Dog shows are all about breeding. A well bred dog must come before all the other factors can fall into place. Pug dogs make good show dogs because of their desire to please, but, first and foremost, they must be well bred in order to truly compete. They must come from the proper breeder, and this breeder must be just as concerned about you as you are about him or her. This article will take a look at how you can tell if your pug dog will make a good show dog based on his breeder.
It's All in the Breeding
Any dog show aficionado will tell you that dog shows start, and sometimes end, with breeding. To help ensure that a breeder is a quality breeder, first make sure that they belong to the Pug Dog Club of America. They may belong to any number of local clubs too. This will give you an idea of how involved this breeder is in competing circles. This individual will also offer up his or her knowledge to you long after you acquire your pug. A quality breeder seeks to help maintain a pug's health after it has left that person's direct care. This can be a great asset should any questions arise. Mainly, pay attention to the details given as far as care of your pug is concerned. A quality breeder will want to make sure your acquisition of a new pug is a success. Finally, when you leave with the pug, the breeder will give you a copy of the Pug Dog Club of America Code of Ethics and Educational Guidelines.
Are You Ready?
Next, the breeder will likely have questions for you. A quality breeder does not just turn out puppies so they will want to know about the kind of home you will be providing for the pug dog. They may go so far as to ask about your history with dogs or pets in general. Their desire is not to be intrusive but to find a good placement for their pugs. In some cases, you may be asked to fill out a short questionnaire regarding your ability to take care of pug dogs. They may range from pet history to your knowledge on the subject to whether or not your yard is fenced in. A quality breeder will want to make sure his or her work in taking such good care of the puppy thus far will not end when the pug goes home with you.
Pug dogs make good show dogs but only if they are bred properly. They must be bred by a quality breeder, and this breeder must be genuinely concerned and involved in what happens to the pugs. With their outgoing and eager-to-please personalities every pug does well performing at home but for real competitions, breeding is key.