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I went to my first dog show the other day and I am hooked! I didn't get to stay long and I didn't see my breed, but it was still fantastic! I had so much fun just walking around, watching some gorgeous dogs. I still don't follow everything too well, but I am working on it.

I got to see Goldens (They were so beautiful! I guess I am not used to seeing well bred Goldens.), mini Poodles, Olde English Sheepdogs, Dobes, Min Pins, and Shih tzus. I also walked around and saw tons of other dogs, including my first real life Irish Wolfhound. He was gigantic!

Anyway, I had planned to get a show quality dachshund in a few years and try her out in the ring. I finally found a decent breeder and I finally got to go to a real life show. I feel like I am on my way. I obviously have a long way to go before I am ready for any of this, but it is a start. The only problem is now I am addicted. I won't be able to go to another show until August, but I am beyond excited about that one. It is a Dachshund show and my breeder will be there, so I get to talk to her and meet some of her dogs. Maybe she will be able to explain some things to me, too!

So, yeah. I am hooked. I can't wait to go to more shows, I am reading everything I can (book recommendations about showing will be appreciated), and getting more and more anxious about my future dog! I keep telling myself, only 3-4 more years... lol
 

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Get "Show Me!" by Caroline Coile. Great book. Also "Born To Win" by Georg Alston.

Congrats, and welcome to the dog show world. ;-) It's wild out there, but hang tight, love your dog and HAVE FUN. Oh, and get a thick skin. LOL
 

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Thanks, I will have to check them out. Yeah, I know things can get crazy. I am generally pretty good about not letting things get to me, but I guess I will have to wait and see.

I forgot, I also saw collies! Fantastic looking dogs.
 

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Yup. I had never seen smooths in person and I had never seen roughs groomed so nicely. It was very cool.
 

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yep, a well groomed rough for show is so pretty. The smooths are cool. So many people don't even know there are smooth collies. LOL
 

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yep, a well groomed rough for show is so pretty. The smooths are cool. So many people don't even know there are smooth collies. LOL
I love smooth collies, they're on my list for posible next dog :D (I'll always have a Corgi, though) I like the roughs, but I think I may like the smooths better...

You see any Corgis as the show, Craven?
 

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I saw one, not showing at the time but just watching with his owner. He was really big though, so I am not sure if he was competing or just a spectator.
 

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We went to the SF dog show for my birthday this winter. I loved it. I didn't know where to look/ which dog to pet first. I completely understand how you feel!

Speaking of collies (as I must, lol) at the SF show there were only 4 entered. But there were 12 pharoah hounds! You just never know which dogs will be there.
 
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