Quote:Part of junior showmanship is the condition of the dog. Taking a clipped yorkie into an AKC juniors class is an absolute no-no. You must have the dog in the correct show coat. The dog itself doesn't have to be a "show quality" dog as such, but must be taken in the ring groomed and presented correctly. If your dog has been clipped, it is going to take a year or more to get her back into condition.