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Old 01-18-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Question Testing Pup's Show Potential

Hi. Just joined and have a question:

I have a pup registered with limited AKC registration

Does anyone know of any profesional handlers or experts in conformation who would be able to evaluate him?

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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I can't answer your question. I just wanted to welcome you to df. There are several members here who show dogs and may be able to answer your question.
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I have no experience showing. I suggest you contact your breed club. Members of your breed club will be able to recommend experienced and respected judges and handlers of your breed, whom you might be able to consult about this pup. Try attending a specialty show for your breed and talk to folks - learn who the respected handlers and judges are and talk to them. Understand, though, that no one can guarantee how your pup will do in the ring. That depends on so many factors beyond your pup's qualities, including the handler you choose, grooming, show and breed politics, luck, and the specific dogs your pup is up against.
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Vagreys suggestions are very good. But why not go to the breeder first? No matter how many other opinions you get, the breeder will still have the final say. If they are serious breeders and think the dog truly does have show potential they should be more than willing to mentor you and their input will be helpful in more ways than you can even imagine.

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Vagreys suggestions are very good. But why not go to the breeder first? No matter how many other opinions you get, the breeder will still have the final say. If they are serious breeders and think the dog truly does have show potential they should be more than willing to mentor you and their input will be helpful in more ways than you can even imagine.

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Hi. yes, the breeder will have the final say in terms of AKC registration.

Thanks so much.
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I'd love to see Redyre Rottweilers would have to say about this

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JaneB5 hi and welcome in the forum I hop you find what you looking for.
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Welcome to the forum..

I have to say.. that if the pup has REAL show quality, not just what you think (no offense but all mommies think their baby is the cutest) she will be more than happy to let you run around and pay for the showing.. TRUST ME! Its expensive and if you get a winning puppy, it will look good for HER business.. NO WAY in the world she'd say no if your pup really has the qualities the breed should have.

Now however, a lot of the cases when it comes to conformation it's like a tush, everyone has an opinion. The breeder will know her line best with con's and pro's so her word really should go. Most people will just agree to please in todays society, don't mean NOTHING when it comes to your pup tbh.

I would turn to the breeder, if your pup really has all it takes she will be THRILLED and OVER THE MOON to help..
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