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Dog shows

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A dog show - it is a competition of beautiful dogs, breeders´ successes and in the same time it is a social activity where friends among breeders and showmen meet. A variety of dog breeds shows actual directions of trends in breeding and which breeds are just in.

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Single breeds are divided into show rings. In each ring there are breeds divided into individual categories. Male dogs and female dogs are judged separately. One dog is placed ahead of another dog. A judge evaluates each dog, chooses one dog from each breed and at the end he gives a dog the title “Champion of breed – BOB”. Each champion of breed proceeds into another competition of the most beautiful dog in the FCI category in the afternoon. Finally a nominated judge, applying his or her interpretation of the standard, gives the opinion of the most beautiful dog on that particular day.

Before going into the ring the showman should comply with an uneasy task: to demonstrate the best flashy gait, always standing in a correct "show stack" so that all dog's priorities excel and minor imperfections of exterior are covered.

Everyone, who decides to register his/her dog in the dog show, should know that it is necessary to prepare everything properly. At home we should train the presentation in gait, in show stack and control dog’s neatness and teeth.

Presentation in gait:

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The dog should run lightly, cheerfully and he should react promptly on a change of a direction given by the showman. He should not jump at showman, bark at or attack other dogs or the judge. We can practice presentation in gait during the walk.

Presentation in show stack:

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The dog should stay still, his head upwards. Limbs should be parallel (there can be forwarded one of the pelvic legs). In show stack we can help by dainty. A showman can stay in front of the dog or he/she can hunker down next to him. It is good to prepare the dog for an inspection of the body – the judge will check a physical constitution of the body by touch.

Checking the occlusion and teeth:

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The dog should stand checking the occlusion and teeth by showman. We will train it before the show in order there are no problems in the ring when the dog refuses control of his dentition.

Male and female dogs classify into some classes by age on dog shows:

Kinds of shows:

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