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Showing my pug

Discussion in 'Dog Shows and Events' started by kellybaker, Jan 7, 2009.


  1. kellybaker

    kellybaker PetForums Senior

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    Hi all,
    Right then i am a bit clueless when it comes to the showing side of things. I dont have a clue on how to get started.
    Is there not anywhere that will send you info on dog shows.
    I would like to take Orla to some shows and just get the idea of things before trying anything.

    I live close to Portsmouth so if there is anyone in this area that would like to become my mentor i would really appreciate it.

    Thankyou all for your time x
     
  2. pommum

    pommum PetForums Senior

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    Hiya,
    Is Orla KC Registered?
    as she needs to be for the show ring.
    You may also want to check out this website to find a local ringcraft club to you, here you will learn loads about the dog show world.
    Ringcraft Clubs & Societies

    for local shows to you you could also check out FOSSE DATA: Providing Computerised Show Services to the World of Dogs this is a popular site for finding open shows you may have to go to these without Orla though as she would have to be either entered in the show or not for competion as you can't just take unentered dogs to them.

    Any more infor just ask and I'm sure others will add their thoughts on shows too.

    take care

    Sarah
     
  3. kellybaker

    kellybaker PetForums Senior

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    Yes Orla is KC reg
     
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    Tigerkatz PetForums Senior

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    Your mentor really should be the breeder? Is the breeder not able to help you put? Usually when you purchase your puppy the breeder will have selected a "show Quality" puppy they think is the closest to the standard and they are usually the best people to mentor you along when you are new to showing :) Years ago my breeder was brilliant and guided me all the way through those complicated days of entries showing etc.
     
  5. kellybaker

    kellybaker PetForums Senior

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    My breeder lives too far away to have any hands on help. He is great on the phone but that is about it.

    Thank you pommum i have looked at the sites you gave and we will be joining the Portsmouth and Southsea ringcraft club, I have just got off the phone to thr chairwomen who has been very helpful and so we will be attending next week so fingers crossed that all goes well.
     
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    justenuf PetForums Member

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    Good luck with the showing....may see you around the shows.....enjoy !!
     
  7. Xiaoli

    Xiaoli PetForums Member

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    Did the breeder say whether Orla had show potential when you bought her?
     
  8. kellybaker

    kellybaker PetForums Senior

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    Orla was sold to me as a show or breeding bitch and this is why she was so expensive but not sure if i will breed from her its just nice knowing that i have that choice.
     
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    justenuf PetForums Member

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    Would you mind me asking where she came from ?
     
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    kellybaker PetForums Senior

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    Orla's KC name is MAROUSHAH CANDY

    sire is : LUVUM KENNEDY MYOJO

    dam is : CHARUZIAN EVE SALON

    If you do know background on these then i would love to know more, I do know that the sire is a champion but that is about it really.
     
  11. justenuf

    justenuf PetForums Member

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    Have had a look and Charuzian is ......Mrs J Cooksey....who shows boston terriers, greyhounds and whippets........ obviously had pugs at some time, and the dam is her breeding .......... Kennedy is a champion show dog and at City of Birmingham 2006 . he took best of breed and toy group 3. Haven't seen him in a while. He was owned by Wendy Coates (Myojo) but then went on to be owned by Amanda Ellis (Eastonite)
     
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    He must be good if Wendy and Eastonites have owned him as they do a lot of showing and winning.
     
  13. spitzcav3

    spitzcav3 PetForums Junior

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    Good luck with your Pug. I think Pommum gave you some good sound advice. We took all our puppies to ringcraft before showing them as it's gets then socialised with other dogs and people also being gone over on the table. How old is your Pug? You will have to get her used to being on a table, looking at her teeth and people going over her body feeling for muscle etc... as this is all the things judges will do at dog shows. Try finding out through your local ringcraft where some local dog shows are and maybe you could go along without your dog so you can have a look around and get an idea of what goes on. If you see other's there with Pugs go ask them questions as I'm sure they'll be happy to help. Your breeder should be able to give you lots of advice even if it is over the phone. I know it can be very daunting as I was petrified when I got my first show dog, now I absolutely love it.
    Good Luck.
     
  14. kellybaker

    kellybaker PetForums Senior

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the replies and the info on Orla's sire.

    Well we went to our 1st ringcraft lesson last week and we both really enjoyed it. Orla was as good as gold with people touching her and looking at her teeth our only problem is that at obiediance class's Orla has been taught to sit for a treat and now we have to learn to stand for a treat :D but we loved it and will be going back.
     
  15. pommum

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    Glad to hear you enjoyed your local ringcraft classes, they can be a little daunting at first and I'm sure it wont take you long to teach her to stand.

    take care and I hope you carry on enjoying the world of dog showing.

    Sarah
     
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    gasdog PetForums Newbie

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    hi,l have just read your question as regards showing and had the same problem as you.Go to Pugs.nl forums you will find Tussilago pugs she lives just outside Portsmouth.l went there she is a really nice helpful lady and has lovely pugs, she told me to have a go.l have joined a ringcraft in my area which is really good fun and l have entered my first show the 28th feb.hope this is of help let me know how you get on ,l shall be going to the pug open show 1st March,might be to far for you.l live in Stansted,Essex,but travel down to Portsmouth once a month to see my parents.We could always meet up sometime ,regards Ann
     
  17. Charuzian

    Charuzian PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Kelly,
    I came across your comments quite by accident. I am Jayne Cooksey who bred your pugs mother. Is there a problem ?
     
  18. kellybaker

    kellybaker PetForums Senior

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    Hiya Jayne,

    No problems, was just trying to find any background info on Orla's breeding as its nice to know. So anything you can tell me would be fab thank you.
     
  19. Small~Fluffy

    Small~Fluffy PetForums Member

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    Hi Kelly

    Glad you liked ringcraft :) we also attend Portsmouth & Southsea
    so you must be local to us as well.

    We will be back at classes when the new pups are old enough, so will maybe see you there :)
    if I can be any added help with tips etc just shout
     
  20. lilyw75

    lilyw75 PetForums Newbie

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    Awww have fun!


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