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AKC MAJOR POINTED

SEATTLE KENNEL CLUB 

MARCH 8TH & 9TH 2008

AKC points and First AKC major on March 9th!

 

Beautifully handled by Megan Hof

                                                            

      A BIG thank you to Megan and Mr. James G.Reynolds

     Treasure taking her second Major

                TimberlandValleyDogFancier              

 April 6th 2008

    Thank you, Megan Hoff and Mrs. Trish Weiner

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IABCA International Champion (Int'l Ch)
Evergreen Autumn Sieger
October 22, 2007
Enumclaw, Wa.
 

 Pictured with Diane and Lila:

Treasure earned her International Champion Title

Winning 4 BOB puppy 
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How a Dog Show Works

Each dog presented to a judge is exhibited ("handled") by its owner, breeder or a hired professional. The role of a handler is similar to that of a jockey who rides a horse around the track, hopefully into the winner's circle.

Most dogs in competition at conformation shows are competing for points toward their AKC championships. It takes fifteen points, including two majors (wins of three, four or five points) awarded by at least three different judges, to become an American Kennel Club "Champion of Record."

The number of championship points awarded at a show depends on the number of males ("dogs") and females ("bitches") of the breed actually in competition. The larger the entry, the greater the number of points a male or a female can win. The maximum number of points awarded to a dog at any show is 5 points.

Males and females compete separately within their respective breeds, in seven regular classes.
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There are 3 key ingredients to be successful at showing.
 *Pick the right puppy.
 *Put in the time.
 *Add a "dollope" of cash.
 
                                        Pick me, Pick me, Pick me...
How it all begins...
*Picking the right puppy for the show ring*
Which puppy do you pick, they are all so cute. 
 
Conformation :   The external visible details of a dogs structure and apperance as it is defined by the breed standards of AKC /ASCA.
    
Why conformation is important? 
     Like the structure of a house requires stability and a strong foundation to last so does the structure of a dog.
This structure will determine if a breed will continue on with strength and useablity.
While some things in the breed standard are purely for looks, there are a few that are very important for the dog to live a long and happy life, able to preform and do their job. 
Producing the offspring to do the same.
 
Seeing the future of a Puppy:
     Choosing a puppy that you believe will grow up to be that standard.
The breeder puts a lot of time and knowledge into your puppy that you will choose..  The Picture below is Treasure's litter. Can you find her?

Treasure is fourth from the left.  Cute isn't she.
These puppies all went to great homes and are doing very well.  Some to families who just wanted a companion dog. Some to agility homes, some to homes that wanted also have a dog that would compete in the Show world.  Our Treasure   "Country Ways Secret Treasure"
Treasure ...    This is our Story
First :
 Conformation requires a lot of Puppy training, time growing up before you can start formal training.
 Lots of puppy gooming, good food and exercise; Training in some obedience, comformation, pre agility classes for about one year.  Planning and looking ahead of the game to prepare for what comes next.
Second:
    Conformation Show requires a lot of reseach and training in Show Grooming and Conformation showing.  We took a lot of puppy through young dog classes in conformation and obedience.
Third:
     It takes a lot of time and practice and a lot of not winning to begin to see sucess..
This is Treasue at her First ASCA show.. She had already shown in a International show and 2 AKC shows before these pictures..
                     
 
This is a typical conformation show...
                                                        
 It' All about the Judge's opinion if your dog meets the breed standards and if it is the best in this class.
More practice and more practice..  

More information to come.. underconstruction