Dog shows are a
great option for maximum socialization, which is exactly what a
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog needs. By visiting dog shows, a dog meets
many other dogs of varying ages and sizes, and many unknown people as
well. Among all this commotion the owner and the dog can also practice
and strengthen the dog’s obedience. From this perspective, the show
turns to be a great opportunity for socialization, which is especially
important in the early stages of the dog’s development. The youngest
age of the dog at which you can visit a show is 3 or 4 months (the dog
must be vaccinated against rabies). We suggest that you check a dog
show and see what it looks like before you decide to compete in it
with your dog.
Puppy Loyd at dog show
dog show (competing
Teach your puppy to show
its teeth and the ‘stop’ command (the latter is easier to teach
during brushing), after that you're almost ready for the first show.
The judge at the exhibition will also evaluate the dog’s movement,
which you can also practice at home - the dog should run in trot next
to your leg for a few meters and then also in a circle. Greater Swiss
Mountain Dogs don’t require special care and preparation for the
show. If necessary, we can brush or wipe the dog with a damp cloth
prior to the exhibition.
The list of shows
in Slovenia for the current year is posted on the website of the
Slovenian Kennel Club. The dog has to be signed-up in advance (follow
the application closing dates) according to its age.
is checking teeth to Rona - the bite must be correct
Dogs up to 9 months
of age (in categories "puppies" and "youngest")
can only receive the title "very promising",
"promising" or "not
month of age (junior class) the dog can already compete for the JCAC
title (Junior Winner,
in Slovenia known as PRM). We need to
gather 3-JCACs (that is three victories in the junior class), so that
the dog becomes a junior champion of individual country.
15th month of age the dog can compete for the CAC (candidate
for champion of individual country) title, which is awarded in the classes
"intermediate", "open" and "champions".
The dog has 366-days or a few days more to collect 4 CACs (i.e. four
victories in any of the above mentioned classes) awarded by four
different judges to become a champion
of individual country.
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JCAC = junior
winner or candidate for junior champion of individual country (in
Slovenia known as PRM)
CAC = candidate for champion of individual country
RCAC = reserve candidate for champion of individual country
CACIB = candidate for international champion
RCACIB = reserve candidate for international champion
BOB = best of breed
BOG = best of group
BIS = best in show