Yep, it is listed on the premium list.
But even in the vendor area. The larger the show, the larger the vendor area, but also the larger number of entered dogs. The Christmas classic has thousands of dogs there. And yes, when we are not competing, we will walk through the vendor area to get to other venues or to check out what is offered for sale.
Once in a vender area, I was at a show that I was entered in, with two youngsters -- 3 or 4 year old children in tow. Some hag needing to get to a conformation ring with her dog, was upset that my niece was not walking fast enough for her, and she chewed me out for having the kid there in the vendor area.
Another time, a Newfoundland in a vendor area, decided that my dog Heidi did not need to exist and made a lunge at her. I got in between and prevented a problem. I assumed the Newf was entered somewhere and hoped to God it wasn't conformation, because that reaction to another dog for a Newf was just wrong. Bad temperament. Shouldn't be bred. But I would have been ticked off if I found out that dog was just someone's pet and not entered in anything. We have enough issues with 2000+ dogs in a location, that there is just no point in having an incident between a competition dog and a pet. Out in the wider world, we look at every dog with the idea that it may attack our dog, and we ensure that doesn't happen. The expectation at a dog show is that dogs ought to be owned by people who have a clue, and the dogs have reached a level of acceptance of being in the presence of other dogs. You just don't get that with the population as a whole, but these ought to be the elite owners.
Service dog owners also ought to be elite owners. And yes, they should be there. Leave your pets at home. Take them to classes, and when they are ready, pay your money and enter them, then they do have a right to be there. Until then, go to classes, and matches and run-throughs, go to shows without your dog, it doesn't belong there.
For owners who have an entered dog and a second dog that is not entered, follow the premium list. If it says no un-entered dogs, don't bring the dog or enter it in something. Even so, people who have a dog entered, ought to be owners who know how to properly manage their dogs at a show and rarely contribute to incidents at shows, whether their other dog is entered or not. I expect a lot of leeway is given so long as the owner of the dog is a competitor.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.