submit entries to the show secretary, and in what order?
Entries taken by The Entry Line are usually submitted to the show
secretary on the closing day. If a show is limited in conformation or obedience,
then we will send them to the show secretary ahead of closing as requested by
the show secretary. Entries are submitted to the secretary in the order that
they are received and entered into our computer system. All our clients are
considered equal and no one is given priority over another for any reason.
Can I show a puppy that is under 6 months of age?
There are some shows that offer a Baby Puppy class for those 3-6 months old. Otherwise, the puppy must be at least 6 months of
age on the day you want to exhibit the dog.
Can a dog without a Canadian Registration # or ERN # be entered in
a show in Canada?
Yes. If the dog is born in Canada, and is eligible to be registered,
but has not yet received their CKC #, they can be entered as a 'listed' dog.
A dog born outside of Canada, but not yet registered in Canada, can also be
entered as a 'listed' dog. If a foreign born dog gets points while in Canada,
you only have 30 days to get the application for registration in to the Canadian
Kennel Club. Otherwise the dog will lose any points it received before being
What is the cost for entering dogs that do not have a Canadian Registration
# or ERN #?
Listing fees charged by the Canadian Kennel Club for
dogs not yet registered are $10.00 plus HST tax for each show that you enter. If you have an all breed
and specialty entry on the same day, you have to pay the listing fees twice
for that day. The same applies to two obedience trials and double conformation
shows on the same day.
Can a dog entered in a conformation regular class be moved up to 'Specials Only' after a
A dog which is individually registered in the records of the CKC and has completed the
requirements for a championship in accordance with these rules, but at the time of closing of
entries for a show has not received confirmation of its title, may be transferred from one of
the regular classes to Specials Only providing the transfer is submitted to the show secretary
in writing by the owner or handler at least one hour prior to the opening of the show.
No refund for "listing fees" will be made after the official show closing.
If it is established that a dog, transferred to Specials Only, has not completed the championship
requirements, all awards will be cancelled and all ribbons and prizes won shall be forfeited.
When one or more all-breed and/or specialty shows are held on the same day, in the same venue,
the request for moving of class dogs to specials must be made prior to the scheduled opening of
the first show.
No dog may be otherwise transferred to another class.
Can a dog entered in obedience be moved up to the next level of competition?
A dog that is individually registered in the records of the CKC or has a PEN, ERN or Miscellaneous
Class Certification number, and has fulfilled the requirements for a title in accordance with the
provisions of these rules, may be moved to the next level of competition. The transfer must be
submitted to the trial secretary in writing on the appropriate move-up form by the owner or
handler one hour before the opening of the first trial on that day, schedule permitting.
If it is established by the CKC that a dog moved up to the next level, has not completed the
requirements for the lower level before moving up, then all qualifying ribbons and/or awards
earned by the dog incorrectly entered shall be forfeited and cancelled by the CKC.
In order for a dog to be eligible to move up, the dog must be individually registered in the CKC
or have a PEN, ERN or Miscellaneous Class Certification number BEFORE entries close. The addition
of a CKC number after close of entries does not make the dog eligible and will result in referral
to the Discipline Committee.
What classes are available for shows in Canada?
At regular all breed shows, the following classes are always offered:
Junior puppy (6-9 months), Senior puppy (9-12 months), 12-18 months, Canadian Bred, Bred By
Exhibitor, Open, Specials (Best of Breed) and Exhibition only (for dogs not
competing but allowed on the show grounds).
At specialties usually the Veterans class is offered (for dogs over 7 years of
age), and other extra classes such as Stud dog, Brood bitch, Parade of Champions
and many other non-regular and unofficial classes.
Obedience shows always offer Novice A, Novice B, Open A, Open B & Utility. Some offer other classes such as Pre-Novice,
Novice Intermediate and Novice C and various unofficial classes.
What requirements are there for the 'Bred by Exhibitor' class?
To enter your dog in the 'Bred by Exhibitor' class you must be a breeder
or part breeder, an owner or co-owner, and be the one exhibiting the dog. All
three qualifications apply in order to be in this class. This applies to American
or Canadian born dogs. If the dog wins it's class when shown, the breeder/owner
is then allowed to pass that dog off to someone else to compete for 'Winners'
or 'Best of Breed'.
How many points do I need to finish a dog in Canada?
In order for a dog to be recognized as a Champion and its owner provided with a Championship
Certificate, the dog must:
a) earn at least 10 championship points under at least 3 different judges, and
b) be individually registered in the records of the CKC or have and ERN number, and
c) have earned at least one 2 point win either at the breed or group level
The number of points allotted to a dog awarded "Winners" are as follows:
1 dog competing - 0 points
2 dogs competing - 1 point
3 to 5 dogs competing - 2 points
6 to 9 dogs competing - 3 points
10 to 12 dogs competing - 4 points
13 & more dogs competing - 5 points
In Canada you can get extra points for Best of Winners and Group placements depending on the
number of dogs entered and defeated, however you can never receive more than 5 points at any
individual show or specialty. If there is a specialty and regular all breed show on the same day,
you could get points at both, up to a maximum of 5 at each one.