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Companion dogs shows with Anti social dogs

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by SpringerHusky, May 1, 2011.


  1. SpringerHusky

    SpringerHusky PetForums VIP

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    I was going to make this thread last Monday but totally forgot till a recent thread.

    When i had Barney, I never came across one anti social dog but now i've seen a large rise even worse at companion shows.

    Last Saturday I was at a shelter show and there was at least 3-4 fights by the end of the day about the same last year, I saw many dogs growl and snap. I was in the ring with a jack russel twice the first time it was opposite me and I watched it trying to attack another dog while being handled by a 12 year old, this dog kept lunging. The second time she was next to Maya and the dog tried to do the same, I had to move away as I did not want to cause a fight as Maya won't tolerate it. The stupidest part was that second time was for friendliest dog :blink: thankfully the judge saw the dog wanted to get at another dog and never placed the dog.

    Monday we met several dogs, there was 1 fight and many growls at Maya or even the Chinese crested I was walking around, some full on lunging to get at other dogs. I was told of the dogs is apparently a top show dog but she always has issues with the dog if other dogs approach hers, it was a Euraiser.

    I thought the idea of these shows was for friendly dogs but I'm really starting to not want to go to any if they are gonna keep being like this. :mad:
     
  2. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    The last companion show we went to the other week there was a few fights that could have started usually by staffies or JRT.

    I am judging at a companion show tomorrow and needless to say any dog showing signs of being aggressive towards me or other dogs will not get placed.
     
  3. shazalhasa

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    We used to do a few companion shows, at one show an Irish Setter had a pop at our Monty who was just 5 months old at the time, he was a big puppy being a pyrenean but was a true gentle giant and just stood there and took it without flinching. The owner of the setter didn't seem bothered that his dog was trying to bite our pup :(
    At another show a shih tzu lunged at our two lhasa boys, luckily we pulled our dogs out of the way in time but a Bernese was not so lucky and this little shih tzu caught him just under the eye leaving a nasty gash :eek:
    The 2nd show we went to, there was another shih tzu (different one) being handled by a youngish woman who was there with her kids. This little pooch was really feisty and instead of correcting the dog, she let him/her pull and snap at pretty much everything that went past, even when it went to snap at one of her own kids, instead of correcting the dog, she shouted at the child :mad:

    Not all companion shows have had nasty dogs thankfully, we've been to some where the dogs have all been brilliant :) so don't give up if it's something you enjoy, just be careful to avoid the ones that you think might be snappy... you'll know who they are cos they'll have an ar$3hole at the other end of the lead ;)
     
  4. LostGirl

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    This is why we won't go to them as zeb will not tolerate being snapped at, he also hates persiant barkers lol

    I would hate to think of the stress he would go through for it, he'd LOVE all the fuss from people etc and would be the biggest tart going but he'd get stroppy over the other dogs if they started
     
  5. EmCHammer

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    Not always so; I have a sometimes reactive staffie x who has come on in leaps and bounds; we had a local rescue dog show today 2 mins from the house and we went down there - was a great chance to socialise my boy and he was great (although I do see it as my responsiblity to ensure he has enough space and let people know he doesn't want dogs to come up to him) but still there aer people who let their dogs come and jump on him. He has a brain tumour and spine damage and if he wants to tell a labrador jumping on his head despite my best efforts to keep him away from stress to sod off then I don't consider myself an as$hole!

    I think its all about ettiquette sometimes at dog shows - I only ever to to fun charity dog shows so don't know about companion dog shows, but to me its all about if you have a reactive dog you keep him at a safe distance and space from others; and respect others space too. I don't let my dogs eyeball other dogs etc etc.

    I understand though in companion type dog shows that really if temprament is taken into consideration then this could be considered differently so can appreciate that its a different environment ? but wanted to comment that having a snappy dog doesn't make you an as$hole! just maybe someone who should think more about if there dog is happy doing what they are doing - suppose its different for careful socialisation than showing proper.
     
  6. SpringerHusky

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    Yeah it's usually the terriers who are fighting although met a mally last year who had been attacked by a larger dog :(

    That's how it should be

    Yikes :eek:

    Yeah, I think because of it i'm loosing a passion for it. I use it as a way to hopefully gain experience so I can go into real dog shows without getting scared and such.

    Yeah, it' the reason we avoid so many people there :(
     
  7. Freyja

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    Well I had a lovely day judging not a growl or a snap to be heard all day. ind you I did comment to my OH that there was no staffies and I only saw 1 JRT and that was an old one in veteran. Only once in best rescue did anyone ask me to be carefull of the dog as it was a new dog and not to sure about strangers. It was there to be socialised and all the time I saw him was very well behaved.
     
  8. Beagle Mafia

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    Any naughty dogs at my dog show will be evicted Big Brother stylee :D
     
  9. SpringerHusky

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    That's good to hear :)

    Haha, gonna sick your pony on them? :p
     
  10. Beagle Mafia

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    Yeah eviction by ben :D

    I have control of the microphone again ;)
     
  11. the flintstones

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    Why do people let their dogs get away with it.
    If my dogs went for another dog without provocation it would have my boot up its backside (figurativley speaking).
    I went to a companion dog show last year and I thought it was Crufts, the pros were there doing their Ringcraft and stacking their dogs ,
    We didnt stand a chance LOL
    I did try and enter Dino (stomach on legs) into fastest sausage eating competition but just missed the entry, due to a steward ignoring me trying to pay my fees (im sure she knew Dino would win and didnt want me to enter cos her dog was in it ) well thats what I tell my self lol
    fIONA
     
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