SHOWING YOUR LARGE MUNSTERLANDER
When showing we are asking the judge to measure our dog against the Kennel Club standard for the breed. The competition in the ring is only part of the reason why so many people enjoy dog shows. It is a good day out for you and your dog, plus you will meet many friendly and like-minded people.
If you would like to try your hand at showing the first thing to think about is training - for both you and your dog. There are many clubs which specialise in Ringcraft classes that can teach you how to prepare and present your dog for the show ring.
For a full list of shows see the Show Calendar.
It may be beneficial to attend a local dog show, or, better still, a Large Munsterlander Club show before starting classes. This will give you a general idea of what happens at a show, as well as allowing you to talk to other exhibitors. Your dog's breeder may also be happy to show you how to present a Munsterlander to 'its best advantage'!
Classes vary in ages, wins and if the dog has won a working award. Dogs can be shown once they reach the age of six months, and are in the veteran class when they reach the age of seven.
Crufts is the biggest dog show in our calendar and we are happy to say that we usually have a great entry. You can qualify your dogs in a number of ways, to view the guidelines please click here.
At Championship Shows, Challenge Certificates (CCs) are awarded to the best dog and best bitch, who then go on to compete for Best of Breed (BoB). This best of breed then goes into the gundog group to compete against the other BOB winners.