Working on getting my 2nd show dog ever to his Ch title, he is a labrador retriever. My first dog was a byb Akita that actually had very good conformation, all things considered. But she also hated the show ring. She is spayed and lives iwth my mom.
I have shown my German Shepherd Dogs for years, and have moved into working dogs. I don't care for the breed ring any more, in my personal opinion I think the Breed ring in AKC has ruined the German Shepherd Dog. And the American bloodline GSDs that I have owned have had more health problems than I can count. I have moved to working dogs and am going in to the sports of Schutzhund, Ring sport, and some competitive obedience, and police dogs with my GSD and Dutchies. Again this is my opinion on the American GSDs.