showdog, on 21st Jun 2010 - 03:12 PM, said:
merijigs, on 21st Jun 2010 - 04:44 AM, said:
Personally, I agree that Neuter classes and Championships are a great idea for involving beautiful non-breeding dogs and their owners in the show scene but I 've also noticed a reluctance amongst show organisers to offer these classes. Why? It is my suspicion that pure snobbery is the reason. It's seems to me that organisers find it too much of an effort to offer "non-traditional" neuter classes. Owners of beautiful neuters are going to have to push hard before the neuter classes are a regular, normal offering.
More a case of so badly supported when they where offered.All fine & dandy to say its snobbery but where are all these people when they where offered??
In my state the only ones whom seem to enter where people with retired veterans who figured they where going to the show anyway so they entered them.
I don't think it's a case of snobbery, but as SP said, why would we support the classes when there was nothing to show for it. Now that there is a title attainable, then trial secretaries and committee members need to put behind them that it was *previosuly* not supported and at least try now that there is a new title. If nobody offers the class, then how are we to enter/ support this new title... or better yet - what's the point of it
I encourage everyone who IS interested in this class to let their trial secretaries know that it WOULD be supported if offered. Unless told we won't get our classes. Lets be a bit pro-active
Even call those secretaries holding shows for Dec onwards and ask if they are going to be holding a neuter class.
Unless we show interest, then the previous comment of 'not well supported before' will hold strong. We'll assume nobody holds them, and stop looking for those classes, and then when they ARE being offered, we won't enter
Bilbo Baggins, on 21st Jun 2010 - 03:15 PM, said:
Bugga - and I can't go as I have the state obedience trials