Show Dogs Appreciation Club

Show Dog Breed Appreciation—Why the Standard Poodle is So Popular

October 30, 2020 No Comments

For many people, the mental image of a full-size or “standard” poodle evokes thoughts of pampered white balls of fluff lounging on luxurious ottomans. However, this portrayal of the standard poodle paints an incomplete picture. In contrast to the stereotypes, the standard poodle was originally bred as a hunting animal optimized to track prey throw […]

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Show Dog Breed Appreciation—Why the Boxer is So Popular

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The boxer has long been a favorite of the AKC “Working” group. Boxers are known to be great pets as well as show dogs. As pets, boxers are typically very gentle animals with extremely loyal personalities. While they are not a particularly intelligent breed, they are consistently eager to learn and please their owners. Further, […]

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Show Dog Breed Appreciation—Why the English Springer Spaniel is So Popular

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The English Springer Spaniel was bred to spend all day hunting in the fields beside their human companion. They are easy-going animals and make great family pets. This breed is popular as a show dog due to their high trainability and good looks.    Breed Temperament and Health  English Springer Spaniels can make a great […]

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Taking Show Dogs on Personal Trips with Other Pets

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Photo from alancumming.com We all know show dogs are part of the family. This means that, in addition to traveling for official shows, your Fido, Fluffy, Duke, or Daisy is taken into consideration when planning trips, vacations, and getaways. This is great! Family pictures, lasting memories, and fun for everybody – right?   Traveling with […]

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Resources for Show Dogs: Pet Airways

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Pet Airways is a company that is dedicated solely to pet friendly travel. When a dog or cat owner is planning to move across the country this is never an easy decision. Transporting animals is difficult no matter how you go about it and the longer the distance, the more complicated it becomes. The following […]

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Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Show Dog Handlers

October 30, 2020 No Comments

Handers use soup cans in training. A dog’s resting stance is an essential piece of the judging process. Every breed has an ideal stance, but teaching the dog to maintain this position takes quite a bit of training. Handlers have come up with some pretty creative ways to train for this position, including balancing each […]

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The Five Most Common Breed Winners at Westminster

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Each year, the title of “Best in Show” is awarded to a dog chosen as the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The title has been awarded every year beginning in 1907 except for in 1923, when changes in the American Kennel Club rules prohibited mixed breed judging until members could agree on […]

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Measuring a Dog

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All Show Dog breeds have Official Standards. This is a detailed description of the ideal dog for that breed. It includes dynamic qualities including appearance, movement, and temperament. It also includes static physical characteristics such as color, size, and structure. The official tool for measuring a dog at a conformation show is called a wicket. […]

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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Facts and Figures

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The Best in Show winner is declared “America’s Dog for one year following the show.” Established in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club is America’s oldest organization devoted to the sport of purebred dogs. The organization and show pre-date the invention of the lightbulb, the car, basketball, and the World Series in baseball. The Westminster Dog […]

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How Show Dogs Travel

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As one might assume, traveling with show dogs is a complicated process. From obtaining proper veterinary documentation to finding the perfectly-sized crate, getting the Best in Show winner from one city to another is, unsurprisingly, difficult. In fact, these dogs are subjected to the same travel regulations as all other pets. Their owners, on the […]

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