There are really dog breeds that excel among others when it comes to being show dogs. This could be because of a lot of reasons, among which the appearance plays a very big role. There are so many dog breeds now that have become champions in dog shows because of how they look while there are others that bank more on their abilities when it comes to agility and obedience trainings as well as in other events. No matter how or where a dog might fare in dog shows, the end results would not only reflect on the dog's excellence but also its owner's abilities as a trainer.
So, if you are one of those dog owners who would like to have a champion in your hands, then you would do well to get a dog that is already considered an excellent show dog in its own rights. You must get a dog that has the appearance and the abilities that make it a sure winner. One of the dog breeds that has been getting a lot of attention since it first appeared in dog shows is the Sealyham Terrier. This dog's popularity in the show ring has been consistent since it first appeared in a dog show in England. It is known as a great show dog worldwide, especially in the United States where it made its first debut show in San Mateo, California in the year 1911. So, if you have a Sealyham, you are already sure that you have a winner in your hands.
However, getting your Sealyham Terrier to reach its full potential as a show dog is a process that you should go through with persistence. You have to make sure that it conforms to the standards when it comes to appearance, temperament and abilities, so that its chances of getting a prize will be increased. One of the most time-consuming thing that you have to contend with when it comes to preparing your Sealyham as a show dog is its grooming. You have to make sure that its undercoat has the right softness and denseness, and its topcoat has the exact amount of straightness and wiriness. Because of this, your Sealyham needs to be stripped by hand at least two times every year by a professional groomer, and it also requires daily combing to remove any excess hair.
As pertaining to other events that it could compete in as a show dog, your Sealyham Terrier could be trained at an early age to excel in obedience training. As it is also known as a hunting dog, you could also have your Sealyham in events that are in line with this. You just have to make sure that your Sealyham, just like with all other dogs, should be trained with a light yet authoritative hand that is always consistent. While it could be challenging to train a Sealyham because of its tendency to have a mind of its own, a calm voice and a gentle touch could do just the trick to make this dog do your bidding. In time, when you get the prize that you both deserve, you will see that all your work has been worth it.