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Choosing A Show Dog Puppy

Choosing A Show Dog Puppy




It would be hard to tell you exactly what you ought to pay for a dog good enough to show and have some fun with. In addition to the fact that prices vary a great deal in the various breeds, and not taking into consideration the actual worth of a dog because of his good or bad points, there are many other things that enter into the price you must pay for a good dog. Here are a few:

1. How many other good dogs has the seller in his kennel? By selling you the only good one, he may be left without anything to show himself, and if he wants to show, the price may go up.

2. How crowded are the seller's facilities? If he is overcrowded, he may be willing to sell at a lower price than usual.

3. Can the owner afford to show? If not, he may sell for less in order to give the dog the opportunity to be shown more frequently.

4. How many other persons are interested? Naturally, if several persons express the desire to buy the same dog, the price of that dog might go up.

There have been show dogs which were sold for $50 and even some which sold at about $7,500 or more. But if you know your breed before you start out to buy, you at least will know what you are getting - and remember, the price paid for a dog is not the most important consideration. I once knew a man who thought his dog should win over another simply because he paid more for his dog than did the owner of the other dog.

Also, let me bring up another point. There is one thing you are going to hear frequently, and if you take my advice you won't pay any attention to it. You'll hear that in order to win at shows you must be rich or at least employ a professional handler. This talk usually comes from the disgruntled or bad loser. It is not true! And if the dog breeder tries to tell you this when selling you dog at an outrageous price, then walk away!

The advice and helpful hints you will find when doing your research will help you to understand the rules of a dog show, will help you to get your dog entered at a show, and into the ring. You will find all types of information as to how to show it to its best advantage, but remember, the quality of the dog itself is up to you. The price you pay for your dog has no bearing on how well he will score at a show.







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