I tried ICKC dog shows for the first time ever. I heard a lot of good things, but never got around to making it to a dog show.
They held 4 shows in 1 day and ICKC has judges fill out a critique form on each dog - ranging from Excellent to Good.
To get an Intercontinental Championship your dog needs to be rated either "Excellent" or "Very Good" by 5 judges. All 3 of my dogs entered (CC, Lzzy and Priscilla) got either Excellent or Very Good ratings!
For your International Championship, a dog must get 15 points with 2 majors (just like AKC) and points can be won in Group and Best In Show. CC went Breed over Lzzy all 4 shows and got a group 4 over competition for her points and her first major! Priscilla got Breed and Group 1s in altered for 2 shows as well.
Also, this makes CC and Priscilla my first dogs to place in groups in all 3 major dog show venues in my area (UKC, ICKC, and AKC). I am very proud!
It was a lot of fun, very low key, great quality of dogs being shown too. Despite the heat the dogs all showed their hearts out for me.
I jumped into the hotel pool on the show site with my clothes on before driving home - it was that hot.