|09-25-2013 01:13 AM|
Here's the program of events:
For $50 you can watch the live streaming. I did this last year and it was good-just log onto your pc right when the show starts so you can print the catalog- and have plenty of paper loaded ;-) Just go to www.gsdca.org-the live steaming has top billing on the home page. Next best thing to being there!
|09-21-2013 11:05 PM|
mikeber, I will be participating.
I have a friend handling my bitch in conformation, but I will be exhibiting my WL boy in rally
|09-21-2013 04:11 PM|
mikeber - the World Championships for IPO are in teh Philly area in October 17-19/20? If you want to see working lines - that is where you go....
|09-21-2013 03:16 PM|
Thank you guys. It's interesting how things evolve and change around dog breeding and showing. With a breed as popular as GSD one would expect to see tons of them at every show.
Xseph, do you participate? Dream Park is just over the corner...
|09-21-2013 01:38 PM|
There should be some German showlines in the performance rings as well.
My experience (which is much more limited than Xeph's) is that if you hang out around the obedience and agility rings, you'll meet a good cross-section of moderate American showline dogs, German showlines, and working lines.
|09-21-2013 02:53 AM|
The breed is very competitive, but there is a stigma against dogs that win at all breed shows. Somebody once actually told me "If you care about your breed, you show at specialties".
I managed to hold my tongue.
The national will have different events every day and all sorts of things will be going on. You are going to see 99% American show lines because the GSDCA caters largely to American conformation exhibitors (much as they don't want to say they do).
You will see some working lines in the performance events.
|09-20-2013 10:34 PM|
1) For some reason, in my area (NY, CT) there is very little participation of GSD at all breed shows. Is there a reason people don't show their German Shepherds?
2) I am not familiar with the National Show. I understand that there are different activities each day, but when do they show dogs like at the usual AKC shows? Basically, I would like to see both working and snowline GSD.
|09-14-2013 11:50 AM|
Here is the GSDCA's webpage for the National this year, with the judges names, etc. 2013 National information. I know that last year, Evan Ginsburg had a blog with a running commentary on the the National. It was very interesting! I'll keep an eye out and see if he is doing it again this year.
There are also DVDs of past Nationals that you can buy but are very pricy. Our local GSD club has videos of the National going back into the 70's. It's interesting to watch. We always have one of the videos playing at our meet the breed booth. There is also a DVD available that is a 25 year summary from 1975 to 2000...
|09-13-2013 10:33 PM|
They need to come to Cali!!!!!! Is it going to be televised!?
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|09-13-2013 10:14 PM|
Isn't that the truth!!
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