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Does any one else here show their Poodles? I have my very first show dog and I can not wait to get her in the ring! I will start showing her sometime next year as we are still growing coat and getting into condition. I also want to compete with her in retrieving events and eventually obedience.

So does anyone else compete with their dogs?

My Tuesday trying to look like a show dog :p this was when I set her pattern, ignore the goofy look on my face.
 

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Does any one else here show their Poodles? I have my very first show dog and I can not wait to get her in the ring! I will start showing her sometime next year as we are still growing coat and getting into condition. I also want to compete with her in retrieving events and eventually obedience.

So does anyone else compete with their dogs?



I'm curious Purple Poodle if you've had any chance to show yet? I would LOVE to do this one day if we can produce a great dog that we can show in the conformation ring!
At 6 weeks old there is an AKC judge coming to rate our pups for conformation potential. *providing everything goes as planned*
 

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I'm starting to train mine for the ring.

You have a parti poodle though don't you? What kind of shows are you eligible for with that?
 

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Well my plans have changed quite a bit so the conformation ring is going to have to wait but we are working on OD and retrieving.

Tuesday is registered with the AKC and UKC and can be shown in all events in UKC and everything save for conformation in AKC.
 

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Showing sounds like fun, but alot of hard work! I'd really like to do it myself
someday, but I doubt I'll ever have the chance. :(
 

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I have shown Amstaff's for almost 7 yrs AKC and UKC. My advice would be to start with UKC and when your really comfortable showing then go AKC. I didn't get to see your pic but I believe someone said your dog is a party color? AKC doesn't allow any party colors for conformation but UKC does, which is great.

I haven't shown any Poodle's yet but have done a lot of research on what the judges look for and the politics in the Poodle ring (AKC). The AKC Poodle ring is very difficult to win in being a owner handler. I say stick in there and after the judges see your face a few times and you learn how to show your dog really good you will win. Ecspecially if you make friends. (believe me, you will need friends) You'll learn all the tricks to make your dog look perfect (if its a decent dog) Plus the bond and memories you get while showing are the best. (and all the bragging ribbons) lol


Honestly , there will be times you will want to quit but hang in there. You will make good friends and that will open the door for a lot in the dog show world. After a few years you'll be surprised.... you probably will never have to pay for a show dog again. Dog show people like to stick with there own, believe me. Good luck to you and post pics when you get out there.

Oh, what state are you in?
 

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you probably will never have to pay for a show dog again.

How does that work after time? How could you do it without paying? I know it has to cost a fortune with all of the traveling for shows. I really want to get involved, not for Paris but for future possibilities.
 

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How does that work after time? How could you do it without paying? I know it has to cost a fortune with all of the traveling for shows. I really want to get involved, not for Paris but for future possibilities.
I think she meant that you won't have to pay for another dog to use in showing, since if you begin breeding with a titled dog, a lot of times you can take pick of the litter or work out some sort of arrangement of that nature.
 

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I would love to show Tuesday in the conformation ring but there has been an issue with her pedigree so I'm not sure if its even worth it with her but we will show in obedience and hopefully retrieving.

Haha the Poodle world is very political! Its almost scary! :eek:
 

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I would love to show Tuesday in the conformation ring but there has been an issue with her pedigree so I'm not sure if its even worth it with her but we will show in obedience and hopefully retrieving.

Haha the Poodle world is very political! Its almost scary! :eek:
Are you saying the political world has gone to the dogs? HAHA.... (i had to say it!)
 

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I say that because if your in for the dog's (which Im sure you are) and you show everyone that your a responsible Poodle owner and take your time before breeding (health testing, letting dog mature, research stud or bitch & etc) you will get dogs offered to you right and left. lol

It was like 3 yrs then me and my husband were getting dogs offered to us. We couldn't believe it but it happens if you know the right people.

We are not showing Amstaffs now due to a incident with my Rat Terrier last year. We still love the breed and have a lot of admiration for the breed but having multiple Amstaffs with my Rat Terrier just wasn't working . We still have our 1st Pitbull (byb dog) and of course my baby boy Eli.
 

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Yes, Im a showy here. It is very political, its the place of nastiness lol. Everyone competes to win, so you find not too many ppl are helpful at all. You have to grow a backbone and get very thick skin to be in the ring. Once you learn not to let ppl get to you, then its a great thing to do.

I love showing and I keep to myself. I do my own grooming, I dont need anyone so stick to myself. It can be extremely hurtful out there, but can also be very rewarding. :D
 

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Silvaro, I would love to show my dog, or future that I breed for, but I'm very sensitive and I'm afraid of being hurt too much. I want to have a very responsible breeding program and I'm working in every direction to. My poodle im breeding next heat has 22 champions in her 6 generation pedigree and I don't want it to stop with her. She is currently a very gifted Delta therapy dog, and breeding to a dog that is almost finished and beautiful with a great temperament. The DNA match for color is even perfect. Hips all good, vWb free, eyes cert. thyroid great.

Do you have any suggestions on showing that is emotionally safe, while preserving a responsible breeding program?

I need a direction and being a homemaker and new empty nester the time is right for me to focus 100% on a breeding program and show or therapy specialty.
 

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Hi this is my first day on the forum. I showed my black toy poodle through minor puppy, puppy and junior. We did open shows and championships also. She is a showy girl but very bouncy and was quite difficult in the beginning to show properly. By the time she was performing well, I had decided that it wasn't for me and she is now about to be measured for her first agility competition. I thought originally that I could do both but to keep the coat in tip top condition and allow her the freedom this particular dog needed to learn obedience off lead, this was not possible. Also, she was not allowed to sit or lie down in the ring but this was part of her obedience training, especially when she runs ahead of you to the apparatus. As another poster said, the people in the show ring are out to win and very few are willing to help you. However, I found that the owner of Inca's father, also in the show ring, was extremely helpful and I shall always be grateful to her. I took my home groomed dog to the show and with a few tweeks and trims, she turned her into a star.
 

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Do you have any suggestions on showing that is emotionally safe, while preserving a responsible breeding program?

I need a direction and being a homemaker and new empty nester the time is right for me to focus 100% on a breeding program and show or therapy specialty.

Sorry darls, I forgot to come back in here.

Im not really sure that you can be emotionally safe unless you go home with the attitude that regardless of the outcome you are taking the best dog home. It can be upsetting at times if you know you have a lovely dog on your hands and someone out there that is what we call a face (known to judges) wins because of who they are.

You have done the testing so you are set to go.
Now this is how I do it, first and foremost, when you are picking a pup in your litter say around 8-10 weeks old its a must to go for the one with a strong temperament, without a good temperament the most beautiful dog in the world is no good cause it drops it tail, too scared to let the judge put his hands on your dog. So temperament first before you look for anything else. Then look for the one with that hey look at me attitude. Nothing looks better in the ring than a show off dog that holds itself tall and proud.

Then when you have sorted that part out, then pick the pup to pieces. Look at if it has a nice short to square back, nice topline, good angulations, good feet, ears and head, good front. But always remember, there in no dog in the ring that is perfect. Every dog has faults, its impossible to have a perfect dog. There are some things I just cant forgive on a dog, so you look at minor things like say it has a perfect body but you dont like the head so much, thats ok, cause you can always breed a better head next generation. Bodies are harder to fix when breeding. Basically when you start breeding, look at what you think your bitch lacks or you can improve on, find a dog that has those qualities, it still has to be nice in other areas ofcourse.

Do you have a mentor that can help you choose a pup, if not, just look for what I have written here. Noone wins all the time, but you have a better chance if you have these qualities in your poodle. Hope this helps.
 
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