I'm show dog illiterate

I have to admit that even though I've had basenjis for thirty years I'm show illiterate. When my friend Susan, Apu basenjis, mentions this placing, and majors, etc. it's like someone is talking to me in Japanese. Those long official names they get like Apu Guy Noir RA CGC TDI ~ Guy Noir has 63 ASFA pts. "What did she say just say"?? (-:

It means that Guy Noir has his Rally Advanced (RA) title. So he completed the Novice level with 3 qualifying scores (70 or above) and the Advanced level with 3 qualifying scores. He also passed the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. He is a Therapy Dog and is 37 points away from finishing his ASFA lure coursing championship.

What did you just say?? I better go look up the definitions of these terms like Rally advanced and Novice level.

You can find information about Rally and the Canine Good Citizen test at the AKC website, http://www.akc.org

You can also read the beginners guide to dog shows on the AKC site also… if you visit my web site (www.tanzabasenjis.net) and then the Lure coursing pages there are explanations on Lure coursing titles….

Dan, You are not alone.
I faithfully followed Jazzy to shows for TWO YEARS, and she HAS her AKC Championship. I am still pretty illiterate when it comes to the shows. Seems right when I think I'm "getting" it, something happens or someone says something that dumbfounds me.

@JazzysMom:

Dan, You are not alone.
I faithfully followed Jazzy to shows for TWO YEARS, and she HAS her AKC Championship. I am still pretty illiterate when it comes to the shows. Seems right when I think I'm "getting" it, something happens or someone says something that dumbfounds me.

And you both are one of many… my better half still can't figure it out..ggggg and it has been 15 yrs.... and then throw in coursing with AKC and ASFA, rally, OB... on top of that add oval track and straight line and one could go nuts!!!!

Thank you all! That's what makes this a great forum. I'll go to the links and start getting educated. I was interested in lure coursing when mine were younger.

Pat,
I did talk to Perry Tallmadge a few times up at Fort Funston years ago and he was going to help me get started lure coursing.

@nobarkus:

Thank you all! That's what makes this a great forum. I'll go to the links and start getting educated. I was interested in lure coursing when mine were younger.

Pat,
I did talk to Perry Tallmadge a few times up at Fort Funston years ago and he was going to help me get started lure coursing.

Parry is my "soul mate"….. 🙂

He wil be at the Puppy Match/Lure trials on the 2nd and 3rd...

No worries…I too am a self proclaimed show illiterate 😃 I don't know what the heck the difference is between the ribbons, the rosettes, the points...yadda yadda yadda...

Hey I'm happy with ANYTHING I can take home 😃 😃

Pat,
Very nice lure coursing link on your site!! It get's two thumbs up!

Thanks Dan…. we are pretty proud of our kids.....

I don't know much about showing either. For years I keep thinking I will get into showing, but due to health issues within the family, I can't really get away for more than a few hours at a time. We do have a local club that Francis Carlisle (Papalote Basenjis) runs, Bee-Tx Kennel club I believe. I think they have shows here in Beeville once a year. Guess that would be a start ?? and probably as far away as I could go!! 😞

I remember the first time that a bitch I owned was shown by her breeder. We took tons of pictures and when Kathy came out of the ring - we stood there and asked "did she do good?".

Sometimes folks there is bliss in not knowing what's going on. I see so many people who are so jaded by the process that they have lost the joy of showing.

I recently judged in Cincinatti and was pleased that folks there were truly there to show off their dogs and enjoy the company of others who show basenjis. I saw some wonderful puppies, some new and old Africans, some promising young adults, wonderfuly specials and veterans - and also people who clearly enjoyed being with their dogs and with other breeders and owners - that was a fun experience.

@dmcarty:

I remember the first time that a bitch I owned was shown by her breeder. We took tons of pictures and when Kathy came out of the ring - we stood there and asked "did she do good?".

Sometimes folks there is bliss in not knowing what's going on. I see so many people who are so jaded by the process that they have lost the joy of showing.

I recently judged in Cincinatti and was pleased that folks there were truly there to show off their dogs and enjoy the company of others who show basenjis. I saw some wonderful puppies, some new and old Africans, some promising young adults, wonderfuly specials and veterans - and also people who clearly enjoyed being with their dogs and with other breeders and owners - that was a fun experience.

And we had a lot of fun showing to you too!

I do believe ignorance is bliss 😃 😃 when it comes to showing….I think all the dogs do great & whatever the come out with...ribbon, rosette, lint...it's all good 😃

I think the best advice about dog shows I was ever give was, "No matter what placement you take in the ring, always know that you are taking the best dog home, your own."

@jys1011:

I do believe ignorance is bliss 😃 😃 when it comes to showing….I think all the dogs do great & whatever the come out with...ribbon, rosette, lint...it's all good 😃

I like the idea of taking lint home 😉 I think that happens to us a lot! Actually more likely I take home uneaten bait in my pockets, then the dogs chew a hole in the jacket later on…that has happend more times than I care to admit!

@Quercus:

I like the idea of taking lint home 😉 I think that happens to us a lot! Actually more likely I take home uneaten bait in my pockets, then the dogs chew a hole in the jacket later on…that has happend more times than I care to admit!

Me too! They got one of my best summer jackets this past April in Las Vegas.

I can just see them in the ring…thinking 'fine don't give me that liver right now...I know if a few hours, you will take that jacket off, and lay it on the bed, and when you go to the bathroom, I will just get it then' envisioning them rubbing their little digits together in a tent like fashion....patience, patience....

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