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Old 07-09-2006, 07:20 AM
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Do i need to be a breeder to do showing ? i keep looking at the dog shows on tv and i attended one a long time ago when i was in then uk [crufts] , and i would love to have just one more dog that i could show.I suppose good quailty show dogs the breeder probally tends to keep them?*wonders*
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:31 AM
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i dont think you have to be a breeder...theres many people on here who show their dogs at all sorts of places and not all are breeders,i dont know if they show at main events like crufts though.
i dont think that a breeder who has shown a dog would get rid of it,they would carry on showing until it was no longer able too for any reason then they might pass it on.
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:36 AM
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you dont really need to be a breeder if you have or buy a show quality dog, but breeders will study breed lines and breed dogs until they have a dog that is as close to the breed standard and therefore would do well at shows

and i would imagine that you would find it hard to find a breeder that would part with a dog that has good show potential
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:35 PM
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You don't have to be a breeder. You can buy a show potential dog from a show breeder if you commit yourself to giving their dog the best chance to win a title. Show breeders will want to have assurance that the dog will have the best chance to a title, so if you don't have any experience in handling, they will probably ask you to get a professionnal handler, or maybe even suggest one of their own. These handlers cost $$$ though. Not all breeders will want to deal with beginners, but I'm sure some would. After all, we all have to start somewhere...
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I watched the Eukanuba Tournament of Champions on Animal Planet last night. Many of those showing were not the breeders. Many were the owner/handler, many were the breeder/owner/handler and many were professional handlers. Couldn't tell you the break down, but it seemed kind of evenly split.

I ran into a guy at PetSmart working with his young bull dog. He is taking him to places of high activity to get him accustomed to being around lots of noise, other barking dogs and foot traffic. We talked for a bit because I was curious why he was doing that. I noticed that he had a show lead on the dog. He will enter this guy in his first show in December. He didn't breed this dog but bought him from a breeder that doesn't really like to show but has many of her dogs go to the local shows and beyond. Like Sidech said, you have to start somewhere.
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:25 PM
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You do not have to be a breeder to show. You should try visiting a show near you to meet some breeders which do show, you can talk to them about getting a show puppy. Try going to www.infodog.com to look up shows in your area.
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Showing its great fun and we all have to start some where! No one is born a shower and with a good dog!

Do it for the fun! Honeslty its so much fun! You will love it, its not about winning but taking part!
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Old 07-10-2006, 08:00 PM
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yes of course and thats what i want to do [just take part]. how much should i expect to pay for a chi dog that i could show??.i dont want to be ripped off. i live in l.a so everything just seems to be more expensive i dont have a car so i would need my roomate to possibley drive me to a show if it isnt too far away.not sure where to look for a good dog around here.
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