Is there a rule/what is the rule about bringing dogs not entered into a show?
One of the last shows I was at, I saw an exhibitor get kind of upset about a dog that wasn't entered being ringside (granted that dog was snarking at the entered dog). I think part of the problem was that the person with the dog wasn't really watching or correcting their dog.
I will say that at another show this summer I saw an AKC rep speak to a person with a lab that wasn't entered because the guy brought it for socialization but the dog was lunging at all the dogs waiting to go in the ring - she asked him to leave.
I see signs at shows saying "Exhibitor Animals Only Beyond this Point" or something like that. I know I've never been asked if Aaliyah is entered (she is if she is at the show), so I was just wondering about the rule and if there is one, why no one asks. Is it kind of just on the honour system unless someone complains?
Also, for the more experienced show folk, as exhibitors do you care if people bring non-entered dogs into the show?