Exitement is rising when coming nearer to the place of show. Here it will be evident if all the efforts in breeding will be recognized by this judge.It is the happy anticipation to this challenge with the competitors for the victory of this day. This is the irresistible stimulus to enter the own dogs to well frequented shows.
It is also the joy to meet competitors again with whom we will exchange ideas and experience about latest news of breeding and showing.
Already when we prepared our dogs for the show our joy was rising.
If possible we are watching with interest the unknown judge, while he is judging other breeds.What is most important for him? Each judge emphasizes what he likes best. I like it, if he observes the movement
especially often comparing the outstanding dogs for the qualification.
Unfortunately I am breeding a breed without too many special judges with a comprehensive experience in judging “my” breed at home and abroad. Therefore I look for experienced allrounders. Anyhow in both cases I try to enter my dogs to judges, who have judged my breed on several occasions.In both cases it only makes sense to enter the dogs to a judge with a comprehensive knowledge of the breed.
An interesting exchange of breeding discussions can only arise, if the relationship to competitors is a trustful one.
The interchange with others can be the alpha and omega of an improving knowledge of breeding details, f.ex. in health details.
Even if a breeder does not show by himself a dog bred by him, he will anyhow be very proud, if the dog will leave the ring as the winner of his class. It is the reputation for a good breeder, if ambitious newcomers can trust, that they will get a promising puppy.
Last but not least: also to lose in the ring belongs to good manners.
Actually it is taken for granted to receive the certificate as a Reserve Winner with a thank to the judge or the ring stewards. It is also a good custom to accept the congratulation of others in the ring.
Entering your dog means to buy the opinion of this judge on this special day within this class – not more and not less.
I wish all visitors and competitors of the coming 3 show days in Helsinki much pleasure!