Breed Clubs: What Are They and Should You Join?
Breed clubs are national or regional organizations dedicated to specific breeds of dogs. They exist as a repository of knowledge that both the novice and experienced breeder can access. Even if you aren’t a dog breeder, you can benefit from the knowledge that a breed club has to offer. If you are in the market for a particular breed of dog, the members of a breed club can give you insight into the nature of the dog and help you decide if that breed is the right one for you and your family. Investigate the different breed clubs and if one doesn’t feel right, move on to the next...
Jan 7, 2006, 05:45
Why Do People Breed Dogs?
You see them on TV all of the time; people showing dogs in shows. But who are those people? Are they lunatics or fanatics? The dog people have a favorite joke about themselves. They say you don't have to be crazy to enjoy shows, but it certainly helps! This is because they actually go through many hardships and disappointments but still enjoy it and call it fun...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:21
What To Do During The Judging
Do not talk to the judge, or attempt to talk to him, while you are waiting for the dog show class to begin. Even if you have met the judge socially this is no time for a cozy chat. Don't strike up a conversation with the steward or with anyone sitting on the ringside - be ready to start...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:20
What Makes A Champion?
To "make a Champion," or, more correctly, become a Champion of Record, a dog must win a total of fifteen points. These fifteen points must include two major shows and be won under at least three different judges. A major show is a three, four, or five-point show, and since the maximum number that can be won is five, it must take even a top winning dog at least three shows to finish his championship...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:18
Using A Crate When Attending A Dog Show: Part 2
If you get a crate with a door with vertical bars, be sure they are close enough together so that the dog cannot chew in between them or get his teeth around the bars. Be sure the fastener for the door is a good one - it has been found that window locks make good fasteners - and it is wise to have a hasp on the door as well. If the crate is a well made one, these things will be incorporated...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:16
Using A Crate When Attending A Dog Show: Part 1
Talking of equipment quite naturally leads to a discussion of crates. A tack crate, with one or two drawers, would have all of your tools stored in the drawers ready to go at a moment's notice when a part of a dog show. It is not at all necessary for you to take your dog to a show in a crate or to have a tack crate; the majority of dog-show goers do not use crates. If your dog rides well in the back seat of your car or even on the front seat next to you, and you enjoy having him there and wish to take him to the shows that way, you will find at least nine tenths of the exhibitors doing it the same way...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:14
Training Your Puppy To Become Lead-Broken
As someone who wants to raise their puppy to become a winning show dog there are several things that you should be doing while waiting for your puppy to grow up. Let's take just a little time right now and discuss how to do some of these things...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:13
Tips To Prevent Disqualification Of Your Dog
Assuming that you have entered your dog for a show, let's hope you have investigated carefully, and that your dog has no disqualifications. In certain breeds the Standard of the Breed (by which all judges are supposed to judge) lists certain faults as complete disqualifications...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:12
The True Definition Of A Female Dog
There is a “dog definition” that we really should discuss, one that is somewhat taboo due to current day's language meanings. You see, in the world of dog shows you must learn to speak the word "bitch" without hesitation and to hear it without flinching. There is no other correct word to take its place in the dog world...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:10
The Largest Dog Show Ever
Very few people realize just what a LARGE dog show is like. Perhaps they have seen a local pet show or a small show in the neighborhood, but few have any conception of a really big show. Let me tell you something about a large show. As an example let us use the largest outdoor show ever held in the United States: the last Morris and Essex Kennel Club show in Madison, New Jersey, in May of 1957, at Giralda, the beautiful estate of Mrs. Geraldine R. Dodge. The lovely grounds were not used for any other event except this one dog show one day each year...
Mar 28, 2006, 05:09
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