Who shows dogs?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sunnychooks, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    I see from other posts that there are a few of us who have show dogs or are involved with other dog performance activities. What do you do and what breeds do you work with? What titles do your dogs have, are working towards or hope to get?

    I have Siberian Huskies that I show in conformation, race and occasionally work in obedience. My first love is the sled dog racing. I also have two show dogs that are pointed, and others that I bred and kept a co-ownership on who live with other people. One needs his majors (has multiple reserves to majors, including a specialty win) [​IMG]. Another only needs 4 singles to finish her championship. Of course, those are as hard to get as the majors, sometimes!!!
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2007
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I used to show and breed collies and shelties before I started breeding kids. Have a beautiful smooth Tri collie who finished in 4 shows. Bred him and kept two of his kids to show, and then had my 2nd kid and that was pretty much an end to the dog shows. Maybe one day I'll get back into it - I do miss it from time to time.

    All my show dogs are over 10 now and it's sad to see them getting so old. I haven't had any puppies in 9 yrs either and I do miss that part. The babies are so much fun!

  3. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    Italian Greyhound- pointed, CGC
    Australian Shepherd- pointed
  4. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Songster

    May 18, 2007
    I showed Dachshunds in conformation until about a year ago. My luck was never very good - long story. And I never wanted a kennel full of dogs, nor can I stand to place dogs that don't work out, so my success was limited. I currently have one retired Champion male (11 years old) and two pointed, spayed grump. The older girl developed an inguinal hernia before she finished and since it is technically against AKC rules to show a dog with a repaired inguinal hernia, I chose to have her spayed at the same time as the hernia surgery. The younger girl was singled out for over a year with no majors in sight and I was just a little burnt out and tired of listening to all the arguing regarding standard changes, so I had her spayed too. I decided it just wasn't worth it to me to send her out with a handler or keep paying entry fees for shows with no majors. So for now, no showing for me, but I could easily be lured back in if the right dog fell in my lap. I still go to shows in my area - was at the Raleigh shows this weekend until my daughter dragged me over to the horse show.
  5. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    sunnychooks did yur dog get the last four points. i am getting ready to start 4h showmanship and obedence
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    We don't show dogs, but we are starting the process of getting our dogs into carting. They are too young to start pulling yet, but we have started with backpacks this week to get them used to having a harness on and in about 8 months we will start getting them used to having polls knocking around them and then start pulling a cart. It will be our first time training dogs to pull, but I think we can do it!
  7. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    if you need more info on training to pull try ehow.com
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    The very first dog i ever got i was 4 at the time well anyway when i got a little older we found out he was pure bred so we entered him in a ( pre show ) and he got blue ribbon! he was a shih tzu

    He's gone now [​IMG] but i still have his Blue ribbon [​IMG]
  9. warcard

    warcard Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    SE Indiana
    No conformation, but we do agility (UKC, CPE, & TDAA), obedience, limited earthdog and limited terrier racing.

    My girl has her agility championship in CPE (Canine Performance Events), is working on her grand championship in UKC (United Kennel Club) and if we ever get to another Teacup (TDAA, Teacup Dog Agility Association) trial only needs a few more legs for that championship.

    The boys just play around at agility because mommy asks them to, they have fun, but not the drive of my female. The eldest boy did pick up reserve champion (veterans class) at a terrier race.
  10. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I have raised and shown English Bulls in conformation for many years.
    I have if my count is correct 10 Bred by Champions.
    I have retired from the ring and decided to show chickens.I dont have to pay a handlerLOL
    Plan on showing for the first time at the Ohio Nationals!

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