AKC Dog Shows And Information On Conformation All Breed AKC Dog Shows
At Reberstein’s Miniature Schnauzers we compete in AKC conformation dog shows throughout the year. We show for the simple reason to have our breeding stock evaluated by AKC official breed judges. We are judged on overall appearance and structure which is an indication of our dog’s ability to produce quality purebred miniature schnauzer puppies. This is why the miniature schnauzer breed standard is so vital to reputable breeders. It is our blueprint in producing quality miniature schnauzer puppies that conform to the essence of what a true miniature schnauzer should be.
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Getting Started In AKC Dog Shows
If you are interested in participating in AKC Dog Shows you will need a quality purebred dog registered with the American Kennel Club. Find a breeder who actively shows in AKC dog shows to ensure you get a quality purebred dog in the breed you hope to show.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Any dog that is six months of age or older on the day of the show and is registered with the AKC. Your dog may not be spayed or neutered and must not have any disqualifying faults as outlined in the breed standard.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Attend the dog shows and meet the exhibitors who are showing the breed of your interest. Many times the exhibitor will be a quality breeder and will be more than happy to assist you on your journey in competing in AKC Dog Shows. Don’t be shy and ask questions about your breed. Breeders at the AKC Dog Show are happy to talk about their breed and share valuable information with you.
LEARNING TO SHOW YOUR DOG
While visiting the show, inquire at the club table or club tent about breed handling or conformation handling (showing a dog in the show ring). Classes are sponsored by the club. The classes are usually held on weeknights and will teach you the basics of handling your dog. It would also be to your benefit to ask how you may go about joining the club as you are new to the sport and would like to get involved. A list of clubs nationwide is available from the AKC. Dog clubs are involved in many activities besides putting on a dog show and they all welcome new members who want to lend a hand. You’ll meet new people and share their knowledge and experiences. The club may also have information about match shows in your area. These are fun shows that are used for practice and training of both dogs and novice exhibitors. While these shows award no points toward an AKC title, they are a great place to “get your feet wet” before entering a real show.
HIRING A PROFESSIONAL
If you don’t wish to handle your dog yourself, you may contact a professional handler to show your dog. Professional Handlers charge a fee for showing dogs, so before hiring a handler make sure you obtain a schedule of the fee. Talk to several handlers, get copies of their rate schedules and visit their facilities. Observe them both in and out of the ring before making up your mind which handler to choose. You will be entrusting them with your dog’s care, so make sure you are entirely comfortable before doing so. If there is something you don’t understand, make sure the prospective handler answers all of your questions before entering into any agreement.
So now you’re on your way. You are entering a sport that will bring many hours of enjoyment and education to every member of your family. You will make many friends in the sport, and will enjoy your dog and your new hobby to the fullest extent. Good luck!
Helpful Tips On Showing Your Dog At AKC Dog Shows By Will Alexander
AKC Dog Shows was last modified: February 19th, 2019 by