KW Kennel Club Weekend Wrap Up

A quick thanks to everyone who came out to the Kitchener Waterloo Kennel Club dog show this weekend to meet some Frenchies! At least six or eight people came out, some of whom I had only the briefest of moments to talk to, for which I apologize. Next time, we’ll try to organize things a bit better, so that I have a chance to talk to everyone. It was pretty funny, actually – at one point, we’d taken over the entire corner of the floor, and it looked like a tiny Frenchie Meet Up in progress.

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Christmas Dog Shows in Kitchener

Zeus - Bullmarket Absolut Notorious, at the Credit Valley Dog Show

Zeus - Bullmarket Absolut Notorious, at the Credit Valley Dog Show

Just a quick note to mention we’ll be showing Zeus in Kitchener on December 28th and 29th, at the “Christmas” dog shows at Bingemans.

This is a nice chance for anyone interested in ‘talking dogs’ to come out and meet with us, ask some questions, meet some Frenchies and have a crash course lesson in watching a dog show.

The show schedule is here —

We are only attending the second and third days of the show.

If you plan to come out, please try to aim for at least one hour BEFORE the listed ring time. If you come out too close to ring time, I will be too busy grooming and fretting to really have time to chat with you. I can’t tell you where we’ll be set up, but look for the Frenchies in the grooming area – we usually all try to set up close together, and if not, we’ll usually know where each other are.

Please drop me a note if you’d like to attend, and I hope to meet some of you there!

Best Introductory Books About Dog Shows

It’s almost inevitable that, after spending time owning any one breed in particular, you may be bitten with the ‘dog show bug’. Your breeder might offer you a nice show potential puppy, or you just might decide that showing could be a fun hobby. No matter how or why you get bitten, jumping straight into the world of conformation shows is not for the faint of heart.

Like most sports, your best resource for learning about dog showing is a mentor – someone to hold your hand and guide you step by step through the process. In lieu of that, however, books can be a great crash course in learning the lingo, and getting  a feel for the lay of the land.

I asked experienced show people and breeders for their personal suggestions on the best books for true novices to read if they want to learn about dog shows.

Here are their suggestions, and mine.

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