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Old 01-11-2011, 03:00 PM
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I have always been interested in the world of dogs and dog shows but never had the guts to do much about it
but everyone has to start from somewhere right?
So I have signed up princess for show training (starts mid feb)
I just needed some advice on what I should do till then
The other thing is, I really don't want to be laughed at because I am a novice
It really freaks me out and that is probably why I had never thought about showing till now.
I am also worried about princess, what if no one likes her?

And now about breeding
I don't want to breed princess and be labelled as a BYB
I know that I would make a careful selection in choice of the stud and I will have to get princess tested before I breed her, and do a heck lot of more research before doing anything, but still..
Something in the back of my head keeps telling me that there are too many dogs around already and that I shouldn't
I would love to breed/show my dogs and nurture the little pups, but I am not sure if this is a good enough reason.
Any suggestions on that?

Thanks in advance forum
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:47 PM
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Hi Princess Prada.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:11 PM
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Oh gosh why did you change your name.

Ok showing is tough you need to be thick skimmed you need a dog who conforms to breed standard in the uk it is TOUGH!! If your bitch was bred by someone who shows it's very unlikely they will
Be able to help Ringcraft is crap.. Which one are you going to?? You shouldn't have to sign up I go to one not far from where you live... It's full of huge boistourous dogs not good for a chi puppy at all!!

You should go to some champ shows - ideally you would have done this before you bought your puppy so you know what you are actually looking for!! You need to know about the breed, it's standard and what dogs are winning and their type before you even purchase a show pup.

Breeding is a swear word on here haha you need to thoroughly research, know youre lines, know about genetics, nutrition (not out of a book!!!!!!) have a mentor, know your dogs faults, why you are breeding, it's expensive and your girl could die. You need to know your girls pelvis size, whether she is worthy of being bred, have about 3000 to raise the litter and pay for an emergency csection, know about whelping!!

Finding a good stud and learning their lines is hard fusing someone with a stud that compliments yours has been shown etc isn't easy

I would suggest you start over again.. Spay prada, keep her as a pet and then start looking properly, you are a uni student right? No offence but you do not have a time to have a litter take 2 weeks off pre whelp? 2-3 after can't leave her or the puppies alone just incase you come back to a dead litter and dead dam
Because she had eclampsia??
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:39 PM
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post some stacked photos of her,she if still to young to tell if she is good enough to show but stacked photos will give a better view of her and a head shot from the side and front.
to be honest the breeder you got her from has a bad name in the showing world and if the judge knew who your pup was might place her down purely because of who breed her.
take her to ring craft and a few open shows when she is older and see how she gets on, come and watch some championship shows and meet people. even if she doesnt turn out nice at least you have meet a few reputable breeders and could start again if need be. if you want to show a dog you have to use your head and not your heart.
i wouldn't consider breeding until you see how she turns out. and learn more about her lines. she is distantly related to my boy x
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:02 PM
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I have no advice on either, but just wanted to be a sticky beek, why did you change your name and get a new account??
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:15 PM
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Whoever it was has now left - obviously didn't want to answer any questions LOL
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