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    for those of you that put your dogs in shows, can i ask why you submit your animals to such crap? putting them in cages until they need to be shown i am sure is stressful for them. how do you know they like to be shown? do you do it for the prizes whatever they may be?

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    You know you would get more of a rise posting some of your questions at DOL.
    Not many people here show dogs. The majority are rescue groups or just simply pet owners who share a common interest.

    If you bagged out people who show their dogs at DOL you'd get jumped on right away and really stir up a hoohah I am sure it would satisfy your trolling urges substantially.

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    God, you do have a problem dont you?

    I dont show, but i do use crates, actaully, my boy is in one right now - HE PUT HIMSELF IN THERE at 11pm last night THE DOOR IS OPEN and he is still in there...

    yep, very cruel and stressful for him.... *rolleyes*

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    Persistent little twit arn't you

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    i use to love the idea of showing my dogs and even cats coz i believed they were so perfect, then i realised all the rules and they have to be purebred....i think my dogs are healthy, and well built and thats what should matter, i dont want to strive to have one of those 'perfect dogs, with the perfect shaped skull and all that' who ami as a human to decide how my dogs built.

    anyway i know of ppl on this board who show and they do it for the fun and the dogs seem to enjoy it. even they have admitted some take it way too seriously xx
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    You know, it is not worth it to try to show a dog who does not love what they are doing. They dont perform and therefore they dont get anywhere.
    I show for the pleasure of it, ITS FUN!!!! and my dogs LOVE it! I also show for conformation. There is no point in breeding the dogs I breed, i.e. the tibbies, if they are not an improvement on the breed. I cant stand here and say that I have any perfect dogs, and I dont think a true breeder could. If you got that perfect dog who you could not fault on one point there would be no point in breeding and showing anymore. Although I have some damn good dogs I can pick every fault, this one had a bit too long a back, I dont like that ones face as much, etc. That does not mean that I do not have dogs worthy of their titles.
    I can understand if bec thinks its cruel, even if they are just trying to stur up trouble, but it is simply missunderstanding. bec, you need more information on what it is all about before you judge.

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    uuuummmmm aaahhhh Nats doin rooood things.
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    My mother and sister are into showing dogs. With all honesty I often wonder why they bother but I also respect that they enjoy it and I will never knock their interests. I enjoy listening to them talk about how well they did and what a good day they had. couldn't do it but I would like to consider more activities for my crossbred fella. Have just started obedience so bit early to be thinking of anything else but he is such a sad looking dog. He never wants to play. I wonder if training him up in agility or obedience trials would change him. I've seen dogs perform the agility and their tails are wagging the whole way round the course. My sister had a shepherd she put into agility and Elle seemed to enjoy it. Sorry I have gone off topic but sometimes a change of topic can distract the tension of the intention of the thread. Showing Vs Obedience/Agility. I don't know, never done either but would like to think my dog could come out of his shell with more training and fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mydogau View Post
    My mother and sister are into showing dogs. With all honesty I often wonder why they bother but I also respect that they enjoy it and I will never knock their interests. I enjoy listening to them talk about how well they did and what a good day they had. couldn't do it but I would like to consider more activities for my crossbred fella. Have just started obedience so bit early to be thinking of anything else but he is such a sad looking dog. He never wants to play. I wonder if training him up in agility or obedience trials would change him. I've seen dogs perform the agility and their tails are wagging the whole way round the course. My sister had a shepherd she put into agility and Elle seemed to enjoy it. Sorry I have gone off topic but sometimes a change of topic can distract the tension of the intention of the thread. Showing Vs Obedience/Agility. I don't know, never done either but would like to think my dog could come out of his shell with more training and fun.
    Conformation showing and agility training are such different entities, aren't they?
    Is there an agility club in your area that you check out to see what you think?

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