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Every Bichon Frise owner loves their pet, finds it completely adorable and believes it would make a wonderful show dog. Unfortunately, that is not all that is required. In order for you to show a Bichon Frise, your dog must meet the standards set by the American Kennel Club. If you find that your dog meets most of the AKC standards, there are reputable handlers that can evaluate your dog and let you know if it has show possibilities. [...]
Owning a Black Russian Terrier brings with it some opportunity for showing. The breed is fully recognized by the American Kennel Club. It was first recognized as a breed in 1981 by the USSR Ministry of Agriculture on May 13th of that year. It was internationally recognized by the FCI in 1984. In the United States, the Black Russian Terrier was first cataloged by Foundation Stock Services in 1996. Afterwards, it was first accepted to be shown in the miscellaneous class in August 2001. The breed gained full recognition in the working group on July 1, 2004. [...]
With its diverse bloodline, featuring several sporting and working breeds, the Black Russian Terrier has been bred to feature a wiry, waterproof coat. This beautiful black coat was developed to withstand the climatic extremes of its Russian homeland. In professional circles, even the color of the coat is given high priority. The American Kennel Association will disqualify a dog if it shows anything but black or black with only a few gray hairs. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres is a very talented working dog that competes in may canine events such as tracking, French ring, Mondio ring, IPO, Schutzhund, Obedience, Herding, and Agility.
For those unfamiliar with Mondioring, it is an entire group of exercises completed by the dog and the handler in obedience, agility, and protection. Most of these are protection sports. The exercises go almost nonstop without interruption. The main purpose of the events is for the dog to compete with distractions. The dog must show control and willingness on and off the leash. [...]
If you're going to be displaying your Irish Setter in the show ring, it's important to know ahead of time exactly what it is that the judges will be looking for. This is good advice for all breeds, but with a breed that is both very aesthetically pleasing with a long, flowing coat and with a history for staunch obedience and field work like the Irish Setter, it's doubly important that both aspects of the breed be apparent at all times. [...]
As one of the breeds equally suited to working in the fields and displaying their qualities in the show ring, the Irish Setter has a rich history of competition. In addition to standard dog shows which are looking for ideal specimens of a particular breed, the Irish Setter performs very well in other types of skill-based competitions such as agility courses and hunting tests. [...]
A Professional looking Great Dane is the ideal show dog. If you are wondering if you can show your Great Dane, here are some of the characteristics to look at. Check the characteristics of your Great Dane against the following characteristics below to know if your dog is "Professional" material. [...]
Showing your dog, or competing in "conformation competitions" is a popular hobby for many people and their canine companions. And no breed is better for any sort of dog competitions than the Golden Retriever. The Golden Retriever is an extremely intelligent breed with a desire to please their owners. These traits, combined with the Golden Retriever's natural beauty, make them a great competitor in the show ring. [...]
Bull Terriers were originally bred as fighting dogs; however, they are now considered excellent showdogs. If you plan to show your Bull Terrier in a competition, here are a few of the things that judges look for, based on American Kennel Club Requirements. In general, the Bull Terrier must be strongly built, muscular, symmetrical, and active, with a keen, determined, and intelligent expression, full of fire but with sweet disposition and amenable to discipline. Virtually every body part is scrutinized, from the head to the tail. [...]
Dog show organizers primarily look for canines that can show the best physical and psychological characteristics of their breed, which should not be difficult for Estrela Mountain Dogs. Over many centuries, they have retained their distinctive coloring, weight, height, and appealing personality.
A well-bred Estrela is a strong, sturdy, and athletic animal. Its coat may be anything from reddish gold and wolf gray, to a burnt yellow color and is most often similar to goat hair. Its bones are not overly large and despite growing to be about 110 lbs, this dog usually remains quite agile. [...]
The Weimaraner is a sporting dog from Germany. As much as it is well-loved for its great hunting abilities, it is also admired for it elegant features. It has a noble bearing that makes it suitable for dog shows. If you are planning to enter your Weimaraner for a dog show, you have to make sure that it conforms to the standards set for the breed.
Before anything else, you should consider the height and weight of your Weimaraner. [...]
The Vizsla Breed Standard for show dogs emphasizes obedience and a taut build. The Vizsla is a sporting dog who should be on the lighter-sized end of the medium build spectrum. The coat ought to be a gold brown color and the Vizsla is in top condition when he is lean but muscular. And this is one of the breeds that can have scars and not be penalized in a competition setting as they indicate that he has been on hunts, as he should have been. [...]
Because of its pointing and retrieving skills, the Vizsla and its talents are the focus of several organized point score competitions. Several of them stress the fun and togetherness that can be had between owner and pet as exhibited by the Rally event at the South Louisiana Vizsla Club. During this activity the dog and owner run a course together at their leisure. Each of these stops along the obstacle laden path has posted instructions that the owner and dog have to figure out together. The rules are a bit more lenient than in the other events. [...]
The Akbash dog is a large, beautiful breed. With his pale, almost pure white coat, his size, and his incredible aptitude for shepherding and other working conditions, the Akbash can be a terrific companion for any owner. But what about those owners who want to have a perfect show dog to present at the most prestigious dog shows? Here, you may run into a problem with the Akbash. While he is an incredible dog, he is not widely recognized in the international canine registries as a showable animal. [...]
The Japanese Chin is a toy breed of dog that is adored as a family pet, lap dog, and companion. There is much more to the Japanese Chin than just his role as a pet as we know him. Japanese Chin, the show dog, is another of his many roles and a role they do very well.
The Chin has been displayed in shows for many years, since the very first show in 1882 in New York. This dog show had nine Japanese Spaniels, the name the Chin was called until it was changed in 1977. This is the same year the Japanese Chin Club of America was formed. [...]