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Any type of competition for pets, such as animal racing or dog shows. Please use for anything directly related to competitions, showings, showmanship, conformation shows, and similar.

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How can I learn to do rabbit showmanship?

Last year was my first time showing a rabbit, but I got marked down because I didn't practice with her. I had no help from the adviser for bunnies where I go to school, so I did not know what to do. ...
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How should I show my Appaloosa horse?

I have a three year old Appaloosa filly I will hopefully be showing in-hand this year. (Mostly to help postpone my eagerness to ride.) I'm wondering what the breed standard is for showing an ...
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What do judges look for at a horse show?

I've always wondered what does a judge look for in a horse show? I know they look at: Conformation Personality Gait Presentation I'll be attending a 2-3 year old all breed class with an Appaloosa. ...
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Why are there two ring stewards at the Westminster Kennel Club show?

I've been watching some of the breed judging at the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club conformation show online and I noticed that there are two stewards in the ring. Any of the other dog shows that I've ...
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Will scarring effect my horse's placement in a showing class?

My horse is now almost 3. (a week away) This year we were supposed to start showing in-hand (UK) However, when she was first introduced to our lower herd in November/December she unfortunately caught ...
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Dog obedience scent discrimination

I've been watching this video from Cruft 2015, that's a demo from obedience winners. If you fast forward to ~10' there's the scent discrimination exercise. It seems that the correct cloths have a red ...
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How does the USDAA decide the heights of jumps?

For 2014, the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) added new jump heights to their dog courses. I think it is interesting that championship classes now have a different number of heights ...
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Can any breed participate in lure coursing?

I know sight hounds like whippets are normally used for lure coursing but can any breed participate? Are there breeds that it would be best to avoid lure coursing with and if so, why?