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I got to spend three great days this past weekend watching some great dobermans. On Friday the Doberman Pinscher Club of Dallas held their specialty (as part of the Texas Combined Specialty Association) and there were 42 dobermans entered.

I can't remember the bitch that won BOB on Friday but Ripcord won BOS. Rip did win BOB on Saturday and Sunday though. He's really a great looking dog and I appreciated the positive motivation his handler used - not just on him but on all dogs I saw her handling throughout the weekend.

Special congrats to Mallori Scott (nee Nickerson) for going BOW and BOS on Sunday. I believe it was a 4 point major which I'm always happy to see coming from a bred by exhibitor class. So many people hire professional handlers (not that there's anything wrong with that) that I appreciate seeing owners/breeders handling their own dogs.
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Aren't the shows fun to watch! Gretchen got BOS to Ripcord in Garden City.

I have hired a handler but mostly because I can't take off work to travel. I'm also having her do 1 day of showing for me at the local shows too. I want to learn but I also don't want to hold my dog back too much as we got started later than most as it is.

I agree though, I find it fun to go in the ring and compete with the big shots. And one day I might win and it will be the BEST WIN EVER!!!! In the mean time I'll be humble and accept my losses for what they are, handler error lol (because obviously there's no better looking dog in the world than mine hehe).
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Special congrats to Mallori Scott (nee Nickerson) for going BOW and BOS on Sunday. I believe it was a 4 point major which I'm always happy to see coming from a bred by exhibitor class. So many people hire professional handlers (not that there's anything wrong with that) that I appreciate seeing owners/breeders handling their own dogs.
5 point major! Very happy for her!
Glad you had a great time!

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5 point major! Very happy for her!
Glad you had a great time!
Thanks for the correction. 5 points - even better!

And yeah, my wife and I had a great time. It's great seeing such a large breed ring. Really lets you compare and contrast actual dogs against the standard and also lets you decide what you like best (even if it's not the same opinion as the judge ).
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Thanks for the correction. 5 points - even better!

And yeah, my wife and I had a great time. It's great seeing such a large breed ring. Really lets you compare and contrast actual dogs against the standard and also lets you decide what you like best (even if it's not the same opinion as the judge ).
Perhaps maybe you would like to try having a show prospect?

Yes. Lots of different styles with the different breeders when you attend the big shows.

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Perhaps maybe you would like to try having a show prospect?

Yes. Lots of different styles with the different breeders when you attend the big shows.
I do like conformation. And I don't have a problem with showing my dog (or more probably hiring a handler to show my dog). But that really is secondary to getting a pup with high prey and play drive as well as high energy so I can train for IPO. And with all that spare time I'll have I'd like to throw in some obedience and agility too.
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I do like conformation. And I don't have a problem with showing my dog (or more probably hiring a handler to show my dog). But that really is secondary to getting a pup with high prey and play drive as well as high energy so I can train for IPO. And with all that spare time I'll have I'd like to throw in some obedience and agility too.
If the show prospect Charlene has left at home is anything like her sister, she DEFINITELY has prey and play drive! I know these pups aren't working lines, but...um, yeah. I am speaking from experience Also, their father was running agility at 10 1/2 years old...I'm very excited to see what Sypha will do in agility. And she is already showing some nice prospective obedience. Just sayin'
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I do like conformation. And I don't have a problem with showing my dog (or more probably hiring a handler to show my dog). But that really is secondary to getting a pup with high prey and play drive as well as high energy so I can train for IPO. And with all that spare time I'll have I'd like to throw in some obedience and agility too.
I learned a lot from taking a conformation class and would highly suggest it. I also really liked the doc. "Dog Steps". Understanding why form follows function helped me understand a lot of things not show ring related. Although, sometimes what I see in the show ring with some breeds in my mind goes against form follows function....

Also, if you plan on competing in OB, you'll already be at the show so... why not go in the show ring? Just a thought. Maybe get with someone else that shows see if they'll give you some advice or there's a bunch of great show ring books? Even if you just do it once a show. Also, there's some great conformation advice on the dpca site.

Just throwing that out there but the show ring's not for everyone! Esp. when there's a sucky judge who wouldn't know the correct Doberman from a hole in the wall lol.
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I learned a lot from taking a conformation class and would highly suggest it. I also really liked the doc. "Dog Steps". Understanding why form follows function helped me understand a lot of things not show ring related. Although, sometimes what I see in the show ring with some breeds in my mind goes against form follows function....

Also, if you plan on competing in OB, you'll already be at the show so... why not go in the show ring? Just a thought. Maybe get with someone else that shows see if they'll give you some advice or there's a bunch of great show ring books? Even if you just do it once a show. Also, there's some great conformation advice on the dpca site.

Just throwing that out there but the show ring's not for everyone! Esp. when there's a sucky judge who wouldn't know the correct Doberman from a hole in the wall lol.
I don't disagree with anything you've said, but I have shown dogs before. I handled my Swissy at several shows and even got a couple points on him. And I handled my Berner a couple times as well. Not that I'm an expert - I have a LOT to learn when it comes to handling. It's just not where I want to spend time. I'd rather take classes on animal behavior and behavior shaping, tracking, obedience, etc. (all through the use of use of positive reinforcement).
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If the show prospect Charlene has left at home is anything like her sister, she DEFINITELY has prey and play drive! I know these pups aren't working lines, but...um, yeah. I am speaking from experience Also, their father was running agility at 10 1/2 years old...I'm very excited to see what Sypha will do in agility. And she is already showing some nice prospective obedience. Just sayin'
You forgot to mention all the longevity certifications in both Siri's and Justice's pedigrees.
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