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    What was that about being in the ring in a hot pink suit

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    I have trouble explaining shows to people... I tried with my finace when we first started going out but it all just went over his head. When he started coming to shows though he picked everything up really quickly. So I'd say the best way to learn is to just go along and chat to people, watch the dogs and have fun.
    There will always be new exhibitors and people who don't know the ropes so don't let being the new person turn you off.
    There was a lady in my group who just had no idea when it came to showing... No-one laughed at her, we all gave her pointers and now she's quite good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post

    I think many people would be envious of the training and behaviour of show dogs, some obedience people are going well to get their dogs past a stand for examination and some pet owners have difficulty getting their dogs examined by their vet. Piece of cake for the show person. That combined with their ability to mingle amongst other dogs, who doesn't want that? So their are plenty of bonus' to giving the show ring a go. Most importantly of course is seeing how your dogs stacks up against the competition, if there are dogs you'd like to use as stud over one of your bitches (you don't want to keep doing the same matings).
    Totally agree with this...........I have a great deal of respect for show people, dogs all mostly well behaved in company on top of one another.
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    Ditto what the others said. I show nearly every weekend and have NEVER worn hot pink, so you're pretty safe there. Today I wore jeans and a jacket... I'll dress up for the upcoming Royals but I still wear neutral colours.

    The only thing I worry about is making sure they contrast with my dogs - eg. no black pants with a black dog or you can't really see them. With your Dogues you wouldn't be able to wear anything rust or orange coloured but anything else would suit! Dark green or black would look great!

    It is harder to make sense of unless you are there watching and having someone explain the confusing bits, or doing it yourself. When I started out a few years back lots of people helped me out.

    I love showing, catching up with friends, having a picnic lunch and a cold drink, hanging out with my dogs all day...

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    OMG I need to learn all this..
    I am heading to the ekka this year to see some breeders there also.
    I went last year and missed the Dogues..
    The year before that I didn't even think to get name and numbers.
    I am heading over to u tube now to watch some video's...
    Wont be for a few months yet till we get another puppy..
    I would be getting a pup from the same breeder I got my boy
    and they have like 20 plus pairs of dogues..Beautiful dogs and quality
    breeders but pricey ...

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    why don't you show your adult? We got Luke last Feb at 4.5 years and got him show-ready for May on through Winter and just did shows to get him his Championship. I think I would like the dogs I purchased from to have been "out there" amongst their peers

    The video I idea is really a good idea.....this is the video I watched again and again before I started.............Josh is Lukey Uncle, his dam (bitch) is a full littermate of Josh



    I also had some hands on Handler training from some people who felt sorry for me when they saw me out there with one of my other dogs LOL......They were kind and helpful, I am still not a good handler, but i am better


    And I have done two Ed Gilbert K9 Seminars, google him too..........has a great book out too, K9 structure and terminology
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    There is some good tips in this thread on DOL: Show Ring F A Q - Australian Pure Bred Dog Forums - Dogz Online

    You can also check if there are any local classes in show handling. Sometimes local dog clubs run them and they can be a great confidence builder and place to ask little questions.


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    I go to show training, it's on every week and I attend about once a month. It's great socialisation for young pups as people will go over your dog etc. When I got Whippets I struggled with stacking on the table. For a long time the Borzoi A-framed in the ring when stacked, I don't know when we got past that, I just kept persisting. Just don't worry if you're not as good as others, there are just as many judges who look at nothing but the dog as there are that face judge.

    There may be show classes in your area, or not, they are not as popular as obedience classes.

    I also use the same skills from obedience while in the show ring, a conditioned reinforcer etc, big bonus is you can be seen feeding your dog.

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    Oh love that chinese inspired jacket Crested, I was hoping to get one with sort sleeves, but they didn't have pockets. & Cyrus is looking sooooo good, such a little man now, beautiful front/shoulder on him.

    I prefer pockets in my jackets + a velcro bait bag, Tilly loves the sound of that velcro, but I like to be able to slip the bait in my pocket quickly so I can gather up the lead. So LL it's trial and error to find things that you are happy with, they may not necessarily be the same as everyone else.

    And agree with Newfie, get your older dogs out.

    I went to a show on Saturday night and I wasn't even entered, handled a couple of dogs for someone else and generally had a good night socialising, took along my young pup, who got the opportunity to have a nice big bone to himself & get handled by other people, all part of his training.

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    I wear clothes to compliment my dog. Because my dog is black and tan, I wear white pants and say a red or blue jacket. Not over the top but neat, clean and smart.

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