we have puppies
we have puppies
Dog shows are a tough world where competitors have no mercy for each other even though they keep friendly faces throughout. But who or what are these dog show fanciers competing against? Do dog show participants compete against other dogs, other handlers or against their breed standard?
This is just my opinion and why I don’t show my dogs anymore
and if you don’t have the same opinion as me that is your choice
Does a title make the dog any better ?
I believe that the simple answer is No.
‘dogs shows is a great way to have others judge your dog but they are not for everyone
for personal and financial reasons. this doesn’t take a way from the dog , but all
breeding dogs should be as close to the breed standard as possible
But let me explain WHY!
Dog shows are set up so that an individual brings a dog to the show and parades it around the ring so that an individual or a group of individuals, who SUPPOSEDLY have an expert knowledge of the breed, determines it's quality based on the placement or points they give the dog either from comparing it to the other dogs in the ring or from comparing it to the breed standard as set forth in that registries breed standard for the given breed.Now here is the first problem based on the above criteria.
What happens if a dog with outstanding confirmation and breed standard correctness doesn't enter the show?
#1 - they place a less than spectacular dog in 1st place and it gets it's points and the ribbon.
#2 - Points given will advance into the books for future title recognition and
#3 - a ribbon that will more than likely be displayed PROUDLY leading their puppy buyers to believe they have top quality breeding stock. But not all puppies if any of tilted dogs are born to be a show dog
#4 - dog showing is not for everyone for many reasons.
A ) Can not travel to show because of work and family reasons
B) Dogs show can be very expensive and not everyone has the extra money
C ) Some people don’t have the time it takes to train a dog for the show rings.
D) some great dogs just don’t like the show ring
E) Show dogs have to remain intact and some people don’t want to deal with a intact dog.
F) It takes a lot of time and money to keep a dog in show condition
G) some People just don’t like the competitive world of dogs shows
There are many great dogs that never step in to a show ring