Learning the correct methods and procedures for show training and exhibiting a dog takes time and many people make expensive errors along the way. This step-by-step guide aims to help speed up and simplify the process so that owners can get the best from their dogs and give themselves every opportunity to win in the ring. Starting with the history of dog shows, the book then looks at the factors to consider when buying a show dog, from size and temperament to selecting a breeder. The training of the puppy is examined in detail, showing how to build up both the dog and owner's confidence and skills, with handy tips for the novice exhibitor, detailing where to exhibit and how to organize entry. Advice on equipment and handling the dog in the ring is coupled with advice on what to expect from the judges and the qualities they are looking for. Finally, there is a section on show training and canine terminology.
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Book Description Popular Dogs., 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91745594