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I'm really excited. I have the judges schedule and was a little dissapointed to see that some breeds won't be very well represented, but there will be lots of Poodles. It's a two day show and I haven't decided if I'm going Sunday or not. I will be there bright and early on Saturday though, the Rottie's show really early. Anything I should know?
 

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I'm really excited. I have the judges schedule and was a little dissapointed to see that some breeds won't be very well represented, but there will be lots of Poodles. It's a two day show and I haven't decided if I'm going Sunday or not. I will be there bright and early on Saturday though, the Rottie's show really early. Anything I should know?
Have fun. Dog shows can get tiring but it's fun to go around to the vendors and see people showing their dogs.
 

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Have fun Harley - actually I am sure you will have a TON of fun !!! I never came back home from a show and thought : " ahhh... that was a bore LOL " You will meat so many wonderful people and breeders as well as many great dogs !!! Just try not to bother handler or breeder just before they are about to go in the ring or are doing finishing grooming touches : )) ! After they are out of the ring everybody is much more relaxed and ready for chit-chat ! Some breeders do not mind chatting even while grooming : )), but if you want "play time" , wait till the dog is out of the ring : )) ! If you are looking for a puppy - GREAT time to introduce yourself and get knowing particular breeder and get familiar with certain lines ! Most breeders are just VERY very happy to talk about their dogs and prospective litters : ))) !
 

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Beauvoir's Penelope Star

Bitch
6-9 puppy
she is black
Handled by Laurel Berg

I'm counting on you for a full report. I heard that at the last show she was in silly puppy mode.
 

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Hope you have a great time... I get a huge adrenaline rush seeing all the different breeds performing... I can stand there and watch them for days!
(but I have dogs on the brain! Dog shows are my crack! LOL)
For some it gets boring quite quickly.
 

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Hi HC.
If you are going to watch the standards, minis and toys map out the times and rings where each variety is going to be shown. I usually write down the times and rings for all the breeds (not just poodles) on an index card so I can be where I need to be to see as much as possible. And if they are also having obedience competition, it's fun to watch some of those classes. I think you'll want to go back on Sunday.

It's so great to be able to talk to owners, handlers and breeders about their dogs about all kinds of things--showing, grooming, etc. And if you get to see and hold some puppies, that is like heaven!
 

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Oh wow, I didn't even consider that I might see puppies! Roxy, I'm planning on buying a new camera Friday, so I will definately take some pics.

I have one more question though. I have the judging schedule, but I was wondering if there will be some kind of list of the individual dogs and their owners/kennels available?
 

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I have one more question though. I have the judging schedule, but I was wondering if there will be some kind of list of the individual dogs and their owners/kennels available?
There should be a listing of entrants, that has the dogs names, breeders, owners etc listed. I'm pretty sure spectators can get hold of them - any competitors definitely can. Just ask at the door on your way in, they'll know how you can get one. :)
 

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You can pick up free a schedule of the classes which gives times, rings, and number of dogs entered. But if you want to see what specific dogs are entered along with the owner's name, sire and dam, and point schedule for the breed in that particular state, you need to purchase the catalogue. You'll either see the host selling catalogues at where you enter or look for signs inside where to purchase the catalogues. Or ask at the superintendent's table. The catalogue covers all days of the dog show.

Have fun!! I can't wait for a show coming up here in a couple of weeks.

Oh, and I almost forgot... on one day, usually Saturday, of AKC shows, they have a session for new exhibitors and spectators 30 minutes before the first class begins. It's usually held near the superintendant's table. Someone gives a brief overview of how the shows work, what to look for, etc. There is also a free booklet available at the superintendant's table for new exhibitors/spectators.
 

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Harley,
have lots of fun and let us know how it went. I'm going to my first poodle show next weekend so I'm especially interested to hear :)
 
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