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Showing a Papillon

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. [...]

Papillon As A Sporting Dog

If you were to take just a glance at a dog of the Papillon persuasion, their delicate features, the large, butterfly shaped ears, the fluffy coat, and the large eyes, you might assume that the Papillon is something of a dainty breed of dog. While this is certainly understandable, nothing could be further from the truth. The appearance may suggest a dog afraid of getting their paws dirty or putting much effort into anything, but nothing could be further from the truth. As anyone might expect, the breed are amongst the most intelligent and agile, but some people might be surprised to find the Papillon to also be incredibly resilient, confident, relatively strong and, should the occasion call for such an attitude, willful and stubborn in dealing with larger dogs. [...]

Showing Your Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog is one of the most regal presences at any conformation event; he is truly a dog that stands out. He is a strong dog with a compact, balanced body that is square in shape. Though he is quite muscular and thickset with a profuse coat, he is very agile. He must give the impression of being a capable shepherd or drover's dog and of even disposition. The typical bark of the Old English Sheepdog is loud and has a "pot-casse" (broken pot) ring to it. Typical males are at least 22 inches in height, while females are at least 21 inches in height. The height of the dog should be roughly the same as its length and the dog must have a good amount of bone and muscle. Judges will especially be looking for proportion and balance, rather than absolute dimensions. The dog must have an expression that is intelligent, with eyes that are blue or brown; dogs with one eye brown and one eye blue are also accepted. If the eyes are blue, judges prefer to see a "pearl" or "china" color, while if they are brown, they should be a very dark brown. Yellow eyes are also seen in the dog, though these are not preferred and could be faulted. [...]

Showing Your German Shorthaired Pointer

In a conformation event, the German Shorthaired Pointer must give the appearance of being an all-purpose gun dog, balancing aristocracy with power and agility, along with endurance and intelligence. It is a medium sized, medium boned dog that exhibits a great deal of symmetry both in its structure and in its movements. Poorly muscled dogs are unacceptable, while lean, hard dogs in field condition are not to be penalized. The GSP must demonstrate the ability to perform in the field, while maintaining an air of nobility. [...]

Showing Your Havanese

Many people are won over by the charm of this little aristocratic breed. They are becoming extremely popular dogs and are showing up more and more at conformation events. In general, a show Havanese must be somewhat shorter than he is long, with a rectangular outline, and must be covered in a long, wavy coat that has a silk-like texture; the coat should not be trimmed. These dogs should demonstrate a playful character and should never be elaborately groomed so as to give a diva-esque air. Though today they are excellent companion dogs, in the past they have been used as playmates for children, watchdogs and poultry herders; their character, build and expression should reflect their down-to-earth, working nature. [...]

Showing Your Irish Terrier

Irish terriers often excel in the show ring. They are intelligent and possess a demeanor and personality that makes them immediately loved by judges. If you'd like to show your Irish terrier, you're quite likely to be successful, but your dog will require some training to get him ready for the show ring. [...]

The Kerry Blue Terrier as a Show Dog

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. [...]

The Italian Greyhound as a Show Dog

The Italian Greyhound is a very active and talented dog that performs with excellence in the show ring. The different events the Italian Greyhound competes in is conformation, obedience, agility, lurecoursing and racing. Conformation is one of the first show events the Italian Greyhound competes in. Conformation involves how the dog looks in comparison to how the breed standards feel she should look. They have to stay with in the colors that are customary for the Italian Greyhound and their bodies need to be proportioned exactly as the standard. They also compete in obedience. Although obedience is an event in itself, it works alongside of the conformance because the dog has to behave well for the judge or he will be disqualified. [...]

Showing the Laekenois

When the time comes that an individual decides to show their beloved Laekenois on the professional circuit, there are many things to be considered. Owners must be absolutely certain they have the passion, time and the capital it takes to invest in such a pursuit. To make the choice easier, one should first read up on the subject as much as possible. Attending dog shows and talking to others about not just the high points but the difficulties of showing dogs is a great way to get an insider's view. If there is still an interest, one should then join the official kennel club that recognizes the Laekenois. In this case, the United Kennel Club is the only formal organization that recognizes the Laekenois as a breed. [...]


Created in approximately 1888, the CKC, or Canadian Kennel Club, strives to help maintain the integrity of dog breeds across the Canadian borders. Like other dog clubs, the CKC works hard to set guidelines for breed qualifications as well as to preserve the registrations of dogs in the country and provinces. As a national club, the Canadian Kennel Club is a non-profit organization and is incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act of Canada. By providing registration for 174 recognized dog breeds, the CKC lets members know about the latest news in the dog world, about other members and their particular dog breeds, as well as helping to continue clean lines of breeding. [...]


Founded in 1911 on May 22 by the Netherlands, France, Austria, Germany, and Belgium, the FCI, or Federation Cynologique Internationale, strives to help maintain the integrity of dog breeds across these various European borders. Like so many other dog breeding clubs, the FCI works diligently to set guidelines for breed qualifications as well as to preserve the registrations of dogs in the 80 member countries. As an international Kennel Club, the Federation Cynologique Internationale is an organization that is available for members that speak four different languages French, Spanish, English, and German. [...]


Created in 1969, the National Kennel Club is a dog breed registry that helps to register and to recognize all dog breeds. Within the United States, it tries to maintain integrity among dog breed lines, while also helping members learn more about dogs, how to care for them, and what makes for a strong breed representation. However, unlike many other kennel clubs and dog registries, the National Kennel Club has been under fire for being too loose in their standards of course, it may also be that other dog registry organizations are too rigid. This discussion may never be resolved to anyone's satisfaction, so here is some basic information on the National Kennel Club, what it does, and what others are concerned about. [...]

Showing the Giant Schnauzer

When it comes to showing the Giant Schnauzer, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. You will want to present your Giant Schnauzer in the best light possible. This is a dog you want to be noticed for more than its sheer size. The first thing you will want to do to prepare your Giant Schnauzer to be shown will be to have him professionally groomed. You will want to find a professional groomer who has experience in preparing a Giant Schnauzer to be shown. A groomer who does not have the necessary experience could prove to be an expensive mistake! The coat of the Giant Schnauzer can be tricky to prepare in the best of cases. You do not want a dog that will look funny because of a lack of experience on the groomer's part. [...]


The New Zealand Kennel Club, or NZKC, is an international registry of dog breeds, but began as an organization of many societies, rather than just a simple single-minded construction. These 300 other societies, organizations, and affiliations all help the New Zealand Kennel Club in some way to spur on their commitment to the maintenance of recognized dog breeds. The associated clubs that the NZKC works with include: [...]

Choosing A Tibetan Terrier For The Right Reason

The Tibetan Terrier is a dog breed that offers many things. It is a beautiful dog, perfect for just about any home that can give it the attention that it needs. When selecting the right dog to bring home, be sure that the dog is selected based on your goals for it. These dogs can be loving companions. They are also great as show dogs, if you would like them to be. What's more, you may be interested in purchasing a Tibetan Terrier for breeding. Each of these is a unique benefit that the dogs can provide to you, and each can offer you an amazing experience. You must select the right dog for you, based on what you would like to do with it. [...]

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