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If you've decided to take a Papillon to dog shows, the most important advice you can receive would be to find clubs, fellow Papillon trainers and dog show veterans in the area to talk shop with. Ideally, there would be an experienced Papillon show dog owner in the area whom you can recruit as a mentor of sorts to show you the ropes and share their experience with you. Short of this, though, the following should at least give you a good idea of what judges are looking for in Papillons, so that you can formulate a plan with regards to what you need to learn in to train and groom a winning show dog. [...]
Great Swiss Mountain Dogs are among the breeds recognized as being receptive to obedience training. They are great family pets as well as being good guard dogs, search and rescue animals, therapy dogs, and valuable work and draft animals. Every single one of these fields demonstrate much more clearly than anything else could, the fact that Great Swiss Mountain Dogs are easily trained and obedient. [...]
Terriers come in many varieties. The terrier breeds were created as hunters of vermin and other small animals. Over time, many different variations of the terrier developed and today there are more than 40 variations of terriers, as listed by the American Kennel Club. However, not all of these breeds are terriers in the true sense of the word. And, some true terrier breeds are not classified as terriers in the AKC. [...]
Many times when people think about getting a dog, they only think about them as being a show dog. In fact, many people only get dogs for show.
Many times people think that training a Kerry blue terrier is hard; however, a lot depends on how you are with the dog. In fact, many people have their own methods of training their own dog. Many times the difficult problem is getting the dog to actually listen, as they can be very stubborn.
Luckily for many people, the Kerry blue terrier is a very clean and easy to house train which is great for being a show dog. In fact, many people think that the blue terrier is a beautiful dog with wavy non shedding hair. However, many people tend to confuse it with a poodle. If your dog is a show dog, then you will want to air dry the hair, and nothing else. Then, you will want to brush or comb as well as cut the hair right away. In fact, many owners will use electric clippers. [...]
Typically in most of the terrier breeds including the Schnauzers and the standard terriers, there are just a very few color variations within each breed, with most being limited to two or three variations. The German Pinscher is very unique in that aspect with several allowable colorations not only possible but highly desirable, plus at least two additional color variations that have now been lost.
The two color variations that have been historically described for the German Pinscher that were not recovered when the breed was redeveloped after World War II include a solid black coloration and what was originally a rather common coloration, the salt and pepper or silberpinsch color. These colors, interestingly enough, are still found within the closely related Schnauzer breed. The solid black and the salt and pepper coloration likely were not reproducible since the dogs used for the recovery tended to be more Doberman coloration or the standard black and tan or brown and tan coloration and did not carry the genes necessary for the all black or silver and black variety. In the late 1960s the man most responsible for the salvation of the breed after World War II, Werner Jung, did try to re-introduce the silberpinsh coloration by breeding German Pinschers back to a Standard Schnauzer, however the results were not promising and the pups tended to favor the Schnauzer so the breeding was stopped. [...]
It is important to keep in mind that the Australian Cattle Dog breed, like most of the herding and working breeds and some of the sporting breeds, actually has two different categories of dogs. There are those that are used for show, which means they are judged on their conformation and their physical appearance and temperament as judged against the breed standards. [...]
There are different opinions on the variations between American and German Rottweilers and if there really are two separate breeds evolving. Most breeders agree that both the American and German dogs are more similar than they are different, however the German dogs tend to be stockier and more muscled in appearance than the slightly leggier and taller American Rottweilers. Both have the same calm, even disposition and incredible loyalty and intelligence, making this breed ideal as a family pet and working dog. [...]
There are actually two distinct types of Akitas recognized in most registries and Kennel Clubs. The American Kennel Club only recognizes one type of Akita and does not follow the international clubs in dividing the Japanese Akita from the American Akita. There are significant differences both in colorations and conformation between the two breeds or types of Akitas currently shown. The following information is specific to the American Kennel Club breed standards for the Akita, which are used for all judging of any AKC sanctioned show or event in the United States. [...]