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Mendota Products Pet Dog Slip Lead, 3/8" x 6', Black (02603)
- British-style slip lead is a leash and collar in one convenient design for walking and training.
- Made from a waterproof, vibrant, long lasting and machine washable polypropylene rope.
- Soft on the hands with a “broken in” feel that is easy to use and pliable enough to roll up.
- Adjustable to fit any neck size with the oil-tanned leather snap that controls the collar diameter.
- 3/8-inch lead is handmade in the USA and suitable for dogs weighing up to 50 pounds.
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Herm Sprenger Black Stainless Steel Choke Dog Training Collar No-Pull Slip Chain for Small Medium Large Dogs for Easy Control Show Chain Collar Made in Germany 2.5mm 22in (55cm)
- BLACK STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN COLLAR: Wire Gauge 2.5mm thick by 22 in (55cm) overall length. This collar works best for dogs up to 88 lbs
- HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG: Measure your dog’s neck and add 2 inches. These collars are not adjustable and should be able to slide over dog’s head. The manufacturer advertises overall length of the collar including both end O rings. Please keep in mind that primary measurement of this collar is in CM and then converted and rounded to the nearest INCH.
- GUARANTEED NOT TO RUST: Black German stainless steel will not rust and will perform for the years to come. High quality raw material does not cause allergies in most dogs, and 100% quality control makes these metal collars for dogs, some of the best collars in the world.
- MADE IN GERMANY: Metal collars crafted by Herm Sprenger are a symbol of quality, reliability and security, they are ideal for use in various areas of dog training and everyday life.
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Wellbro Real Leather Slip Dog Leash, Super Thin and Adjustable Slip Lead, Soft and Slim, Suit for Puppies Small Dogs, 160cm Long by 0.6cm Wide, Brown
- SLIM LEASH AND COLLAR IN ONE: This elegant slipknot leash let you customize the control with greatest comfort for your cute dog. The slip lead is quite easy and convenient to be used for walking, jogging, training, travel or dog shows because of 2 in 1 design.
- FULLY ADJUSTABLE LOOP AND STOPPER: This genuine leather slip leash has 2 leather riveted sliders that adjusts the collar loop freely to fit any neck size and prevents slipping off. This P-leash serves as both a collar and leash by tightening and loosening when necessary.
- HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL: Made of a single piece of ultra-thin and soft real leather and solid snaps and steel O-ring which is lightweight enough to provide your dog with maximum comfort and durability and beautiful looking and it is also very easy to clean
- ULTRA-THIN AND PLIABLE: This puppy leash is quite slender and pliable enough to be rolled up and fit in your vest or coat pocket while it can absorb some of the pull and prevent your hands from those sudden pulls.
- SIZE/COLOR DETAILS: The dog training leash is in the size of L 5’ x W 0.6 cm x T 0.5 cm. This exquisite slip lead is available in only pure brown and perfectly recommended for puppies, cats, kitten and small dogs, like Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Teddy and so on.
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Understanding an AKC Dog Show
Newcomers to an AKC dog show are often overwhelmed by the multitude of dogs and baffled by what happens in the ring. But once you understand the structure, you can easily follow the activity.
Know Where to Go
The first thing to do when you arrive is to stop by the show steward's desk, usually near the entrance, to pick up a schedule. All of the breeds being shown are listed alphabetically to help you find the ring and time. If you are hoping to see a particular breed, you might want to check online before the show to make sure you don't miss it. Onofrio.com, infodog.com, and raudogshows.com are the most common show stewards. Look for the show you are planning to attend, then find the judging schedule.
The judging schedule will also tell you how many dogs will be competing. Look at the ring and the time for the breed you will be watching. After the breed, you will see a list of numbers, e.g., 7-4-2-1. The list shows non-champion dogs, non-champion bitches, champion dogs, and champion bitches. Numbers added at the end of the list represent dogs in non-regular classes, such as Veterans.
Once you find the ring for the breed you want to see, find an unobtrusive place to watch. This is not the time to talk to the breeders, as they and their dogs are getting ready for the show ring. They will usually be happy to talk to you about their dogs after the judging is completed.
The dogs will be judged against the breed standard, which is created by the national group for each breed. For example, all Bernese Mountain Dogs are judged against the standard, a set of criteria that represent the perfect Bernese selected by the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America.
The dogs are grouped into classes by sex, age, and experience. The first up are puppy dogs, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-15 months, and 15-18 months. (These groups may be combined depending on how many dogs are entered in each class.) Next up are American Bred dogs, dogs from American breeders, and then Bred by Exhibitor dogs, who are owned by their breeders. The final class for the dogs is open, which is all males over 18 months who have not yet earned their championship. One to four winners are selected for each class.
Once all classes have shown, the first-place winner of each class re-enters the show ring to compete. The winning dog here is Winners Dog, and that dog earns points toward his championship. Winners Dog will most likely be the winner of the open class, but this is not guaranteed. Puppies do come out on top many times.
Then the bitches show, with the same groupings and procedures as the male dogs. Winners Bitch takes the points for this component of the show.
Next will be any entrants in a non-regular class, such as Veterans. Veterans are previous champions who are older. Most attendees clap for each Veteran as they go around the ring, especially in breeds that are known for their short lives. An old dog is special to these owners and friends.
Finally, the Winners Dog, Winners Bitch, winners of non-regular classes, and all Champions enter the ring to be judged for Best of Breed. The judge selects Best of Breed, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed.
Group and Best in Show Judging
Best of Breed goes on to the Group judging. AKC categorizes dogs into eight groups: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous. All of the breed winners in a group are judged against their respective standards. Winners from each group go to the big event, Best in Show. Group and Best in Show judging are typically what is seen on television broadcasts of dog shows, though some of the big dog shows post videos of breed judging on their website.
Confusing as it seems, once you attend a few shows, it all begins to make sense. And it is wonderful to see the best representatives of the breeds you love.