It's on tomorrow morning and I feel pretty foolish after finding out the show is three days. I only entered her on Saturday and Sunday, oh well. I'm quite anxious to see how she'll do after looking at a bunch of photos from previous dog shows in Mexico. They seem to prefer the deer look as is popular in the US. I guess that statement should have been extended to the whole of North America. Well, at least I know if she's too solid for the NA ring, that would give her a chance in the Euro ring, once I return to Germany.

If that doesn't turn out though, I'll be content with working more intensely on her Schutzhund/IPO career. The whole dog sport club idea hasn't picked up here yet in Mexico, so unless you're willing to pay for a private trainer, your sport dreams are not going to happen. I don't have $400+ per month to spend on my dog's training, so I'll have to wait to get to Germany before we can join a Hundesportverein and get started. As Ashra has a very high prey drive and her favourite activity is biting the tug and obedience, I can't wait. I'm pretty sure she'll do quite well... and hopefully it will tire her out and stop her from trying to hunt/herd small dogs for a few days per week.
 





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    I originally hail from Australia, although I can be found in different parts of the world.  I stumbled upon my first accidental show dog (Ashra) and pedigree Dobermann this year and I am currently in the process of looking for the second addition to our team.  I'm a lostie trying to make it in the show/sport world without a clue. Learning as I go, as newbies do. I aim to document my experiences as accurately, and truthfully as I can, because I myself have found that such information (from the point of view of the "nobody"), is lacking and elusive.

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