In addition to the general rules of preparing chow-chow for the exhibition, the owner of the dog should pay special attention to teach the dog to a calm and beautiful stand, to examine the teeth, and the dog to examine the ovaries.
Chow Chow stand
It is better to teach a chow-chow dog to a stand from an early age, making sure that it stands correctly while eating. You can manually adjust, "sculpt" the correct position of the limbs, croup, back. Daily brushing also helps to teach the dog to stand still for a long time. In the exhibition stand, the chow should give the impression of a calm, proud dog, full of dignity, confident and independent. Excessive vitality, insecurity, weakness or aggressiveness drastically reduce the impression of the dog.
In a chow chow, teeth are checked and a pigmentation of the mouth is mandatory. From an early age, teach him to show teeth. If he refuses to obey strangers, including the judge, conduct the procedure yourself so that the judge can only look into the dog's mouth, assess the bite, the completeness of the teeth and the pigmentation of the mouth and tongue. For this dog calm down. Be sure to talk to her.
You can "explain" to her the essence of the procedure. Persuasive, persuasive, calm tone for her is more important than the meaning of words. Then the thumb and middle fingers gently and gently stroke the dog on the bridge of the nose, quietly dropping to the mouth. Raise the upper lip to the right and left of the nose, exposing the incisors and canines. The other hand is placed on the bottom of the lower jaw, and it slightly pulls down the lower lip so that the judge can see the lower incisors and canines. The mouth must be closed, otherwise the judge will not be able to evaluate the bite. After that, the hand lying on the upper jaw easily moves a little back and lifts the upper lip to the left and right of the nose, revealing the premolars and molars. To demonstrate pigmentation, lightly press the lower jaw.
It is impossible to bathe chow-chow before the exhibition. A well-groomed, combed dog with good clean hair looks great. The rules for the demonstration of chow-chow forbid cutting the wool or changing the natural outlines of the coat in any way. Violation of this rule leads to disqualification of the dog and its removal from the ring.
Any exhibition is, on the one hand, a necessary element of the work of dog handlers - breeders, judges, experts, breed leaders, amateurs who need to see the dynamics of the breed’s development, assess the quality of the livestock and draw up or correct future plans, but on the other hand this event is akin to gamble game. If the owner and the dog love competition, they like the atmosphere of the competition, they will get great pleasure from the exhibitions, even if the dog does not win titles. But for high-class chows, which are going to be used in breeding work, exhibitions are to some extent a duty.
The result of the exhibition, even with the absolute objectivity of the judges, can not be accurately predicted. Each expert in his own way "sees" both a specific dog and the breed as a whole. A standard cannot become something unshakeable for everyone, since different judges understand and interpret it differently. Therefore, it is advisable to show the dog at different exhibitions, comparing the opinions of different experts.
It is advisable to start a chow show career early and at smaller exhibitions so that the dog can get used to the peculiar atmosphere of this event. According to the existing rules, dogs for examination are divided into groups by sex and age. Male and female can be compared only in the nomination "Best of the breed" (Best of breed).