If you want to show AKC, she'll have to be spayed before you can. If there are other events in your area, I wouldn't let that be your determining factor.
There are a great many intact female dogs competing at high levels and achieving championships in performance sports. It CAN be done, it just takes more effort to time the training and trialing.
VCD1 RE NAC NJC NCC TN-N (OFA)
- 13.5 year old ESS
foster failure Gabby
- 8 year old ESS
ARCH URO1 UCD Buzz
NAC NCC S-NJC O-TN-N TG-N WV-N RL2 RLVX RN ThD (OFA)
- 15.5 year old ESS