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Does anyone else show their dogs?

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Piffle Sun 19-Jun-11 22:48:51

Just wondering? I do and thought we could swap info perhaps?
I cannot be the only one surely?

CoffeeIsMyFriend Mon 20-Jun-11 10:58:08

I have just recently started, but only doing Companion shows. Just for fun, although my dog loved it. Went with some friends who show all the time and they encouraged me to bring my boy along. It wont go anywhere as he is 'done'.

Although my 9month old pup girl is stunning, so who knows?

What sort of dog do you have? I have working line GSDs.

Piffle Mon 20-Jun-11 18:48:10

I have ridgebacks smile

misdee Mon 20-Jun-11 19:37:38

the gorgeous ridgebacks. hows the older one feeling?

cedmonds Mon 20-Jun-11 19:52:43

Hi we have 8 show collies three quilfied for life at crufts one nearly got jw two just starting.just waiting to get a show champ to finsh it off i think the bitch who nealy has got her jw should she was won so many best puppy.

MoaningMinn Mon 20-Jun-11 21:26:30

Would love to start showing, I have a 3 month old Ridgeback dog, who we bred. Would it be best to find a good ringcraft class? Any advice gratefully recieved.

Piffle Mon 20-Jun-11 22:18:06

I've never done ringcraft as it's too far away
I went and watched shows and found companion shows to practise at.
My older girl is ok Misdee, recovering but just split two stitches and another mysterious lump has appeared.

Our youngest girl qualified for Crufts winning first time outband has not been out of the placings in 7 shows plus we had a Best Puppy in Show at an Open Show!

I'm off to Blackpool Saturday, was in Scotland last weekend...
You bred your own Ridgeback Minn? Wow one say I'd love to breed a litter but not for ages

CoffeeIsMyFriend Mon 20-Jun-11 22:53:56

I adore ridgebacks. My dogs are dark sable so not 'breed standard' but they (well he) did very well at his first GSD show a couple of weeks ago. I started a thread because I was so proud of him, to think he was at deaths door this time last year!

My friend breeds and shows dobermans and is qualified for life at Crufts. Was at a 'real' show a few weeks ago watching her. Jesus, she is brilliant and her dogs are amazing. He jumped on my knee, put his paws on my shoulders and gave me a massive cuddle. I love the fact that she has these 'scary' dogs but they are just soppy cuddle monsters. I was watching her showing some novice people some ringcraft with their dogs, it was a joy to watch someone who knows how to show.

MoaningMinn Tue 21-Jun-11 23:35:48

We are really thrilled with him Piffle, I am hopeful for him...Will have to go to some shows to watch & learn. Our bitch is nice, with good lines behind her but unshown. Sire was a gorgeous dog doing well in the ring, nearly a CH. I can't imagine how wonderful it would feel to do well with them as you have with yours.. we also have Labs - working gundogs that also compete, no showing for them but despite how they may look, they go like exocet missiles!! From all the training & hard work that goes into them I know that things that look easy never are so am slightly in awe of the handlers that make it look a breeze!

MothershipG Wed 22-Jun-11 13:35:28

I got my Affenpinschers with a view to showing, for various reasons it didn't work out (although in both cases their littermates and other relatives are doing really well envywink) so we're going agility instead and we love it!

CoffeeIsMyFriend Wed 22-Jun-11 13:55:03

yes, my friend makes it look easy as does my dog club when they do agility.

I find a bit of liver cake works wonders. grin

Piffle Wed 22-Jun-11 18:02:38

Who's the Daddy Moaning? I know most current show dogs smile

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