|Barked: Wed Nov 28, '12 5:40am PST |
|IMHO- you're going about things in the bass-akwards way.
First, you do a ton of research on your breed and MAKE SURE they're the right fit for you. Then, you go to shows and meet breeders that you like who are into the same things that you want to be in.
If you WANT to show and do performance, it's best to find a mentor who does these things. You can't just take some dog from a street breeder and expect to be successful when you show and do performance; especially if you want to show in conformation which is what I've taken that you mean.
Do you know what a good shoulder is? How about a good front assembly? Do you know what rear angulation is? What about the second thigh? Do you know how the breed is supposed to move and what constitutes good movement?
What about the head piece? Do you know what the ear set is supposed to be? Are they eyes supposed to be almond shaped or round?
Do you even know what the major disqualifications are to KNOW whether you can even show your dog?
And once you step into a show ring, THAT'S a whole different ball game. How well do you handle your dog? How do you best show off your dog's attributes to a judge?
And that's ONLY conformation. If you do agility, you have to make sure your dog has the right amount of drive, or else you'll spend thousands on classes but never get to compete.
So, if you want to get a dog on which you can spend tons of money (and that's what it will be, showing and going to classes is incredibly expensive) then you want to start off with a dog that's going to be worth all of that time, effort, and $$$.
Plus, you don't want to start off a breeding program with a mediocher bitch. Otherwise, you'll always be "breeding up" and you'll never get to where you want to be.
If you want to start off on the wrong foot, then no one can stop you. But, I'm telling you right now that you'll never have the breeding program you want if you continue on this path.
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