Big Lil pup
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Dogs Name: Foxfire's The Real McCoy (McCoy)
Titles: Pet of the Year
Dogs Age: DOB 9/12/14
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I am not sure what the proper etiquette is where you live, but here is my experience bringing a 12 week old pup to a major show in Vancouver, WA.
I had picked McCoy up at Foxfire 2 weeks previous. He was 10 weeks. I talked to Michelle Santana a couple of times in between and she said that she would love to see him when she was at the dog show just north of me. (15 miles). I checked with them and they had no problem. They did suggest that I come towards the end of the event. Which I did. It was great. He was already walking well on a leash. The event was free and, as I came as late as I did, they forgave the parking fee.
I met with Michelle and she gave me some pointers as to his feeding and his ears. We saw all the Dobes that had just shown. Talked with a few handlers and owners. It was great. I had not one issue. Everyone was really nice.
We were there for about an hour, which was perfect given a 3month old puppy's attention span.
So... I don't know what you will run into, but we had a very nice experience taking our 12 week old pup to a fairly big show.