From what I've been told theres no rules against showing a female in season, and in all the shows I've stewarded there's never been an issue. Double checked the premium list too, and the only place it mentioned females in season was in the obedience and rally sections.
There will be obedience and rally, and thankfully were going on very early. Show opens at 8:30, and were on at 9, so I wasnt planning on being anywhere but the Grooming area until it's time to go in. Thankfully my boyfriend will be going too, so I was going to have him sit ringside, and text me when GSD's start. Since there's only 1 class male, I figured he'd be in-and-out.
The AKC nastiness is what I was mostly worried about, since I know it's not against regulations. Honestly I dont want to ruffle any feathers, so I'm going to do whatever I can to make the situation easy on everyone. I've already read so much back and forth about this sort of thing from AKC people and otherwise. On a Dane forum absolutely no one had anything bad to say about showing females in heat, apparently it happens a lot in that breed. Rotti people seemed split down the middle, and one forum I went to for Bassets made it sound like this was criminal.
It seems like one of those things where there are so many opinions on it and so many radically opposing views that I'm better off doing what I think is best. Still I think I'll contact the club as well, see what they have to say on it and if there are any extra precautions I should take.