Between a Rock & a Hard Place

Discussion in 'Mastiff Shows & Events' started by ruby55, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. ruby55

    ruby55 Active Member

    For anyone in conformation: THE DOG SHOW WORLD · If you love to talk about dogs, you're a know-it-all. · If you don't talk about dogs, you know nothing. · If you stop to chat at a show, you're a show-off. · If you don't, success has gone to your head. · If your dogs are at all the shows, you're not letting others in on the wins. · If you're absent, you're afraid of the competition. · If your dog wins, you know the judges. · If you don't win, it's obvious your dog isn't quality. · If you win and thank the judge, you're playing politics. · If you win and don't thank the judge, you're rude. · If you lose and congratulate the winner, you're a hypocrite. · If you lose and don't t say anything, you're a poor sport. · If you've been breeding less than 20 years you're a newcomer. · If you've been breeding for more than 20 years, you should get out of the way of the up-and-comers. · If you use your own stud, you're kennel blind. · If you go outside for stud services, you don't think much of your own breeding. · If you sell most of your puppies, you're trying to flood the market. · If you keep most of your puppies, they're not good enough to sell. · If you keep your health testing up to date, you're admitting your lines are full of problems. · If you don't check for every condition known to veterinary science, you're irresponsible and have no integrity. · If you choose to mentor or offer 'free' advice, you're arrogant. · And finally, if you keep your opinions and knowledge to yourself, you haven't learned anything. Author Unknown
  2. sjdavenport

    sjdavenport Well-Known Member

    Phew! Sounds exhausting!
  3. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    That is exactly why my boxer breeder friend is no longer showing or breeding. It's really a shame because she had some lovely dogs with a lot to contribute to the breed.
  4. teodora

    teodora Active Member

    that's pretty much similar to having a mastiff in a small dogs world. :)
  5. TricAP

    TricAP Active Member

    Sounds like things haven't changed in the 30 years since I stopped showing. Nope don't miss it.
  6. BAMCB

    BAMCB Member

  7. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    Your basic "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario so f* it and do what's right for you.

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  8. BlackShadowCaneCorso

    BlackShadowCaneCorso Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah it hasn't changed and in fact I think it is getting worse since I had rotties :( The reason for conformation shows for a lot is no longer, it is a quest for a ribbon above all else.
  9. tmricciuto

    tmricciuto New Member

    Hahaha...sounds like some places I've worked.

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