i've actually only been to one show so far and from what my boss and trainer told me, that show was a joke. But it was fairly easy. Just be sure to memorize your pattern and shake the judges hand before you start, lol. I was pretty pleased, my trainer said that the judge we had was a pretty tough judge and he gave me a good rating, :)
I love Rotties, but they aren't a seriously competitive breed... their agility, speed, and intellegence will never be that of a GSD! After all, it is a GSD sport.. But I'd love to try it and just have fun with it!
Do you do shows regularly? What are they like? :D (Not what you do, but what's it like to actually compete?)
my boss breeds gsds so it's mostly them (landheim kennels in dyer IN if you're curious, lol) I prefer dobes myself. I have a pet quality dobe i show in akc obedience and rally and i hope that someday when i have more time to import a dobe puppy to show in Schutzhund but thats way in the future. Rotties are awesome too! one of our clients does Schutzhund with her two
Congrats!! That's a great accomplishment! Do you work with GSDs or Belgian Malinois? I prefer the BM over the GSD personally. I'm getting a Rottweiler hopefully within the next year who I am hoping to title in Schutzhund.. I love the sport! That's awesome that you do it!