Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
My male has shown in both CKC and AKC shows - hasn't gotten a single point in AKC, but has 6 points towards his Canadian CH. after just one weekend!! He even took over some very accomplished dogs and placed Group 2, three Times, Group 3, twice,
I prepped his coat starting 8 weeks in advance and learned to gait and handle him.
Like someone else said, go to the show to educate, but follow the rules, be respectful and show your dog the best you can.
He is a very moderate dog, 72 lbs and SOLID BLACK - everything was against him, but I think the judges know a powerful representative when they see one, even if they don't always put them up.