Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Am going to show a puppy :)

Discussion in 'Dog Shows and Events' started by flufffluff39, Jun 17, 2010.


  1. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    31
    I am going to a charity dog show on sunday the 4th july and want to get my puppy ready for it :) I know its only a pet show but I've always wanted to show a dog and I want me and her to look good :D I might take my pug aswell if her spots are better by then! Fingers crossed she'll be looking good too :thumbup: Any tips?? I have been told that these shows can get quite a bit heated. My aunty was accused of lying about the age of her dog, when he won the oldest dog class, by a fellow competitor :eek:
     
  2. babycham2002

    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    12,938
    Likes Received:
    228
    Ha ha yeah Ive heard the companion shows can get a bit heated.

    What breed is your dog?
    Just a brush and if long haired a little trim should be fine.
    Get out your nicest collars and lead I guess.
    Im not much help really am I :eek:
    Ive only been to open shows so far:)
    Remember to take water and a blanket for the dogs, perhaps a chair for you.
    Good Luck!
    xxx
     
  3. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,255
    Likes Received:
    108
    heated ??? i never seen anything heated. i used to enjoy going to them with my youngsters.

    plenty of water for the dog and bait if he needs it. comfy shoes for you and a chair lol.

    enjoy.
     
    #3 dexter, Jun 17, 2010
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  4. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    31
    I am hoping to show my pug and I put a pic of pup to show you :) Her fur is really fluffy and she holds her tail straight up her back like a little show princess. I'm gushing now :lol: I think I will buy her a pink collar and lead and just fluff her fur to the max :D
     

    Attached Files:

  5. babycham2002

    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    12,938
    Likes Received:
    228
    Lol thats sounds like a good idea , she is adorable.
    Take the puglet, all have fun :)
     
  6. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,255
    Likes Received:
    108
    how old is your pug?
     
  7. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    31
    My pug is 2 yrs old :)
     
  8. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    31
    Oh thats not a picture of my pug thats the pup I want to take too. Heres my pug :D
     

    Attached Files:

  9. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,255
    Likes Received:
    108
    lol. thought it a tad fluffy for a pug;) . yeah go for a posh collar n lead. where's the show being held?
     
  10. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    31
    Its in Margam Park. My oh told me about it last year and I got my dog ready to go and he got the wrong day :lol: I could have strangled him :D I made sure what day it was this time myself.
     
  11. dexter

    dexter PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,255
    Likes Received:
    108
    have a good time and dont forget the camera.
     
  12. kaisa624

    kaisa624 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    19
    Fun shows are meant to be fun, not heated! We took Holly to a couple and she loved it. Wish I'd used her show lead for one of them though, as she was so excited in the ring she pulled like a train :eek:

    Have fun :) and good luck
     
  13. CheekoAndCo

    CheekoAndCo PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    3,265
    Likes Received:
    68
    Any fun shows I've been to it's not really like proper showing. You just stand around with loads of other people while the judge comes around and asks a few questions. There is one fun show I go to and the judge makes you walk around with your dog like in the ring.

    Just go and enjoy youself and maybe practise some heelwork incase you need to work. And ofcouse some cute tricks for the judge :p
     
  14. swarthy

    swarthy PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    5,742
    Likes Received:
    283
    :confused:

    Maybe in the novelty classes, but certainly not in the pedigree classes - which emulate normal shows in every way from what the dogs do to the number of placings - and interestly usually have much bigger classes ranging from big breeders to pet owners and everything inbetween.

    =================

    I think it is the show at Margam I was told about, but going slightly further afield tomorrow - hope you have a great day - look forward to hearing how you got on.
     
  15. CheekoAndCo

    CheekoAndCo PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    3,265
    Likes Received:
    68
     
  16. kaisa624

    kaisa624 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    19
    The companion shows normally have pedigree as well, and you do have to walk around the ring properly, and stack your dog :) I think it's good experience, and even if you don't know what you are supposed to do, the judge will help :)

    The novelty ones, you normally just stand in a line, and the judge will walk up and down :)
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice