First off its an outdoor dogshow and it was really hott outside so i was sweating. as we walk we see the Great Pyrenees exiting the show ring. We spot Duke the puppies father, as my mom chases him down to catch up with a cigarette in her mouth as she runs be a sign clearly marked: "NO SMOKING PLEASE". We catch up with the owner of duke, my parents knew him from along time ago. Duke ofcourse won best of breed. We spent an hour with him along with 2 other pyrs they brought along with duke. My hands got really dry after petting duke and the other two pyr's.
Near the pyr's there was like 6 cages of very noisy chihuahuas that bark as soon as they came incontact with humans. There was a woman i swear just sitting in her spot for an hour just brushing her toy poodle staring at random people. it was king of weird.
After that we ate and there was no where to sit so we sat next to a lady and some guy in their handler uniform. So my asks what breed they show they reply: Cockers "the best breed in the world" in a very serious tone of voice. They ask us if we were showing, no we said and we said we came to check out the pyr's they said: "hmm thats nice"..lol... i say there are some weird people out there.
After that we went looking for something ro buy for roxy...there was nothn. We ended up buying bill-jack treats in those little cartons..yay!!! We then say some shelty pups and my little bro just assumes he can pick them up and so he was holding them so me being a lemming picks up a puppy also..well the handeler comes over ands yells "PUT THE PUPPIES DOWN" i was like OK. she was kinda rude.
Next there was a litter of little pom pups just sitting in a play pen with no one wathcing them...so some one could of easily stole one.
Welll anyway our expereince was interesting.... We are getting our puppy in about 7 weeks...the pups are 4 weeks old now...cant wait!! In the litter there are 5 females, 4 have markings, there are 3 males....i cant wait 7 weeks..too long..ill be counting down the days.
Actually most shows don't have a ton of security. It is assumed that you would not go up to someones setup and just pick up their dogs, and yes people do leave hteir dogs unattended. Some do, some don't.
I'd never think to pick up someone elses dog, she was rude because she was probably in shock.
Poodle people tend to groom for hours and hours. And most people think their dogs are the best breed in the world. We're fortunate to have so many choices to find what fits us the best, and many people are very attached to their single breed and not much intersted in others.
It dosent help the sharing of information, but its common.
Yeah picking up the puppies without asking permission first is a big no-no. Im not surprised the person (who was probably an owner/breeder, not a handler) was rude, I'd be pretty upset myself if some unknown person was handling my puppies without my permission. YOu should always ask permission before touching or handling any dog, puppy or adult, whether you are at a dog show or not.
Its funny you mention noisy chihuahuas, at the dogs shows I"ve been to, the loudest dogs in the entire place invariably are the chihuahuas, the boxers, and the siberian huskies.
I'm amazed you couldn't find anything else interesting at hte show besides Bil-jac treats, there's usually t-shirts, sculptures, paintings, cards, postcards, novelty signs and items, toys, leads, and more at dog shows I go to.
Well there are some suspicous people that probably would consider taking a puppy. I know i wouldnt. And i know it was rude to pick up the puppys and i shoulnt of, but i thought the owner was there becasue a women said she didnt mind, but apparently she wasnt the owner. Icy i dont think you'll have a problem with having people pick up your afghan pups, it bit too much to carry. Well it was just interesting...just thought i'd share....and i didnt expect an answer for everything i said... but thanks anyway ice.
***Edited By: RoxyStar on 5/30/2005 7:05:54 PM*** Reason: edit
Not to mention all the PETA freaks who love to go open up crates, xpens, etc. and set all the dogs free. That happened in a show in the south recently and two dogs ran right out into the middle of a very busy street. Fortunately, they were'nt injured but only by the grace of God.