Join Date: Aug 2012
This week, minutes before beginning our 3rd obedience class, the trainer/breeder approached and asked if I would have any interest in showing Kip for conformation. I told her that I was not sure of that is involved and what I needed to do. She said she would be willing to teach me the ropes and assist me throughout the process.
Kip is registered with UKC and she was speaking of my showing him shortly after he reaches 6 months of age. He is not quite 5 months yet, having been born on May 5th.
So, I am not really sure what I should do. Why should I want to show Kip? What are the benefits to doing this? Sorry, but this is all brand-new to me.
Also, is it typical to start with Conformation? Frankly, I got Kip as a companion and as a personal protection dog and I intend on him beginning training for this once he finishes teething.