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So you're heading out to the pick out the next champion show dog from the litter. How do you know which one to pick? When you're looking for a show prospect, you have a lot to consider. First, decide if you want a male dog or a bitch puppy. Then, consider the coloring, markings, and structure of the puppy. Discuss each puppy with the breeder to get some insight into evaluating which puppy would be most ideal. If you can, wait until the puppy is at least eight weeks of age to make your selection so that you can get a better idea of its potential. Also look at the puppy's temperament since this will be important once your dog is in the show ring. Choose the puppy that has a self assured quality, representative of its breed.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|