If a rare breed club is having a event close by, by all means use them for practice & socialization.
But we will NOT list them here as they do not follow the UKC Standard .
And in most cases do NOT have judges qualified to judge the breed. Warning YOU may not have a great time
But it is good of socialization
Handling :Remember UKC does not allow professional handlers.
So attend as many dog handling classes as you can & look up the local 4h clubs for meets that allow dogs to learn proper social skills & obedience training Also ask your breeder for tips on how to show your dog.
TIP: Remember this no one will remember who LOST , everyone will remember whose dog behaved badly.
Never put winning above the comfort and fun you and the dog should have at a dog show.
Have the urge to get competitive ? _buy a new outfit , spend more time training your dog , take to dog to a professional groomer, do NOT push the dog beyond its comfort zone just to win, listen to your gut instincts.
Have a pet?: Not interested in conformation, UKC has a smorgasbord of Performance events for you to try, Step one Obedience from there. Agility, SDA Protection Work, Tracking, and much much more....
Do your breed a service ,strive for a UKC Total dog even if you do not win you will leave a lasting impression of your breed that will surpass anything else you can do for your dog.
Bait: We use bait with little pups but as the dog matures the dog needs to be cued by your voice _not the treats.
If you have a puppy who has been called PUPPY PUPPY by the breeder all you need to do is TALK to the pup and dog in a happy happy voice to get the pup to move out on cue.
Remember to look at the UKC Schedule day of show to see if the judge allows bait.
Never throw food bait in the ring, if you drop bait go back & pick it up once the judge is done with you .
Toys: Are allot more fun and are allowed in the ring with UKC, get creative watch how others dog it.
Hiding the toy in your pocket and squeaking it just at the right time can do wonders
Grooming: CASD are WORKING dogs they should be showed clean and presentable.
NOT groomed like a Fluffy OEM, Its against UKC rules to alter the look of the dog to hide faults.
Good shampoo and blow & is all you need .. Pull out by hand any loose clumps of fur. Undercoat :
Standard calls for a well developed undercoat in which is faulted all that is left is a short top coat. .
DO NOT STRIP the UNDERCOAT before a show even if the dog is shedding.
Tip bring some rollers to catch the shedding just in case the judge gets full of fur.
Just remember this when we are long gone and our breeding's are our legacy.
The wins obtained at the UKC will be archived forever. Yet the rare breed wins will be forgotten and only live in the memory of the owners themselves.