showing a female in season?
Howdy GSD Community! I was hoping you guys could give me a little insight into this.
Finding shows has been very tough in my area, but there was finally one close enough to enter. The show is this weekend, and my emale just started her heat yesterday night. Considering where I live and the entry fee, I dont want to waste this entry and I know that others have shown females in season before.
My game plan was to make sure I have wipes handy, have a diaper on her, and stay a distance from the ring til it's her turn up. Going to use lots of scented stuff too, and when the judge comes to evaluate her I'm going to tell him/her. Fortunately the show entry is very small for GSDs. There is 1 class dog, 2 special dogs, and all the rest are females.
I've read scores of different opinions on this matter all over the web, and people seem to either think it's a-ok or a sin. As a steward I've never seen any issues at shows with females in heat, and the next shows in our area wont be til the Summer. Considering money, and this is the last opportunity I can enter her in 'puppy' classes, I'm pretty set on going. But I'd like to know what other GSD people think/feel about this and what I'd be in for.
Thanks ahead of time!