Showing The Dog That You’re Breeding

You might decide that you want to show dogs. This is something that many breeders do and that is important to lots of different breeding programs. If you decide that you want to show dogs, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First of all, showing dogs can be a lot of work. You will need to be sure that you have the right forms and information so that you can get signed up for the show early enough. You’ll also need to be sure that you are ready to show dogs, meaning that you have had the proper time to work with your dogs.
When you are deciding whether or not to show dogs, there are some questions that you should ask yourself so that you know you are showing the right types of dogs. 

  • Does your dog conform to breed standards?
  • Is your dog well trained or can you train her easily to walk in the ring?
  • Is your dog comfortable with someone touching her and lifting her up?
  • Is your dog comfortable with other dogs?
  • Will your dog bit or will she try to bother the other animals?
  • Are you ready to travel to shows with your dog?
  • Is dog showing something you think you would like as a hobby?

The answers to these questions will help you make sure that you have provided enough information about your dog and that you know your dog is going to be good in the ring. This is something that you are going to want to think carefully about before you show your dog.

Showing a dog can lead to great things for your dog herself. She will be able to be better trained, and as you go through more shows she’ll learn even more. Also, you’ll be able to control your dog better.

Having championships, or having certifications from being shown is an important thing in the breeding world. Many times people will want to have your puppies if the parents have been shown because it shows that your dogs are great examples of the type of dog that they are looking for. 

Please note: This article is part of a collection of dog-related content that we purchased the rights to. Opinions expressed may or may not agree with those espoused by Master Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz. When in doubt, please refer to the advice given in Adam’s dog training book.  This article is provided for your enjoyment, only. It’s relevance to real world working dog training may be limited.