Most of the time my 2 furkids only chew their toys or bones but occasionally Mom gives them a papertowel roll or some paper to shred. They are so lucky:D . but today we weren't paying attention and Shelby and Vince decided Dad's hat needed shredding. Of course neither of them is guilty of the crime. They gave us the "not me" look. They truly are toddlers in dog suits.:)
Shelby was startled once by deer while we were on a walk but she's curious about everything else, especially if Mom is there. Vince is a bit more fearful which is really funny because he looks more fearsome. He's very nervous of loud popping sounds like fireworks or cars backfiring but we joke that it's because he was in the mafia or a gang in NJ and is afraid of a drive-by.;)
Thank-you from Shelby, Vince, my better half and myself. It was a awesome day. We had a great time at the fun match. Everyone was so friendly and the dogs were just gorgeous. Shelby had an unfair advantage in the least white contest but everyone was a good sport about it. it was also great meeting people from the forum. Jen, your furbabies are so cute and so feisty. B-Boy, I think Max may be almost as big as Shelby and she is half labrador! He's a big boy! Willie and Jasper were awesome and your son handles your dog's so well. You can tell the furbabies love him.
I was so impressed by all the dogs there and the dedication everyone has for their dogs. It was so cool! Like you all say, special dogs, special people!:)
I love this forum and I continue to learn so much from all of you. Thank-you again.
Well we spent the day at the park, enjoying the river and I actually had the opportunity to meet a purebred basenji in my new neighborhood. And her owner got to meet my 2. I realize dog shows are a business and it's not about the dogs. I would've gone to see the dogs and my dogs would have simply been with me, not interacting with the other dogs. But my dogs love to be with me in new situations and whether it's a dog show, horse show, farm show, or movie at the mall, it's new to them and they get to smell new things, hear new sounds and still be with me. I can't take them to the movie at the mall but one would figure a dog show is acceptable. I didn't mean to get all riled up about this. As for health, my dogs were just to the vet and pronounced in excellent health and "absolutely beautiful" by the vet. (granted he problably says this to a lot of proud humoms but I'll take the compliment ). Also because my pups are mixes, I don't have to worry about some of the genetic problems that the purebreds have problems with.
It's over now, anyway so I would be interested, if anyone took any pictures, if you could post them. I would love to see the basenjis in particular.
Well, I may have been a terrible mother but my dogs are way better behaved than my children were and if they act up, I leave and take them for time out which was not always possible with my boys. I realize there are no guarantees that an unentered dog is healthy and up to date on vaccinations but reality is that the same could be said for entered dogs. It's all on faith and trust. What I really have a problem with is that, I'm sorry if I offend but looking at the rules which I just checked online, that because my dogs are mixes, they can't even come to the area for the unentered dogs because they are not qualified since not pure bred. I'm sorry for ranting but this mindset by the AKC makes me crazy! I support the idea of good breeders, keeping a breed pure with good temperaments and health but the idea that is perhaps unintentionally communicated by the AKC is that mixes are not good enough to even be seen at a dog show is what turns a lot of people off about breeders and "showpeople". I want to come to this show but can't because of this rule and the sad thing is my furbabies are more beautiful than most of the AKC breeds there and in better health.:mad: Maybe next time, when I can leave my pups at home, I can attend but until then, I'll remain the ignoramus that I am.
Sorry again, if I offend but I just have to say my piece. The other reality is that the AKC will never change and my opinion matters little in the grand scheme of things.
Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunaately my 2 will stand out. If anyone has a phone number I can call to make sure I can bring these two, just pm me if you could. I really want to go to see this but my furbabies come with me! Heck if children can come, why not other dogs?
What time does it start? I've never been to a dog show. Can a spectator bring their dogs just to watch? I would really like to go on Sunday the 20th but the dogs will be with me since there is an open house at my home. We're selling our house at the worst time.