Names of dogs: Holly, Iris and Wiz, Quincy and Journey
Poodle Type: Standard red and black
Location: Ontario, Canada
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She did nothing today. Something spooked her and she would not put her tail up. Her breeder reminded me that her sisters have all been in season lately, so she is likely coming into heat shortly, and that may or may not have something to do with her goofy behaviour today. The venue was also very chaotic and packed with people and the dogs had to walk through the bedlam to get to the rings.
Arreau Standard Poodles
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It happens. I took Jazz to a UKC show recently. He entered like he owned the place, all 6 months of him, head up, tail up prancing like a king. He was feeling so full of himself that he stared down a couple of adult American pit bulls. Well, you know how that went over with them. The owners had trouble controling their dogs as they lunched, growled and barked at him in tandem. He was scared &*%#less after that. We went in the ring and all he could do is hunt around for the pitbulls and keep an eye on them.
After the show the judge came over to me! I thought that was very nice. I said I wasn't sure he had it in him. She said, "Oh, yah, he's got it in him. I saw him outside the ring when you came in. He demanded attention. He's a stunner. Unfortunately, I judge on what's in the ring. I wanted to come over and tell you to give him more time to mature because he is a very good looking boy." So, I'll try again. There are some more UKC shows in February. He'll be 8 months old then and maybe he'll do better IN the ring. LOL
Cherie, where did you get her collar. I need a better collar for him. He is in a beginning obedience class and they won't allow a choke chain, even the ones with the silk. His collar is ripping his hair out.
Outwest, I had a similar issue with training classes not liking the chain on the neck protectors. I basically told them, look, this is a show dog and hair is a priority here. The chain won't actually choke the dog. Olga sends the poodleit neck protectors with a metal ring that attaches on at your dog's neck width and "stops" the chain so that it cannot choke.
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