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Show Friends

A group for members who show their dogs in conformation, or for members who are interested and want to learn more about showing. Be sure to brag about your wins!

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Comment by Flicker on May 16, 2009 at 7:47pm
Congratulations and good luck! Which show are you showing at?
Comment by Trenton and Denise on May 16, 2009 at 7:43pm
Just giving an update. Captain started to show last weekend in 6-9 puppy and didn't do anything other than class 2 on Saturday. Today was his third show and he took a class one against 3 other puppies and the took Winners dog for a 3 point major but nothing in breed. Tomorrow could be another major wish us luck.
Comment by Flicker on May 6, 2009 at 3:40pm
Congrats and welcome to the group!
Comment by Mary & Mr Bill on May 6, 2009 at 12:42pm
Hi folks, I just joined. I have one corgi, Mr Bill, he took reserve at the Treasure Coast Kennel Club Show last weekend. My female Malinois took a Group 3!!! I am just a beginner though, so would love any hints and info any of you can give me!!! Thanks!
Comment by Teresa Kannard on May 5, 2009 at 11:27pm
Eddie did wonderfully! Fiona my cardi got her first points at the show going winners bitch on sat and BOB on sun over a special that last year was ranked in the top ten cardigans at the national specialty! Who whoo was it an awsome weekend!
Comment by Karen on May 5, 2009 at 11:47am
Way to go Eddie...I am sure the purple ribbon is in your future. Shows are such fun aren't they. I can hardly wait for Kailyn to be old enough.
Comment by Flicker on May 3, 2009 at 4:58pm
Show news from me today. ^_^
I just got back from the Badger Kennel Club/Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club show this weekend in Jefferson, WI. On Friday and Saturday Eddie took Reserve male and today he won Open male. We are getting closer to that purple ribbon....lol.
Comment by Flicker on May 1, 2009 at 4:30pm
Yes, most judges in both the UKC and AKC are very nice and very patient with puppy s an they understand that it's a puppy, it's probably going to be naughty and look awkward in comparison to older dogs.

I will say the UKC is a lot less strict on it's rules and what the judge is and isn't allowed to do, and I have yet to go to a UKC show that doesn't have a non-licensed (under 6 month old) puppy class you can show in, and they are just treated as a basic "fun match". In fact, the last non-licensed UKC class I was at, the Pomeranian puppy won and it didn't stack once (it actually stood up on it's hind legs when the judge came near it), and it won. So give it a try and defiantly have fun with it!
Comment by Trenton and Denise on May 1, 2009 at 3:42pm
I would not worry about any of these issues. The whole point of starting to show at 6 months is to get your puppy and you if not using a handler, to get use to the show ring and if you are one of the few you have a geat puppy and things are great. This is why most of your AKC show entries are half price than the older dogs. Don't worry about the chest or legs and go have fun. You will get to know the other people and most will give you great information and feedback as will the judge when he/she has a break. I will start showing for my first time in a week with my just turned 6 month old Captain. We have been going to conformation classes for a few weeks and he is having a goodtime. So I say GO FOR IT!!!
Comment by Flicker on April 16, 2009 at 10:07pm
Just a question and a comment...Why are you waiting for her chest to drop? Many people will start showing their puppy at 6 month in an AKC 6-10 month class (no puppy in that class will have a chest, in fact many will still be going thru the puppy ugly stage). I know I started Eddie at 12 weeks in the UKC (non-licensed class) and then as soon as he was 6 months old in the AKC and UKC licensed class. Any time in the ring when they are young is good exposure (I don't know of any class that can mimic the excitement of an actual show ring). In fact, when Eddie won his UKC Championship title at 11 months he didn't have much of a chest, and in fact some female corgis (both Pem and Cardi) won't get a chest until after they have had puppys).
 

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