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Discussion in 'Dog Shows and Events' started by candysmum, Apr 7, 2011.
Dry Shampoo and Towel if needed
Benching chain (I'm guessing for a larger dog)
Comfy but smart clothes for you...
Ermm, can't think of more right now, but others will come up with some
Buy this book,
Showing Your Dog: A Beginner's Guide: Amazon.co.uk: Elaine Everest: Books
So much of it you will learn as you go but I find this a really good reference too
Show lead set
Ring clip/s ( I need at least 4 in order to find one)
Brush/comb or whatever you use for a dallie
A sort of smallish holdall, for ages I was using this really deep backpack and it was a nightmare trying to find things at shows. Then just before crufts I was in tesco and their tesco value holdall for a fiver is just perfect for my needs . This list basically is what I have in that holdall
Water spray bottle
Travel water bowl
Pen and paper or notebook
Spare emergency bait
A smile and a lot of patience
I take a comb/brush, ring clips, body cream (for hairless), my showing outfit, show lead, spare bedding in car incase dogs be sick, poo bags, food to munch like cows hooves, water bowl and water, treats for in the ring..and thats it!
Thats because you is hardcore!
You should see my suitcase when I go on holiday!! Most of it is toiletries and medicine
Oh yeah I forgot to add that
I also have a doggy first aid kit and a human first aid kit too!
Im crazy I know, shoot me shoot me now
ahaha.. Mum has a dogs first aid kit in the car, never comes in though
Hessonite Dog Show Leads, Collars and Showsets. Buy online.
These leads are expensive (as are most leather show leads) but worth every penny
They also sell benching chains
Ring clips you can pick up cheapies at shows or these on ebay
Show ring clips (2) on eBay (end time 02-May-11 21:22:57 BST)
Or a breed specific one like this
Dalmatian Dog Models, Jewellery, Gifts and Ornaments
All we ever took - and wouldn;t think Dally's to be much different were
A show lead
Treats (to TRY and encourage her to stand)
The show schedule
and in the car we had a bottle of water and some bedding !
Guess we were lucky though that her coat always has one hell of a shine and that she never needed sprucing up! she needs to lose acouple of pounds now - but almost thinking of taking her again!
Reckon she i looking pretty OK and she has matured a fair bit.
Love that head pic
you not so hairy lot are so lucky lol.............
Us with long haired breeds needs combs, brushes, matt splitter, grooming sprays (i normally take my entire grooming kit, lol)
more bait food
extra vet bed incase she's wee's on it on the way over
and a must for newbies - Rescue Remedy!!!
One other thing to remember some butties and a flask in case you are there all day or the classes are runing late.
In my bag I have about 20 leads my OH asks why I need so many leads to take 2 dogs to a show. My answer is always the same you never know if your lead breaks you will need a spare and all of my dogs show on different types of leads hence why I need to take so many
Yup I carry no less than 5 leads also. :001_smile:
yeah i have about 3 leads per dog (i have 2 dogs im showing) and about 5 rings clips lol
a must is a large bottle filled up with water for journey home in case you get caught up in traffic ( as i do frequently on M25)
For mine it's
2 grooming tables
A crate or 2
Brushes, combs, clippers, bands 'magic water' scissors, spare combs and brushes because I forget where I put stuff!
Money for food and raffle tickets
Food that doesn't get eaten
Food and water for the dogs
Pen and paper
Proof of posting if you have it
And lots of other junk that I don't need at shows