Owner Handling an AKC Conformation Show Dog

Tucker's first show weekend with me was at the Fredericksburg, VA shows where he had no competition. This gave us a chance to get some real ring practice without the pressure of competition and we got the opportunity to go in the Sporting group, which is something Tucker and I had never done.

Rare Breeds, Popular Breeds and Somewhere Inbetween

When I decided to get another dog to show I wanted a smaller, healthier breed that I could show myself. I would also pretty sure that I wanted another sporting dog - something closer to thegoldens I grew up with. I decided in my infinite wisdom and from some of the things I had read that a rare breed would be easier to show myself, but I had almost zero experience with rare breeds.