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Dog Shows

tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
edited 10:05AM in Off Topic
Anyone here show dogs in dog shows anywhere in this country?

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  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    I am currently retired from showing my dogs for thirty years. Breed and obedience. I'm in Western Pennsylvania. Where are you?
  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Hey, I have a friend who shows a Field Spainel, Tessa. She is currently #2 **** in the country and going to Westminster in Feb hoping to get #1 spot. I'm going also. She is currently tied for #3 for field Spaniels in the country. She was just here in Long Beach when I got a chance to see her after 38 years, she was my high school sweetheart, what a kick to see her. So this was my first at dog shows. Anyways was just checking around to see if anybody had it working also.
    Terry
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,741
    if i were to have a show dog it would be a spaniel, no reason to raise the dog just for show and breed out the field qualities. spaniels need to win field AND show
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Westminster is hell. Going with a dog is double hell. My handler and dog went separately from me. My Otterhound was a Wminster breed winner. A great thrill but once is enough. Enjoy New York. I love Ellis Island, but that is actually in NJ. Remind me before you leave what the dog's name is. The only high ranked Fields I know are in GA, or at least from GA.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    You haven't seen the field bred Brittanies. Or,they WERE spaniels, but changed to Brits because of their versatility. Irish Water Spaniels have triple titles. Field, Breed and Obedience. Now more with agility and tracking. They are multi purpose dogs. I do love the sporting group.
  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    the dog's name is Tessa

    http://www.killaraspaniels.com/tessa.htm

    Anita is the name of my friend.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,741
    im partial to brits but i do like most of the spanial breeds cept maybe the cockers :whistle: :laugh:
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Brits are good tempered hearty dogs. But American cockers are very different. Ever hear of spaniel rage? It is prevalent in Am. Cockers and Springers. Like a seizure, they go into a wild rage then snap out of it as if it never happened. Lots of articles if you Gooogle. It does not happen with English Cockers who are really delightful.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,741
    well that explains it, always thought it was the owners :laugh: :laugh: would have put springers on that list with the cockers but for different reasons, my brit plays for a couple minutes, then likes to work, springers always seem to want to play. wonder if it was overbreeding that causes the rage
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    My dad's "lady friend" shows Austrailian Shepards.That all I know.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Beautiful dogs. I love the red meryl color. Some Aussies can have vicious temperaments.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    That's what she has.A red one.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    In other breeds, red meryl is disqualified, but allowed in Aussies. Striking look.
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,867
    We have a year old Doby that my wife has started showing, she loves it!

    This is Coby at 8 months:

    DogShow022.jpg
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Very nice red. Great angulation. The Dobe ring is very competitive. Good luck.
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,867
    Thank you! My wife loves it. I have been to a couple of shows. A lot like "Best In Show" :)
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Where are you located? I'm in Western PA.
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Soon you will know every character in BiS. The family who spends their last dollar, deep in debt, the person who has fun showing his one dog, the folks who sleep around and all the gender benders. You'll know every single one of them. It was hilarious.
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,867
    Washington State.
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,867
    Hopefully we will be the family enjoying showing their one dog. :)
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    Did you get your RV yet? camping and parties are rampant. I partied with my Smokey Joe. I wonder how many BGEs are there.
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,867
    Not yet, but now we have two reasons - tailgating and dog shows!
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • PattyOPattyO Posts: 883
    And eggfests.
    I loved camping at shows. You wake up THERE. You are rested, dog is rested, and "at home". ALl the conveniences. All I did was take out the dirty clothes and repack the food. Wonderful. Good luck with your Dobe. Enjoy your wins. It's like dope. One purple ribbon and you want more.
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