People generally don't know much about dog shows or have any idea what they are for.
Although many people show dogs for fun, the real purpose of dog shows is
to evaluate quality breeding stock in order to maintain the integrity of the breed.
So, showing dogs is essential for the development of any breed.
The purpose of dog shows is to obtain independent judgment from a number of qualified judges that a dog is a good representative of the breed, as measured by the written breed standard.
The main consideration is the dog's conformation or overall appearance, temperament and structure.
The judges are looking for characteristics that allow the dog to perform the function for which his or her breed was bred.
Such dogs can later be used in breeding after passing breeding exam, x-ray and got genetically tested on hereditary diseases..
For this very reason, breeders participate in competitions to show off their best specimens and to see what direction other breeders are going with their breeding.
It's much easier today where the entire strong connected RR community follows all the dogs on social networks but it's much better to see dog in person than in photos, and there is no better place for that than a show ring. You see whole appereance, vibe and the most important you can feel dogs temperament and character what is very important in breeding!
To meet dogs and breeders is much more important than gaining the titles, although a quality dog will will have a large number of championships, titles and awards anyway.
This is exactly why, if the breeder suggests that you go to a dog show, be sure that you have a super quality dog.
Quality dogs should not live in shadow, they should help the breed.
Excitement, socializing and great cooperation with your dog
Cooperating with a dog in the ring is a totally cool thing!
You are deepening the relationship with your dog, dog is learning to be focused and to follow you all the time. You work together and compete with excitement to perform at your best and this is so fun.
It is also good mental training for both of you. You both act like one.
Of course, you just cannot go to showring without previous training. You should prepare yourself for the show and learn how to show the dog, as well dog has to be trained well.
In the beginning, you will fight with yourself until you perfect your handling skills, but later the real competition begins where you will try to to make the best impression on the judge and win.
This is also great way of socialization for your dog! You will be surrounded with plenty of dogs and your dog will learn to act and be calm and focused on you and in all kind of enviroments and situations.