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Many people find that when they get an Australian Shepherd dog, the dog's coat is similar but different than that of the average dog.
Many times when people go to purchase an Australian Shepherd or any other breed of dog, they go by the standards of what the dog should be like according to all the different clubs and registries. However, the dogs are going to look like whatever they look like! [...]
Once you have decided to show your Borzoi, you will need to know what types of competitions in which you want him to compete. There are two basic types of competitions the Borzoi can participate and excel in: dog sport competitions and dog shows. Dog sport competitions focus on the dog's ability to live up to the purpose of its ancestors. Obedience, tracking, coursing, and agility trials are designed around the rules of the American Kennel Club (AKC) to provide a place to show off a dog's abilities. One such event, the American Sighthound Field Association's lure coursing trials is a great place to enter a Borzoi. [...]
For people that love Cesky terriers, enjoy being around other Cesky terriers and owners of this wonderful breed, Cesky terrier dog shows and competitions are fun events to watch and an enjoyable, rewarding experience if you choose to compete. Cesky terrier dog events, trials, shows, and competitions are a great way to spend time and be active with your pet. They are rewarding, fun and offered both in the United States and internationally. [...]
If you are a new Toy Manchester Terrier owner and you plan to have your dog compete in dog shows, you must become familiar with the standards of perfection that are established for your dog's breed. Now keep in mind that the list can be quite long and no one dog is absolutely perfect. However, it is the goal of many breeders to work on those imperfections in order to raise a more perfect dog with their next born litter of pups. [...]
The Manchester Terrier breeds have come a long way since their inception in England, at where else? Manchester! Up until 1959, the Toy Manchester Terrier and the standard Manchester Terrier were listed as two separate breeds. However, because they share many qualities, several dog governing agencies like the AKC (American Kennel Club) forged the two breeds into one with two varieties of Manchesters. [...]
The Norwegian Elkhound is one of the oldest breed of dogs, with archeological remains attesting to its existence as far back as 6000 years ago. It had a variety of jobs in its native snow-covered Norway, including herding, guarding and hunting small and very large game. The Norwegian Elkhound recognized by the American Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club and the Kennel Club of Great Britain is the Grey Norwegian Elkhound; this breed is born black, but after several weeks its coat becomes a grayish color with varying shades of black and light silver along parts of its body. Importantly, any base, or overall, color other than gray constitutes grounds for disqualification according to these Kennel clubs. [...]
As mentioned previously, purebred dogs are often shown in what are called conformation events. These are the dog shows that you often see on television; what many people may not know is that the dogs are not competing against one another in these events. Instead, the dogs are each being judged against their particular breed's "standard" or "ideal dog"; this "ideal dog" has never actually existed, or at least the judges don't have any one single live dog in mind when observing the candidates. This "ideal" is what the breed is supposed to strive towards achieving, the characteristics of the perfect dog to fulfill the job description for which the breed was created. The dog that most closely resembles the standard for its breed is the dog that wins in the show ring. [...]
When you make the decision to adopt a Chinese Shar Pei, you have to ask yourself if this dog will just be your lovable pet, or if you want to make it a show dog. This basic question will assist you to a certain degree in determining what color coat your Shar Pei should have. Although the Shar Pei is beautiful in all its lovely colors, certain clubs may disqualify your dog based on the color on its coat. [...]
For hundreds of years, from at least the seventeenth century through the nineteenth century, St. Bernards were bred and raised in the Great St. Bernard Pass in the monastery and hospice run by the monks who had originally bred the breed. The monks were strict with their breeding standards, and as a result, they had a marvelous breed of dog.
Breeding began outside of the hospice and monastery in Switzerland in 1855 by a man named Henrich Schumacher. Schumacher bred the dogs according the original hospice breed standard, and provided the dogs to the monks. But this standard was no upheld by foreigners like the English who bred the dogs all around Switzerland. In order to protect the dog's specific breeding, the Swiss Kennel Club was formed in 1883; they wrote the Swiss St. Bernard breed standard in 1884: it maintained the standard established by the monks in the hospice and monastery. [...]
After coming to the decision that a Norwich terrier is definitely the furry addition that your family needs, you'll also have to consider whether you have any intention of breeding and/or showing your dog, or if you're simply looking for a lovable companion. If companionship is all you're interested in, then it is highly recommended that you ask around at shelters or rescue organizations to find an adult or puppy Norwich in need of a good home. If, however, you're seriously considering showing your Norwich, then it's a good idea to find a reputable breeder from which you can purchase a puppy. [...]
The German Short Haired Pointer is a gundog that was developed in Germany in the 1800s by crossing the Spanish pointer with other breeds and breed types. These breed types included tracking hounds, scent hounds, French Braques, and the English Pointer so that a lean, responsive, and athletic hunting dog, the German Short Haired Pointer, was evolved. There was, however, no Bloodhound used as the foundation material for the development of the German Short Haired Pointer.
The German Short Haired Pointer has a streamlined build with strong and powerful hindquarters that help it move rapidly and turn quickly. Its long flop ears are set high on the head while it has a long, broad, and strong muzzle that helps it retrieve any heavy furred game. [...]
There are many different types of dog shows: in the "Conformation Show," dogs compete based on how well their appearance conforms to a specific breed standard. These are the most common shows. In the "Obedience Trial Show," dogs compete based on how well they perform a specific set of tasks; in the "Dog Agility Show," dogs and their owners compete based on how they both handle an obstacle course. The "Field Trial Show" and "Tracking Show," are typically highly competitive events for hunting and tracking dogs. Finally, there are the offbeat shows, such as the "Novelty Shows" where dogs or both dogs and their owners compete in various categories, e.g., dog-owner look-alike contests, best-dressed dog contest, etc. [...]
So you have looked around and the Charlie, or English Toy Spaniel, has caught your eye! What do you need to do to own such a cute and regal dog? There are a few things that you should consider before bringing that bundle of cuteness home with you. [...]
A Komondor is a showstopper. It's beautiful white-corded appearance and confident bearing makes it a favorite dog to watch. The coat itself is what gives it the unique appearance with hair that twists into curly cords by age two. In fact, if the coat fails to cord up by this age, it is disqualified as a show dog. In order to show a Komondor, the coat has to have the cords all over its body, including the head and legs. The coat also has to be all white in adults, with some allowance for cream or buff colors in puppies. The requirements for the coat are very stringent, but it is also what makes this breed so greatly admired by dog fanciers. [...]
The Irish wolfhound, in addition to making a wonderful companion and family pet, has many other traits that make them such desirable dogs. One of these traits is their ability to make excellent show dogs. There are breed standards of the Irish wolfhound that must be met in the show ring, such as body length and height, proportion of the body, as well as each part being the size it should be in proportion to the rest of the body (front and back legs, height at withers, etc.). [...]