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Discussion in 'Dog Shows and Events' started by Beagle Mafia, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Beagle Mafia

    Beagle Mafia Guest

    Obvioulsy we were hoping to get Buster involved in as many socialisation activities as possible and over this weekend have taken him to two dogs shows, he has loved it and has done really well. We now have him interacting with other puppies, he really is a happy little thing.

    I am a bit annoyed however that we can't enter him into the puppy class until he is 6 months. Yesterdays show was amazing Buster entered everything and loved every minute. He behaved beautifully - todays was a bit rubbish he couldn't enter as she was not a 'dog' and he could not enter the puppy class because he's not classed as a 'puppy' now whilst I appreciate restriction on KC events and even the companion shows this was a family show - the companion show was next door.

    I know rules are rules but not being able to enter a puppy into a 'fun' / 'family' show is a bit silly. Buster behaved very well and I don't consider him too young when he attends classes already. the reason given was that they can't start going to dog shows if they can't go to puppy classes - most people I know have started their puppies at classes at the age of 12 weeks after jabs.

    Oh well just a bit of a rant lol! :wink5:
  2. waggytailsstore

    waggytailsstore PetForums Senior

    Mar 22, 2009
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    He's absolutely gorgeous:D:D:D Which show were you at, I know a lot of places we go they do a fun/family dog show.
  3. odenna

    odenna PetForums Newbie

    Jun 28, 2009
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    the show i am orginizing has a class for pups up to 6 months as long as they have had their jabs
    from jo x
  4. Baby Bordie

    Baby Bordie PetForums VIP

    Jun 21, 2009
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    Awwww poor buster! How old is he? And what dog is he?
  5. Beagle Mafia

    Beagle Mafia Guest

    Buster is a 3 months old Beagle - he's very well behaved now however evening and night-times are too stressful for us.

    All the shows that Buster can enter are miles away - we just wanted to do it as a bit of fun as they are called fun dog shows!

    We live in Plymouth so the shows we have attended so far have been in devon/cornwall
  6. classixuk

    classixuk PetForums VIP

    Jun 6, 2009
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    You know what?

    I would take this challenge on the chin and get training, training, training!

    Make sure that when he CAN enter at 6 months, he steals the show :D

    Poor Buster.
  7. vinya12

    vinya12 PetForums Member

    Jan 29, 2008
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    If you go to ring craft they may have club matches , puppies can enter , mine won best puppy walk twice :)
  8. Deerhounder

    Deerhounder PetForums Senior

    Jul 5, 2009
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    Most Australian shows have Baby Puppy classes for pups aged 3/4 to 6 mths. The pups can only compete against other babies and are not eligible for BOB until they are over 6 months.

    Baby Puppy classes are a great learning experience for youngsters and they are fun to watch as no one expects perfection in babies. One of my Pugs at 12 weeks stood like a little statue on the table for almost a minute then jumped up and kissed the judge on the nose. The judge must have liked the kiss as wee Mary took out Baby Puppy in Group.
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