I would like to get into showing chis in confirmation. The 2 I have now are just pets, as they are CKC registered and not AKC registered. Once I feel that I have learned some of the ropes, I would then like to begin looking for a show prospect puppy and training for the ring. I was thinking about visiting the local dog shows in my area and trying to find someone to be a mentor to me and teach me how to pick out a good quality dog. Does this sound like a good plan, or is there something else that I would need to do to prepare? I thought a live mentor who is experienced with the show world would be a good way for me to learn. Any imput from experienced handlers and breeders would be great.