No you just suggest that she should just get best in show at all the biggest events and no where else.
I don't think anyone said she could get her schH I. I still don't get how you would be so surprised. It's a dog and handler that you don't know, you have no clue how much training she had. I don't know if she is training her or planning to, but Susan Miller was flying herself and Ava back and forth between here and New Jersey (I think NJ?) for schutzhund training while Ava was being actively specialled by Michelle. I think she also got her 1 on an off weekend of shows. Granted Ava was just being kept as a top 5 Doberman and not top 5 all breeds. It can be done, so for all you know Fifi could be training currently. (Like I said before I don't know any of Jocelyn's plans for her just providing another perspective.)
I'm just basing my accusations on what I know about what it takes to put a real
schutzhund 1 on a dog. If their goal is simply to pass a club level trial under an easy judge with low scores, then I'd say it's more attainable. To have what I called a "well-deserved" schutzhund 1, I think its quite unrealistic for a 5 year old dog that has spent enough time in the show ring to acquire 65 BIS's. If she has been training for it outside of the days in the ring, then that also increases her odds.
To the bolded part: Here's the difference. I came on here and asked
about that exact thing. 65 seems like an outrageous number (to me
) to acquire the 'ranking' to show at the big shows. I assumed as with anything you must be successful at 'x' number of events under 'x' judges and certain competition etc. Whether you needed 65 or say 20-30 is what I was wondering. I also was unsure as to if the shows she has been to recently were large shows that 'mattered' in the grand scheme of things or if she was also racking in the BIS at the smaller events that don't make that significant of an impact for the larger ones, but just to simply increase that number. I personally do not know what is involved, so rather than pretend to, I simply asked.
Once again, not sure why I'm causing such a defensive tone when I nor anyone here have anything into this dog. All I want to know, is this: Is it necessary to have 65 BIS and/or try to get 100+ BIS's in order to be successful at the large competitions? I understand you can not just show up with nothing under your belt, but I am just astonished at that large number and I know there has to be a certain reason why that is.
I've gotten enough answers to have a better picture though.