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The Making of a Champion Akita

Everyone is saying that your pet Akita could win any dog show competition just by the way it looks, and you are thinking, "Well, why not?" [...]

The Australian Cattle Dog in the Show Ring

When the Australian Cattle Dog was developed in the mid 1800's, it is doubtful that any thought was given towards the breed someday winning Best of Show. The standard for the Australian Cattle Dog was not truly set forth until 1903. Since then, minor adjustments have been made to the standard over time. It took until 1980 for the breed to be fully recognized and eligible for competitions in the American Kennel Club and other organizations. [...]

Showing Your Bichon Frise

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. [...]

Showing The Black Russian Terrier

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. [...]

Border Terriers and Earthdog Trials

Because of their long history as working hunting dogs, Border Terriers still retain much of their hunting instincts. While they have found success in present day agility and obedience trials, they really excel in Earthdog trials. As a matter of fact, more Border Terriers have won American Kennel Club Earthdog trials than any other breed. If you're looking for a way to get involved in competition and exercise with your Border Terrier, Earthdog trials are a great option. [...]

Which Associations Recognize the Alaskan Malamute Breed?

The Alaskan Malamute is considered the oldest breed of sled dog. It is a strong and courageous dog with phenomenal endurance, and it has served as a freighting dog for many years. Today, it is one of the favorite breeds among dog owners, and it is widely recognized around the world. Some of the major associations that recognize the Alaskan Malamute are the FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, NKC, NZKC, CKC, APRI, ACR and others. [...]

Cesky Terrier Shows and Competitions

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. [...]

Earthdog Trials and Hunting Events

The Earthdog Trials are noncompetitive venues for Cesky terriers, small terriers, and Dachshunds. The Earthdog tests offer breeders and dog owners a standardized gauge that assesses their Cesky terriers and other dogs trained and natural working and hunting abilities, by exposing the dogs to a specific hunting situation. If you are interested in getting your Cesky terrier started in Earthdog tests, get a book of regulations from the American Kennel Club. [...]

Why the Dachshund Club of America Doesn't Want You to Go to the Races

All breeds of dog were created from existing stock to do something in particular. Just because we tend to keep them all as pets in post-modern times doesn't mean dogs have lived and worked with human beings for centuries. The dachshund was designed for one thing: going to ground. Whether that means hunting badgers, rabbits or whatever, it's what they do. [...]

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers in Agility and Flyball Events

The Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers are an intelligent, outgoing, active dog that loves their human family, is patient, and easy to train. This breed is excellent in events such as agility, fly ball events, tracking, hunting trials, and obedience trials. Many clubs and organizations now offer dog agility competitions, which have continued to increase in popularity making it one of the fastest growing of all events or dog sports. [...]

Events and Competitions For A Mini Bull

For an active miniature bull terrier that has done well in obedience training, possesses excellent social skills, and you want something fun and physical to do together with your pet, then competitions and events are a great way to spend quality time with your dog. This is also a great way to socialize and be with other miniature bull terrier lovers and their pets. Mini bulls love agility training because they get to jump, run, and burn off some of their excess energy. Events such as an agility training competitions are exciting and fun for you and your dog to compete in and just as enjoyable when watching the other dogs compete. [...]

West Highland White Terriers and Earthdog Tests

West Highland White Terriers enjoy a long history as working hunting dogs. In fact, they, along with other short legged terriers that originate in Scotland, were bred specifically to help farmers in keeping small burrowing animals such as foxes and badgers from destroying the crops. This digging instinct is still strong in Westies today, making them excellent competitors in modern day Earthdog Trials. If you're looking for a way to get involved in sporting events with your Westie, Earthdog Trials are an excellent option.Earthdog Trials, notably hosted by the American Kennel Club as well as other organizations throughout North America and Europe, are a non-competitive and safe way of gauging a dog's aptitude in "going to ground," or hunting for quarry in a series of underground tunnels. [...]

Welsh Terrier and Earth Dog Trials

Welsh Terriers were bred for a very specific job: to hunt and kill vermin that dared disturb their master's farm. As with many dog occupations, nowadays, there isn't much call for a Welsh Terrier to dispatch vermin, especially in suburban or urban areas. What's more, there are quite a number of animal rights organizations that have been successful at having terrier jobs regulated or even banned. So what's a Welsh Terrier to do with all those pent up instincts for chasing little critters? Get involved in Earthdog tests! [...]

Underground Earthdog Testing

Because of the small size of a Dandie Dinmont Terrier, they are quite capable of being successful in underground earthdog testing. The tests are conducted as non-competitive trials in order to assess the hunting ability of an individual dog during the performance of an underground hunting expedition. Owners don't have to be concerned with their dogs being in danger as the encounters are controlled. [...]

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. [...]

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