Showing Your Chihuahua

Tips & Tricks For Handling Your Chihuahua in a Dog Show

Amazing Day – ALL THE WAY AROUND!

So I started today thinking "we'll just go with it". You see, This is Georgie's second weekend of "move up" entries and just as with last week I planned to just go through the motions because I already paid the entry fees. In my mind he still has a ways to go in the...

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Welcoming You to the World of Showing Dogs!

I was recently asked to submit a chapter for a new book on showing Chihuahuas and my topic was to be from that of a newbie. With a year of dog showing under my belt this month, I have to say, what I have learned is the equivalent to a college degree. The costs have...

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So You Want To Show Your Chihuahua

Chances are, you are on the couch, looking down at your precious Chihuahua cuddled in your lap thinking, "You are so beautiful! I bet I could enter you in a dog show and you would win!" I am here to tell you that the odds of that happening are less than you winning...

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Structure, Structure, Structure

Can you guess what the most important part of spotting a show quality Chihuahua is? You guessed it! STRUCTURE! And when it comes to the structure of your Chihuahua, I suggest that you first learn the general structure of a dog and all of the terminology before diving...

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Different Types of AKC Clubs

The American Kennel Club (AKC) was established in 1884 to promote the study, breeding, exhibiting and advancement of purebred dogs. It is the largest not-for-profit purebred dog registry in the nation. AKC approves and maintains the official records of over 15,000...

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Get Yourself To A Dog Show

  Having an interest in showing dogs requires a pretty good understanding of how a dog show works. Often times I hear people say, "I want to show my dog!" but they have no idea what it entails or how they work. Some have never been to an actual dog show in...

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Dog Show Spectator Etiquette and Tips

If you are attending your very first dog show, there are some basic unwritten rules your should follow to help make sure your experience as well as that of the exhibitors and dogs is as pleasant and wonderful as possible. Purchase and then study the show's catalog or...

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How a Dog Show Works

  Dog shows are basically a process of elimination, with one dog being named Best In Show at the end of the day. See the chart, which illustrates the steps in this process. Along the way, some dogs accumulate points toward the title "AKC Champion." Championship...

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Dog Show Terminology

I would never let you venture out to your first dog show without helping you understand some of the lingo! As with any sport, there are certain phrases and terms specific to showing dogs and below is a list of some of the most common. [learn_more caption="Terms Often...

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